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Fins to Feathers

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500 South Point Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-299-0629
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Very fun boat ride and dolphin watch

The boat was old but safe and kept up. It is far from luxury but comfortable enough. The captain... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mattsgirl1980
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Fantastic dolphin tour

Owners are very knowledgeable and accommodating , and give a great tour. Diesel the dog was an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
flanm02
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SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS Fins to Feathers is committed to education and conservation through experiential learning. We create the experience of observing wild and free bottle nose dolphins in the Lower Laguna Madre Bay. We have been using the Laguna Skimmer, our 35' Catamaran to provide this service for 18 years and the dolphins know and love us….
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“dolphin tour” (49 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 South Point Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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+1 956-299-0629

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The boat was old but safe and kept up. It is far from luxury but comfortable enough. The captain and his lady counterpart were friendly and easy to be around. The dog Diesel was nice although he does bark quite a bit. He truly did...More

Thank Mattsgirl1980
Reviewed 1 week ago

Owners are very knowledgeable and accommodating , and give a great tour. Diesel the dog was an added bonus. This is a must if you are in area.

Thank flanm02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a beautiful weather day and a very nice experience. It was amazing to watch Diesel talk to the dolphins!

Thank teakhead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the day was cloudy and drizzling, the dolphins came to see us immediately, mainly because Diesel, the "dolphin dog", can hear them and his barking will bring them to the surface because they are familiar with him and trust and like Captain Paul...More

Thank Sheral M
Heather L, Public Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sheryl for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us and glad you had a great time. Diesel is a very hard working dolphin dog and loves his friends. We can't wait to see you again the next time your on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Harlingen for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival. We took a 2 and 1/2 hour trip with Paul and Heather and thoroughly enjoyed it. We saw a wide various of birds and were also fortunate enough to see dolphins. Diesel would bark...More

Thank Becky B
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Becky for the wonderful review. Glad you were able to experience the magic of our home. The birds here are always changing so there is always something to see. Can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paul and Heather are very dedicated to their work and Diesel is a darling dog. Heather told us before hand that Diesel would be on the trip. However, I did not realize that Diesel would bark incessantly. Diesel barked at every passing boat as well...More

Thank Susan B
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Susan for your review. We are sorry to hear that diesels barking was a negative point for your trip. We ask every person before booking with us if it's ok to bring him. He is optional. This is the first negative comment about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paul and Heather are great!!! BUT Diesel is the best!! Watching Diesel the dog interact with the dolphins adds anther element of fun. The size of the boat was an advantage because we were able to get very close to the dolphins. It was also...More

1  Thank mollyflo2017
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Molly for the wonderful review. Glad you were able to experience the magic of our home. Watching Diesel interact with his friends is always a good time. He does love them so much and they love him back. Can't wait to see you...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017

Captains Paul and Heather were the perfect guides and it's clear they have a deep love and respect for these beautiful animals. It's really remarkable to see dolphins that close in the wild, and it was a truly unforgettable experience! This is a "must-do" if...More

Thank hannah n
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Hannah for the wonderful review. We are glad you were able to experience the magic of our home and friends. We are humbled by the love the dolphins here show us and Diesel. We adore them. Can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

First i would like to say, the tour was great, the couple was knowledgeable about the dolphins and extremely friendly and patient. The only distraction was we wound up being the only couple due to a cancellation from another couple that we did not even...More

Thank caylacaren
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you for the review. I am sorry about the misunderstanding. I am very clear when making the reservations about the 4 person minimum requirement and it's on all our flyers and web site. I give everyone the option of booking the tour or putting...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I was in awe of the love and respect that Captains Paul and Heather have for the water and the wildlife. They truly put out the best vibes and the animals respond! Diesel helps bring them to our attention, too. 🐶 Such a fun, yet...More

Thank Kelly M
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Kelly for the wonderful review. We do everything in our power to leave the bay cleaner for our friends and family that call it home. We love them and care about their safety. It's the least we can do. Glad you had a...More

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SandiM21990
8 August 2016|
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Response from Dihanta | Reviewed this property |
No to both questions. There are strict laws in place to protect the wildlife. It's against the law to feed them too.
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ladybugg00
5 August 2015|
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Response from E D | Reviewed this property |
We were there and did this tour 8-25-15 and it was JUST $25 per person !. Very reasonable considering the larger boat tours are an average of $15. The experience of this smaller, more personalized excursion more than makes... More
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