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Address: South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 956-299-0629
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SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS

Fins to Feathers is committed to education and...

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 like us….

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Fun tour, very knowledgeable guide!

We had an excellent dolphin tour with Fins to Feathers! The guide was very knowledgeable about dolphins, birds and the local ship channel operations. This guide limits his tours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Christopher Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had an excellent dolphin tour with Fins to Feathers! The guide was very knowledgeable about dolphins, birds and the local ship channel operations. This guide limits his tours to a small group which makes the tour more personal and enjoyable. Good value to top off a very pleasant experience!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

What a great experience this was. Ford gave us so much great information, even in addition to about dolphins. The tour is 1.5 hrs long, and well worth the money. It is a private tour, 4-6 people on a nicely shaded boat. We got super close to the dolphins, they were so amazing. I highly recommend this tour, we heard... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Fins to Feathers offers a small more personal adventure than the other "dolphin tours" in the area. Only 6 passengers. The day we went we called ahead and arranged to have the boat to ourselves and our dog for a more than reasonable price! The owner, Ford, is very knowledgeable about the area and did a great time pointing out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is our second cruise and Ford put us right on the Dolphins! Small houseboat only seats 6 and it's worth the extra cost

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Seen a lot of dolphins and had an amazing time. Well worth the money!! The boat is great because it allows you to get as close as possible to see the dolphins. It was a great way for me and my husband to end our trip.

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George C, Guest Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thanks so much, that was a really great trip! Capt. Ford More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Ford. We saw so many Dolphins, and even babies. They came right up to the boat!! Our little one had the best time, and learned a lot about Dolphins and Pelicans. Definitely would go again!

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George C, Public Relations Manager at Fins to Feathers, responded to this review

Thanks very much, it was my pleasure. Your little one is a great dolphin and pelican caller! Capt. Ford More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

At first I was planning on doing a different dolphin tour but they wouldn't accept a group smaller than 6. She suggested Fins to Feathers and I'm very, very glad she did! Captain Ford will take any number of people smaller than a group of 6 (we had 3) and it is $25 per person. So, the trip is very... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Four of us went on the dolphin sightseeing boat tour this weekend. We all enjoyed the boat ride. Captain Ford is informative and experienced and he made sure to navigate to a few different areas of the waterway to be sure that we had a good chance to see dolphins. We got lucky and saw several, some even swam a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Captain Ford was very friendly and even helped us find the dock. Really great communication, by text even months in advance of tour. The tour was worth every penny. We were so close to the water, when the dolphins came up to us. It was fun for both,my husband and myself, and for the dolphins! They played and jumped all... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The captain, Ford, was very informative and accommodating. He also is part of the dolphin rescue community at South Padre Island and provides inside stories of saving dolphins that are sick or injured. We will take other trips and land adventures with Ford when returning to SPI.

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