South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, South Padre Island

(4.6/5 based on 700+ 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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  • George took us out about mid-day. It was a beautiful sunny day and we saw about 40 dolphins in total, including 3 baby dolphins. For us there were continuous sightings of dolphins for the entire trip....  more »
  • I love this place. small with a hands on tank that the kids will enjoy but the best is the dolphin watch. there are many on the Island but not with Scarlett (locally known as the dolphin whispers) kno...  more »
  • We were out for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours and saw the dolphins in their natural habitat. We saw so many it was amazing. Several jumped in front of us but one jumped right in front of our boat landing abou...  more »