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South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Highlight of our trip!

We had an amazing experience on the last day of our trip. Captain Dave took our family of 5 (18... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2020
Kathy P
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San Antonio, Texas
Awesome experience!

Small group experience is the way to go. Other dolphin tours use large boats with a lot of people... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2020
amchap5
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

My friend "discovered" scarlet the dolphin whisperer on the Texas bucket list and I'm so glad she did had a great time. One of the pods we found had a baby dolphin❤️

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

I was very partial to the idea of a small boat for a more personal experience. And that is exactly what we got! He had alot of fun facts and was an excellent guide. He was even patient with my irritable one year old. I was skeptical at first, but he took us right to the dolphins! It was hands down the highlight of our vacation, and we will definitely be back!!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Taking this small private dolphin cruise was easily the highlight of our trip. Scarlet was a great guide who was very passionate about her work, and went out of her way to make sure we got a spot when we asked on such short notice. We encountered dolphins almost immediately after we left port, and it was clear to see that the dolphins knew our boat, as they came right up to us for some amazing pictures. We spotted dolphins for a large part of our cruise, and even got to see other sea creatures, even catch a jelly fish! If you're in the SPI area I highly recommend coming here for a dolphin cruise!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous trip! It was the highlight of our family's visit to the SPI area. Friendly dolphin Whisper Scarlet was excellent guide. We say many dolphins up close. Would recommend this tour as a must do item.
Sandrab361 local (Family from ParisTX)

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

My 11 year old son told me that this was his favorite part of our trip so far. We had our dogs with us and hey loved seeing the dolphins. Our guide George was equal parts knowledgeable and fun. You can tell he loves what he does.

We saw tons of dolphins and learned a great deal about the area as well.

We will be going again for sure!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 800jaysonc
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