Water Sports Journey to South Padre Island

South Padre Island is one of the most popular places in Texas for watersports. From kiteboarding to a Jet Ski Rental in SPI,  paddle boarding, the calm, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide ideal conditions for water sports.


Paddleboarding is a fun, low-skill way to explore the waters off of the shore of South Padre Island. Eh Brah SUP offers Stand Up Paddleboard tours and lessons. Guided paddleboard tours are led by tour guides who will teach you the basics of paddle boarding such as proper technique and when you should sit or stand on your board. The tour guide will also take plenty of pictures so you can remember your trip.

Guided tours last approximately an hour and a half and include life preservers, booties, bottled water, and sunscreen. Dogs are allowed on all tours as well and can stand on the edge of your board while you paddle.


If you want to try more of an extreme water sport, then try kiteboarding. Prokite offers kiteboarding lessons for beginner and advanced kiteboarders. A beginner lesson costs $100 per hour and goes over how to handle the kite, basic kite control, and kite safety. The beginner lesson is completely land-based and there is a two-hour minimum for lessons.

If you already know how to kiteboard and want to refine your technique, you can take an advanced class. Advanced classes are conducted on the water and help you learn more advanced kiteboarding techniques and skills. Advanced classes cost $150 per hour with a two-hour minimum.

Jet Ski Rental SPI

Another fun way to explore the waters off SPI is by jet ski. South Padre Island Watersports offers jet ski rentals and tours. One- or two-person jet skis start at $60 for 30 minutes or $90 for a 60-minute tour.

You must be 18 years old or older to rent a jet ski, and anyone born after Sept. 1, 1993 must take a Texas-approved boating safety class.

Planning Your Stay

If you are looking for accommodations on South Padre Island, consider booking one of our vacation homes. We offer a variety of beachfront and ocean view homes on the island. Our rentals range from cozy one-bedroom condos to large homes that can sleep more than a dozen people, so whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a trip with friends, we can help you find the perfect vacation rental. Find out the best South Padre Island activities in Spring break and all year round! Explore our entire house Airbnb vacation rentals in South Padre Island.

For more information on our homes or to book a rental, please contact us today.