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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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Hudso WI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My husband, two teenagers and I made this dolphin cruise the first activity of our trip. We saw several dolphins, the crew and the boat were nice. We did the eco tour during which they drag a net behind the boat and pull up the catch. The crew does a good presentation about what was found and then returns the... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We've done the standard dolphin cruises with various vendors over the years, they were all pretty much the same. Motor on over toward the gulf, keep your eyes peeled, spot some dolphins and snap some shots. We tried the eco-cruise this time and were not disappointed. It really is neat and absolutely wonderful for kids. They throw out a net... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We saw several pods of dolphins and the boat ride was nice but what really made the tour exceptional was the staff knowledge about the surrounding area and the marine life pulled up in the net. The kids loved the eco presentation and being able to touch and look up close at things. My kids talked about it after and... More

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El Paso, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We reserved the Dolphin and Fireworks cruise for a Friday night. While we unfortunately did not see too many dolphins, the actual cruise was very relaxing and worth the price. The fireworks were a lot of fun to watch. If you are looking for a rowdy party cruise with a lot of drinking and loud music... this is NOT it.... More

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San antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My family and I had the greatest time on The Original Dolphin watch's Eco Tour! My little brother was so excited to hear the awesome presentation from deckhand Luis about all of the marine life caught on the Eco tour! We loved getting the opportunity to hold a butterfly ray and a pufferfish and Captain Jesse's speech about the old... More

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Weslaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

My family and I decided to go the island to celebrate Father's Day on the beach. I had previously been on another dolphin watch with another company, but wanted to try the original and was not disappointed. My dad is hard to please but this was my gift to him. And he loved the Eco tour/dolphin watch. Captain Jesse was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We did the dolphin watch and eco tour. It was fun and informative. We will do it again we when come back to SPI

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We took the sunset tour, we only saw a few dolphins and they were too far and fast to get pictures but we were able to see the grace of these fish. Sunset was beautiful.

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Wichita, Kansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved the dolphin tour. It was 2 hours long and we chose the eco-tour, which was at 1:30pm. The captain and his assistant were both friendly and knowledgeable. They let my 4 year old drive the boat for quite some time and were great with her. During the eco-tour, they drag a net behind and bring up whatever sea... More

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Mansfield, Tx
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This was awesome the staff was so knowledgable when they brought up the sea life. He also knew just where to find the dolphins we saw so many it was great. The price was very reasonable and we got a discount when we used the coupon.

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