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Fins to Feathers

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Address: 500 South Point Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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+1 956-299-0629
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 love us….

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Highly Recommend!!!

I highly recommend this tour!! Both captains are very knowledgeable about the Bay Area and are nice and welcoming. The max group of people on the boat besides them is 6 meaning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jay G
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this tour!! Both captains are very knowledgeable about the Bay Area and are nice and welcoming. The max group of people on the boat besides them is 6 meaning you are truly able to see dolphins up close without having to having your view blocked by crowds of people. Due to the size of their boat, dolphins... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Jay for the wonderful review. We loved having you with us and glad we could share the magic of our home and friends with you. The dolphins won yesterday and Diesel finally went in with them. It was only a matter of time for that and probably won't be the last now that they know it's possible. We... More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I wanted to find a dolphin outing that was NOT a big vessel, commercialized, crowded outing. We were absolutely thrilled to find Fins to Feathers while visiting South Padre Island in April 2017. Captain Paul and Heather limit the number of passengers aboard their boat to ensure a small venue experience and we LOVED it! They were... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Bill and Eugie for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us and we are glad you made some great memories. Can't wait to see you again the next time you are on the island. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent business trip on South Padre Island, a friend and I were blessed with a fabulous Fins to Feathers tour on the Laguna Madre/Gulf of Mexico. The wind was relentless for most of our stay on SPI, causing other boat excursions that we had booked to cancel. Finally, and as a last ditch effort, while doing a search... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Janet for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us and are humbled to have these dolphins trust us and our boat. We love and respect them and it creates a bond that allows us to share these kind of experiences with others. We can't wait to see you again the next time you are here. More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Diesel the dog was amazing! Saw lots of dolphins, Capt. Paul and Capt. Heather were accommodating and very knowledgeable.

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Todd for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us and can't wait to see you again. More 

Longmont, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved our trip with Captain Paul and Captain Heather-both so friendly and excited to share their love of the dolphins with our group of six. We came away in awe of the experience we had and we learned a lot about the area too. It was like having a family member showing you their favorite things! Diesel was a... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Emma for the wonderful review. We loved sharing the magic of our home and friends with you. Can't wait to see you again the next time you are in town. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I had a great time this past weekend with Captain's Paul and Heather and Diesel. They all work very hard to maintain a great relationship with the dolphins and that hard work makes for a very rewarding experience for their guests. Anyone looking to spend time in South Padre dolphin watching should go with Captain Paul and... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Harry for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us. We can't wait to see you again the next time you are in town. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Paul, Heather, and sweet Diesel were so welcoming, and very informative on all the marine life we saw. We had a wonderful and relaxing experience seeing all the different birds and having Captain Paul share his knowledge about each one, and of course all the dolphins. It was amazing seeing them so close up. Heather was so sweet to... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Zenia for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us. You have a great family. We can't wait to have you out with us again the next time your in town. More 

South Padre Island, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captains Paul and Heather, along with Diesel the dolphin dog, gave us a great trip! Our family group of 5, from 2 to 65, had a blast! They kept us and the dolphins safe with the wind we had. They even have a bathroom on board, which was helpful for us. Got to see dolphins, (even with babies), birds, and... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Sara for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us and can't wait to see you next time you have family in town. We had a great time and Diesel did too. More 

Berea, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to the opportunity to take a personalized trip with Fins to Feathers. Captains Paul and Heather provided a unique, personally tailored experience that enabled us to see birds, as well as view the dolphins up close. First mate Diesel the dog was also a wonderful companion. The small boat enabled access not possible on the large tours.

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us. Can't wait to see you the next time you are in town. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to see birds & saw many on our 1.5 hour boat tour, including osprey, herons, egrets, pelicans, gulls, terns, willets, and a black-bellied plover. We also got to see a mother dolphin with her baby. Captains Paul & Heather were knowledgable guides & made every effort to be sure we had a good experience. They got the boat... More 

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Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thank you Susan for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us. Can't wait to see you the next time you are in town. More 

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