South Padre Island Activities

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South Padre Island Attractions brings you all the wonderful, fun and exciting things to do on your next stay on South Padre. Whether you are coming down for a day trip, staying a week and spending an entire season on our beautiful island, will be there with you for your entire stay. Indulge yourself in full day of water based activities. Treat your special someone to a day at the spa or experience the rush of adrenaline from one of South Padre Island’s numerous adventure activities. No matter your pleasure, you are sure to find it On South Padre!
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With year round sun shine, and warm Island temperatures, there’s always something fun going on at South Padre Island. Check out what’s going on this month at  1-800-SOPADRE
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Sonny’s Beach Service
Contact Sonny’s Beach Service for umbrella and chair rentals, sailboat rides, tennis, beach clothing, suncare products, banana boat rides, wave runners, para-sailing and more. Located at the seawall at the Isla Grand Beach Resort.  956-761-5556 South Padre Surf Company
Surfing Lessons
Surf school, surfing lessons and surf camps. Great family activity, kids love it! Year-round instruction at Isla Blanca Park by the jetty. All ages, swimming skills not required as lessons are taught in shallow water. Safe soft surfboards provided. Family and group discounts. Taught by Texas original and only professional surfing instructors and ocean safety experts Gene and Rachel Gore, and their children Micah and Melia. Pictures of your surfing lesson available for purchase. Free lunch and tshirts with surf camp. Reservations required. Surfboard rentals also available with free delivery and pickup. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to surf with us, we work with Make-a-Wish and many other non-profits. No group too large, convention, church or sports teams, catering and custom shirts available for private group sessions. We do not have a retail store or shop, we specialize only in surfing instruction.   956-772-7272 Golf
South Padre Island Golf Club
The Rio Grande Valley offers great golfing for handicappers of all levels. Keep in mind that our temperate climate allows golfers to tee off 12 months a year. The closest championship course is the South Padre Island Golf Club, located 15 minutes away in Laguna Vista.   1-866-943-3622
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Texas’ most innovative water park is nestled between the dunes and wetlands on beautiful South Padre Island. Splash into more than dozen family attractions, including slides, tubes chutes and up hill water coasters. Open weekends beginning April 18; open daily May 20 – August 23; open weekends August 29 – September 20. Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark  956-772-SURF(7873) Sandcastle Lessons
Sculpt an amazing sandcastle with a lesson by one of these great sculptors. You’ll love the beach and playing in the sand. Great for the whole family.

Sandcastle Lessons by Andy Hancock
Phone: 956-433-9948

Amazin’ Walter’s Sandcastle Lessons
Phone: 956-433-9659

Lucinda “Sand Feet” Wierenga’s Sandcastle Lessons

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The Original Dolphin Watch
One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour.  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.  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.
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Southern Wave
A visit to South Padre Island or the Rio Grande Valley wouldn’t be complete without a cruise on The Southern Wave. The Southern Wave is a large, stable and comfortable sailing Catamaran that is perfect for a leisurely day’s sail, an exciting afternoon of dolphin watching, or experience our unforgettable evening watching the breath-taking South Padre Island sunset over the water on one of our famous dinner cruises. It’s the perfect way to spend your day and to start your evening. No sea-sickness…guaranteed!
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Todd’s Sport Fishing Services
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Phone: 956-761-HOSS (4677)
 south-padre-island-kiteboarding South Padre Island Kiteboarding   Kiteboarding is fast becoming the hottest new water sport and South Padre Island offers year-round, world-class kiteboarding conditions. The Laguna Madre’s waist deep water and consistent winds offer beginner to expert riders near perfect flat-water conditions to hone their skills. Advanced kiteboarders will enjoy riding the Laguna Madre and the waves of the Gulf of Mexico.Experienced, certified instructors are available to teach you about this exciting sport.ProKite South Padre (855) SPI-KITE
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 divespi Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
American Diving is a complete scuba dive center with all levels of instruction from Open Water Certification, Advanced Diver, Divemaster, Instructor, Technical Diver, Trimix, Rebreather Training and Commercial Diver Training along with equipment sales, rentals and service, local dive trips, international dive travel, and unique technical training opportunities. Come see our state-of-the-art training facilities. Dive from our USCG documented and inspected vessels.  (956) 761-2030
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Daily Cruises from Pirate’s Landing in Port Isabel. All cruises include a crew of five Pirates entertaining with Pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunt, water pistol battle, sword fighting, booty, music and loads of family fun! 956-943-MATE




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