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South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center

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110 N Garcia St, South Padre Island, TX 78578-4500
+1 956-299-1957
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I can't say enough!!

Wow, the level of attention and education Sarah gave us was hands down the best I have ever... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robbie M
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Plano, Texas, United States
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Scarlett's dolphin tour was excellent!!!

Scarlett's dolphin tour was the highlight of our trip! It was a wonderful tour and we had an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MaryLou C
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This nature center is a voice for dolphins wild and free, we do not keep them in captivity. We do have DAILY BOAT tours to take you out to meet them. Our facility has touch tanks and marine exhibits to help all who visit understand how we can help save our oceans. Our boats still go to meet our dolphins when the large tours do not have enough people to go we go for just four people
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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110 N Garcia St, South Padre Island, TX 78578-4500
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+1 956-299-1957
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, the level of attention and education Sarah gave us was hands down the best I have ever received anywhere. We ended up spending a looong time there and didn't realize it. My daughter learned soo much (as did I). It's a $3 admission and...More

Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scarlett's dolphin tour was the highlight of our trip! It was a wonderful tour and we had an amazing experience with one dolphin in particular, he followed Scarlett's boat in our wake for 20 minutes!!! We had our 14 year old grand daughter with us...More

Thank MaryLou C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for the entire family to visit. It can get crowded but they are in the process of expanding. Make sure you attend one of their informational sessions.

Thank DCochranAustin_Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific excursion, VERY inexpensive, lovely time with the owner and the other couple who joined us. Surely an experience we will remember for years to come. Dolphins were everywhere, we totally lucked out.

1  Thank KELLY105_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a tour with George on a Sunday morning at 10:30. The pontoon boat was comfortable and we loved the fact that there were only 6 passengers. Within minutes of leaving the dock, we saw a pod of at least 15 dolphins, including...More

1  Thank Merrybags
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience with Scarlett was magical. I went with my husband and two boys. We started off visiting the Sea Life Center which was such a treat. We learned so much about many of the sea creatures of that area. The Girl that worked the...More

Thank rainarave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend "discovered" scarlet the dolphin whisperer on the Texas bucket list and I'm so glad she did😀 had a great time. One of the pods we found had a baby dolphin😀👍❤️

Thank Sheryl A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very partial to the idea of a small boat for a more personal experience. And that is exactly what we got! He had alot of fun facts and was an excellent guide. He was even patient with my irritable one year old. I...More

Thank treasures4lessresale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taking this small private dolphin cruise was easily the highlight of our trip. Scarlet was a great guide who was very passionate about her work, and went out of her way to make sure we got a spot when we asked on such short notice....More

Thank mteagle2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous trip! It was the highlight of our family's visit to the SPI area. Friendly dolphin Whisper Scarlet was excellent guide. We say many dolphins up close. Would recommend this tour as a must do item. Sandrab361 local (Family from ParisTX)

Thank Sandra B
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MaryLou L
29 July 2017|
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Response from mommaburk | Reviewed this property |
We went around 10. Seemed very active in the morning. Not sure in the afternoon when the heat is high
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stephrnokc30
28 June 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
we made the reservations when we got there,it's busy in July
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MariGlz
7 June 2017|
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Response from spisealife | Property representative |
swimming is not allowed with wild dolphins
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