Whether you’re a devout nature lover or just someone who’s always wanted to see a dolphin up close, consider taking a dolphin or birding tour with Fins and Feathers in South Padre Island. A boat tour is a great way to explore South Padre’s incredible ecosystem.
Fins and Feathers claims it dolphin tours in South Padre Island are the most eco-friendly, dolphin-friendly charters on the water. Their boat, the Laguna, has been in service since 1997, and Fins and Feathers says that’s important because it helps the dolphins be more comfortable with the boat.
Most of the dolphins you’ll see are the common bottlenose dolphins. Watch as they follow the boat and playfully jump in and out of the water with their pod.
An hour-and-a-half tour costs $25, and a two-and-a-half-hour tour costs $45. Tours require at least four passengers and can have up to six.
If you’re a birder, photographer, or nature lover, consider taking a birding tour with Fins and Feathers in South Padre Island. It’s a great way to see local birds up close and to admire the ecological diversity on the island. A two-and-a-half hour birding tour costs $45.
You might be surprised to find out that there are a documented 380 species of birds at Padre Island National Seashore, nearly half of all bird species which have been documented in North America. These include birds of prey such as ospreys, vultures, red-tailed hawks, and peregrine falcons, plus songbirds such as wrens, warblers and mockingbirds. You’ll also see cranes, herons and egrets.
We love Fins and Feathers because of their flexibility. You can’t bring food, but you can bring drinks, including alcohol, in your own cooler. You can even bring your own dog on board, though you need to give advance notice. Fins and Feathers also does private charters for special occasions like fireworks shows, New Year’s, birthdays and anniversaries. Fins and Feathers also will also try its best to accommodate special needs.
Come visit us on South Padre Island and explore this beautiful ecosystem. When you’re done exploring, come home to your cozy, spacious and luxurious vacation rental. Call us today to learn more about dolphin tours in South Padre Island and to book one of our beautiful vacation rentals!