912 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 772-9020
Fax: (956) 772-9022
Enjoy one to one and a half horseback riding with this guide company that offers one and one and a half hour rides, as well as a pony for children ages 3 through 5.
The waters off South Padre Island provide access to beautiful and unique marine life that can be explored in many different ways. American Diving provides visitors with the means to do just that, explore this wilderness in whatever way you choose. From scuba diving training and dive trips to snorkeling to dolphin watching, American Diving provides all the necessary services. Cool fishes, friendly dolphins, and knowledgeable staff are all waiting for you to come and explore!
Enjoy five to twelve hour deep sea fishing excursions aboard two beautiful fishing vessels with this guide company that provides state-of-the-art electronic equipment and all bait and tackle. Food and beverages is available on board.
Kiteboarding is one of the most exciting sports out there, and nowhere is better for the sport than South Padre Island Kiteboarding. New to the kiteboarding scene? No problem. South Padre Island Kiteboarding provides the newest equipment and instructors with know-how to teach you to enjoy the sport, or even to improve your skills. Even you are out boarding, your instructor can be right next to you to give you tips as problems or new situations arise. If there isn't enough wind to board, take a "Stand-up Paddle board" lesson, a great workout and fun way to enjoy a windless day on the water.
Looking to get into your improve your windsurfing skills? Trying to find a place to practice your kite-boarding? Windsurf Inc./South Padre Kiteboarding can accommodate both with its rentals and friendly instructors. Different areas around the island are good for different types of riding and helpful advice is gladly given. On the days when there is very little wind, take advantage of the variety of kayaks, wake-boards, boogie-boards, and surfboards to spend the day on the water no matter what.
Full service windsurf rental shop that offers windsurf equipment and professional windsurfing lessons, as well as bicycle rentals, and kayaking rentals. Lessons are available for beginners.
Hop aboard the Dolphin Docks charter service to experience all the ocean fun the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Go deep sea fishing to catch some sand trout or whiting, although other fish can be caught at various times throughout the year. For those who prefer to be with living creatures, take the boat out to watch dolphins, many of whom often come right up to the boat to satisfy their curiosity.
The sea turtle is an endangered species and Sea Turtle Inc. is doing its best to change that. Learn about all the different species of turtles, and about what each individual can do to help the sea turtles. Whether there for an information session, or to meet some turtles, you are sure to learn a lot about this serene and misunderstood animal. The nonprofit was started in 1977 by a woman known by many as the "turtle lady of South Padre Island" and the organization continues to do good works to this day by rehabilitating and returning turtles to the wild.
Crystal Flats Guide Service specializes in private fishing charters customized to best meet your group's fishing abilities and preferences. Offering everything from fly fishing, shallow water fishing, and deep sea fishing to sightseeing trips, their full and half-day trips are designed to please. They depart from South Padre Island's South Point Marina.
This championship 18 hole, par 72 golf course includes a 385 yards long and 200 yards wide driving range with large teeing areas on both ends of the range, a practice putting and chipping green, and a fully stocked pro shop.
Whatever your age or ability, the South Padre Island Adventure Park - Horseback Rides will provide the horse to match your skills and get you out on horseback. The beautiful South Padre Island beaches are a draw all their own, and riding at sunset makes for very picturesque scenes, as the photos on the website will attest to. Safety precautions are numerous: all young riders must wear a helmet and the rides are limited to walking or trotting only. Rides are typically between and hour and and hour and a half.
With over 65,000 acres of land (263 square kilometers), the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge provides a safe haven for much of the flora and fauna of the southern Texas area. The park is open to visitors from dawn until dusk, and in fact it is at the very beginning and end of the day which is the best time for seeing large animals. A number of birds also make their home in the park. In terms of human activity, hiking, biking, and driving through the park are all permitted, as is fishing and hunting white-tailed deer when the appropriate rules are followed. Experience nature as it was meant to be seen at the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.