If you are planning your next beach vacation, consider taking a trip to South Padre Island. The island is full of fun activities for your whole family with its miles of soft sand beaches and calm, warm waters.
You can spend your vacation laying out on the beach, soaking up the sun, and playing a friendly game of beach volleyball. If you are looking for more adventurous activities there are several jet ski South Padre Island shops on the island that rent all the equipment for water sports, including kiteboarding and jet skiing.
Coconuts Water Sports
Coconuts Water Sports offers jet ski rentals on South Padre Island. Take their Yamaha VX 110 Sport out on the water and ride the waves with 110 horsepower. You must be 18 years or older to ride the jet ski and each rental costs $70 for the half hour. You can add a passenger for $20. Your half hour rental includes life jackets and an orientation class on how to use the jet ski.
Coconuts Water Sports offers rentals out of their bar, Coconuts Bar & Grille, located at 2301 Laguna. Reservations for a jet ski must be made at least 24 hours in advance, however, reservations are not required. The rental desk is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kiteboarding is another popular activity on South Padre Island. The island has developed a reputation as a location for kiteboarding because its warm temperatures and calm waters make for ideal kiteboarding conditions.
If you would like to try out kiteboarding, ProKite offers beginner through advanced lessons. Beginner lessons start at $80 a person. This lesson is for people who have never flown a kiteboarding kite before and teaches you the basics of how to handle these powerful kites.
If you already know how to kiteboard, they also offer guided sessions and supervised rides.
About Kiteboarding & Jet Skiing
This beloved extreme sport began in the 1970s, when Dutch pioneer Adrianus Panhuise patented the first kiteboard design. Over the years, it took some time for the sport to take off, however with an improved kite design as well as harness equipment, today, everyone can skim across the water at high speeds. In fact, some professional kiteboarders have reached speeds of up to 60mph, or 54 knots! There are plenty of outfitters that provide the right equipment for all types of kiteboarders, from the little ones to grandma and grandpa. In addition to the safety advice and gear, all of the outfitters around town provide instructions for beginners as well as tips for more advanced kiteboarders.
One of the best things when you jet ski South Padre Island is the speed that you can achieve while soaring over the waves far from shore. Additionally, the waters in the Gulf of Mexico do not have massive waves such as those in California or elsewhere, so for this reason, SPI is one of the best places to learn how to use the machine. As mentioned before, every outfitter in town always imparts safety first since the Jet Ski should always be considered a dangerous machine that requires awareness. However, once the basic advice is followed, jet-skiers will undoubtedly have the best time of their lives out on the water. Some other options in town include Parrot Eyes Watersports and South Padre Jet Ski Rentals; both companies offer excellent instruction as well as top-notch equipment.
In addition to kiteboards and jet skis, many of these nautical outfitters provide other equipment such as paddleboards, tandem water bikes, kayaks, boogie boards, skim boards and even surfboards when the waves are just right. Fortunately, when you reserve a vacation rental with Franke Rentals, all types of activities wait for you on the shores of this South Texas paradise, especially on the other side of the Gulf at Laguna Bay.
When you reserve a luxury accommodation with Franke Rentals, all of South Padre Island is at your doorstep. Visit the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge to see flora and fauna, hit the water slides at the Beach Park at Isla Blanca or zip across the sky at the Island Adventure Park. If you choose to escape the island, check out some of the other spots in the Brownsville area, and as mentioned above, don’t forget to try your hand at kiteboarding and jet-skiing, as these two activities are essential while visiting South Padre Island.
Planning Your Stay After Getting Jet Ski Rentals on South Padre
If you are looking for accommodations on South Padre Island, consider booking one of our vacation rentals. Our rentals range from one bedroom condos to four bedroom homes that can accommodate your whole family or group of friends. While amenities vary depending on which rental you choose, many of our homes are just steps away from the beach and have access to a private pool.
For more information on our vacation homes or to book a rental, please contact one of our rental specialists today. They will help you find the perfect home and can offer recommendations for restaurants and activities in the area.