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Address: 216 North Fulton Beach Road, Rockport, TX 78382
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+1 361-727-0643
09:00 - 18:00
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Rockport Adventures Specializes in Whooping Crane Tours and Coastal Birding...

Rockport Adventures Specializes in Whooping Crane Tours and Coastal Birding aboard our flagship Skimmer. Dolphin Watching Tours and Sunset Cruises are offered in the Summer months and private tours are always an option.

Inland Birding Tours provide our customers the opportunity to really see the vast array of species habitat our area has to offer.

The Rockport-Fulton area is rich with Texas History. Our History Tour by golf cart is a fun way to see the area and take in it's abundant heritage.

Kayak, Paddleboard, and golf cart Rentals round out our offerings the enable visitor to really experience the most beautiful spot on the Texas coast.

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Great trip

Highly recommend this trip. Learned a lot. Saw dozens of varieties of birds including whooping cranes, coyotes and even wild pigs!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to just take binoculars this is the tour for you. The sound system left lots to be desired. It was very hard to hear what the Captain was saying much of the time. The highlight for me was seeing 3 dolphins jumping in unison and playing in the wake. The crew was pleasant and the day was... More 

Thank frugal-one
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this trip. Learned a lot. Saw dozens of varieties of birds including whooping cranes, coyotes and even wild pigs!

Thank Lynn816319
Converse, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have lived in the Rockport/Fulton area since 2005 and Captain Tommy's Skimmer cruises are our go-to choice. Whether you are avid birders or just have a moderate interest and enjoy seeing the Texas coastal scene, you will not find a more knowledgeable or entertaining source on the area history and water life than on board the Skimmer with Captain... More 

Thank LOP7211
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trip on Feb 21, 2017 was everything a photographer could want. The Captain was knowledgeable about birds and ecology. The crew was helpful and attentive. Would certainly go with this crew again when other types of birds are prevalent. Our trip concentrated on Whooping Cranes. Got great photos.

Thank sueley2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this trip. The captain is very knowledgeable and explained a lot about the fishing boats we passed and the overall history of the harbor area. The birding portion was about 3 hours and the captain pointed out many species and gave all plenty of time for viewing and pictures. The boat was comfortable and the crew very... More 

Thank Roger L
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Whooping Crane tour of the Aransas NWR. Although it was very windy the ride over and back wasn't too bad. Once there the captain, who is very knowledgeable, had us so close to some of the Whooping Cranes that I thought they might get on board! Saw a bunch of other birds on the trip as well... More 

Thank Robert R
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great boat...great captain and guide...great host on board. Great viewing opportunities. Captain has wonderful knowledge and shares it in congenial way. No better way to see the Whooping Cranes and so much more...will go again. Captain Tommy, you are the best.

Thank peterwitt2016
Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time with Captain Jay. He was very knowledgeable about the birds. He also got us close enough where we could really get a good look at the whopping cranes along with other birds. Our host, Nancy, was not only friendly but she was knowledgeable as well. It was a fantastic experience and the weather was great.... More 

Thank debbie5062
Magnolia, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always wanted to take this tour. While making a trip to visit some Winter Texans down from Illinois we made it a point to stop in Rockport and take the tour. Captain Jay and Nancy were the perfect hosts. We loved seeing all the Whoopers and other birds at the Reserve. Would recommend it to all.

Thank Linda T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience on the Skimmer. Captain Tommy really knows his birds. We got close enough to the whooping cranes to get a fine view.

Thank albacore

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