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Double Sunshine (956) 761-4243

Enjoy sunshine and salt air along with refreshments and an educational presentation aboard the 60' cruise boat Double Sunshine.



The Original Dolphin Watch (956) 761-4243

One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour.



Dolphin Watch Eco-Tour

The Dolphin Watch and Ecology Tour combination begins with the crew of the Double Sunshine dragging a net along the floor of the Laguna Madre and bringing up live specimens of marine life.



Call (956) 761-4243 for reservations

One of the most memorable activities you will take part in while visiting South Padre is a cruise with us. Share the thrill of meeting bottlenose and spinner dolphins in the wild and experience the unique bond and kinship they inspire in mankind.



Dolphin Watch Sunset Tour

Join us for a relaxing cruise aboard the Double Sunshine and take in one of South Padre Islands most treasured assets, our beautiful sunsets.Call (956) 761-4243 to make your reservation



The Original Dolphin Watch

South Texas is a year-round home to several large pods of dolphin and The Original Dolphin Watch is your ticket to viewing them in all their natural splendor.



The Original Dolphin Watch

We'll spend our time touring the waters off of South Padre in search of spinner and bottlenose dolphins. Learn more about dolphins- from the legends and history of their relationship with man to social dynamics, feeding habits and environment.



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USS CONSTELLATION (CV64)

USS Constellation

USS Constellation (CV-64), a Kitty Hawk–class super carrier, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the “new constellation of stars” on the flag of the United States and the only naval vessel ever authorized to display red, white, and blue designation numbers. One of the fastest ships in the Navy, as proven by her victory during a battle group race held in 1985, she was nicknamed “Connie” by her crew and officially as “America’s Flagship”.

The contract to build Constellation was awarded to the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York, on 1 July 1956, and her keel was laid down 14 September 1957 at the New York Navy Yard. She was launched 8 October 1960, sponsored by Mary Herter (wife of Secretary of State Christian Herter). Constellation was delivered to the Navy 1 October 1961, and commissioned 27 October 1961, with Captain T. J. Walker in command. At that time, she had cost about US$264.5 million. Constellation was the last U.S. aircraft carrier (as of 2010) to be built at a yard other than Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry-dock Company.

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USS CONSTELLATION Entering the Jetties at South Padre Island

USS Constelation

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