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Tandem Parasailing at South Padre Island
"Join this local parasailing business for your aerial adventure. Your professional Captain and Crew make certain you see South Padre Island as every traveler should from a bird's-eye view of 600 feet. You can even share the ride with your best friend. This local operator boasts the claim of being the first tandem parasail on the Island and are still the best. Take offs and landings are done directly from one of their new Coast Guard Certified Boat boats. Observer seats may be available but you must check at their counter on the day of the trip. Hourly trips leaving the docks be"""Join your Captain for your parasailing adventure. Your professional Captain and Crew make certain you see South Padre Island as every traveler should from a bird's-eye view of 600 feet."title=Highlights&1=Enjoy+fantastic+aerial+views&2=Choice+of+several+departures+throughout+the+day&3=Choice+of+morning+or+afternoon+departure&4=Popular+choice+with+kids&5=Family+friendly
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Water Bike Rental on South Padre Island
"Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to complete your rental paperwork. Then you will head to the site's private waterfront where you will get some professional tips for maneuvering the bikes. The pontoon design makes for a stable platform that i previous travelers have reporting seeing seagulls pelicans osprey jumping mullets and even the unique ink fish. Water bike rentals are a great way to get out and enjoy the water.""""Cruise the water by bike in South Padre Island! Just show up to the rental site and enter the water from the private boat ramp. The waterfront location means no hassles with transportation. Water bikes are stable
From $27.00
 
Boogie Board Rental on South Padre Island
"The process is simple and convenient. Just stop by the rental site at 2pm to check-in and pick up your board/s then head straight to the beach for some fun in the waves. For first-timers don't worry: boogie boarding is an easy-to-learn sport! Just jump in front of a wave and ride the surf until you hit the shore. Even toddlers can lie on the board and be pushed into the tiny shore break in the shallow water. It's a great affordable way for everyone to enjoy their time out on South Padre Island and rental duration is up to 22 hours. Choose between economy or top-of-the-line pro boogie boards. You will return your board at noon to the same place where you picked it up when you're done.""""Boogie Boarding is easy for all ages
From $11.00

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South Padre Island Convention Centre

This place is the convention centre for the island as well as a wildlife reserve. There are boardwalks that go out over the bay where you can see many endangered animals from. A painter named Wyland...
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Dolphin Watch

Half a dozen companies on South Padre Island and the neighboring town of Port Isabel offer Dolphin Watch cruises. We took one out of Port Isabel (See our activity tip under that town's page) and...
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Surfing Lessons

You have to go Surfing while you are on the Island! South Padre Surf Co. offers lessons year round. REALLY fun for the whole family! I was suprised at how easy it was to learn...I was standing up...
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Come Meet the Sea Turtles

The Sea Turtle Rescue Center is operated by Sea Turtle, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping sick or injured sea turtles. It was founded in 1977 by Lla Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady...
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Cristo de los Pescadores

Before South Padre Island was a resort it was a fishing village, and to some extent it remains so even today. Dozens of fishermen and shrimpers in the area still make their living from the sea,...
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Third Best Beach in America

Of all the many attractions on South Padre Island, no doubt #1 is the beach. It has been rated by the Travel Channel as the "Third Best Beach in America." The wide white sandy shoreline stretches the...
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A Texas-Size Sand Castle

The largest year-round sand castle in the State of Texas is in front of the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Sons of the Beach Sand Castle Wizards, who compete in contests throughout the world,...
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The Whaling Wall

On the walls of the South Padre Island Convention Centre is the famous "Whaling Wall #53" by acclaimed environmental artist Wyland. The artist wanted to show homage to whales and other creatures of...
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A few things..

If you stop by the turtle sanctuary, talk it up with the staff- they'll tell you where you can find protected turtle nesting sites on the island. If your the bar kind of person I HIGHLY recommend...
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Sandcastles

South Padre Island is called the "Sandcastle Capital of the World". Take a walk through the sandcastles and admire the work and/or take a sandcastle building lesson from Andy Hancock and build your...
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South Padre Convention Center

The South Padre Convention Center opened in 1992 and has been upgraded and expanded a few times since then. The facility has over 22,000 square feet of exhibit space for conventions, shows, concerts,...
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The Beaches, The Water

Since South Padre Island is an island there are plenty of beaches and water related things to do. The Gulf of Mexico is to the east and Laguna Madre to the west. There are also two state parks; Andy...
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Beach Access Points

There are 24 beach access points all along Gulf Boulevard. Gulf Circle and Treasure Island Circle have restrooms. 8 of the access points (mostly on the south end) are handi-capped accessible. There is...
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Stop at the South Padre Island Visitors Center

The South Padre Island Visitor's Center is a good place to begin your visit to the island. Here the helpful staff can provide maps and brochures telling you of the attractions in South Padre Island...
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500 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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310 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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7000 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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7010 Padre Blvd, Port Isabel, Texas, 78597, United States
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350 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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6502 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, Texas, 78597, United States
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