Daily dolphin watch trips in South Padre Island. South Padre’s number one dolphin watch tour company.
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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.
Trips leave daily from the Sea Ranch Marina. Enjoy sunshine and salt air along with refreshments and an educational presentation aboard the 60′ tour boat The Double Sunshine or the 50′ boat the Diver I.
An Eco-Tour is an add-on to our dolphin watch tour. During the tour our crew will drag a small net along the bottom of the bay and collect a sample of marine life. They will then have a presentation on the boat of the marine life that they find, then continue on watching for dolphin. An Eco-Tour is a fun and educational tour for all ages. All marine life collected during the tour will be safely released back into the water.
Enjoy a 3 hour tour exploring the underwater world of the Laguna Madre. This snorkel tour is $35 per person and includes your rental gear and a licensed guide in the water with you.
This tour is provided by our sister company, American Diving. You can find more information and book online by visiting: https://divesouthpadre.com.
Seasonal activity that is available from April – Sept.
Dolphin Watch & Eco-TourEarly Bird Special!
11:00am - 12:30pm
Dolphin Watch & Eco-TourFun for Everyone!
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dolphin Watch Sunset TourEnd your day right!
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Port of Brownsville TourA Winter Texan Delight!
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Shrimp and Drinks Included
#1 Rated Dolphin Watch on South Padre island
The Original Dolphin Watch
“Saw an amazing amount of dolphins. More than we expected! Captain and crew were fantastic educators. Will recommend for sure!”
“Great experience. Very enjoyable. We even got to learn more things about the island. Staff was friendly and answered all our questions, they even took pictures for us!”
“Our family loved the eco-tour dolphin watch! It was a great experience for all of us from grandparents to grandchildren!”
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Digital Gift Card
Looking to purchase a dolphin watch for someone special? Want to go on a dolphin watch but are not sure of the dates yet? Purchase a gift by following the link below. We will email you a Gift Card number that you can redeem on any of our trips with no blackout dates or expiration.