Even though water covers most of the earth’s surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a four-hour Port of Brownsville tour with lunch for two (a $70 value)
- $69 for a four-hour Port of Brownsville tour with lunch for four (a $140 value)<p>
The four-hour tour takes guests through the Port of Brownsville aboard the 67-foot double-decker boat, Murphy’s Law, seeking out native and migratory wildlife. The tour is BYOB, and attendees are welcome to bring food. After returning to the dock, guests have lunch at PadreRitaGrill on South Padre Island. Trips can be scheduled Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For Isla Tours’ owner Captain Stephen Murphy, the Gulf of Mexico is not just the place he has fished and sailed for more than 30 years—it’s an old family friend. In 1961, his grandfather Eddie Murphy founded the boating company and dedicated himself to touring the Gulf’s waters. Since Eddie’s tenure, however, the company has changed substantially. Now operating under the name Isla Tours, its fleet incorporates three boats, which range from a 67-foot double-decker vessel to smaller ones with covered seating. Aboard these vessels, Captain Stephen—who has set multiple state fishing records—leads deep-sea-fishing adventures, sunset cruises, and dolphin-watching tours, during which passengers can glimpse pods of binocular-toting dolphins on people-watching tours.