Wildlife & Nature

Arroyo River Wildlife Boat Tours

For those who are nature enthusiasts or just wanna be one here is the trip for you! Four hours exploring the Laguna Madre on your way to the Arroyo River and back.

Coastal Studies Lab

The U.T.P.A. Coastal Studies Lab, located in Isla Blanca Park at the south end of the Island, has aquarium displays of fish and other marine life indigenous to the area, as well as an extensive shell collection.

Colley's Fins to Feathers

By boat or by van up to 60 species native to the area. We get up close for great photos and let YOU call the shots.

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Dolphin and Nature Research Center

Discover the spectacular diversity of nature which South Padre Island has to offer. Touch tanks and species found from the area. Learn about dolphins in the wild & sea life.

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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Find out more about the refuge and its wildlife through the exhibits and videos at the visitor center. Some of the best birding can be found in the area surrounding the visitor center. The refuge is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

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South Padre Turtle Lady

Founded in 1977 by Ila Loetscher, Sea Turtle Inc. has proven to be one of the foremost authorities on endangered sea turtles. Learn about the various species of sea turtles, their life cycles, habitat, travel patterns, etc.

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Contact Information:

Marisol Condominiums
1700 Gulf Blvd. | South Padre Island, TX 78597
| Phone (956) 761-1193 | Fax (956) 761-5032
Office Hours:
Winter:  Monday  - Saturday  9:00am to 5:00pm    Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Summer:  Monday - Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
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