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Isla Tours

#8 of 43 Boat Tours & Water Sports in South Padre Island Features Animals
1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-761-4752
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Dolphin Watch Eco Tour of South Padre Island
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Isla Tours offers a variety of family fun filled activities for all ages. We offer dolphin watching, sunset dolphin watch cruises, eco tours, firework cruises, port of Brownsvillke nature tours, bay and deep sea fishing. Our friendly captains and crew work to ensure your family has a safe and fun trip. Our vessels are safe, clean, and US Coast Guard approved. Private party trips available. Let us take care of you and your family while on vacation... Your adventure starts with us!
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1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-761-4752
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Captain Murphy was entertaining and informative. The tour was part dolphin watching, a lot of sight seeing, a little history, a bit of humor and a lot of fun.

Thank Devin H
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Captain Murphy's Memorial Day (the day before) Fireworks Cruise was fantastic. Great music, dancing, dolphins, and fireworks. Every other boat we passed had passengers on them that looked as if they were bored to tears. We had a great time. Definitely recommend this! Not necessarily...More

Thank hagerbaker
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We had a great time on the eco tour. My 4 year old loved touching the sea creatures that were brought on board. Seeing the dolphins was another exciting moment for him. A great inexpensive way to enjoy the bay from a different view.

Thank Lynette C
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time and watching the children with dolphins and creatures they got to touch and hold was delightful, a MUST do.

Thank Aggiemom39
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

My son and I took the eco tour. It was a nice smooth ride in the bay. A great deal at $10 per person to see dolphins and sea life.

Thank grnis
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We have been on South Padre Island several times and find that Isla Tours gives a great dolphin watch tour at a bit cheaper price than its neighbor which does basically the same route. The staff are amiable and the captain is knowledgeable. Never had...More

Thank Roqzy
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

I had six kids with me from 15-9. We went on the dolphin eco tour and it was a great experience, especially for the price. The crew was fun and interactive. We'll definitely do this again and probably some of their other tours. We saw...More

Thank Kristi O
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We bought our tickets about 1 hour before departure. Saw many Dolphins. It was sunny and windy so wore hat with strap. Glad. Think 1 1/2 hours was plenty of time. Seats were not comfortable but you spend most of your time standing.

1  Thank WiGal_11
Reviewed January 19, 2017

We took the Port of Brownsville tour. This is a 4 hour tour that travels the channel from South Padre Island to Brownsville. Captain Murphy and Greg? checked to make sure everyone was having a good time and answered any and all questions. They even...More

2  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed January 8, 2017

My hubby and I were vacationing in South Padre and wanted to do a dolphin/eco tour. We went through the choices and found Isla Tours. It said it could not be booked online if it was less than 48 hours and that we needed to...More

6  Thank Colleen213
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