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“A MUST SEE on SPI! :)”
Review of Isla Tours

Isla Tours
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Dolphin Watch Eco Tour of South Padre Island
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Owner description: Isla Tours offers a variety of family fun filled activities for all ages. We offer dolphin watching, sunset dolphin watch cruises, eco tours, firework cruises, port of Brownsvillke nature tours, bay and deep sea fishing. Our friendly captains and crew work to ensure your family has a safe and fun trip. Our vessels are safe, clean, and US Coast Guard approved. Private party trips available. Let us take care of you and your family while on vacation... Your adventure starts with us!
Reviewed July 20, 2012

For the last 3 summers, my family has booked several different tours through Isla Tours including the dolphin watch, sunset fireworks cruise and the Eco-Tour. ALL were AMAZING!!! This last summer, we went on the Eco-Tour w/ Captain Stephen and the infamous Guac! My 3 year old learned so much and even got to touch several different fish, starfish and even a baby stingray! The staff and crew are always SO incredibly welcoming and always make sure you have a good time! Isla Tours is definately the company to call when you are planning your vacay on SPI!

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Tried to do the sunset dolphin tour 2 nights in a row the week of April 15th. On the Tuesday night, they called and said the trip was cancelled due to not enough people signed up for the trip. On Wednesday morning we called and were told by the woman who answered the phone that she guaranteed the tour was going out that evening. Did not get her name because we had no reason to doubt her. When we arrived that evening, paid and was told would be leaving shortly. Another couple showed up and we waited. A man got off the boat and said we would wait another 10 to 15 minutes for others to show up. They decided to cancel the tour. I told them what we were told that morning, but they did not seem to care. Instead of sitting there, they should have told us it was going to be cancelled. Two other tours that we saw went out. They could have tried to get us on one of those but didn't. Totally unprofessional the way this went down. The next time we are down there on SPI, we will definately use another tour company. This was the one tour my wife really wanted to go on and this company ruined it. All they should have done was be honest with us that Wednesday morning and told us that they could not guarantee the tour was going out and we would have found one that did go out.

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Reviewed September 17, 2011

Took my kids snorkeling this morning with Capt Steve and Lando and it was great. The water was crystal Clear. Lots of stuff to see and Capt Steve knew so much about the area.

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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Four of us(two couples) went on the Friday night fireworks cruise for the second year in a row. We are always treated as special guests on this cruise and the Captain and crew of the "Murphys Law" are always wiling to go the extra mile. They make sure we see dolphins on every trip and make sure we have a good vantage point for viewing the fireworks. Well worth the money!

1  Thank mbk78
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Reviewed September 7, 2010

I booked Isla for a Friday night fireworks boat tour. It was a blast! The crew was knowledgable about the area - they took us to some great spots and we saw tons of dolphins. They also were really concerned with making sure everyone was happy and had a great time. They played tons of great music and were really funny, nice guys. I almost signed up for another tour! Definitely worth my $30! We also had a great spot for the fireworks right by the barge. They let you bring your own food/beer cooler too, which everyone did, but there was still plenty of room on the boat.

2  Thank mandyx123
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