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“Dolphins, Dolphins, Dolphins”

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 April 23, 2014

We went with Captain George and his dog, on a pontoon boat that takes six guests. We saw lots and lots of dolphins. The cost is $25 per person, it is well worth the price. He is very knowledgeable about the area, and also dolphins. The center has tanks with some of the sea life from the area. I was surprised that there are sea horses in the Gulf. I also did not know that there were alligators here.

4  Thank Patty W
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our family of six enjoyed spending time with Scarlet, Roxie and Petunia the pig in our dolphin adventure. We were able to spend time with three young dolphins and then Lightening, Jasmine and Binky along with a couple others. The dolphins seemed to love showing off for us through their play as well as swimming along with the pontoon boat, both in front and behind the boat. Highlight of the teenagers trip to SPI.

2  Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We went on 2 dolphin watches on our vacation to SPI. This was definitely the better of the 2! I will not mention the other tour, it was also good, but not as personal as going out with Captain George!
Scarlett and Captain George are natives of the region and have this relationship with the dolphins that come from a respect and love for the marine animals.
If you are in doubt as to what to do while visiting SPI, give this tour a try, you will not be disappointed!

2  Thank momnorwood
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

fun time & they do what they can to make it a fun trip...Thank you Mr George our capt. and your buddy, the dolphin dog. My kids had a blast...'twas a learning & enjoyable experience for us!

1  Thank GGVic
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Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our family of six had a terrific time with Scarlet. She is quite a character! We loved seeing the dolphins doing their thing in the wild and had such a fun afternoon in a very different way than your typical tourist attraction. Felt like we were spending time with an old friend. If you are as lucky as we were, you might see a giant sea slug that Scarlet will scoop up for you to take back to the sea life center! Don't miss this special experience.

Thank Joan B
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