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Breakaway Cruises

Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX
Phone Number: +1 956-761-2212
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: Breakaway Cruises provides activities for South Padre Island visitors including dolphin watch...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Breakaway Cruises provides activities for South Padre Island visitors including dolphin watch eco-tours, parasailing, jet skis, bay and deep sea fishing, amphibious tours, fireworks cruises, and more.

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Utica, Il
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Took the 4 hour historic warship tour today. The crew were very polite, friendly and funny, but as hard as they tried, the tour left a lot to be desired. With the exception of a small pod of dolphins that we saw, there was little of interest on the almost 2 hour trip to the port of Brownsville. The warships... More 

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oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and 2 kids (6 & 8) took a mad dash 3 day weekend trip to South Padre as a mini vacation. Last time we were here we wanted to parasail but my wife was expecting and we did not want to take any chances. So this time we both wanted to experience this thrill! We stayed across from... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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202 reviews 202 reviews
51 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Booked the "Warship Ship" cruise on line, and saved $5, but you can get a coupon from the Visitor's Center that will also save you the $5. When you book on line it doesn't tell you a lot of info on when you can go, and what time the tour leaves, but after you buy the tickets, it tells you... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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183 reviews 183 reviews
54 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Just back from a 4 hour "Historic Port of Brownsville" cruise. First, the good points: weather was great; crew were friendly. For the rest, I was very disappointed. I guess "rich history" refers to the rusting ships, rather than any insight into Port Isabel or Brownsville's role in the Civil or Spanish American wars. Similarly, the advertised "learn about abundant... More 

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Cornell, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very enjoyable and informative Tour of the Brownsville Ship Channel. With a great meal and Dolphin watching to boot.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had a great time. The large boat made for a smooth ride. The crew, John and Lea were awesome! Would recommend again!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We really enjoyed our evening (sunset) cruise from this company. We were able to see a large number of dolphins during our cruise, including one that stayed along side the boats for 10-15 seconds. The narration of the harbor and its history was also nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great time! Only issue was the nasty naked lady mural right next to the loading dock. With 4 boys, I did not appreciate that at all. I know it isn't their building but If they made a stink, it could be changed.

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Brad B, Manager at Breakaway Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Breakaway Cruises. We are happy your family had a great time and also thank syou for your comments on the portrait on the business next door to us. We have taken the steps necessary and the owners have now painted the mural to where it is non offensive to anyway. We look forward to see your... More 

Arlington, Texas 76013
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Had an amazing trip! Captain Robert took us out. We saw great things from the ocean. The best part was all the Dolphins he found! Just a wonderful experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We did the 2-hour dolphin-watching/eco-tour cruise. The eco-tour means that one of the guides casts a net out into the gulf, pulls in a variety of fish and marine life and talks about them and lets riders handle them. Really interesting---we saw pufferfish, starfish, sea slugs and rays. Also saw lots of dolphins, which swam alongside the boat. This area... More 

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