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Things to do on South Padre Island
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Top Things To Do On South Padre Island

If you are looking for the best vacation ideas, and you would like your trip to satisfy the whole family, then in between relaxing strolls along the sandy beaches of South Padre Island, the perfect vacation itinerary will offer entertainment options and activities to please travelers of all ages. If you are planning your beach vacation to South Padre Island, here is a guide to the best activities to guarantee you and your companions have a memorable trip. Whether you are looking for surfing lessons or surfboard rentals, scuba diving , snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing, sand castle lessons, parasail, banana boat rides, dolphin watch tours, fireworks cruises, eco tours, waverunners, horseback riding, electric cars, bicycle rentals, beach chair and umbrella rentals, there is something for everyone here on South Padre Island. To help you get a good start on your dream vacation, below is a list of activity providers and tour operators on South Padre Island.

 


FEATURED ACTIVITIES ON SOUTH PADRE ISLAND


South Padre Surf Company Surfing Lessons Surf Camps Surf School and Surfboard Rentals in South Padre Island Texas

South Padre Surf Company
956-772-7272 1 Bait Shop Rd., Isla Blanca Park, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Year Round Surf Lessons • Surf Camps • Surfboard Rentals

Learn to surf at South Padre Island Texas! All ages are welcome, swimming skills not required as lessons are taught in shallow water. Safe for even small children. One hour surf lessons or our popular day camps are available year round. Surfboard rentals are also available. Group and family discounts.

Dolphin Watch Headquarters - dolphin watching in South Padre Island Texas

Dolphin Watch Headquarters
956-761-4243 1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
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South Padre Island Offering Dolphin Watches, Birding Tours, Port of Brownsville Tours, Firework Cruises, BBQ Cruises, Cocktail Party Cruises, Field Trips, and Private Tours.

American Diving Full Service Dive Center

American Diving
956-761-2030 1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
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American Diving is South Texas only full service dive center. We offer a full line store, local and international dive trips, as well as a Diving College. Our dive vessel is a 65 foot ocean class vessel that is used for snorkeling and diving. We are offer diving adventures to the Texas Clipper, a multilevel dive, where you can explore the A deck and the Promenade at 62 to 80 feet. Penetration divers can tackle interior spaces to depths from 70 feet to over 110 feet. Meanwhile, because much of the wreck is more than 60 feet above the bottom it may be explored by entry level divers.

 

South Padre Surf Company - surfboard rentals in South Padre Island Texas

 

Surfboard Rentals
956-772-7272 1 Bait Shop Rd., Isla Blanca Park, South Padre Island, TX 78597

Surfboard Rentals and Wetsuit Rentals available daily

Sonny's Beach Service - activities and water sports in South Padre Island Texas

Sonny's Beach Service
956-761-5556 310 S. Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas
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Parasail, Banana Boat, Jet ski, Umbrellas and Chairs, Dolphin Watch, Fireworks Cruises, Eco Tours, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Waverunners, Bay fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Electric Cars

SPI Activities South Padre Island activities

SPI Activities
956-772-9111 2600 Padre Blvd. Suite N South Padre Island, Texas 78597

Make the most of your next visit to South Padre Island! SPI Activities, LLC offers the most convenient way to rent your golf carts, bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboards. You can give us a call now, visit us in person, or book your rentals online.

Parrot Eyes Watersports on South Padre Island

Parrot Eyes Watersports
956-761-9457 or 956-459-4808 5801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
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Waverunners and Waverunner tours, Parasailing, and Dolphin Watch Tours.

Sand Castle Lessons on South Padre Island

Sand Castle Lessons
956-433-9948 310 Padre Blvd.,South Padre Island,Texas 78597

We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from The Pearl South Padre Resort (310 Padre Blvd) on South Padre Island. Our aim is to make your vacation one to remember, and we supply everything - you just bring your smile. Booking in advance is necessary as we are always busy. Andy Hancock and his instructors will be pleased to help you build the castles of your dreams using 3 simple steps and no previous experience or creative ability is necessary. Lessons come in 2hour/3hour and VIP packages. We don't watch the clock as we are too busy watching our clients have fun. We sell all the tools you will need to carry on or you can rent them if you already have skills! See you on the beach! Please ask your hotel for details. (956)433-9948 Call Today!

Port of Brownsville Tours from South Padre Island

Port of Brownsville Tours
956-761-4243 1 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597

South Padre Island See the giant oil platforms of the Gulf of Mexico and the wide array of international flag ships that ply their trade through the Port of Brownsville. See how oil platforms and jack up rigs are built at the at the largest platform production yard in America.

