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.
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.islatours.com and see all the exciting opportunities available and begin planning your fun cruise aboard “Murphy’s Law”. Isla Tours,located at Sea Ranch Marina, 1 Padre Blvd. Call 956-761-ISLA (4752) for more information.
1 Padre Blvd.
Sea Ranch Marina
South Padre Island, TX 78597