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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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Amazing, personal dolphin watching experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adrienne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never seen dolphins in their natural habitat before, so this was definitely a treat! We took the 10am tour with Captain Ford who was exceptionally informative about the area. Our group was a total of 5 with a 2 year old in tow. Even though we had to pay the full price for him, it was well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time! Spotted some dolphins & relaxed while Captain Ford made us comfortable. Highly recommend!! We brought food and drinks and celebrated my son's 10th birthday.

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Thank jeffrey g
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not sure which dolphin excursion to choose? Looking for one that's 'truly' environmentally conscientious? Expect to get your money's worth?. Well, I can honestly say Fins to Feathers hits the mark. One might hesitate at the cost, 25$ per person, but the maximum 6 person per trip makes this a guaranteed intimate affair. You can be sure your questions will... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Captain Ford was very friendly, prompt and professional. He grew up in the area and has an obvious love for the Laguna Madre area. He gave my family of 3 plus one other family of 4 a great 1.5 hour tour of the bay and was able to find dolphins for us to watch trailing the local shrimp boats (dolphin... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

From the initial scheduling to the end of our tour, Ford provided us with excellent service. Although we scheduled a late afternoon cruise, he advised us that current conditions would make dolphin viewing tough late in the day and thus suggested an earlier time of day. I really appreciated his concern for providing us with an optimal experience. It really... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Captain Ford takes you right where the Dolphins hang out in the bay, off of South Padre Island, describing the bird life along the way. Only taking six or seven clients at a time makes it a private, personal, as well as an educational experience. Reasonable rates for a leisurely hour and a half cruise. I highly recommend this cruise... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip with Ford. We had a great time last year and this year topped last year. Dolphins obviously knew the boat and came up within a few feet of the bow. We loved the small group setting. Ford was well informed on habits of the mammals and really added to the experience. We will see you... More 

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Thanks very much! from Capt. Ford More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Boat was the right size for getting a good, up-close view of the dolphins. The operator is super nice guy who know where the dolphins hang-out. The kids and I had a great time. Highly recommended for families.

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