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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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Laguna Madre Nature Trail

There is a free nature walk next to the convention center. Like the one associated with the Birding Center this one is a boardwalk with a few spots for observing the wildlife. In some places they are...
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Sea Turtle Rescue

This is a "living museum" dedicated to the "sea turtle lady" Ila Loetscher. You can see the sea turtles and learn all about them and the efforts to preserve them. Hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday...
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Schliterbahn Water Park

Schlitterbahn (German for "slippery road") is one of the premier waterparks in the country. They have a variety of chutes, slides, pools, water-coasters and other ways to have fun in the water. There...
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Isla Blanca Park

I lived on the Island about 10 years ago. It was fun espeially since I had a Big Ass Truck and spent most of my time up north between 5/6 and Mansfield cut playing. In the sand with friends and...
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Statue of Padre Jose Nocolas Balli

You will find a statue of Padre Jose Nicholas Balli (for whom Padre Island is named) at the end of the causeway; his arms outstretched as though he is greeting the visitors to his island. Balli's...
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Andy Bowie Park

Located on the northern end of South Padre Island, this Cameron County Park is a much smaller version of Isla Blanca Park on the other end of town. It provides beachfront picnic pavilions,...
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Port Isabel Lighthouse

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Whale Wall and Other Murals

There are several water related murals all around town; but by far the most famous (and best) is the "Whale Wall" at the South Padre Island Convention Center. It covers three walls of a building from...
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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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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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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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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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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center offers a new 5-story observation tower, interactive museum type exhibits to educate you about the animal species that call the Gulf of Mexico, Laguna...
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Watch the Wildlife

The climate stays pretty mild here so you can see wildlife along the nature trails most anytime you visit. Watch out for the alligators. This fella was kinda small but still dangerous. It was fun...
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500 Padre Blvd., 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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