Fins to Feathers Dolphin Watch Trip

I had the absolute pleasure of going on a dolphin watch trip with Capt. George Colley and had an absolute blast!

They are a very family-friendly group and love what they do.

 

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Capt. George educates as he guides and kept us in stitches the whole time.

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They love to play at the bows of ships.

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 The jetties are a bunch of rocks that were laid out many years ago that separate South Padre Island from Boca Chica Beach.  They are a passageway out to the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is the south side of the jetties that the tourist in the photo is viewing.

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It was really beautiful and Capt. George told us about the birds, their environment and their diet.

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This is their regular hangout.

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The north side had an incredible number of people on it fishing for the big fish you find out there. You can get big fish like tarpon and shark out there.

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This guy was proud to show off his nice redfish to us.

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Meanwhile, the dolphins frolicked. Capt. George told us how they play, how they live, what their habits are, etc. He is very knowledgeable and so enthusiastic you couldn’t help but admit this was awesome. Capt. George and his wife, Capt. Scarlet Colley are well-known in the area for being very knowledgeable and know the dolphins by name.

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I was surprised to see kayakers out there by the jetties. They were enthralled the dolphins as well and stopped their paddling to watch the dolphins play.

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These guys were having a blast jumping the waves way out there offshore.

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Meanwhile, the dophins played.

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Everybody was out there having a good time.

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If you want an incredible dolphin watch trip, your best bet is to get in touch with Scarlet & Capt. George Colley because there is no one who knows as much about the wildlife here as they do. They are absolutely the best! You can reach them at (956) 761-7178. Here is a link to the Sea Life Research Center at the base of the causeway, or bridge in Port Isabel. Do yourself a favor and visit this interesting and educational place right next to the Pirate’s Landing Restaurant. We, at Gladiator II Adventures, bring them interesting sea life we found. For example, one time I caught a crab while fishing and it had a white shell and spots on it. It looked strange so I saved it and brought it to the Sea Life Center. The knowledgeable staff immediately identified it as a calico crab and it lives there now safe from predators. I also caught a remora and brought it in. Both of these were the first for the Sea Life Center and it made me proud to be able to save these creatures from predators as well as help show people the creatures you find in the sea. Make a stop at the Sea Life Center a must on your visit to South Padre Island and call them for a dolphin watch trip. You will be in for a fantastic trip!

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~ by islandprincess15 on June 15, 2009.

3 Responses to “Fins to Feathers Dolphin Watch Trip”

  1. George and Scarlett do the absolute best Dolphin and eco tour on South Padre Island. If you really want to get to know the area from a natural standpoint, they are the most knowledgeable company here.

    Am absolutely first class education.

  2. I love going out to see the dolphins. My dad keeps a fishing boat on the bay. It is fun to have them follow you. You got some great pictures there.

    ~Melissa

  3. interesting material, where such topics do you find? I will often go

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