We specialize in SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS.  Fins to Feathers is committed to education and conservation through experiential learning.  We create the experience of observing wild and free dolphins, fishing and playing in their natural environment. I have been on the Laguna Madre Bay my whole life, born and raised here and the bay means alot to me, it is a beautiful place. I am Capt Ford Lockett and love to share this magical place with all those who want to experience it as I do, dancing with our dolphins, admiring the many birds and learning about the history of the area.

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This is the tour for any birder, photographer, or nature enthusiast to view shore bird species up close. Approaching by boat, the birds feed and remain calm as the boat pushes up on the shore.

Guided tours to see this rare bird is a speciality of Fins to Feathers

Guided tours to see the rare Mangrove Warbler is a speciality of Fins to Feathers



SMALL GROUP DOLPHIN TOURS:  The best way to see dolphins is on a boat that the dolphins know well and that is the Laguna Skimmer. On the water with our dolphins since 1997 , this is the most eco friendly, dolphin friendly tour on the water. We call it dancing with dolphins.   Just imagine a tour  with only a small group or even just your family .

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Our boat, a virtual floating bird blind, is equipped with a catamaran hull and a 4-stroke engine which provides a silent and stabilized shooting platform. Close approach to our many shore bird species allows photographers to obtain tight, low angle shots of feeding and other unique behavior. Whether it is a Reddish Egret dancing, a male Mangrove Warbler calling, or a Skimmer cutting through the surface of the water, there is always a great picture to be captured from our boat! Dolphins playing make for exciting photos and great scenic shots maneuvered in the position  you want.


This is a tour for small groups

we take six or less

this means we go for groups of two, three, four, five, or six.

We offer three types of tours

One is for the hour and a half tour, this is the recommended tour for viewing dolphins – $25.00 per person

The second is for two and a half hours and is recommended for birding or photography – $45.00 per person

The third is a ranch land birding tour and is five and a half hours and is recommended for unique birding and ecological adventure – $100.00 per person


Because this is the most reasonable tour fee per person we can offer as a private tour boat  our rates are per person no matter what the age is.