We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Dolphin Docks

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Corner of Queen Isabella Blvd, and South Garcia Street, Port Isabel, TX
Phone Number: 956-943-3185
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 26 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Evening Trip Revealed Dolphins !

We took the last tour of Saturday evening (7:00-8:30). A good idea, much cooler in the evening. Actually saw some dolphins, cost about $10 per person. A good value and fun for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
BeBe_Bon
,
Houston, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 26: English reviews
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
95 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the last tour of Saturday evening (7:00-8:30). A good idea, much cooler in the evening. Actually saw some dolphins, cost about $10 per person. A good value and fun for all ages.

Helpful?
1 Thank BeBe_Bon
Level Contributor
29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

The shipmates (Kyle and Oscar) help to make this nice for our family. They were patient with our kids and pointed out fun facts about the fish, eel and crabs we caught. We didn't bring much home but we made memories.

Helpful?
Thank Nichola M
Port Moody, Canada
Level Contributor
50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We booked the Port of Brownsville tour with this company. We had happened upon a tour booking agent in Weslaco, TX. For $20, we went out on a 4 plus hour excursion on the shipping channel to the Port of Brownsville, where you can see air craft carriers being dismantled. Very cool. The crew were all friendly, the Captain was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Francine M
Courtice
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This was great, very reasonably priced. $13 for adults and $10 for kids. WE did the sunset cruise which doesn't do a drag of the sea floor to show you sea life. There is no time. the sunset was AMAZING! Really pretty colors. We had a small crowd maybe only 20 people on board. The captain and staff talked to... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Stacey A
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
147 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I would like to say thanks to them. I know there are a lot of choices for dolphin/fireworks watching, but what sets these folks apart is how fun they are! Goofy, silly and just plain knowledgeable about the waters off Padre Island. We had so much fun, and I am so glad we went. The fireworks were great!

Helpful?
Thank AirJanet
Cedar Park, Texas
Level Contributor
173 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Right off of the bat, we had a small pod of dolphins tailing the boat and had numerous opportunities for photos. The Eco-tour portion of the trip was a bit disappointing, but not for lack of entertainment (nets were almost completely empty). I do wish that the trip was longer, as 1.5 hours total (truthfully, 45 minutes actually doing things)... More 

Helpful?
Thank Adrian S
Mission, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our family went on the morning fishing trip ( 8:00am to noon). My son is 10 years old and he and all the other children on board had a ball. The boat is comfortable with seating inside the cabin as well as on deck. We saw lot's of wildlife including some sea turtles. The staff was polite, attentive and very... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jo H
Mineral Wells, Texas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was my favorite attraction! Our guide trolled for fish, which he then told us about and allowed us to handle. We were able to hold live starfish, flounder, and even a puffer fish! Every time we spotted a dolphin, the captain kept circling the boat to allow optimal viewing. I would recommend this trip for everyone!

Helpful?
3 Thank Linda G
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We were on a different Dolphin tour (different company) but ran into Dolphin Docks' tour boat on the bay at Dolphin Cove. It was a huge boat that ran OVER the feeding dolphins several times. I seriously hope no dolphins were injured or killed by the careless captain. I thought we were all there to see Dolphins, not run them... More 

Helpful?
9 Thank Joe B
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My kids are 16 and 9 and both had an amazing adventure. The staff is very nice to the children and keeping them interested. I'd highly recommend this if you are interested in marine life and want to take a nice stroll into the gulf/bay.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gabe n Val F

Travelers who viewed Dolphin Docks also viewed

South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Port Isabel, Texas Gulf Coast
South Padre Island, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Dolphin Docks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dolphin Docks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?