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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  • We have three teens. This was their favorite activity. Driver was very knowledgeable. Saw many dolphins playing and swimming around us. Our day was somewhat foggy...This did not hinder our experience ...  more »
  • The dolphin watching tour was led by Scarlett and her faithful dog Rozzi. We met Scarlett at her house and then followed her to the boat launch in a gated subdivision. The boat seats 6 comfortably but...  more »
  • OK, just to get this out of the way. We came here thinking there maybe some dolphin here, similar to the Sea Turtle Inc, where they would rescue turtles. This is a one man operation, and is very small...  more »