If you’ve ever wanted to experience a different side of Texas, consider the Black Dragon Cruises. Voted as one of the top cruise attractions in Texas, the Black Dragon Cruises offered by Osprey Cruises is a unique, entertaining way to experience Laguna Madre. While the cruise is the main event, Black Dragon Cruises are an event leading up and even after the cruise is over. Get your tickets to see just why so many people want to experience the Black Dragon South Padre Cruises.
Cruising Entertainment with a Twist
The Black Dragon Cruises is one of the top things to do in South Padre and an experience you will never forget. Think of pirates taking over your conventional cruise with a dose of fun, and this is exactly what you have in store for you with this cruise. From cannon battles to water pistol fights and treasure raids, there is always something going on to keep you highly entertained. The designated head pirate, Captain Black-Hearted Andy, leads the way as he takes you on a trip of pirate fun! This is a great cruise idea for people of all ages where everyone gets a chance to embrace their inner pirate.
Embrace the Fun on One of Our Favorite South Padre Cruises
One of the best parts about the Black Dragon Cruise, one of the best South Padre cruises, is that the fun just doesn’t start once you get on the boat. There are tons of pre-cruise activities to get you geared up for all the pirate cruising fun. Arrive a half hour early for a meet and greet session at Black Jack’s Restaurant where you’ll get to meet the pirates, take pre-boarding photos with the crew and captain and witness the firing of “Gollywobbler” cannon that signals everyone to board the Black Dragon for the cruise. Once you are on the cruise, there are plenty of events to keep everyone entertained from face painting, sword fighting, cannon-firing shows, pirate shows and much more. Also, don’t forget to take some time out from the pirate fun to enjoy the dolphin watch.
Things to Do
Since Osprey Cruises depart from Port Isabel, TX, you can begin an adventure before or after sailing aboard one of the exciting ships. In Port Isabel, visitors have the opportunity to explore the restaurants, pubs, shops and other attractions, where almost every point of interest is located within walking distance from the pier. If you seek seafood in an upscale Italian meal with an old-school, white tablecloth setting, visit Marcello’s Ocean Grille & Spirits. At Rincon Veracruz, the flavors feature succulent seafood albeit this time the recipes hail from Mexico. Joe’s Oyster Bar presents seafood in the traditional Texas style alongside some of the best po’ boy sandwiches in town.
In addition to the excellent food, the above-mentioned restaurants serve superb drinks, however, if you seek the pure bar/cantina vibe, visit the Causeway Café & Bar or Ernie’s Round Up. Both establishments are extremely laid back and they also offer excellent deals and specials throughout the week. If you want to stay near the water, visit Pirate’s Landing Restaurant, where not only do you have spectacular views of the Queen Isabella Causeway Bridge and waters below it, the kitchen prepares some delectable dishes featuring the bounty of the gulf.
In Port Isabel, if you seek other points of interest, this Gulf Coast town has plenty. For historical attractions, the Lighthouse offers a glimpse into the region’s past with a visit to this beacon built in 1852. For more insight into this gulf coast town, take a trip to the Port Isabel Historical Museum, where the exhibits and artifacts expound upon the town’s past and its place here in South Texas. The Laguna Madre Art Gallery provides more of a contemporary look at the work of artists who live and create here in Port Isabel. If you have the kids with you, the Children’s Museum of Brownsville offers entertainment for all ages albeit you may have to drive about 15 minutes into Brownsville. While here, the area contains many points of interest that will keep you and your family entertained for hours on end.
One of the most highlighted attractions throughout the Gulf is the dolphin tour, where guests have the chance to see these wonderfully intelligent mammals in their natural habitat. Fortunately, there are plenty of outfitters who will provide this chance, and one quite close to Port Isabel is the South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center. Here, guests not only have the ability to take a trip on a dolphin tour, but back on land, the center also provides visitors with live specimens in the aquarium. The entire experience is very educational and excellent for kids, especially when they see the dolphins jump out of the water for the first time.
Choose Your Experience
Black Dragon Cruises offer you several cruising experiences. There is the traditional cruise as well as the sunset cruise. Both of the cruises board at Pirate’s Landing at Port Isabel. Cruises take place Tuesday-Sunday from 1pm-3pm for the traditional tour and 5:30pm-7:30pm for the sunset tour. Stick around after your cruise to purchase photos taken during the pre-cruise activities so that you’ll have a memento of your experience on the Black Dragon Cruises.
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Black Dragon Cruises
1 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Rates: Adults: $38/Children: $27