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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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What an awesome tour!

This was a great tour - they dredge the bottom of the bay and give you a tutorial in whatever they find. We had a starfish and a sludge fish and a rock crab - I didn't know the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Francine M
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Port Moody, Canada
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Port Moody, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was a great tour - they dredge the bottom of the bay and give you a tutorial in whatever they find. We had a starfish and a sludge fish and a rock crab - I didn't know the eyes of a starfish were at the end of each arm! They also got us up close to the dolphins -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

The boat is really nice and clean with plenty of room to walk around and the trip was very informative. Ended our vacation out there on such a wonderful trip it was well worth it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I reserved two spots on the Eco-Tour, which is a special outing on the boat during the day when they bring up some sea creatures for observation. I was very excited to go on this tour specifically. I stopped by the pier about an hour before the tour was to begin to pick up my tickets and was told that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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

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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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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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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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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