- 75 Ratings
Dolphin Watch Eco-Tour from South Padre Island
Cruise around South Padre Island in search of local dolphins on a seaside adventure. Watch these playful mammals swim by the ship as you bask in the warm Texas sun.
What You Will Do
- Take part in a two-hour dolphin cruise around South Padre Island with a certified captain at the helm
- Keep your eyes open for dolphins gliding through the waves as you cruise over dark-blue waters
- Come aboard a ship designed for proper viewing, including the Xcape or Getaway, two sea-worthy vessels
- Get an up-close look at active marine life when the friendly crew brings creatures on board so you can see them
- Guided cruise
- 75 Ratings
Enjoyed the atmosphere great service.
Enjoyed the ride and dolphins! Great customer service, but wishes we would've seen more sea creatures. Overall happy with experience!
The young man (looked about 15-16) was great! Very respectful and knowledgeable about everything.
The staff were super fun and friendly.
Not crowded, allowed the kids to be involved in the activities, and great info on history about the area.
They tried to show us a good time and it was so affordable!
- T DeShon
I REALLY enjoyed the experience. Staff was awesome!!
We loved the tour and saw several dolphins! The eco tour was very interesting and informative.
We saw a lot of Dolphins and Eco tour presentation was wonderful. This is must do when you visit South Padre. The kids love this.
It was a very nice cruise and a good price, the only reason for not giving it 5 stars is because we didn’t cruise for the full 2 hours. The gate opened exactly at 10:30 and a good 15 minutes were spent on having all the groups stop for a photo op at the wheel. We headed back to dock at about 12:15. The crew was very nice and knowledgeable about the sea life they brought on board..I would still recommend the excursion:)
Courteous staff! Have a fun time watching dolphins and seeing the sunset
They delivered exactly what was advertised, and the crew although young were very knowledgeable with great personalities. The whole trip was a pleasant experience and would most certainly do it again.
I paid for a two hour tour but we only went out for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The eco part of the tour was really cool but we didn’t see very many dolphins.
It was amazing. Thanks for a great time.
The tour and guide was great but ended early due to the weather but I will definitely choose them again
It was nice, relaxing and informative.
Great staff and tour. Would recommend
Very informative eco tour, great value, and fun experience for all ages!
I just wish they would have went where the dolphins were a little more instead it just felt like we were just riding a boat in the ocean!!
What a great trip and the staff is excellent! More fun than I had imagined! We will definitely go on this tour every time we are in South Padre!! Highly Recommend it to everyone!!
Enjoyed! Fun crew.?
It was a great experience and a fun and awesome ride
Satisfied. In that we saw dolphins. Not "Very" Satisfied because we just motored around the same small area for the time at sea. was about 2 hours; 1.5 would have been enough.
The whole experience was awesome. You couldnt find a better captain and crew
My family and I truly enjoyed the tour. I would have given a 5 star rating, but the guide that was there had no record of our booking online, and I wasn't even notified that my trip was pushed back to a later time. So we had to figure out what to do for 3 hrs before the next tour began.
Crew was great, and the overall experience was fun. I was not a big fan of the whole catching the fish and other creatures in the net portion mostly because I didn't trust passengers on the boat that were handling the ray. I trusted the crew to handle the animals just not the other passengers. Other than that, we had a lot of fun.
Was fun and the crew filled the full two hours
The dolphin cruise was great along with a great captain. The young lady who gathered us for the cruise was very sweet and courteous. But, Our daughters were scheduled for the parasailing following the cruise, however, due to the wind it was postponed. The young lady said we would get a call back to fit them in.....the call NEVER came. The customer service/check-in (blonde) girl was rude with the girls when they would follow-up so we left. Again we were never called to reschedule or offered the jet ski's like the other young lady said they would do. On this point, very disappointed. The young lady who scheduled them on Saturday was extremely polite and helpful unlike what we had on Sunday.
Pros.....The boat experience is great, the staff is nice and very helpful and the price is very reasonable Cons... I was expecting to see more dolphin during the tour, not only 2 of them.
Enjoyed the cruise. Just would have liked to spend a little more time to watch and observe the dolphins. The eco-part of the cruise was a bit disappointing as only 2 sea creatures were all that was brought up. In all I would do it again just for the dolphins.
It was an overall great experience, the tour guides were very funny and we also got to hold some fish
The crew was amazing.
Awesome experience for the whole family!