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Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island

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South Padre Island, United States
Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island

From $215.39 per group (up to 1)

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Share the Gulf of Mexico waters with bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and more on a private 90-minute boat tour from South Padre Island. The 26-foot catamaran has space for up to six passengers, which makes it an ideal experience for families or friend groups. Between wildlife encounters, learn the storied past of the area. Discover the history of the native Karankawa tribe, local shipwrecks, and more.
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Get up close to bottlenose dolphins in Texas
  • Take a break from the large tourist crowds
  • Learn about the history of South Padre Island
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All taxes, fees
Bottled water
Local professional guide
Food and drinks (available to purchase at departure location)
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at departure location)
Gratuities

Departure Point

204 Palm St, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Check in 15 min prior to departure time. Check in location next to Lobo Del Mar Cafe. Look for sign SPI EXCURSIONS

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY SPI Excursions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is the price per person for the Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island?
A:No - the price is per group. Please make one reservation for your total group (up to 6 guests.) Be sure to notate how many people will be joining in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
May 2021
Q:
What kind of boat is used during the Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island?
A:The vessel is a 26 ft Leisure Catamaran with a bimini cover for shade.
May 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available on the boat during the Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island?
A:Yes, there is a restroom onboard the catamaran.
May 2021
Q:
Can I bring food and/or drinks with me on the Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island?
A:Absolutely! Please no glass bottles. You may also purchase food and drink from the on-site restaurant at the departure location. (Restaurant opens at 7 am.)
May 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 1 traveler.

See all safety measures taken by Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island.

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star-5
Wonderful
Crystal_R
, Aug 2021
My husband and I had a wonderful experience. This was my first boat rides d it was amazing. I recommend this to a group of 6 or just you and your spouse.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for the review. Our boat holds a total of 6 passengers so if you would like it private, 6 seats would need to be purchased. :)
star-5
Incredible experience
Maya
, Aug 2021
We had the most amazing experience on this tour. Our tour guide Brady was great and seeing the dolphins up close was incredible. I do plan on booking this trip again when we return to SPI.
star-5
Private dolphin tour
Tim
, Jul 2021
Brady was an excellent guide. My kids really enjoyed the whole experience. Would highly recommend to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks, Time for the review.
star-5
Epic experience
Karen_G
, Jul 2021
Thank you for a memorable experience me and my family enjoyed seeing the dolphins we will forever remember it!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you Karen for joining us! So glad to hear you had a wonderful wildlife cruise 😁
star-4
Great time
Lisa_B
, Jul 2021
Was a great trip, but be aware there is no binime as described in the what to expect section so be prepared for sun the entire ride
star-5
Beautiful tour with our guide Brady
Ray_S
, Jul 2021
The most memorable part of the tour was the guide Brady and his knowledge of the island. He made us feel comfortable and showed us around the dolphins, took us near Boca Beach where my children collected several clam shells and then made our afternoon by sharing the local spots to eat, which were on mark. Definitely taking more tours with them and will put a special request for Brady.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Fun! Sounds like Captain Brady adding in some special time for shelling. Thank you for sharring
star-5
We can’t wait to go again!
Amanda_W
, Jul 2021
Brady, our tour captain was great! We had the best time! He told us all kinds of interesting things about SPI and knew exactly where to go for the best dolphins experience. There were SO many dolphins that came right up to the boat. We will definitely do this private tour again!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Captain Brady might just be the dolphin whisperer! LOL Thank you for the review!
star-5
Absolutely wonderful!
Gary_G
, Jun 2021
We had such a great time! The captain not only located several pods of dolphins, we stayed with them for quite a while. Much longer than the larger, public tour boats, giving us a wonderful up close view of these beautiful animals. We highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Thank you Gary for the wonderful compliments! So glad you were able to enjoy the wild life here in South Padre!
star-5
Dolphin watch
denise_g
, Apr 2021
Brady, our guide, was very nice and knowledgeable of the area. It was nice to have the boat all to ourselves and not worry about big crowds of people. Enjoyable and relaxing
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
I live on the island and I finally went on the dolphin cruise myself and was surprised to learn many more things I have lived around and didn't realize. We are so glad Captain Brady as part of our team. thank you for the review!
star-4
Awesome boat tour
Margo_O
, Dec 2020
We want to give a special thanks to Brady our tour Guide. He was very knowledgeable about the areas made us feel very relaxed and comfortable on the boat tour. The only draw back was that actually seeing the dolphins was hit and miss. Still a great experience though just being on the boat and water.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Hey there Margo, thanks for the great review. Sometimes the dolphins are so playful around the boat and other times they have an attitude.....LOL We interact with the marine species in their wild state and is therefore import to respect the dolphins when they don't want to be interactive.

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