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.

Current Schedule

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Dolphin Watch

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 The Double Sunshine.

Snorkeling Trips

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:

Dolphin Watch & Eco-Tour

Early Bird Special!
$ 15 Each Passenger
  • 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Eco-Tour Included

Dolphin Watch & Eco-Tour

Fun for Everyone!
$ 18 $15 for kids (2-12)
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Eco-Tour Included

Dolphin Watch Tour

Afternoon Special
$ 15 Each Passenger
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Dolphin Watch Special
  • SAT & SUN Only

Dolphin Watch Sunset Tour

End your day right!
$ 18 $15 for kids (2 - 12)
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Dolphin Watch
#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!”

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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.

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.

Mon-Sat: 8 AM - 8PM
Sunday: 9AM - 6PM

The Original Dolphin Watch

33256 State Park Rd 100
South Padre Island, TX 78597