Duck Hunting Trips by Blast to Cast on South Padre Island

Duck Hunting Trips by Blast to Cast Guide Service
956-243-0039

South Padre Island Blast to Cast Guide Service is a Duck Hunting and Bay Fishing Guide Service located on South Padre Island. Duck hunting from South Padre Island is a unique place to target a variety of ducks mixed with mild winter weather. Large concentrations of Redheads, Pintails, Blue Bills, Widgeons and Teal migrate through the area for the winter. Duck season starts in early November and ends in late January.

Breakaway Cruises Activities on South Padre Island

Breakaway Cruises
Dolphin Cruises • Parasailing • Fishing • Eco-Tours • Snorkeling • Waverunners
956-761-2212 33384 State Park Rd. 100 South Padre Island, TX 78597
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“One Stop Activity Destination” Breakaway Cruises is prepared to make your South Padre Island vacation fun, informative and an experience you will not forget. Our goal is to make the time you spend with us be the highlight of your trip to South Padre. Our online ticketing will always be the best prices we offer.

Seg Valley - Segway Tours on South Padre Island

SegValley Tours
956-565-2404 2600 Padre Blvd, Unit C South Padre Island, TX 78597

South Padre Island SegValley Tours is South Padre Island's first Segway Authorized Tour company, and we have the FUN your whole family will talk about for years to come! Whether it's sand, dirt, hills, or pavement, our Off Road Segway PTs handle it all. Take an early morning Glide on the beach, see The Island's amazing sandcastles, or just ride for fun, and you'll experience 'love at first ride!' Call 956-565-2404 or go online to www.segvalley.com to make a reservation.

Surfin G Ranch - birthday parties, horseback riding, horse training, horse hotel near South Padre Island

Surfin G Ranch
956-772-7272 31187 S. San Roman, Bayview TX 78566

Located in Bayview, TX, just 15 miles from South Padre Island, Surfin G Ranch is a perfect venue for kids birthday parties, or other private parties and events. We also offer horseback riding lessons, horse training, overnight horse boarding for people traveling with their horses looking for a horse hotel close to the beach to keep their horses overnight. Our horses and ranch can also be booked for horse photography or wedding photography.

Activities in South Padre Island

 

There's no shortage of things to do in South Padre Island. From stepping out for a simple stroll along the beach just to breathe in the fresh salt air and take in all the beauty of our seaside shores to exciting tours and adventures along the sparkling South Texas Coastline, visitors to South Padre Island will discover a pleasing list of things to do during their travels making for the perfect vacation itinerary full of activities.

 

There's no U.S. beach quite like South Padre Island, boasting miles of national seashore where you can drive up the beach to enjoy your own private beach oasis with no one around for miles, while also home to a bustling tourism industry where small local businesses are ready to help you check items off of your bucket list, and take you on the adventure of a lifetime whether it be surfing lessons, deep sea fishing trips, bay fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, sand castle lessons, sky diving, horseback riding, or more. There's a welcoming variety of activities and things to do for everyone on this small charming tropical island.

 

If water activities and sand between your toes aren't really your thing, South Padre Island and the surrounding area offers much more. You can enjoy shopping, museum-going, lighthouse and historic stops, birding tours, treasure hunting, water parks, a visit to the sea turtle hospital, boat rides, dolphin watching and eco tours, along with a variety of water sports that showcase the versatility of our shoreline. From small-town fun to Texas' most beautiful beaches, South Padre Island has miles of coastline, with the city beaches being lined with hotels, resorts, restaurants, and acitivies, and the county beaches boasting nice beach parks and miles of empty sand dunes. Becuase of the warm, clear blue-green water found here especially in the spring and summer seasons, this laid-back barrer island is often called the Texas Caribbean. If you would like to see Mexico, the beaches of South Padre Island are only 8 miles from the mouth of the Rio Grande, and the new Space X Boca Chica Spaceport is only a few miles away as well. South Padre Island will have spectacular views of the rocket launches, transforming our island into SpacePadre! Imagine paddling out on a surfboard during one of South Padre Surf Company's surf camps and watching a rocket launch at the same time!

 

Visitors looking for fun water sports and things to do in South Padre will not only enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches, but will also find the shallow, calm waters of the Laguna Madre to be good for fishing, kayaking, SUP, and kiteboarding along with unparalled views of the sunset. The Island's natural beauty is equally complemented by family-friendly fun activities and things to do, there truly are endless ways to entertain the family here on South Padre Island. Plan your next beach vacation today.


MORE SOUTH PADRE ISLAND ACTIVITIES



American Diving 
956-761-2030 South Padre Island
American Diving is South Texas only full service dive center. We offer a full line store, local and international dive trips, as well as a Diving College. Our dive vessel is a 65 foot ocean class vessel that is used for snorkeling and diving. We are offer diving adventures to the Texas Clipper, a multilevel dive, where you can explore the A deck and the Promenade at 62 to 80 feet. Penetration divers can tackle interior spaces to depths from 70 feet to over 110 feet. Meanwhile, because much of the wreck is more than 60 feet above the bottom it may be explored by entry level divers.

