South Padre Island Activities

Dolphin Watch, Fishing Trips, Sunset Cruise
and Private Cruises

Book your tour online to save time and guarantee your spot.

There may be a lot of fish in the sea, but there is only ONE Captain Murphy’s. Although we are known far and wide for our fishing, Captain Murphy’s is most famous for having FUN! Whether you are watching dolphin, catching red snapper or enjoying a beautiful sunset, our helpful and knowledgeable crew will ensure you leave our boats with a smile. Call to reserve one of our South Padre Island activities today.

Fishing Trips Call (956) 761-2764    |   Isla Tours Call (956) 761-4752

Captain Murphy's Deep Sea Fishing
Our Specialty!

Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Experience a full or half day of deep sea fishing with Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters. Our experienced captains have been fishing
6 and 8 Hour
Captain Murphy's Bay Fishing South Padre Island
Our Specialty!

Bay Fishing South Padre Island

Captain Murphy's offers three bay fishing trips daily aboard the 49 foot Hard Bottom Too. Fish cleaning services are available.
3-4 Hours
South Padre Island Dolphin Watch
Family Fun!

South Padre Island Dolphin Watch

Enjoy a one and a half hour half dolphin watch aboard the Murphy's Law and see bottle nose dolphins in
1.5 Hours
South Padre Island Fireworks Cruise

Fireworks Cruise

This fireworks cruise is family friendly and more fun than should be allowed on the water. We will watch for
2.5 Hours
May – Sep

Port Brownsville Tour

A 4 hour, narrated cruise from South Padre Island down to the Port of Brownsville. On this unique Port Brownsville
4 Hours
Nov – Mar
Captain Murphys Fishing Trips

Since 1961 Captain Murphy’s Isla Tours has been providing memorable South Padre Island activities such as dolphin watch, sunset cruise and fishing trips. Our fleet of Coast Guard inspected vessels are ready to take you on a fun-filled adventure.

Bay and Deep Sea Fishing Charters leave our docks daily. Whether in the Laguna Madre or Gulf of Mexico, the fish can’t hide from Captain Murphy’s.

If sight-seeing is more your speed, we have a variety of cruises for you to experience. South Padre Island Dolphin Watch, Eco-Tour, Fireworks, Sunset and our seasonal Port of Brownsville Cruises are designed to educate and entertain.

Give us a call or stop by our dock office or use our online booking system to secure your spot on one of our fun South Padre Island activities.

(956) 761-4752 or (956) 761-2764

 33256 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island, Texas
at the Sea Ranch Marina

Happy Customers

Our captains and crew are dedicated to ensuring our customers have a fun and memorable experience on all of our tours.

Captain Murphys Eco Tour
Captain Murphy's Thunderbird Fishing
Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License

All persons fishing, ages 17 and older are required to have a valid Texas Salt Water Fishing License.  You can easily purchase a fishing license online by visiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at