I thought the trip out to see the dolphins was excellent. We rode on a pontoon boat that was able to hold 7 people, including the driver, and a dog. The dolphins recognize the boat and swim right up to it. The dog is very friendly and loves people. She came up to us, but she wasn't jumpy and she wasn't incredibly snuggly. We went out to the end of Padre, called Dolphin Point, and we were surrounded by dolphins enjoying the waters. There are no reservations, you just call the morning of the trip and schedule it then. It is tons nicer and more personal than the big dolphin watching boats. I give it a 9.8/10!