South Padre Island Cruises

In South Padre Island, it’s just about impossible to avoid the call of the water. Everywhere you turn, there are watersports to be enjoyed and stunning water-bound sights to be seen. See for yourself the best views that South Padre Island has to offer—from aboard a cruise vessel! Learn more about the best South Padre Island cruises you can take below!

Take in the South Padre Island Views from the Water!

Whether you’re interested in a sightseeing cruise, an eco-tour cruise, or a ride on a replica pirate ship, South Padre Island has it all.

Based out of Pier 19 and Port Isabel, Osprey Cruises has a unique selection of cruises available all year long with varying days and hours depending on the season. With this cruise provider, you can ride on their Black Dragon pirate ship and the Thriller Speedboat Tour, go for a dinner or dolphin watching cruise aboard the Osprey 1 motor yacht, and sunset nature cruises. These tours range in price from as little as $15.00 per child to $53.00 per adult. You can ask questions or make your reservation with Osprey Cruises online at, or by phone at (956) 761-6655 or (956) 943-6283.

Breakaway Cruises is another South Padre Island cruise service. The company offers two-hour dolphin watching eco-tour cruises that cross the Laguna Madre bay and include up-close encounters with marine life, with the ship’s crew dragging a net and introducing passengers to the various species of animals that make their home around South Padre Island before safely returning them to the bay. These tours are priced at $13.00 per child under the age of twelve years and $15.00 per adult. Other cruises that this provider has to offer include dinner cruises and fireworks cruises during holiday celebrations. Breakaway Cruises can be reached by phone at (956) 761-2212, or by email at

Finally, The Original Dolphin Watch offers dolphin watching eco-tour cruises, sunset cruises, and fireworks cruises through the bay, as well as cruises past the aerospace company SpaceX’s private launch site and a tour of the Port of Brownsville. Prices normally range around $10.00 per person for most tours. You can reach The Original Dolphin Watch by phone at (956) 761-4243.

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Our reservations team can’t wait to tell you more about these South Padre Island cruises and other one-of-a-kind experiences you can have in South Padre Island! Contact us by email or by phone for additional details when you ask about reserving your accommodations in one of our elite vacation rental properties today! Also, be sure to check out our book direct vacation homes today.

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