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“Funky museum in Port Isabel. Separate boat tour.”

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center
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Owner description: This nature center is a voice for dolphins wild and free, we do not keep them in captivity. We do have DAILY BOAT tours to take you out to meet them. Our facility has touch tanks and marine exhibits to help all who visit understand how we can help save our oceans. Our boats still go to meet our dolphins when the large tours do not have enough people to go we go for just four people
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We love this odd little museum with hand-lettered signs and children's crayola pictures. Didn't take the boat tour this time, but have loved it in past years.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went to south padre in dec-12 as a couple. We decided to take the dolphin tour with Scarlett and Rozzie on 31st. We called them up and it was very easy to book with George ( Scarlett's husband) over the phone. They called back again to confirm and give directions. It's a small boat that seats 6 apart from Scarlett so is a fairly cozy setting and has a personalized touch. There were only 2 other people apart from us a lady and her kid. It's a 45 mins cruise. And the dolphins come out to meet you!! They play hide and seek with the boat which they know very well and Rozzie barks when he spots a dolphin. There was no better way to end 2012 than this. For $25 per person this is a must do at SPI. Highly recommended!!!

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

When we first walked into this place, I didn't expect much, but it has lots of great stuff. You can pick up live starfish and crabs, and they have lots of other cool sea creatures to see.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

We were with Georges on his boat to do dolphin observation.We were 6 on boards, everything was really comfortable. While it was a windy day and my wife is prone to sea sickness disease, the whole trip was easy and smooth and she never get any problem. This was amazing and we have seen a lot of dolphin playing together. They were recognizing the boat and reacting to George dog barking. That was a really good experience and respectful of nature. Anybody should do it if they go to Port Isabella or South Padre Island.

Thank Guillaume R
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

We took our 3rd Grade classes and the whole experience was fantastic. Michelle did an excellent job educating our students on sea life in the laguna madre. She also explained how important it was to have them learn how to help these animals and keep our environment safe for the sea life. Our students enjoyed holding some sea life and getting to see some that they may have never had the opportunity to see before. Perfect place to take any chid or adult to learn more about the sea life in the SPI area.

Thank Monica B
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