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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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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The company we went with were great...the guys taught us alot and the dolphins showed up enforce. Have absolutely no complaints.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The boat tour to see dolphins was the highlight of our trip to South Padre Island! You have to call early in the morning to get a reservation, but it's totally worth it. We were able to see the dolphins close up and our wonderful tour guide knew each dolphin by name. It was amazing. I was reluctant to spend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A very hands on sea life nature center . The small boat trip for 6 people and a dog was totally booked for today .We plan on visiting Another day and going on the dolphin watch trip. Everyone in our group enjoyed and admission only a$3.00 donation

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Edinburg, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This small sea life center give kids and adults a chance to see what's under water in the bay and gulf. It's inexpensive, educational and fun.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Enough of touristy things. This is the real thing. If you love nature, and animals and want to really experience Dolphins as they live, you have to spend some time here and take the dolphin tour. I had no idea what to expect. We were there for the water and the beach and came home with another wonderful dolphin experience.... More

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Cedar Park, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped in here as something to do since it was pouring rain outside. Turned out to be a cool place to visit. Kids loved playing with Domino the large tortoise and the hermit crabs. Wish they had more hands on stuff for them but overall it was a good stop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We came to take the dolphin cruise--it's just a max of 6 people on the boat. These people know their dolphins and want to help them. Loved how the dog "talked" with the dolphins. The center is nice--some interesting critters. They should also expand their gift shop offerings to entice people to buy things and help support their existence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

My mother, my 2 kiddos and I all got the pleasure of going out and seeing the dolphins with scarlet as our guide. It was wonderful, and my kids found a new love for the sea and passion to protect these gorgeous creatures.

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Port Isabel, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Took my grandson and he loved it. Was enjoyable to watch him ooh and ah over all he saw. Nice enjoyable to step out of the heat and have a little AC activity as well.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was the highlight of our family's trip. The owner took our family of six out for a fun, exciting, and educational tour. We interacted with five dolphins for almost an hour while also watching sea turtles, learning about the native birds, and hands-on observations of the sea weed and all the crab and shrimp that live within! Two days... More

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