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Address: South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 956-299-0629
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SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS

Fins to Feathers is committed to education and...

SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS

Fins to Feathers is committed to education and conservation through experiential learning. We create the experience of observing wild and free bottle nose dolphins in the Lower Laguna Madre Bay. We have been using the Laguna Skimmer, our 35' Catamaran to provide this service for 18 years and the dolphins know and like us….

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This is our second cruise and Ford put us right on the Dolphins! Small houseboat only seats 6 and it's worth the extra cost

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second cruise and Ford put us right on the Dolphins! Small houseboat only seats 6 and it's worth the extra cost

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seen a lot of dolphins and had an amazing time. Well worth the money!! The boat is great because it allows you to get as close as possible to see the dolphins. It was a great way for me and my husband to end our trip.

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George C, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thanks so much, that was a really great trip! Capt. Ford More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Ford. We saw so many Dolphins, and even babies. They came right up to the boat!! Our little one had the best time, and learned a lot about Dolphins and Pelicans. Definitely would go again!

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George C, Public Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thanks very much, it was my pleasure. Your little one is a great dolphin and pelican caller! Capt. Ford More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first I was planning on doing a different dolphin tour but they wouldn't accept a group smaller than 6. She suggested Fins to Feathers and I'm very, very glad she did! Captain Ford will take any number of people smaller than a group of 6 (we had 3) and it is $25 per person. So, the trip is very... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went on the dolphin sightseeing boat tour this weekend. We all enjoyed the boat ride. Captain Ford is informative and experienced and he made sure to navigate to a few different areas of the waterway to be sure that we had a good chance to see dolphins. We got lucky and saw several, some even swam a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Captain Ford was very friendly and even helped us find the dock. Really great communication, by text even months in advance of tour. The tour was worth every penny. We were so close to the water, when the dolphins came up to us. It was fun for both,my husband and myself, and for the dolphins! They played and jumped all... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The captain, Ford, was very informative and accommodating. He also is part of the dolphin rescue community at South Padre Island and provides inside stories of saving dolphins that are sick or injured. We will take other trips and land adventures with Ford when returning to SPI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the money and more! Saw dolphins right up close by the boat!! We brought our 2 dogs and they loved it too! Definitely recommend. Ford is a friendly tour guide and knowledgable on the area. Also great that there is a large indoor area so you can get a break from the sun. Would definitely come back again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We were in South Padre Island for a mini vacation with my in-laws. I am not one to like large crowds, and I saw reviews for this excursion and we booked it. Captain Ford is very familiar with where the dolphins tend to "hang" out and you can tell the dolphins know Captain Ford. This was a very personal experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

If I took the pictures I'd post them. We saw a lot of playful dolphins. The guide was great and knowledgeable. He knows the tricks to get the dolphins to get closer. They came right to the boat and showed off for us. He was GREAT with the young children and it was very nice to have small groups. There... More 

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