South Padre Island is famous for its spectacular beaches, its tranquil bay area, and the water-based activities you can enjoy in them both. Below, you’ll find some helpful information that we have put together to help you get a sense of the fun and excitement you can experience during your time on the island when you choose to partake in one of the many popular South Padre Island water sports enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. Read on for more information!
Have Fun in the Ocean!
With easy access to water just about everywhere you look, it’s no wonder that water sports in South Padre Island are such a popular pastime.
Here, the calm, glistening waves of the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre create the perfect place to try your hand at classic water-based creation. You can go stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, and more just about anywhere around the island. But where to start?
To begin, rental providers and marinas like Parrot Eyes provide a wide range of rental options and services. In particular, Parrot Eyes offers jet ski rentals and tours, parasailing, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals, banana boat rides, and sunset dolphin cruises beginning at $30.00 per person. Parrot Eyes can be found at 5801 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597, and can be reached by phone at (956)761-9457.
Windsurfing is another popular water sport in the South Padre Island area. Windsurf the Boatyard provides rentals and lessons for windsurfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Rental prices range from $25.00 for a half-day single kayak rental to $336.00 for a seven-day windsurfing package. Lessons are available for $60.00 per hour for private lessons for beginning or advanced windsurfers and kayakers and for $80.00 for group lessons for two to four people.
Visitors interested in snorkeling and scuba diving will want to check out American Diving. Formerly a commercial diving company, American Diving has been instructing in sport diving since the mid-1980s. Their experienced instructors are well-versed in the ins and outs of scuba diving and snorkeling, offering everything from in-depth scuba training to snorkeling trips for $35.00 per person.
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