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The Original Dolphin Watch

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Address: 33256 Park Road 100 Sute 104, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin...

One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour. South Texas is a year-round home to several large pods of dolphin and The Original Dolphin Watch is your ticket to viewing them in all their natural splendor. One of the most memorable activities you will take part in while visiting South Padre is a cruise with us. Share the thrill of meeting bottle nose and spinner dolphins in the wild and experience the unique bond and kinship they inspire in mankind.Dolphin Watch TourDolphin Watch Eco-TourDolphin Watch Sunset TourDolphin Watch Fireworks Tour

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We saw lots of dolphins. Crew was nice and informative. Cant beat the price either. Payed $13.00 each for a 2 hours trip.

Reviewed 2 days ago
prospecthackett
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Prospect, Connecticut
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Prospect, Connecticut
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw lots of dolphins. Crew was nice and informative. Cant beat the price either. Payed $13.00 each for a 2 hours trip.

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Thank prospecthackett
Harlingen, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service! Dolphin watch took precautionary measures to ensure student safety by providing life jackets. Employees demonstrated professionalism while inquiring about procedures and fees, throughout dolphin watch, and extended concerns afterwards. Employees were well rehearsed and had great presentation skills for ecology lesson. Students really enjoyed an unforgettable experience.

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Fort Worth,Texas
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Eco tour was so much fun and my children really enjoyed it! We will definetly come back and do this tour again!

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Plainwell
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip. Would recommend it to anyone. We saw several Dolphin and enjoyed it very much. Would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The eco tour was really interesting. They gathered live species from the bottom of the ocean and talked about each one and then released them back. Totally cool. We saw a lot of dolphins and had a great time. My only request would be to provide recycling receptacles before boarding (and everywhere else on SPI). The dolphin watch eco tour... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was absolutely sensational! Something, I've wanted to do for years. Love it! Would definitely recommended as a bucket list item!

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Progreso
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was awesome we saw so many dolphins and my three year old had a great time. The sunset and view was amazing!

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Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip was very nice, I really liked the person who was giving information about the fish he really know about fish and the ocean.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time. Took a friend visiting from out of town and we were not disappointed. The boat is nice and very clean. The crew was friendly, and the boat left right on time. We did see a LOT of dolphins, however if we had not seen any, the trip would have still been fun. Great boat ride... More 

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Spring, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Mom and I had the greatest time on our Sunset Dolphin watching cruise. The crew was great. We saw a lot of dolphins and the sunset was amazing. Would definitely recommend. We will most definitely visit again

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