Blast to Cast Guide Service Duck Hunting Trips

956-243-0039 South Padre Island
Blast to Cast Guide Service is a Duck Hunting and Bay Fishing Guide Service located on South Padre Island. Duck hunting from South Padre Island is a unique place to target a variety of ducks mixed with mild winter weather. Large concentrations of Redheads, Pintails, Blue Bills, Widgeons and Teal migrate through the area for the winter. Duck season starts in early November and ends in late January.

Breakaway Cruises
Dolphin Cruises • Parasailing • Fishing •  Eco-Tours • Snorkeling • Waverunners
956-761-2212
“One Stop Activity Destination”  Breakaway Cruises is prepared to make your South Padre Island vacation fun, informative and an experience you will not forget. Our goal is to make the time you spend with us be the highlight of your trip to South Padre.  Our online ticketing will always be the best prices we offer.

SPI Dolphin Research and Sealife Nature Center

(956) 299-1957110 N. Garcia St., Port Isabel
The Sea Life Center offers visitors a unique encounter with many of the fascinating marine animals native to the area. Numerous aquariums showcase live fish, starfish, crabs, octopus, snails,along with a whole host of other exciting creatures. Touch tanks allow our visitors to get hands-on and discover! Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. We are now offering all inclusive Nature Adventures for groups of six or less! Birding Tours by boat or by van up to 60 species native to the area. We get up close for great photos and let YOU call the shots. Join us as we introduce you personally to our bottlenose dolphins. Up close encounters allow the best in photos and video as you watch the beautiful dolphins dancing around our boat!

Dolphin Watch Headquarters

956-761-4243 South Padre Island
Offering Dolphin Watches, Birding Tours, Port of Brownsville Tours, Firework Cruises, BBQ Cruises, Cocktail Party Cruises, Field Trips, and Private Tours.

SegValley Tours
 
956-565-2404 South Padre Island 
SegValley Tours is South Padre Island's first Segway Authorized Tour company, and we have the FUN your whole family will talk about for years to come!  Whether it's sand, dirt, hills, or pavement, our Off Road Segway PTs handle it all.  Take an early morning Glide on the beach, see The Island's amazing sandcastles, or just ride for fun, and you'll experience 'love at first ride!'   Call 956-565-2404 or go online to www.segvalley.com to make a reservation.

SPI Activities

956-772-9111 
Make the most of your next visit to South Padre Island! SPI Activities, LLC offers the most convenient way to rent your golf carts, bicycles, kayaks, and paddleboards. You can give us a call now, visit us in person, or book your rentals online.

Surfin G Ranch 
956-408-0488 Bayview, TX, 15 miles from South Padre Island 
Surfin G Ranch is a perfect venue for kids birthday parties, or other private parties and events.
We also offer horseback riding lessons, horse training, overnight horse boarding for people traveling with their horses looking for a horse hotel close to the beach to keep their horses overnight. Our horses and ranch can also be booked for horse photography or wedding photography.

Parrot Eyes Watersports

(956)761-9457 or (956)459-4808
Waverunners and Waverunner tours, Parasailing, and Dolphin Watch Tours .

Port of Brownsville Tours

956-761-4243 South Padre Island
See the giant oil platforms of the Gulf of Mexico and the wide array of international flag ships that ply their trade through the Port of Brownsville. See how oil platforms and jack up rigs are built at the at the largest platform production yard in America.

Sand Castle Lessons

956-433-9948
We are pleased to be the premier sandcastle lesson company in the USA and operate from The Pearl South Padre Resort (310 Padre Blvd) on South Padre Island. Our aim is to make your vacation one to remember, and we supply everything - you just bring your smile. Booking in advance is necessary as we are always busy. Andy Hancock and his instructors will be pleased to help you build the castles of your dreams using 3 simple steps and no previous experience or creative ability is necessary. Lessons come in 2hour/3hour and VIP packages. We don't watch the clock as we are too busy watching our clients have fun. We sell all the tools you will need to carry on or you can rent them if you already have skills! See you on the beach! Please ask your hotel for details. (956)433-9948 Call Today!

Sonny's Beach Service

956-761-5556 
Parasail, Banana Boat, Jet ski, Umbrellas and Chairs, Dolphin Watch, Fireworks Cruises, Eco Tours, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Waverunners, Bay fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Electric Cars

South Padre Surf Company

Year Round Surf Lessons • Surf Camps • Surfboard Rentals
956-772-7272
Learn to surf at South Padre Island. All ages are welcome! One hour surf lessons or our popular day camps are available year round. Surfboard rentals are also available. Group and family discounts.

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