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The Original
Dolphin Watch

Daily dolphin watch trips aboard the double decker boat the Double Sunshine. South Padre Island’s number one dolphin watch tour company.

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Current Schedule

11AM - 12:30PM $13 for everyone

Dolphin Watch Eco Tour: Start your day with a fun-filled adventure on the bay.

$13 for everyone
1:30 - 3:30PM $16 / $13 (ages 2-12)

Dolphin Watch Eco Tour: This 2 hour eco tour is fun and informative.

$16 / $13 (ages 2-12)
4:00 - 6:00PM $16 / $13 (ages 2-12)

Sunset Cruise: Enjoy a beautiful South Padre Island sunset cruise and dolphin watch.

$16 / $13 (ages 2-12)
BYOB! Please no glass!

tours

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′ cruise boat Double Sunshine.

#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!”

via tripadvisor

“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!”

via Tripadvisor

“Our family loved the eco-tour dolphin watch! It was a great experience for all of us from grandparents to grandchildren!”

Google Local Guide

“Exciting boat ride with a good amount of people. Friendly staff and many dolphins, pelicans, fish, and seagulls were in the area. We had a great time and it’s definitely worth your time to sea the ocean and animals.”

Google Local Guide

Where to Find Us

Located at the sea Ranch marina

under the big blue flag
As you come off of the causeway onto the island turn to the right and look for the big blue and white building (The Sea Ranch Marina). We are located under the Big Blue Flag. Look for “The Original Dolphin Watch” signs.
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Clean Restrooms
  • Friendly crew
  • USCG inspected vessels

Mon-Sat: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

33256 State Park Rd 100
South Padre Island, TX 78597

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