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Providing a wide and unique array of specialized entertainment and pleasure cruises. Explore the waters of South Padre Island aboard our 66 ft. double Decker boat the Murphy's Law. Enjoy watching dolphins and other wildlife in their natural habitat. We offer dolphin watches, sunset cruises, fireworks cruises, Port of Brownsville tours, and private party trips. Group rates available. Call today for a tour or celebrate a special occasion with us today... your adventure starts here!

 



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One of the most popular activities that visitors and residents alike enjoy on South Padre Island is spending time on the beautiful Laguna Madre Bay. From fishing to dolphin watching, the bay is a place of serene beauty and breathtaking sunsets.


If you have been on the Island for any amount of time, you are more than likely familiar with the name “Murphy”. Since 1961, three generations of Murphy’s have been cruising the waters of the Laguna Madre as well as the Gulf of Mexico and no one knows those waters better.


Stephen Murphy began fishing when he was only 9 years old. Through the years Stephen worked as a commercial fisherman and after receiving his captain’s license, worked as captain on oil field crew boats. In 1996, Stephen purchased his own bay touring boat and named it Hard Bottom Too.

In 2000 he purchased a 67 foot double deck craft affectionately named “Murphy’s Law”. After years of providing off-shore fishing expeditions and in response to an increase in fishing regulations in the Snapper industry and the skyrocketing cost of fuel, Stephen chose to venture into dolphin watch excursions and private party trips by forming Isla Tours.


Located behind Tequila Sunset next to Louie’s Backyard, Isla Tours offers a wide array of uniquely specialized entertainment for the entire family. With a dolphin watch cruise you will explore the playground of Bottle Nosed Dolphin in their natural environment. Couple the Dolphin Cruise with a sunset cruise over the tranquil bay and you will provide your family with a vacation memory that will last a lifetime. Memorial Day through Labor Day, Isla Tours offers a special Dolphin Watch, Sunset and Fireworks Cruise combination giving you a front row seat of the spectacular fireworks display over the bay.


Isla Tours has available charters for a variety of private occasions or special events with family and friends, private parties, clubs or organizational events. Plan your wedding and reception or a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party as well as birthdays or family gatherings that can be combined with a day of bay fishing, dolphin watching or sunset cruises. Isla Tours will even let you decorate the boat to fit your special occasion. The possibilities are limitless!


Visit Isla Tours website, www.captainmurphys.com and see all the exciting opportunities available and begin planning your fun cruise aboard “Murphy’s Law”. Isla Tours, 200 W. Pike, located bayside at the Tequila Sunset pier. Call 956-761-ISLA (4752) for more information.






Isla Tours
Stephen Murphy
P.O. Box 3381
Pike and Laguna at Tequila Sunset
South Padre Island, TX 78597
(956) 761-4752
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Dolphin Watches-Sunset Cruises-Party Cruises
 

Enjoy a scenic cruise along the beautiful hotel channel to our ultimate snorkeling spot.  Check out starfish, sting rays, various fish species, and more in the clear waters of the Laguna Madre bay.  Our 39 ft pontoon boat has plenty of room to relax and take in some sun.  Bring your own food and drinks (alcohol is allowed).  We also serve water and fresh fruit to snack on.  So.... don't forget your beach towel and sun block and join us for an underwater adventure you will never forget.



THE DOLPHINS ARE HERE AND ISLA TOURS MAKE THREE TRIPS DAILY

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Three times daily, ISLA TOURS offers a scenic tour of the Laguna Madre bay. Traveling along the Bay Side Homes, Businesses and shoreline, the Queen Isabella Causeway and out to the mouth of the Bay you are presented with an exhilarating opportunity to capture the excitement of the year-round aquatic residents of South Padre Island.

The Atlantic Bottle Nosed Dolphins can be seen feeding and playing in the shallow waters of the Bay. Often seen at the mouth of the Bay or feeding at Dolphin Point or, playfully swimming in the tranquil setting of the South Bay Area. You will need a quick eye and be even quicker on the camera button to catch these beautiful mammals.

During your tour there may be an ocean going cargo ship and an opportunity to view these magnificent creatures SURFING in the bow swell of the ships in route to or from The Port of Brownsville.

The Dolphins of the Laguna Madre Bay are smaller and weigh less than their Ocean dwelling cousins. The typical Dolphin in the Bay my weigh on average of 400 pounds and grows to be typically 8 feet in length. The life span of a Bay Dolphin is about 40 years and the mother Dolphins may have about 5 babies in that time. Mothers will watch over the babies for 3 or 4 years carefully watching and nurturing their development. You will be given an opportunity to watch the wonder of the Dolphin family’s behavior.

After the 2 hour scenic Dolphin experience you will have had a memorable, family oriented experience, a couple of hours of relaxing in the South Texas Sun and collected a few Photos of Natures Wonderful Creatures during your time spent with ISLA TOURS aboard the MURPHY’S LAW.
 

 
 
 
 


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