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Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-6655
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Description: Osprey Cruises offers a variety of water-related activities and...
Osprey Cruises offers a variety of water-related activities and attractions. Deep Sea fishing trips aboard Osprey 1 and Osprey 2. Bay fishing trips aboard Bay King and Buccaneer. Bird watching cruises. Sightseeing cruises. Boat rides. Dolphin watching cruises. Nature and eco trips. Sunset cruises. Fireworks cruises. Osprey Cruises and Black Dragon are the top ranked boating attractions by visitors to South Padre Island area.
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Bummer of a Trip

We went out today, March 2nd on the Osprey out of Port Mansfield. A front had moved through and fishing was terrible. In my opinion on such a day when we pay $73 (which may be... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went out today, March 2nd on the Osprey out of Port Mansfield. A front had moved through and fishing was terrible. In my opinion on such a day when we pay $73 (which may be cheap for such a trip but not cheap to me) we shouldn't have gone out and the trip should have been rescheduled. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Going on a dolphin tour is always a bit of a gamble - how many you see and how playful they are depends on the dolphins! What makes this tour special is the "eco" part. They drag a net for 20 minutes or so, then bring it up and dump the "catch" in a tank. Then a crew member takes... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We took the cruise because it promised information regarding de-commissioned Navy vessels and ships that are being scrapped for scrap metal and sold to China. The cruise did not let us down! The host was incredibly knowledgeable, we got to sample fresh shrimp and were given a voucher for a free meal at the Shrimp Haus which was fantastic! We... More 

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Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

went deep sea fishing it was great and the crew was fun. Worth every penny it costs which isnt that much if you look at it. caught or limit and my wife had a shark on her line Lots of fun.

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colleyville
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87 reviews 87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We did the Port of Brownsville cruise on the Osprey and had a wonderful time. The Captain and crew were friendly and engaging and made sure everyone had a good time. You are able to get really close to the aircraft carriers being scrapped, which is a unique experience. We had numerous Dolphin sightings; we even saw some waiting to... More 

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

These people seemed kind of rude, especially the captain, referring to the bay fishing trip. The trip leaves later than scheduled, but does not last longer. Also, when I arrived in the morning and waited and hour, I was told they didn't have enough people to fish.

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Corinthia Region, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My fiance and I had an absolute blast. The crew is really what makes the experience so enjoyable. They have a great sense of humor, and are very knowledgeable about the history of the island as well as the sealife in the area. I was able to hold a pufferfish, an urchin, and a wee little shrimp just to name... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We did the Sunset Dolphin Watch as a couple, there was 2 other couples as well as a family with toddlers on board. This was an absolutely amazing experience for all of us, from the toddlers to the retired couple, and all of us in between. And for the price, you absolutely can not beat it. You are just mere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Every trip on the Osprey is an unforgettable adventure for me and my family. Every year we are made to feel like a member of the Osprey family. Captains Bobbie and Tommy make sure your trip is Special and memorable. We caught our limit and the deckhands were very helpful. A big thank you to the management for running such... More 

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Fresno, California
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13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Let me preface my remarks by stating that I have never rated anything this low before. The actual dolphin watch may actually be quite good, but I will never know. In early December 2014, our party of three made reservations by phone for the next day at 4:30 p.m. We drove from McAllen, Texas and actually arrived early enough for... More 

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