Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

88 Reviews | South Padre Island, USA

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1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
A note about this tour
Currently, there are no mask mandates or capacity limitations in place. You are welcome to wear a mask, but they are not required. We do make a practice of sanitizing the boat between trips, and our Captain and Crew frequently wash their hands.


Enjoy a one and a half hour South Padre Island Dolphin Watch aboard the newly renovated Murphy's Law and see Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphins in their natural habitat. During the Eco Tour/Dolphin Watch, you will also have the opportunity to see local and migratory birds and various sea life. The guided tour will also include the southernmost U.S. Coast Guard Station, Boca Chica Beach, the current location of Space X, and the South Padre Island Jetties...entryway to the Brownsville Ship Channel where one of the largest Shrimp Fleet calls home.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment



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Average 4.84 out of 5 stars based on 88 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Awesome Eco & Dolphin wtch
Janie B, Jun 2022 Verified
Very friendly and knowledgeable crew. Loved seeing the dolphins alo g with the stingrays and other Eco creatures.
Wonderful and Educational Dophin and Eco Trip
Rodrigo P, May 2022 Verified
Capt. Billy Murphy was engaging. He had fun trivia that even "old people" could learn from. I had been to several dolphin trips before this, but they were not as great as this. Sure, the dolphins were wonderful to watch, but if your "tour guide" doesn't connect, the experience falls flat-- this one, did not! Thank you, sir, for giving us such a fantastic dolphin and "eco" tour! This is absolutely HIGHLY recommended!
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
Road542784, Dec 2021 Verified
Seeing the dolphins n the captain being very informative about the tour. His assistant was very good. Showed us the different animals that are a part of ecosystem. There is a bathroom, you can bring anything to drink as long as it's not in a glass bottle and the music.
This is a must
Jenny M, Dec 2021 Verified
We had the best time. Lots of information, thrils and fun . We were a group of 6 with ages from 7 to 36 . I highly recommend this tour. You won't be disappointed! We saw so many dolphins and other fish !
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
AshleyS4713, Dec 2021 Verified
We had a wonderful time. We saw many dolphins and got to have a nice amount of time watching them. The boat ride was informative and entertaining. We were glad we got to go into the Gulf of Mexico for a bit rather than remaining in the more protected channel and harbor-- the swells were bigger and more fun. It is an added bonus that we can see Space X in the distance. We had also been on this same trip in the summer, and this time there were fewer passengers on board (slower season) which was nice, and we saw more dolphins. We enjoyed our summer tour with them which is why that is the only tour we considered this time, but we recognize that the dolphin viewing is beyond their control. We were delighted there were so many this time.We highly recommend Capitan Murphy!
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
Susan_R, Nov 2021 Verified
The net drag was a highlight. The guide held up a puffer fish and a jelly fish and let kids touch it. She was very caring with the wild life and the kids.
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
Kyrstin_Q, Nov 2021 Verified
Touching the stingrays and seeing the different sea life up close was cool! The boat ride was great! Thank you! Loved the humor of our guide.
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
Candace_H, Nov 2021 Verified
Our Captain and Tour guide staff were great hosts! They provided us history of South Padre and took us to great spots to see Dolphins.
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
Julie_K, Nov 2021 Verified
Seeing the dolphins racing alongside the boat was great. They were very active and enjoyed also holding a butterfly ray and stingray
Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
DudeInDenver, Oct 2021 Verified
What a great time we had - almost two hours of cruising around listening to the great history lesson from the Captian. We got to see dolphins breaching surface - well worth the cost of the ticket

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