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Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center

110 N Garcia, South Padre Island, TX 78578
956-299-1957
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: A cost-effective way to entertain your family and engage them in understanding the importance of respecting wildlife and preserving nature. Children... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Our family of six enjoyed spending time with Scarlet, Roxie and Petunia the pig in our dolphin adventure. We were able to spend time with three young dolphins and then Lightening, Jasmine and Binky along with a couple others. The dolphins seemed to love showing off for us through their play as well as swimming along with the pontoon boat,... More

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norwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We went on 2 dolphin watches on our vacation to SPI. This was definitely the better of the 2! I will not mention the other tour, it was also good, but not as personal as going out with Captain George! Scarlett and Captain George are natives of the region and have this relationship with the dolphins that come from a... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

fun time & they do what they can to make it a fun trip...Thank you Mr George our capt. and your buddy, the dolphin dog. My kids had a blast...'twas a learning & enjoyable experience for us!

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Wixom, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family of six had a terrific time with Scarlet. She is quite a character! We loved seeing the dolphins doing their thing in the wild and had such a fun afternoon in a very different way than your typical tourist attraction. Felt like we were spending time with an old friend. If you are as lucky as we were,... More

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Dauphin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Today we had the wonderful opportunity to meet some wonderful dolphins with Scarlet and her crew of Rozzie the dog and Penelope the pig. Scarlet is passionate and knowledgable not only about the dolphins but of other wild life we encountered. Sadly the 1st dolphin we came across was a friend of Scarlet's named Canopener that had died. She felt... More

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Took the tour with Scarlet. A very interesting person. Loves her dolphins. She had her dog Rossi and a pot belly pig on board the boat. Did see dolphins. The Nature center was just ok.

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Scarlett is truly a unique guide and her connection to the dolphins is obvious in her words and actions. The boat ride out was as much fun as actually seeing the dolphins. They actually came very close to us, even touching our feet that were hanging over the boat. At the beginning of the trip I had camera handy ready... More

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Warsaw, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Small little center that had interesting sea life to see in tanks. We watched the dolphin video that was interesting. There weren't as many touch tanks as expected but it was ok.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The research centre is a worthwhile visit for young and old. The movie is excellent and the displays interesting with the help of the site interpreter. $3 donation

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our birding tour with Scarlet the morning of March 2. She asked what birds we wanted to see and worked hard to find them for us. The "mangrove" warbler was a beauty, and seeing a seaside sparrow was a first for us. Scarlet also found roseate spoonbills for the other gentleman on the boat.... More

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