South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center

South Padre Island is famous for its breathtaking gulf environment, from the pristine beaches that line its shores to the amazing marine life that call the Gulf of Mexico home. At South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center, visitors can learn more about South Padre Island and the beautiful creatures of the deep. Read on below for more information on this fantastic attraction in South Padre Island! South Padre Island Tourism has something for everyone!

A Fun, Fascinating, and Family-Friendly Attraction

The South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center offers interactive educational aquarium exhibits and touch tanks with rescued sea animals at the Sea Life Center.

Admission to the South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center is a mere $3.00 per person, making this attraction as wallet-friendly as it is family-friendly. The entrance fee also includes entry into the nature presentation held at the center twice each day.

Additionally, the facility offers tours of the Laguna Madre Bay to see a family of wild dolphins that has lived near the shore for nearly two decades, as the nonprofit organization does not believe in keeping dolphins in captivity. For a fee of $25.00 per person and a maximum group of six people, you and your guests can ride with Captain Scarlet Colley and her dog Rozzi to go see the enchanting wild dolphins of Laguna Madre. Due to the eco-friendly nature of the dolphin watching tour, the boat does not drag nets through the sea beds to show you marine animals up-close. However, the tour fee does include meeting at the Sea Life Center for an in-depth tour, where you can see such creatures close up.

The center is open daily, between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm. You’ll find the South Padre Island Dolphin Research and Sea Life Nature Center located on Light House Square in Port Isabel, between the lighthouse and the Pirate’s Landing Restaurant. The center can also be reached by phone at (956) 299-1957.

South Padre Island Tourism

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