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“Dolphins Galore” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center

Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center
110 N Garcia, South Padre Island, TX 78578
+1 956-299-1957
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Dolphins Galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The boat is small and only holds 6 people which made it one of the most enjoyable experiences ever. The guide was top notch and knew exactly where to go to get the best views of the dolphins the best part was we got within feet of them and were able to get some great pictures. As we were on our way in there was a HUGE double decker boat that had dolphin tour sings on the side and I feel bad for the people on that boat. I am not sure if they would even be able to see anything from how high up they were. I glad I went with this company instead not to mention it was only $25 for an hour and a half trip. It was well worth the money and it was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone that wants to see dolphins up close!

Visited March 2013
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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“great for kids w/o them still decent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Very entertaining and informative. $3.00 to get in and pretty cool. You can pick up starfish and a few other live critters. Can do the building in 15 minutes to an hour depending on how hardcore you get into reading everything. Really cool sea horses in a tank. They have a pretty cool dolphin tour we heard, but were unable to make it.

Visited February 2013
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spisealife, Owner at Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
next time you must join me on our dolphin tour and we thank you for your support on behalf of our dolphin world.
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“Wonderful!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Loved it!!! Must do!!! The boat your was amazing. The most incredible boat tour ever!! The kids loved it. My husband and I loved it!!! Even Duncan out dog loved it. Saw tons of dolphins :)

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spisealife, Owner at Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
And we loved your dog Duncan, what a great dog! Thanks for bringing him along. Mama mia
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Fabulous Dolphin Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Great tour with Scarlett and her dog to see the Dolphins and birds. With a small boat and 6 tourists, we were able to get quite close to the dolphins without interefering or harming them. The one and one-half hour tour was very relaxing on a perfect day. This was definitely one of the highlights of our vacation

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El Paso
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“Funky museum in Port Isabel. Separate boat tour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We love this odd little museum with hand-lettered signs and children's crayola pictures. Didn't take the boat tour this time, but have loved it in past years.

Visited February 2013
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