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The Original Dolphin Watch

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Open Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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“eco tour”(122 reviews)
“dolphin watch”(167 reviews)
“sea life”(50 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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33256 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an informative adventure which includes dolphin watching. A net is drug for a short time and sea life is collected. This is brought on board for riders to view, touch & hold, before being returned to the water. The captain explained the different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kristi T
Reviewed yesterday

We were looking for something to do as a family over Spring Break. Had a day on South Padre Island and The Dolhine Eco Tour was PERFECT! We stayed on the bay side so water was very calm. The crew was great and full of...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DeanaG22
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took the kids and 3 teenagers and they all really liked and had fun! We got to see the dolphins at several locations and the little kids really like touching the live starfish! The staff was very professional! Will do it again for sure!

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 828susien
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kids enjoyed watching the Dolphins and the boat was clean and had enough time on the water. Recommend this to every family visiting SPI

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paris3day
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a great experience took a while to see the dolphins but once we did it was exciting. The kids loved getting to see the little creatures that got pulled up during the catch before going out to see the dolphins.

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jaimi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views and super enjoyable! Crew was knowledgeable, professional and patient to do their best so that we could view dolphins. Best purchase we made on the island.

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Go09745020649
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought the crew did a nice job, boat was good sized and lots of seating. We spent about and hour actually dolphin watching and the rest of the time on a bay cruise. Would have liked to have spent most of the time watching the...More

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Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Travel08426408058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time. The staff was knowledgeable and courteous. We enjoyed the eco- part of our trip and learning about the various sea life forms found in the bay.

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Getaway34388494925
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was super courteous & friendly. They called us to confirm & waited for us as we were 10 min late for check in. The actual tour was both relaxing & educational. We were allowed to touch the sea creatures that they pulled out of...More

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Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather wasn’t the greatest and we only saw a few dolphins in around the pier, however, the crew was really friendly and made sure everyone had a chance to see and/or touch the sea life picked up by the net. They answered all questions...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ortega4712
August 15, 2018|
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Response from GratefullySweeet | Reviewed this property |
I have not taken the tour in November.
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Annjuliette H
May 30, 2018|
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Response from originaldolphinwatch | Property representative |
I enjoy the afternoon Eco tours. But all the trips are great.
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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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