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The Original Dolphin Watch

33256 Park Road 100 Sute 104, South Padre Island, TX
(956) 761-4243
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour. South Texas is a year-round home to several large pods of... more » Owner description: One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour. South Texas is a year-round home to several large pods of dolphin and The Original Dolphin Watch is your ticket to viewing them in all their natural splendor. One of the most memorable activities you will take part in while visiting South Padre is a cruise with us. Share the thrill of meeting bottle nose and spinner dolphins in the wild and experience the unique bond and kinship they inspire in mankind.Dolphin Watch TourDolphin Watch Eco-TourDolphin Watch Sunset TourDolphin Watch Fireworks Tour « less
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You get to go on boat drive for 2 hrs searching for dolphins, the guide is really entertaining, love everysecond of it, Thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to go see the dolphins like crazy. I think he actually expected Flipper to be there! I told him we probably wouldn't see many. He wanted to pet them and feed them both of which are illegal.... aaah men.... The captain and first mate helped my husband get himself and his wheelchair on board. There... More

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Round Rock, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were struggling with wanting to see the fireworks on the bay but didn't really care for the idea of sitting at Louie's backyard for a few hours waiting.. Due to the excellent reviews on trip advisor, we decided to try the evening sunset/dolphin watch/firework cruise. We were so glad we did! The crew was awesome! I asked for a... More

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Bedford, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We took the Eco tour and had an excellent experience yesterday. it was a very friendly & informative tour. Staff was very helpful and nice right from ticketing to the end of the tour and our kids had a lot of fun as they got to see different sea creatures & hold the star fish and Sting Ray. I would... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We went on the 10:30am trip for $13/person. It lasted until 12 and we all enjoyed it. We saw many dolphins but most from afar. I actually enjoyed the boat ride more than anything. It got pretty fun in the choppy water leaving the channel. I recommend it as something different to do.

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Houston
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We liked being on the boat and the demo on the sea life they brought up from dragging the net. We saw dolphins up close, that was pretty cool. What I didn't like was that it was not as interactive as I thought it was going to be, but the crew was knowledgeable and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We took the 10:30 trip and it was not scheduled to be an Eco cruise. I told them we had 8 grandchildren with us and they went ahead and did the Eco part of the tour. That was great for all of us and had a great time spotting dolphins. They even stopped near the Coast Guard station right before... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took the 12:30 - 2:30 Dolphin Watch/Eco Tour. With a coupon it was only $13 per person and well worth it! They welcomed everyone on board to walk around, answered any and all questions. The kids got to hold rays and see the different fish collected in the bay. But the best part was being that close to lots... More

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Ft Worth, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I along with our adult daughter and 7 y/o son did the Eco Tour where they drag the bay floor for 20 mins and pull up some sea wildlife and then educate the kiddoes and all on the different creatures. Was cool to see a butterfly ray, starfish, inkfish, blue crab etc etc and the gentleman who... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Office staff was incredibly rude, and we were about to cancel all together, but just decided to give it a chance. The captain and his staff on the boat totally redeemed the company for us! They were very enthusiastic and informative! They also worked really hard to find dolphins for us to view and made it a lot of... More

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