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South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center

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Address: 110 N Garcia, South Padre Island, TX 78578
Phone Number: +1 956-299-1957
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Description: This nature center is a voice for dolphins wild and free, we do not keep...
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. Our boats still go to meet our dolphins when the large tours do not have enough people to go we go for just four people
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Thank you George and Corgi!

Great time! My family and I went out with George and Corgi and saw quite a few Dolphins. They were active and putting on a show for us. Totally recommend them!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great time! My family and I went out with George and Corgi and saw quite a few Dolphins. They were active and putting on a show for us. Totally recommend them!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Today my five-year old granddaughter and I went out with Scarlett Colley to see the dolphins who live in the Laguna Madre. This was actually my third trip on her pontoon boat and it is easy to see why she is known as the Dolphin Whisperer. The dolphins love her and she loves them. They seem to sense when she... More 

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New Baden, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Scarlett is truly a dolphin whisperer. My family and I loved our dolphin experience. We saw many dolphins, several came close to the boat. They seem to know and trust Scarlett as she exudes positive energy. I highly recommend this highly educational and intimate dolphin experience. It was incredible!

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Benbrook, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The owners and staff, were very nice people.Although the dolphins were not very active, they were there and came close to boat.I was hoping they would come up and out of water more, but it all depends on what the dolphins are feeling like that day. The center was nice seeing the sea life, especially the one day old sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We rode with George and Corgi his sweet dog. Definitely worth the money. We were able to have a more personal experience since only six are allowed on the boat. The Dolphins came right to the boat and we were able to watch them play for quite a while! We called Scarlett and had no problem booking the tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a nice break from the hot sun and a great place to take kids. The staff are attentive and informative. It was a nice outing.

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Scarlett was everything the reviews said, knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend this tour, twice if you have time. I would go back just to do this again

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a fabulous time with Scarlet!! The dolphins came right up to the boat and got awesome pictures. She had them doing tricks and coming out of the water. Had a great time, will do it again, Thank you Mrs. Scarlet for a memorable time!!

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

$3 Donation and you get to have a intimate experience with marine life (in the nature center). We also got to feed the land turtle which was fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had a friend in town and we wanted something fun other than the beach, and our trip with Scarlet was more than we had hoped for! Just a small group of the two of us, along with a mom, dad and 2 kids, rode with Scarlet and her two dolphin-buddy dogs. We were treated to some amazing dolphin antics, and... More 

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Address: 110 N Garcia, South Padre Island, TX 78578
Phone Number: +1 956-299-1957
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island

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