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Isla Tours

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Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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+1 956-761-4752
08:00 - 20:00
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Isla Tours offers a variety of family fun filled activities for all ages....

Isla Tours offers a variety of family fun filled activities for all ages. We offer dolphin watching, sunset dolphin watch cruises, eco tours, firework cruises, port of Brownsvillke nature tours, bay and deep sea fishing. Our friendly captains and crew work to ensure your family has a safe and fun trip. Our vessels are safe, clean, and US Coast Guard approved. Private party trips available. Let us take care of you and your family while on vacation... Your adventure starts with us!

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Dolphin Watch Eco Tour of South Padre Island
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Great Family Fun

We had a great time on the eco tour. My 4 year old loved touching the sea creatures that were brought on board. Seeing the dolphins was another exciting moment for him. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynette C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on the eco tour. My 4 year old loved touching the sea creatures that were brought on board. Seeing the dolphins was another exciting moment for him. A great inexpensive way to enjoy the bay from a different view.

Thank Lynette C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time and watching the children with dolphins and creatures they got to touch and hold was delightful, a MUST do.

Thank Aggiemom39
San Antonio
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

My son and I took the eco tour. It was a nice smooth ride in the bay. A great deal at $10 per person to see dolphins and sea life.

Thank grnis
Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been on South Padre Island several times and find that Isla Tours gives a great dolphin watch tour at a bit cheaper price than its neighbor which does basically the same route. The staff are amiable and the captain is knowledgeable. Never had a bad trip. Call in the morning for reservations. Unless they have enough people to... More 

Thank Roqzy
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I had six kids with me from 15-9. We went on the dolphin eco tour and it was a great experience, especially for the price. The crew was fun and interactive. We'll definitely do this again and probably some of their other tours. We saw many dolphin, although they were just feeding, it was awesome seeing them all so close... More 

Thank Kristi O
Butternut, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We bought our tickets about 1 hour before departure. Saw many Dolphins. It was sunny and windy so wore hat with strap. Glad. Think 1 1/2 hours was plenty of time. Seats were not comfortable but you spend most of your time standing.

Thank WiGal_11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We took the Port of Brownsville tour. This is a 4 hour tour that travels the channel from South Padre Island to Brownsville. Captain Murphy and Greg? checked to make sure everyone was having a good time and answered any and all questions. They even turned around twice to retrieve hats that had blown off. (wear hats with chin straps).... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

My hubby and I were vacationing in South Padre and wanted to do a dolphin/eco tour. We went through the choices and found Isla Tours. It said it could not be booked online if it was less than 48 hours and that we needed to call to make arrangements if it was less than that. I called and booked the... More 

6 Thank Colleen213
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The captain and the mate were great,. We saw a lot of dophins,. The whole trip was fun, will sure to visit again.

1 Thank Hari R
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great staff Great sales rep....and great captain and first mate absolutely loved it 😍❤️very educational and very interesting

Thank Arely G

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