Parrot Eyes Watersports

Parrot Eyes Watersports has everything you need for a day out on the water, including renting WaveRunners and offering fishing and parasailing trips. On top of renting all the gear you need for some fun in the sun, you can come back to the shore and enjoy a great meal at the Parrot Eyes restaurant.

Parasailing with Parrot Eyes Watersports

Parrot Eyes is a great choice for parasailing with large groups. In fact, it’s the only company on the island that caters to large groups. You can fly singles, doubles, or triples. You’ll sail 700 feet over the blue waters Laguna Madre Bay and watch the long sandy beach of the island get smaller and smaller.


We love riding with Parrot Eyes Watersports in South Padre Island because the ideal location in Laguna Madre Bay means you’ll be cruising in a spacious area free from a lot of the boat traffic you find elsewhere off the island. Parrot Eyes offers one, two- or three-seater WaveRunners. A half hour rental costs $100. You must be at least 18 to operate a WaveRunner and you have to have a Texas Boater Safety Certificate, which can be obtained online.

Consider taking an extended WaveRunner tour with Parrot Eyes. On an hour-and-a-half tour you’ll cruise through the Fingers of Port Isabel, view million-dollar houses and yachts, admire the ships of the commercial shrimping industry, see a haunted ship, and watch dolphins swim at Dolphin Cove. Prices start at $140.

Fishing Charters

You don’t have to be an avid fisherman to enjoy a fishing charter with Parrot Eyes Watersports. If you just want to learn the basics or want to learn about the incredible biodiversity of the bay, consider a fishing charter. Parrot Eyes gives you the bait, tackle and ice to preserve your fish for the boat ride home.

In the bay, you can catch red fish, speckled trout, black drum, flounder, snapper, and more. Bring your own drinks and snacks and get ready for some fun. Remember to purchase a fishing license.

Banana Boat Ride

If you’re looking for something fun and accessible for your friends and family, check out a banana boat ride. It’s a giant inflatable raft—yes, it’s shaped like a banana—that is pulled along by a speed boat. It isn’t too risky to fall off either; the bay is only four feet deep.

Parrot Eyes Watersports in South Padre Island is a one-stop shop for fun day out on the water. When you’ve had your fill of adventure, come home to a Franke Rentals vacation rental. Call us or visit our website today to start planning your next adventure on South Padre Island and to book one of our beautiful vacation rentals!