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Whooping Crane Boat Tours - Wharf Cat

Fisherman's Wharf, Port Aransas, TX
+1 800-605-5448
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A scenic ride on a large boat to see the whooping cranes up close.

There was plenty of seating available both inside and outside for a comfortable trip of about 2 1/2... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
TravelbyFrank
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Angola, New York
Good sighting of Cranes

We were here for the Whooping Crane Festival. The first thing we did was the boat tour. We had... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
travelteacher4
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amaylin@rochester.rr.com
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

There was plenty of seating available both inside and outside for a comfortable trip of about 2 1/2 hours. Restrooms and snack bar are available. The captain tries to find and point out as much wildlife as he can. We made three brief stops to...More

1  Thank TravelbyFrank
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We were here for the Whooping Crane Festival. The first thing we did was the boat tour. We had to travel on the boat for a good hour to hour and a half before we saw any cranes. The tour guide was excellent and obviously...More

Thank travelteacher4
Reviewed 1 March 2017

600 Whooping Cranes in the world and many flock to south Texas, Port Aransas, to spend their winter making them life birders for most birders. They can be seen October through February. Taking the Whooping Crane Boat tour we viewed over 20. The Wharf Cat...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We saw 39 Whooping Cranes as well as many other critters including 1 dolphin. The day was cold, no heat inside boat. Narration excellent when we could hear it over the noisy motor and terrible speakers. We tried standing under garbled speaker or next to...More

Thank LessSt
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our boat trip over Thanksgiving break. We saw about 8 pairs of whooping Crains plus a lot of other birds and dolphins. Very few people were on boat so we felt like we had the top deck to ourselves. Advice: take your own...More

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Our Whooping Crane Tour on the Skimmer with Captain Tommy could not have been better! We especially were happy with the owners for working with us when we had to cancel our original tour due to a family illness. Yvette scheduled and rescheduled our tour...More

2  Thank chelseawright419
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Captain Jay and Debbie did an outstanding job on our tour. Captain Jay is very knowledgeable about area wildlife and in particular Whooping Cranes. He mixes humor with facts and welcomes questions of all kinds. My husband, me and my 79 year old mom took...More

Thank Misty Y
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We took the whooping crane boat tour and it was magnificent. The captain seems to know every bird species and variations thereof. We got to see a Whooper family up close plus learned to identify several other bird species. On the return trip, the captain...More

Thank GRaines1944
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Since 2006, we have tried them all, from this big boat all the way down to a small charter that was little more than a glorified ski boat. Of the public tours, I would rate this second, behind the Skimmer, in ability to get you...More

Thank Cesare B
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Captain was well versed in the cranes and other birds in the area. Was able to get us up close to the cranes as well as a number of other birds. The boat was set up well for viewing, the tour length perfect. Bring binoculars...More

Thank Kathy D
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