South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, Port Isabel

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
With the goal of educating the public about the bottlenose dolphins off the Gulf, South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center organizes boat trips for people to meet dolphins in the wild. Boat trips for groups of up to six people per boat, where you have an option of a fully private tour, provide an intimate way to watch marine life. There are no age restrictions, and dogs are allowed on the boats. On land, the sea life center allows you to observe marine animals in aquariums and interact with them in touch tanks. It showcases numerous sea creatures like fish, starfish, snails, and octopus. To visit South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center on your holiday in Port Isabel, and find out what else Port Isabel has to offer, use our Port Isabel.
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  • A beautiful day to be out on the water with Captain Brandon. We saw lots of dolphins. Captain Brandon was very accommodating very knowledgeable and we had a great time. And the bonus we had a chance.....  more »
  • We had an amazing experience on the last day of our trip. Captain Dave took our family of 5 (18, 13, and 9 year old kids) out for private dolphin experience. We had great weather and were very...  more »
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  • Had a great experience with Capt Henry (had a great experience previously with Capt Scarlet). Very personal tour and the highlight of the weekend for my friends visiting. I highly recommend!
  • Best dolphin watch tours by far. Very personal tour of these dolphin pods who are like family to Scarlet who knows each dolphin my name. Go after feeding times when dolphins are full happy and ready to play! Went with Scarlet the first time then with captain Henry the second time. Had a blast both times!

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