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Fins to Feathers

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500 S Point Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78578-3705
+1 956-299-0629
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Excellent dolphin tour!

If you want to go out and see some wild bottle nose dolphins, this is the trip for you! You will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonray75
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Granbury, Texas
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DOLPHINS-DOLPHINS-DOLPHINS!!!!!

wonderful trip----saw MANY dolphins---they came right up to the boat and put on quite a show---they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cozimoto
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SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS Fins to Feathers is committed to education and conservation through experiential learning. We create the experience of observing wild and free bottle nose dolphins in the Lower Laguna Madre Bay. We have been using the Laguna Skimmer, our 35' Catamaran to provide this service for 18 years and the dolphins know and love us….
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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500 S Point Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78578-3705
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+1 956-299-0629

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to go out and see some wild bottle nose dolphins, this is the trip for you! You will get close to the dolphins. The dolphins know this boat and the dog. They will take a break from feeding to come say “Hi!”...More

Thank Jonray75
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. The dolphins associate our boat with love, respect, and safety. They will come right up to the boat and play with Diesel. We work very hard to have this relationship with our dolphin family and I'm glad you were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful trip----saw MANY dolphins---they came right up to the boat and put on quite a show---they seem to respond to Diesel----who is a show into himself---Heather and Captain Paul are very knowledgeable and readily answered all of our questions---highly recommend this tripMore

Thank cozimoto
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. The dolphins here are our friends and family and they love Diesel. They will come right up to the boat and play or talk to him. He loves his job and being able to hang out with his friends....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw so many great dolphin pods. The dolphins were active and happy. It was a joy to see these magnificent mammals in their natural habitat.More

Thank Sheri B
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sheri for your wonderful review. They have been super happy all week celebrating the new infants in the bay. We are glad you got to experience such a happy time for them. It truly is magical and contagious. Hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 enjoyed a sunset dolphin cruise. Both Captains, Heather and Paul, were knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the dolphins. They kept the dolphins health and safety as their primary concern, while still providing us intimate and up close dolphin sightings. Well worth the...More

Thank Doreen E
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Doreen for the wonderful review. We are glad you got to experience the magic of our home and friends. We love introducing people to our family. Diesel loves them so much and they love him back. Can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul, Heather (and Diesel the dog) specialize in small tour groups. Just our family went for a great tour. We saw many birds, learned about the area, and the dolphins did not disappoint! Paul & Heather respect and love the dolphins, and the dolphins do...More

Thank John D
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you John for the wonderful review. The wild dolphins here associate our boat with love, respect, and safety. This allows them to know they are safe to come right up to the boat and show us love. Diesel of course helps bring them because...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By having just us 4 on the tour, we were able to have all our questions answered and were able to experience the wildlife in an up close and personal environment. We all loved witnessing the "Dolphin Whisper Dog" do his thing! Awesome experience! Highly...More

Thank Stephanie G
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Stephanie for the wonderful review. We love sharing the magic of our home with others and introducing you to our dolphin family. Come back out with us the next time your here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small group tour is great. Diesel was awesome and told us exactly where the dolphins were. The weather was not great, but we still saw good amount of dolphins and enjoyed the tour.

Thank Kelly M
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Kelly for the wonderful review. We are glad you were able to visit with our dolphin family. Can't wait to see you again the next time your on the island.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fun tour. The individuals who run the tour are very personable, and Diesel the Dog was great as well. We saw lots of dolphins and birds and learned a lot about the local area as well. Definitely worth stopping here if you’d like to...More

Thank Vera T
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Vera for the wonderful review. We are glad you got to experience the magic of our home with us. Can't wait to see you again the next time your on the island.

Reviewed 15 December 2017

I have been on several different dolphin tours on South Padre Island and I have to say, this is by far the best! When you call they ask if you are happy if Diesel the Dolphin Dog comes along. He is a big black lab...More

Thank Seabreezebeachresort
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review. We loved having you and your family out with us. We love sharing the magic of our home and friends with everyone. It's truly special to get all the love we do from wild dolphins. Can't wait to see...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The boat was old but safe and kept up. It is far from luxury but comfortable enough. The captain and his lady counterpart were friendly and easy to be around. The dog Diesel was nice although he does bark quite a bit. He truly did...More

Thank Mattsgirl1980
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words. Diesel loves his dolphins and they love him. He talks to them and they come up to the boat to play with him. He allows everyone to get a very up close and personal experience with our dolphin family.

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SandiM21990
9 August 2016|
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Response from Dihanta | Reviewed this property |
No to both questions. There are strict laws in place to protect the wildlife. It's against the law to feed them too.
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ladybugg00
6 August 2015|
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Response from E D | Reviewed this property |
We were there and did this tour 8-25-15 and it was JUST $25 per person !. Very reasonable considering the larger boat tours are an average of $15. The experience of this smaller, more personalized excursion more than makes... More
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