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Fins to Feathers

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500 South Point Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-299-0629
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Diesel likes to bark

Paul and Heather are very dedicated to their work and Diesel is a darling dog. Heather told us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
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San Antonio, Texas
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Highly Recommended! :)

Paul and Heather are great!!! BUT Diesel is the best!! Watching Diesel the dog interact with the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mollyflo2017
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Queretaro City, Mexico
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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
LOCATION
500 South Point Dr, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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+1 956-299-0629

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paul and Heather are very dedicated to their work and Diesel is a darling dog. Heather told us before hand that Diesel would be on the trip. However, I did not realize that Diesel would bark incessantly. Diesel barked at every passing boat as well...More

Thank Susan B
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Susan for your review. We are sorry to hear that diesels barking was a negative point for your trip. We ask every person before booking with us if it's ok to bring him. He is optional. This is the first negative comment about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul and Heather are great!!! BUT Diesel is the best!! Watching Diesel the dog interact with the dolphins adds anther element of fun. The size of the boat was an advantage because we were able to get very close to the dolphins. It was also...More

1  Thank mollyflo2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captains Paul and Heather were the perfect guides and it's clear they have a deep love and respect for these beautiful animals. It's really remarkable to see dolphins that close in the wild, and it was a truly unforgettable experience! This is a "must-do" if...More

Thank hannah n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First i would like to say, the tour was great, the couple was knowledgeable about the dolphins and extremely friendly and patient. The only distraction was we wound up being the only couple due to a cancellation from another couple that we did not even...More

Thank caylacaren
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. I am sorry about the misunderstanding. I am very clear when making the reservations about the 4 person minimum requirement and it's on all our flyers and web site. I give everyone the option of booking the tour or putting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in awe of the love and respect that Captains Paul and Heather have for the water and the wildlife. They truly put out the best vibes and the animals respond! Diesel helps bring them to our attention, too. 🐶 Such a fun, yet...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really great tour. We were happy to watch dolphins very close and also see dolphins showing off and jumped out of the water. As entertaining as the dolphins were Diesel, the black lab, who has his own way to communicate with the dolphins. Great also...More

Thank 526karin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my fiancee and i had a great time. she loves dogs and we both thought diesel was so cute. it was also wonderful listening to him "talking" to the dolphins and barking at the dogs on the other boats. we got to see a huge...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from the island last wk. This tour is way better than the bigger ones because they allow the dolphins there space which in turn gets them to actually approach the boat. I went on this tour as two couples and my nieces...More

Thank Izix N
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Izix for the wonderful review. We loved having you out with us. Glad you were able to experience the magic of our home and friends. Can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a good time with Heather and Paul. They were great to really educate you about the area and the dolphins. They really get you up close and personal with the dolphins without being on top of them and bugging them. Their sweet...More

Thank Tiffany F
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Tiffany for the wonderful review. We love sharing the Magic of our home and family with others. Glad you had a great time. We work very hard to build a trusting relationship with our dolphins so we can get everyone a up close...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a blast and way better than those little cheap tours. Captain Paul and Heather ate just so caring of the environment of the dolphins and good people. Diesel is such a awesome dog and loving. We will definitely go again.

Thank Daniel C
Heather L, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Daniel for the wonderful review. We do love our dolphins very much. They repay that love back to us and Diesel. Can't wait to see you again.

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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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