South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, South Padre Island
(4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center and other South Padre Island attractions using our handy South Padre Island trip generator.
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  • We took a birding tour with our boat captain Scarlett during the Rio Grande Birding Festival. It was fantastic! We saw so many species of birds including the Mangrove Warbler. She called the dolphins ...  more »
  • There are many options available if you want to get out on the bay and see dolphins (and we tried some of them), but our favorite excursion was with Scarlet from the SPI Dolphin Research and Sea Life ...  more »
  • If you want to go dolphin watching or see a terrific selection of local wildlife (all types, not just birds), pay a little more for a very personal boat tour which this group sponsors. The research (a...  more »