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

(4.6/5 based on 650+ 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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  • Scarlett is passionate about her dolphin tribe in the Laguna Madre and her enthusiasm and passion are contagious. We had a terrific late afternoon cruise with her and Sugie her dog and saw many dolphi...  more »
  • We saw a dolphin play with its catch! He rolled over right in front of us with the fish in its mouth. The captain explained it was a sheep's head fish and very tough so the dolphin sort of tenderizes ...  more »
  • This was highlight of our trip! Saw many dolphins and loved the owners dog who can hear the Dolphins before they surface! It was a beautiful day.  more »