Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour

10 Reviews | South Padre Island, USA

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4 hours (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
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
A note about this tour
Currently, there is 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.


The Port of Brownsville Tour is a 4-hour narrated cruise from South Padre Island across the Laguna Madre Bay and traveling down the Brownsville Ship Channel. Along the way you will see our native Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins and migratory birds. You will learn about South Texas shrimping industry and their fleets, as you enjoy a taste of our local shrimp. You will hear a little history of the area, see decommissioned vessels being dismantled from the top down, oil rigs being built and repaired, and the Port where shipping vessels from around the world load and unload commodities. Upon your return you will see SpaceX launching site off in the distance. Our Captain and Crew make this an enjoyable and educational tour worth your time. Welcome aboard!



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Average 4.40 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
Susan_P, Nov 2022 Verified
Dolphins swimming with the boat was awesome. Seeing the port of Brownsville and learning some history was very interesting. Friendly staff. Friendly fun people on the tour. Good doughnuts. Shrimp cocktail was delicious.
Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
Nancy_K, Oct 2022 Verified
USS KITTY HAWK THE CAPTAIN WAS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE AND ENTERTAINING. The shrimp was great and All four in my group were totaled entertained and will be back again.
Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
Thomad_H, Oct 2022 Verified
It was a great trip. We enjoyed the day .. saw dolphins, history of area was interesting and fun. The crew was awesome .. knowledgeable and very nice. Shrimp was great.. would definitely recommend!
Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
H8935RSconniep, Oct 2022 Verified
Patrick was a very knowledgeable and FUN captain!! The tour was well worth the money & we got to see a lot of dolphins! I would recommend this to anyone wanting to get out and have a fun half day trip. We enjoyed learning about the ships in the area and the history of Port Brownsville.
Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
J O, Oct 2022 Verified
Fun boat ride, history lesson about the Brownsville Port, doughnuts and coffee, shrimp cocktail, and seeing dolphins ….. how can you beat it??!! Bring your sunscreen, hat, and a big water bottle. Patrick was the captain and he was a wealth of knowledge and fun. Jen and Junior were great crew mates. After landing, headed to Ceviche Ceviche for a yummy lunch and to the beach. What a great day in SPI.
Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
Roland W, Oct 2022 Verified
My wife and I took this tour if the Brownsville Ship yard and it was so enjoyable! The captain and crew were very informative, friendly,and helpful. We saw the dismantling of the Kittyhawk and several other huge ships. We even saw several dolphins on our way there and back. They served us coffee and donuts right off the bat and then shrimp cocktail on the way back. Highly recommended.
Great Port Brownsville 4 hour tour
Larry S, Jan 2022 Verified
Was a very enjoyable tour, seen lots of dolphins, star fish and a sea turtle. Liked seeing the port and the ships there. Definitely recommend!
Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
Wally157, Mar 2022 Verified
What a great morning!! Isla Tours/Captain Murphy Port of Brownsville tour was spectacular. It was interesting, informative and funny. Captain Patrick,Jennifer, and a young man whos name I can not remember were great hosts. From the coffee and doughnuts to the shrimp to the marine biology lesson this tour is first class informal. You will learn lots and enjoy doing it.
Great tour and guide and dolphin trip
Winifred T, Mar 2022 Verified
Good for all generations and great info from a commuted captain with awesome sense of humor
Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
544audeliam, Oct 2022 Verified
Our trip was canceled! We were not able to stay for the rescheduled visit! We are awaiting our refund! Sincerely, Audelia Morales

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