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!
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.
P.O. Box 3381
Pike and Laguna at Tequila Sunset
South Padre Island, TX 78597
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
Have You Cameras Ready!
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
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
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
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.