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The Original Dolphin Watch

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Address: 33256 Park Road 100 Sute 104, South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: (956) 761-4243
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Description: One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin...
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
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Great dolphin watch

We are a family of 4 adults and 2 kids that went on this tour. The staff was friendly and courteous. We saw a whole bunch of dolphins. Go to the very front of the boat to get the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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San Antonio, tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived late and the $10 trips were gone, so ended up wait listed for ODW at $16 for about 40 minutes. But in the end were accommodated. Alaskan whale watches provide water and snacks in the price. Got glimpses of couple of dolphins, and a great sunset

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San Antonio, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We are a family of 4 adults and 2 kids that went on this tour. The staff was friendly and courteous. We saw a whole bunch of dolphins. Go to the very front of the boat to get the best views. In all well worth the price of admission. Would highly recommend them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice boat ride..A lil educational and got to see a few dolphins...Enjoyed it!! Kids liked it too! Don't forget your sunblock, it's HOT out there..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We did the dolphin cruise/eco tour with 3 teens and 2 adults. I can't say enough good things about this crew!! We saw so many dolphin!. The eco tour was cool because of all the info and it's hands on. The price was very affordable.

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I enjoyed this trip. We did see several dolphins. Even just the ride was nice. Beverages and snacks can be purchased on the boat if you don't bring your own. There is also a restroom on board.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Not a huge amount of dolphins, but the boat ride was nice and the staff seemed very knowledgeable. Would probably do again.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What a great service. Located on SPI, minutes away from majors hotels. The trip was amazing for us. The vessel is pretty large with 2 levels, offering plenty of space. We've been able to enjoy the trips and see the dolphins from lower deck and upper deck, being able to move freely during the trip. The service is outstanding and... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Excellent value, large boat so you don't feel the waves, outstanding crew. they went out of their way to insure we got our monies worth with lots of dolphins sightings and a smooth ride.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Finally got to do this after years and was Very relaxing and enjoyable , the captian was very knowledgeable about our surroundings. Price was good although we didnt see as many dolphins as i thought. would not recommend for babies my child got sea sick amd very fussy

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South Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our family has been on several "dolphin watch" cruises over the year and this year we chose the "original Dolphin Watch" cruise. Very nice, large, SHADED decks, excellent captain, very friendly on-board staff that tend to your every need. We saw a number of dolphins and truly enjoyed this 90Min.+ cruise. When the grandsons want to Dolphin watch next year... More 

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Additional Information about The Original Dolphin Watch

Address: 33256 Park Road 100 Sute 104, South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: (956) 761-4243
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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