(956) 761-4243

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33256 State Park Rd 100

South Padre Island, TX 78597

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Online booking always open

Dolphin Facts

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What is the cost or your tours?

Our rates vary by tour. Our Dolphin Watch Eco Tour is $20 for adults and kids ages two and over. Under 2 ride free. Our first trip of the day is only $18 for everybody. The Fireworks Cruise from after Memorial Day to Labor Day are $35 for adults and kids ages two and over. Our Holiday Fireworks Cruises on Sunday, May 29; Monday, July 4th; and Labor Day weekend are $40 for adults and kids ages two and over.

How do I book a trip?

Booking is easy! Please use our online booking system by clicking here or pick up the phone and give us a call at (956) 761-4243.

Can I bring my own drinks and snacks?

We do offer drinks and snacks on the boats, however you are welcome to bring your own. You can also BYOB, we just ask that you please not bring glass containers onto the boat.

Can I bring my dog with me?

Furry friends are welcome on our trips. They must fit on your lap and not interfere with other guests. Please bring any items necessary to clean up after your pet.

We will see any dolphin?

The Original Dolphin Watch has been taking visitors to view dolphin in their natural habitat since 1988. While there are no guarantees that we will see dolphin, it is very, very rare that we do not encounter at least a small pod during our tours.

On What trip will we see more dolphin?

Dolphin in our area do not pattern their location or behavior based on time of day. Their location and behavior is ever-changing throughout the day, so each tour is a new adventure. Any time of day is a great time to be on the water looking for dolphin. Choose the tour time that works best for you!

Are there Restrooms onboard the boats?

Our vessels are equipped with marine-grade facilities. On the Double Sunshine, our primary dolphin watch boat, we have a men’s and women’s restroom. 

What if it rains or is windy?

We will make every effort to notify you as far in advance as possible if it looks like we will not be able to go out because of weather.

Fun Facts

about our dolphin

Dolphins and man have enjoyed a unique bond since the dawn of time and it is ironic that the dolphin’s most dangerous predator is man. Having a better understanding of dolphins is mankind’s first step in conservation of the dolphin.

Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00pm

The Original Dolphin Watch

33256 State Park Rd 100
South Padre Island, TX 78597