South Padre Island Kid Activities

Looking for fun South Padre Island kid activities? The island has a laid-back atmosphere with nice weather year-round and is full of plenty of fun activities for your whole family. Here are some of the best family-friendly activities on the island.

South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center

The South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center allows you to get up close and personal with some of the areas nature. The sea life center has several aquariums with fish, crabs, starfish, and octopus. They also have a touch tank where you can touch hermit crabs, conch, and starfish.

The Sea Life center is located on the bay, so they also offer dolphin tours. Tours cost $25 per person and each boat can hold six people. All ages are allowed on the boat. Your tour guide, along with the help of Rozzi the dolphin dog, will take you around the bay to meet some of the area’s resident dolphins. Each trip lasts for about an hour and a half and dolphin tour tickets also include admission to the sea life center. The center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Take a Trip to the Water Park

For the best children’s activities South Padre Island,  you won’t go wrong with this recommendation. Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark is a large waterpark on South Padre Island. The water park has more than two dozen waterslides, rides, and a lazy river. The Transportainment River will take you around the whole waterpark to all the water rides and tube chutes. If the weather isn’t nice, there is also an indoor section of the waterpark that includes a wave pool, several tall water slides, and a Pirates Cove area for younger children.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark is a great place to spend the day, as it has plenty of fun for your whole family. The waterpark has free parking, free tubes, and you are allowed to bring a picnic. There are also several restaurants and concession stands in the water park. One day tickets cost $50.99 and kids 12 and under are $38.99

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