Venture out into the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy a relaxing dolphin-watching tour from South Padre Island. Take a seat on the spacious vessel and keep your eyes peeled for pods of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. See the playful aquatic creatures swim alongside your boat and take in the scenery of the Texas coast while you sail.
A parasailing trip over South Padre Island is a popular choice for adventurous travelers. Once in the air, take in sweeping views of the island and surrounding natural landscape rarely seen by visitors or locals alike. Your guide ensures a smooth takeoff and landing, as well as tips on what wildlife you may be able to spot, from bottlenose dolphins to osprey hawks.
Watch for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that thrive along the coast of South Padre Island on a 1.5-hour wildlife boat tour from Sea Ranch Marina. Cruise past the U.S. Coast Guard Station and Boca Chica Beach, with a comfortable seat on a wildlife-watching boat that’s equipped with a wildlife-safe viewing net so you can see South Padre sea life up close.
Keen fishers will love the opportunity to spend half a day out on the water on a fishing tour of South Padre Island. Depending on the season and conditions you may be able to catch sand trout, whiting, shark, sheepshead, and more. Bring your own gear or use what's provided. A valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License is required.
Going to South Padre Island and not going in the water is like visiting New York City without visiting a museum. This South Padre Island Banana Boat Experience lets you take up to six people on an unpowered, inflatable recreational banana boat. Enjoy cruising the waters on the boat, taking in sights and having fun. Life jackets are provided for a safe day on the water.
Explore the waters around South Padre Island and keep an eye out for local dolphins on this boat cruise. With a small group of just six passengers or fewer, you'll get personalized attention from your captain and plenty of time to ask questions. Listen to wildlife- and history-focused commentary, which lets you learn lots more about the island and its ecosystem than you would simply exploring on your own.
Set sail at one of the best times of day—sunset—on a South Padre Island cruise aboard a comfortable 26-foot (8-meter) leisure catamaran. Enjoy beautiful views of the skyline as you make your way along the Texas Gulf Coast, and keep an eye out for bottle nose dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife. With space for up to six passengers, this private yacht charter is ideal for couples or those celebrating a special occasion.
Boat rides can be packed with people trying to see the sights from the water. Choose this alternative South Padre Island Jet Ski Experience and see the same views without being pushed around by the crowd. This Jet Ski experience allows you to ride by yourself or with just one other as you explore the waters of Laguna Madre.
Benefit from personalized attention on this private fishing charter on the Laguna Madre from South Padre Island. With your private group of up to six passengers, you'll head out to the best secret fishing spots to catch local fish such as sheepshead, drum, whiting, and sand trout. Depending on your level of experience, you'll get instruction from the captain or be left to your own devices.
Forget the stress of exploring by foot in the daytime heat with 4-hour golf cart rental on South Padre Island. Cruise along the island’s streets, beaches, and bays for an intimate sightseeing experience while avoiding foot fatigue, or get the party started with LED lights and a bluetooth sound system included. Benefit from regular daily departure slots, and enjoy a shared group experience ideal for friends, families, or couples.
Combine a fun Jet Ski ride with a bit of history during this tour of South Padre Island. Join a small group and zip along the blue-green waters to several points of interest including Port Isabel, Brownsville, and even South Bay, home to the Space X Rocket Launch facility. While you ride, your guide sheds light on the history of the area.
San Padre Island’s small size allows golf carts to drive on the streets. Avoid the hassle of flagging down taxis with this 8-hour golf cart rental that fits up to four passengers. Ride comfortably and even get to play your own music over the Bluetooth that connects right to your iPhone or iPad. Plus, you can choose from multiple pickup times for added convenience.
Immerse yourself in the culture and city of Texas’ South Padre Island during this South Padre Island Scavenger Hunt. A remote host will help you begin your scavenger hunt and let you in on the rules of play before you start. Once you’re up to speed, you’ll enjoy doing creative challenges, detective hunts, social experiments and dares, and learning about the city’s culture. A fun way to get acquainted with South Padre Island.
