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“Fireworks cruise” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Isla Tours

Isla Tours
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-4752
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Isla Tours offers a variety of family fun filled activities for all ages. We offer dolphin watching, sunset dolphin watch cruises, eco tours, firework cruises, port of Brownsvillke nature tours, bay and deep sea fishing. Our friendly captains and crew work to ensure your family has a safe and fun trip. Our vessels are safe, clean, and US Coast Guard approved. Private party trips available. Let us take care of you and your family while on vacation... Your adventure starts with us!
Southlake, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fireworks cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was our third outing on the Friday night fireworks cruise and once again it was very enjoyable. Trip consists of a dolphin search in the lower bay and then a trip to the upper bay (complete with D J music and a disco ball) for the fireworks. Great fun, all of the other cruise boat passengers wished they were a part of the good times being had on our boat. The captain and crew were very professional and provided a very good trip for the money

Visited August 2013
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Less Eco more Dolphins!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We went on the dolphin watch tour. (I didn't want to do the Eco one). But they added the Eco tour for ours. It was a very, very slow beginning. We 'had' to redo the netting because apparently we didn't catch anything the first time. We only spend maybe 20 min to look for dolphins. We only saw a few WAY back. I rather would have spent more time out in the ocean than looking for a puffer fish. (Which I didn't want in the first place). We did get a great deal for the tickets and the captain was very entertaining. If you get bored, do a tour with them. It's worth it!!

Visited August 2013
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DFW,Texas
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Dolphin/Eco Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

First off, it's very affordable. I compared several of the local dolphin tours and this was by far the best for the money. $10 per person and it included dolphin watch and eco tour of the bay. Most other companies had these separate. We got on the boat and headed out to the bay near the bridge with the net out for about 10 minutes. When they brought up the net, there was a great variety of sea life to show the kids. Sea stars, shrimp, puffer fish, spider crab, sea hare and some others. My daughter thought it was great and the kids were allowed to gently touch some of the creatures. While we were looking at the sea life, the captain was taking us out to open water to find the dolphins. We ended up seeing several pods and it was well worth it.

Visited August 2013
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Austin TX
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

$44 for a family of 4 - we had an awesome time. It was the highlight of my trip. My 10 and 8 y/o loved seeing the dolphins and a sea animals they caught in their net. I would highly recommend this tour - its the best value.

Visited June 2013
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Texas, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Eco Cruise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My family and I have a great time on the eco cruise! Well worth the money and we saw a lot of great sea life up close!

Visited June 2013
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