Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center

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  • Address: 110 N. Garcia St. (Not Accurate for GPS or Navigation) Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Texas, 78578, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9562991957
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Science Museum, Aquarium, Educational Site, Family And Kids

Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center - Review

Located at Port Isabel, at the base of the bridge heading to South Padre Island, the Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center is a non-profit that is out there with a mission to educate the public about the bottleneck dolphins native to the Gulf of Mexico and South Padre Island in addition to promoting public support for aquatic animals and birds in the area. They offer visitors an opportunity to have an up-close look at various locally indigenous sea creatures, as well as daily educational nature presentations. Various aquariums showcase live fish, octopus along with a host of other exciting creatures. Also, there are children friendly touch tanks showcasing local species like star fish and hermit crabs and many more where one can hand-feed the starifsh.

The dolphins here are not kept in captivity, they are let out wild and free. There are daily boat tours that take you out to meet them. The center has Dolphin whisperers who, along with dogs, call out to the dolphins for visitors to interact with them.

Many people regard the Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center as the highlight of their trip to South Padre Island (children love it more).

Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center Information

  • Insufficient parking may result in lengthy walks during peak times.
  • They have only two boats for the dolphin tours, so it is advisable to call before 8am on the day of your visit. There are 8 trips of the dolphin tour everyday.
  • They’d love it if you bring your dog along.
  • Sumer period is the busiest as South Padre Island is a popular destination among students for spring break holidays.

Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center Ticket Prices

  • The center is open daily.
  • One can feel free to donate to the center.
  • For the indoor fun and educational programmes, visitors have to purchase a ticket for $3/person.
  • For the Dolphin tour boat ride, the charges are $25/person.

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  • Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center Address: 110 N. Garcia St. (Not Accurate for GPS or Navigation) Port Isabel, South Padre Island, Texas, 78578, United States
  • Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center Contact Number: +1-9562991957
  • Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center

  • 95% of people who visit South Padre Island include Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center in their plan

  • 87.23% of people start their Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center

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94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center

People normally club together Sea Life Center Marine Touch Tanks and Queen Isabella State Fishing Pier while planning their visit to Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center.

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Dolphin Research And Sea Life Nature Center, South Padre Island Reviews

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  • Extremely great experience. One of the guys continued to walk around asking if anyone needed anything. Very sweet guy. My daughter got a little sea sick and he came and gave her a Sprite. Check on us few times which made the experience that much better. Great service!!! Will be back again and definitely will refer to this one. I dont me we name but you were great sir!!! Keep up good work.

  • My husband & I had a great time on this cruise. We got to see marine life and also the dolphins! Guides were super friendly & knowledgeable. Bring sunscreen if you want to sit up on the top level because not all the seating is covered. You can buy drinks, and snacks on the boat. There’s also a bathroom, super convenient. Danny went above and beyond to help us out when my husband got a little sea sick. Lol great experience!!!

  • Great time snorkeling. Wish it was a little deeper and not as much silt but that is probably beyond their control. Very helpful staff in the dive shop to get fins that fit my youngest. Friendly boat staff to explain the rules and get us all in the water. A good time was had by our whole group.

  • This was a wonderful family experience with a boat ride and an opportunity to see the dolphins in the bay. The tour guide was very informative and the captain did a great job navigating the boat to allow everyone to see the dolphins. They even caught a couple of sea stars and allowed all the kids to hold them in their hands including my 2 year old daughter.

  • Was a great first experience! Price was under $50 for a family of 4, and the ride was about 1 1/2 hours(give or take). Nice tour! and not only does the captain follow the dolphins around so you can see them, but they also bring some fish onboard so you can touch and see up close. 👍

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