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Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island provided by Isla Tours

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Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Share the waters with the world’s most playful sea mammal on a family-friendly dolphin watching cruise. During the tour, listen to interesting and informative narration on the diverse marine life that lives within the waters surrounding South Padre Island. Keep an eye out for a 'pod', which may consist of 10 to 30 dolphins. A wildlife-safe net may pull in starfish, sea horses, and more for your viewing pleasure.
  • Observe local marine life in its natural habitat
  • Take a tour that the whole family can enjoy
  • See landmarks from a unique vantage point
  • Choose from two convenient departure times
Important Information
Departure Point
33256 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Spice B wrote a review 19 Jan
7 contributions
What an incredible day on the water. The staff ( so sorry terrible with names maybe Jen?) was so nice, helpful and professional. Once underway they throw a net into the water and out popped all kinds of marine life. We even saw a shark egg! We were told you seriously don't see
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Henok D wrote a review Dec 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri1 contribution
It was amazing 90 minutes. My kids enjoyed the rude and off course the dolphins. The captain knows what he is doing and made sure we watched the dolphins. It was well worth the time and the money
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Date of experience: December 2020
Leslie J wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We scheduled our trip over 24 hours in advance and we’re told to be there 30-15 minutes before departure. We arrived and check in 20 minutes early and then wait for our trip. At the designated start time for the trip we are informed that they need 10 guests to have a trip so we
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Response from bookingsislatours, Manager at Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
Responded 24 Oct 2020
We apologize for the inconvenience and fully understand your frustration. We are addressing the situation so this does not happen again. Thank you for informing us of the issue and we will resolve it in order to avoid future inconveniences. Lisa Graves Operations Manager Isla Tours
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Carlos/RosaSoto wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
Nice and calm boat trip to watch the dolphins. Grandkids loved it and were very excited as dolphins jumped out and in the water.
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Date of experience: November 2019
L N wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Great and affordable experience for the entire family. The crew was great, the dolphins were awesome. Got a little history lesson too.
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Date of experience: October 2020
About the operator

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By: Isla Tours
Awesome, 5-star experience, and economical too!
We took the tour of the Port of Brownsville. It was a beautiful, clear sunny day and our pilot, Patrick, did an awe
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Port of Brownsville tour
What a beautiful day to get a real taste of the salt air and take in so much history of the Laguna Madre and the Po
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A Hidden Gem!
We did a 4pm trip to catch the sunrise and hopes to see dolphins. They delivered a great experience for both! The
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The beautiful sunset. The captain knew information about the area. He took time to take pics for us and several oth
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Port of Brownsville Tour
Captain Patrick took us out on the Port of Brownsville Tour. It was great! Lasted about four hours. We saw quite
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SPI Cruise
History of area , view of Padre Island and cruise was enjoyable and we will book these tour again!!!
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Nice trip for entire family!
We had a nice trip. We did the 5:30 pm tour which was nice to see the sunset. The web has the tour at 5 pm even t
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Awesome time!
Watching the sunset was great!! We got to see several pods of dolphins playing around in the bay. Really enjoyed t
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Great bang for the buck!
Still can’t believe this was only thirteen dollars- we saw dolphins on and off the whole time we were on the boat!
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TERRIBLE - CANCELLED due to the opportunity to make more money!
What a disappointment! I am sure this is probably a great company, but we booked out trip a few weeks in advance,
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Sunset Dolphin Toue
What a great deal this was. We saw many dolphins. We were on 6:00 tour, so the sunset was beautiful. Quite a few pe
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Great Trip
It was a perfect day to be in the water. The captain was informative and knew where to find the dolphins. Had a gre
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I enjoyed the employees they are very nice guys. They gave us lots of information while riding. We were shown sea l
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The two guides were amazing! They were so funny and made the trip! I will definitely use them again when we go back
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Great Value
For the price, you can’t get better family entertainment on SPI. The tour guide had some very interesting facts an
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  • Duration: 1h 30m
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