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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  • Unfortunately the weather was bad so we didn't ask to go out and see the bay dolphins. But the young man talked to us about all the sea life they have inside. He was very informative. We even talked a...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our afternoon on the water watching the dolphins swim beside the boat.The crew drug a net behind the boat and pulled in little sting rays and little fish that they described in detai...  more »
  • This is by far the best dolphin tour you will ever experience!! Scarlett, George and the dolphin dogs live, love, love these dolphins and it shows!! You will learn so much and get so much more for you...  more »