Get wet at one of the top water parks in the country.
Schlitterbahn Beach has water slides and rides for
visitors of all ages and also features restaurants and
2) Go on
a Dolphin Watch
Breakaway Cruises of South Padre Island offers dolphin
watches, sunset cruises, fireworks cruises, snorkel trips,
and more to make your South Padre Island vacation complete.
3) Go Fishing
How can you be surrounded by water and not want to go
fishing? South Padre Island boasts some of the nation's top
inshore and offshore sport fishing.
4) Dive or Snorkel
in the Gulf of Mexico
American Diving offers a wide array of diving and snorkeling
expeditions in the clear Gulf waters surrounding South Padre
With miles of shallow, calm water in the Lower Laguna Madre
and strong winds coming off the Gulf of Mexico, South Padre
Island is a windsurfer's dream.
6) Play a Round of Golf
Located across the bay in Laguna Vista, the South Padre
Island Golf Course is just a short drive for visitors
wishing to play a round of golf.
7) See Sea Turtle,
South Padre Island's Sea Turtle, Inc. is dedicated to
rescuing and rehabilitating sea turtles, particularly the
endangered Kemp's Ridley. Sea Turtle, Inc. also offers
education tours, giving visitors an up-close look at these
8) Ride a Horse
on the Beach
South Padre Island's Island Equestrian Center offers kids
and adults alike an opportunity to ride a horse on the beach
on the desolate stretches beach on the north side of South
9) View Birds from the
Fins 2 Feathers Cruises of South Padre Island offers a
variety of private sunset, dolphin watch and bird watching
cruises and activities.
Visit Port Isabel Lighthouse
Located in Port Isabel, one of the oldest towns in Texas,
the Point Isabel Lighthouse served mariners along the Lower
Texas Coast throughout the Civil War and into the 1900s.