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The Original Dolphin Watch

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South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-761-4243
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Awesome time!

This was a first for my daughter and I who is only 8 and we had a blast. The crew was very... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Tracey G
Amazing!

Highly reccomend going on the dolphin tour! We saw quite a few dolphins and the eco tour was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jordan634
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Waco, Texas
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One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour. South Texas is a year-round home to several large pods of dolphin and The Original Dolphin Watch is your ticket to viewing them in all their natural splendor. One of the most memorable activities you will take part in while visiting South Padre is a cruise with us. Share the thrill of meeting bottle nose and spinner dolphins in the wild and experience the unique bond and kinship they inspire in mankind.Dolphin Watch TourDolphin Watch Eco-TourDolphin Watch Sunset TourDolphin Watch Fireworks Tour
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“eco tour” (76 reviews)
“boat ride” (28 reviews)
“sea life” (29 reviews)
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South Padre Island, TX 78597
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"eco tour"
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"boat ride"
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"sea life"
in 29 reviews
"saw dolphins"
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"sunset tour"
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"lower deck"
in 5 reviews
"great trip"
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"puffer fish"
in 6 reviews
"nice ride"
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"friendly crew"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful sunset"
in 6 reviews
"great job"
in 13 reviews
"hour trip"
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"lots of fun"
in 8 reviews
"two hours"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a first for my daughter and I who is only 8 and we had a blast. The crew was very informative of the island as they chartered us around as well as the ocean critters they pulled up in the net. My daughter...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly reccomend going on the dolphin tour! We saw quite a few dolphins and the eco tour was very educational and interesting!The captain and crew hands were knowledgable about the dolphins and all the sealife brought on deck for the eco tour. Would definitely do...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The dolphin watch was amazing and relaxing a at the same time. The dolphins were pretty excited to see us

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The staff was so nice, & accommodating, even offered to take pics of the passengers for them. Then let everyone pet the stingray & hold the starfish. On our way back to the dock, we noticed another boat coming in from a different company doing...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I booked a ticket an hour before the tour. They took us into the bay and drug the bottom but didn't get much, but hey that's fishing. Than found 4 dolphins and they ran aside the boat for miles which was great. After that we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw lots of daulphins and it was beautiful weather. The gulf was a bit choppy. The bioaqua presentation was great.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed everything on our Dolphin Watch boat tour. The grew were very polite and kept all aboard entertained through out the tour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had read great reviews so we decided to give it a try. As we were waiting to board, I was very concerned that there wasn't going to be enough room on the boat with the number of people who were waiting. However once on...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff was very friendly and humorous! We saw dolphins within the first few minutes after leaving the dock. We learned about other native sea creatures and the geographical history of the area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great, the view, crew, dolphins, price and the experience is unforgettable. Definitely a must!

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AMDIVING, Public Relations Manager at The Original Dolphin Watch, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review we hope to see you again soon.

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ortega4712
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Sara O | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that time of the year. You’ll probably be better served calling the tour operator.
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Annjuliette H
May 30, 2018|
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Response from jarre1973 | Reviewed this property |
We went mid afternoon. It wasn't so bad.
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santosron45
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Vidushi G | Reviewed this property |
10$ / adult for about 3 hours and kids get to interact with the sea creatures they pull up on the boat .Crew very friendly. Our 10yo girl liked it.
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