Explore South Padre Island in style with a golf cart. This 24-hour rental is a great way to explore the elongated island and can seat between four and six passengers, depending on which cart you select. These are gas-powered carts and each is equipped with Bluetooth sound systems and LED lights to enhance your experience.
Sand sculpting on South Padre Island is an art form. Learn tips and tricks for building sandcastles like a pro during a hands-on sandcastle lesson—a great choice for families with kids. This activity takes place on the beach most convenient to your location. Plus, choose from a 1- or 2-hour lesson and multiple times to best suit your schedule. Sand sculpting tools are provided and can be used throughout your stay.
Learn about everything from the South Texas shrimping industry to the history of Brownsville with this 4-hour cruise. You'll also get a glimpse of Starbase, a rocket factory and launch facility created by Elon Musk's SpaceX. If you’re lucky, you may even spot Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins or migratory birds right from the deck. As an added bonus, coffee, donuts, and shrimp cocktail will be served, free of charge.
Share the Gulf of Mexico waters with bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and more on a private 90-minute boat tour from South Padre Island. The 26-foot catamaran has space for up to six passengers, which makes it an ideal experience for families or friend groups. Between wildlife encounters, learn the storied past of the area. Discover the history of the native Karankawa tribe, local shipwrecks, and more.
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Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
What people are saying about South Padre Island Tours
90-Minute Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
"We enjoyed our tour! Everything from the helpful and kind staff, the staff offered to take family photos for us, we saw a lot of dolphins, the captain/tour guide was so funny and very interactive and entertaining! Our 11 month old even enjoyed the boat ride! Definitely recommend!"..."
"We enjoyed our tour! Everything from the helpful and kind staff, the staff offered to take family photos for us, we saw a lot of dolphins, the captain/tour guide was so funny and very interactive and entertaining! Our 11 month old even enjoyed the boat ride! Definitely recommend!"
"The entire experience, this was our first time parasailing and we really enjoyed it. You had the option of putting your feet in the water as well. The two gentlemen were very friendly and professional."..."
"The entire experience, this was our first time parasailing and we really enjoyed it. You had the option of putting your feet in the water as well. The two gentlemen were very friendly and professional."
"This is the third time I’ve taken this trip and this time we passed a ship with dolphins jumping and playing in front of it. It was an incredible experience that the captain was able to get right alongside the ship and let us experience so much of a dolphin sighting."..."
"This is the third time I’ve taken this trip and this time we passed a ship with dolphins jumping and playing in front of it. It was an incredible experience that the captain was able to get right alongside the ship and let us experience so much of a dolphin sighting."
"Fishing trip was fantastic! Caught fish and had a great experience! Captain Brady was great! Would recommend him for your SPI activities. We recommend him for our sunset boat cruise. Thanks again to the Lobo family!"..."
"Fishing trip was fantastic! Caught fish and had a great experience! Captain Brady was great! Would recommend him for your SPI activities. We recommend him for our sunset boat cruise. Thanks again to the Lobo family!"
8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers
"Dealing with the local location was a breeze. Very nice and friendly. My only complaint is with Viator...the address of where to pick up my golf cart was not listed on anything I received from Viator. I was on a small island and EVERYTHING was named SPI. I spent 30 minutes trying to find the location. Viator please include addresses."..."
"Dealing with the local location was a breeze. Very nice and friendly. My only complaint is with Viator...the address of where to pick up my golf cart was not listed on anything I received from Viator. I was on a small island and EVERYTHING was named SPI. I spent 30 minutes trying to find the location. Viator please include addresses."
Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island
"Other than the weather we had a great time. Dolphins and pelicans a plenty our capt was knowledgeable about the local history and sites . Got a foggy glimpse of space X. Thank you for a great time."..."
"Other than the weather we had a great time. Dolphins and pelicans a plenty our capt was knowledgeable about the local history and sites . Got a foggy glimpse of space X. Thank you for a great time."