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Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center

110 N Garcia, South Padre Island, TX 78578
+1 956-299-1957
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This nature center is a voice for dolphins wild and free, we do not keep them in captivity. We do have daily BOAT tours to take you out to meet them.... more » Owner description: This nature center is a voice for dolphins wild and free, we do not keep them in captivity. We do have daily BOAT tours to take you out to meet them. Our facility has touch tanks and marine exhibits to help all who visit understand how we can help save our oceans. « less
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Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Me, my wife and in-laws had a wonderful time with Scarlett and George. This tour was one of my best vacation experiences ever. We started with Scarlett and her dog, after a while the group was separated and we boarded to George's boat (and his dog). Both of them are amazing persons, the tour itself is very, very nice... and... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A nice experience to watch Dolphins directly in the Ocean. Accesible prices, enough time, they know very good where are the Dolphins, totally safe. For kids is very fun. Recomended.

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This small rescue and nature center doesn't look like much from the outside but threre is much to be learned from here. Lots of sea displays plus Dominoe the turtle who roams free through the building. Nice movie about dolphin rescue. Very informative.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My girlfriend had never seen a dolphin before, so I took here here. Our boat captain, Scarlett, was great. She really went above and beyond so that we would get a lot of very close and good views of the dolphins. She's also very concerned for sea life, and it was nice to meet someone so passionate about what they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Captain Scarlett , Rozzi and the potbelly pig... Yes I said potbelly pig! Penelope! Took us for the tour of a lifetime! Scarlett's knowledge and spirit were amazing. Her energy is contagious and you can see how much she loves these animals! We got to see a bunch of the dolphin tribe and it was so educational. The small group... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had a great time with Capt Jim. Gave us a great tour and we obtained some great information about the area, birds and dolphins. I am going to do this again next time we come to the valley👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a great Dolphin tour while we were in South Padre on vacation. Captain Jim took us out and he was very knowledgable about the area, history, plants, birds, and of course the dolphins! We learned not just about the Dolphins but of the history and wildlife in and around Lower Laguna Madre. Since we had a small group... More

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Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lot of sea life to see. There is a variety here inside and out. Even some talking parrots. Nice little gift shop! Would visit again!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This tour is rated #1 for a reason. We were priviledged to be on the maiden voyage of Scarlet's new boat. My girls loved hanging out with her sweet dog! Scarlet was informative and the dolphins definately knew who she was. We have taken a larger dolphin cruise in Florida and it was just a big boat and we could... More

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Shreveport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My mom, sons and I went to South Padre Island in July 2014 and this was hands down the best thing we did while we were there! The dolphins were nowhere to be found at first but we still enjoyed just riding around seeing the area, which was beautiful! Scarlett was such a joy to be with and she really... More

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