If you are planning a vacation to South Padre Island, consider taking an eco-tour. There are several tours that will take you in the waters around South Padre Island to see its natural beauty and wildlife. Here are some of the best eco tours on the island.
Isla Tours offers some of the best South Padre Tours. Take one of their daily eco tours and dolphin watches on their newly remodeled Murphy’s Law boat. Each tour lasts an hour and a half and takes you up close and personal to the area’s wildlife. You will get to watch bottlenose dolphins play in the waters of the Laguna Madre Bay. The boat’s crew will then use a specialized net to bring aquatic life onto the boat. They usually catch a variety of sea creatures, including rockfish, starfish, fish, squid, stingrays, and eels. After you get to view and learn about the sea creatures, they put them back into the ocean.
The tour will also take you to the U.S. Coast Guard station, Boca Chica Beach, and the original Queen Isabella Causeway. Tours leave daily from the Sea Ranch Marina at 1 p.m. Reservations for tours must be made at least 48 hours in advance and all ages are allowed on the boat. Tickets start at $10 a person.
The Original Dolphin Watch
The Original Dolphin Watch offers dolphin watch and ecology tours on their boat the Double Sunshine. Check out their South Padre Tours that take you to Laguna Madre Bay, where the boat crew uses nets to pull sea creatures up onto the boat. They put the creatures in a saltwater tank on the boat so you can closely examine and learn about the animals that live in the bay. After they put the sea creatures back in the bay, the tour follows dolphin pods along Devils Elbow. Tours last two hours and start daily at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16 for adults and $13 for children. You can bring your own drinks on the boat, but no glass.
Start Planning Your South Padre Tours Today
If you are planning a trip to South Padre Island, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. We offer some of the nicest rentals on the island. All of our rentals come fully furnished with lavish furniture and are equipped with everything you need for the perfect beach vacation. Many of our homes also have access to a private pool and beach access. For more information on our rentals, please contact us.