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Address: Fisherman's Wharf, Port Aransas, TX
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Boat and Whooping Cranes

We saw 39 Whooping Cranes as well as many other critters including 1 dolphin. The day was cold, no heat inside boat. Narration excellent when we could hear it over the noisy motor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
LessSt
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Conroe, Texas
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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We saw 39 Whooping Cranes as well as many other critters including 1 dolphin. The day was cold, no heat inside boat. Narration excellent when we could hear it over the noisy motor and terrible speakers. We tried standing under garbled speaker or next to narrator. Binoculars and a super duper camera helpful. The boat was able to get fairly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our boat trip over Thanksgiving break. We saw about 8 pairs of whooping Crains plus a lot of other birds and dolphins. Very few people were on boat so we felt like we had the top deck to ourselves. Advice: take your own binoculars if you own them, bring a windbreaker if you like being on top deck... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Our Whooping Crane Tour on the Skimmer with Captain Tommy could not have been better! We especially were happy with the owners for working with us when we had to cancel our original tour due to a family illness. Yvette scheduled and rescheduled our tour until we actually booked a date. It was late in the season and we weren’t... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Captain Jay and Debbie did an outstanding job on our tour. Captain Jay is very knowledgeable about area wildlife and in particular Whooping Cranes. He mixes humor with facts and welcomes questions of all kinds. My husband, me and my 79 year old mom took the 7:30 AM tour and couldn't have been more pleased. Captain Jay stopped the boat... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We took the whooping crane boat tour and it was magnificent. The captain seems to know every bird species and variations thereof. We got to see a Whooper family up close plus learned to identify several other bird species. On the return trip, the captain picked up several pods of dolphins and convinced them to 'surf' in the boats wake.... More 

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Thank GRaines1944
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Since 2006, we have tried them all, from this big boat all the way down to a small charter that was little more than a glorified ski boat. Of the public tours, I would rate this second, behind the Skimmer, in ability to get you close and provide a good photography platform (assuming there are birds to get close to...the... More 

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Thank Cesare B
Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Captain was well versed in the cranes and other birds in the area. Was able to get us up close to the cranes as well as a number of other birds. The boat was set up well for viewing, the tour length perfect. Bring binoculars and a warm jacket. Warm coffee on board and a check list of local birds.... More 

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Thank Kathy D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

A 4 hour cruise. The Wharf Cat is old but very functional. Great commentary. Saw lots of whopping cranes and heron, ibis, egret, three kinds of gulls and more. Food service is not good--microwaved stuff and bags of chips. Drink service (Beer, soda, coffee) is OK. Cost $50 per person.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

we left at 7:30 in the morning from Port Aransas. this tour usually goes from Rockport but there was a whooping crane festival in Port A so they left from there for people who attended the festival. It took about an hours ride before we saw our first cranes. they were good about describing what birds were around in the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

Be aware that this business is actually located closer to Rockport than Port A. But, it's so worth the drive. If you enjoy bird watching, you will have an awesome time on this trip. We'd been referred to Captain Tommy by a bird watching friend in San Antonio, and he was right -- Tommy is the best. We were also... More 

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