While South Padre Island may not have many natural reefs, the waters surrounding the island are brimming with fascinating shipwrecks, channels, causeways, and estuaries to explore. We’ve put together a brief guide below to getting the most out of your snorkeling experience on our lovely island. Learn more about snorkeling in South Padre Island by reading on below!
Experience the Ethereal Underwater World of South Padre Island
Whether bring your own snorkeling gear, rent your gear from one of the many local rental providers, or travel out into the water with a charter company, snorkeling is an immensely enjoyable seasonal activity in South Padre Island.
From veteran snorkelers to those who are setting foot in the water for the first time, all visitors interested in snorkeling can benefit from the wisdom and experience of a guide in the water. Companies like Breakaway Cruises, Southern Wave Sailing Charters, and American Diving have the right blend of experienced instructors and guides and reasonable prices to make them a desirable first choice.
Southern Wave Sailing Charters offers three-hour snorkeling trips with lunch and supplies included, in package deals for $168.00 for two people for an extra discount over there individual pricing. Their excursions travel north through the Thompson Channel and also includes a tour of the beautiful homes that are located along the channel.
American Diving offers snorkeling trips for $35.00 per person, including free fish food that you can feed to the fish while you’re in the water. The company’s snorkeling excursions embark to Laguna Madre Estuary, where the shallow water is three to six feet in depth, making it an ideal place for visitors of all ages and abilities to experience the wonderful South Padre Island snorkeling.
Finally, Breakaway Cruises offers snorkeling trips that take snorkelers to a remote area for close encounters with the marine inhabitants of South Padre Island’s waters. The cost for these trips includes all necessary equipment, as well as informational background on South Padre Island and its one-of-a-kind snorkeling environment from their professional crew.
Let the Vacation Experts at Franke Rentals Help You Plan Your Stay!
For more information on snorkeling and other thrilling recreation you can partake in during your time on South Padre Island, contact our reservation specialists by phone or email and ask about reserving your lodgings in one of our exquisite vacation rental properties today!