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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

1,318 Reviews
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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

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6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7725
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Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island
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Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island

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Share the Gulf of Mexico waters with bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and more on a private 90-minute boat tour from South Padre Island. The 26-foot catamaran has space for up to six passengers, which makes it an ideal experience for families or friend groups. Between wildlife encounters, learn the storied past of the area. Discover the history of the native Karankawa tribe, local shipwrecks, and more.
$215.39 per adult
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Vacationeer wrote a review Yesterday
Wichita, Kansas5 contributions
Had allot of fun lots to learn all around a great experience definitely a must see when visiting SPI
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Date of experience: October 2020
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taz967 wrote a review Oct 9
House Springs, Missouri28 contributions9 helpful votes
Not only were there birds, there were alligators and tortoises. Feeding the tortoises was the best! The staff is very knowledgeable. The area it is in is well kept and the walk ways are clear. Very handicap accessible.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Birdbet wrote a review Oct 7
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Always the best! I went to today for a bird in nature walk but ended up stopping and listening to Javier Gonzalez tell about the alligators and the alligator rescue. Very interesting, absolute mess for any South Padre Island stop!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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davidsusanh2016 wrote a review Oct 3
Georgetown, Texas71 contributions14 helpful votes
This was a pleasant surprise! Very nice facility, friendly staff! Loved the long boardwalk around the property and onto the bay....hang on to your hat! A variety of birds throughout, lots of gators and several large tortoises. Mid week in September was a fantastic time to go, light amount of guests and relaxful walking. Signage was very informative. very nicely maintained.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Debbie C wrote a review Sep 2020
Arlington, Texas4 contributions
We were really excited to visit this facility and really disappointed. My husband takes pictures as a hobby and for a part time career. The day that we visited there was nothing to take pictures of.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Birding Center N, Naturalist Educator at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
Responded 2 weeks ago
I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed. We were experiencing really high tides that day due to King Tides coupled with storm surge from Tropical Storm Beta. We have a very dynamic habitat and when the tides are at such a high level during this time of year it doesn't allow the wading birds and shorebirds to be able to feed in the wetlands, so they go elsewhere to find shallow water in the meantime. Hoping you can return some other time and enjoy the diversity that we see on a regular basis when the tides are at a normal level. Great time to visit to see the most bird diversity is during the winter and spring. Thank you and best of nature to you and your husband.
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