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Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

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Watch for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that thrive along the coast of South Padre Island on a 1.5-hour wildlife boat tour from Sea Ranch Marina. Cruise past the U.S. Coast Guard Station and Boca Chica Beach, with a comfortable seat on a wildlife-watching boat that’s equipped with a wildlife-safe viewing net so you can see South Padre sea life up close.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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90-Minute Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

90-Minute Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

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Venture out into the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy a relaxing dolphin-watching tour from South Padre Island. Take a seat on the spacious vessel and keep your eyes peeled for pods of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. See the playful aquatic creatures swim alongside your boat and take in the scenery of the Texas coast while you sail.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.00
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Private Sunset Cruise South Padre Island
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Private Sunset Cruise South Padre Island

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Set sail at one of the best times of day—sunset—on a South Padre Island cruise aboard a comfortable 26-foot (8-meter) leisure catamaran. Enjoy beautiful views of the skyline as you make your way along the Texas Gulf Coast, and keep an eye out for bottle nose dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife. With space for up to six passengers, this private yacht charter is ideal for couples or those celebrating a special occasion.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.39
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South Padre Island Sandcastling Experience

South Padre Island Sandcastling Experience

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Sand sculpting on South Padre Island is an art form. Learn tips and tricks for building sandcastles like a pro during a hands-on sandcastle lesson—a great choice for families with kids. This activity takes place on the beach most convenient to your location. Plus, choose from a 1- or 2-hour lesson and multiple times to best suit your schedule. Sand sculpting tools are provided and can be used throughout your stay.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

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San Padre Island’s small size allows golf carts to drive on the streets. Avoid the hassle of flagging down taxis with this 8-hour golf cart rental that fits up to four passengers. Ride comfortably and even get to play your own music over the Bluetooth that connects right to your iPhone or iPad. Plus, you can choose from multiple pickup times for added convenience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.57
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Parasailing Adventure South Padre Island

Parasailing Adventure South Padre Island

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A parasailing trip over South Padre Island is a popular choice for adventurous travelers. Once in the air, take in sweeping views of the island and surrounding natural landscape rarely seen by visitors or locals alike. Your guide ensures a smooth takeoff and landing, as well as tips on what wildlife you may be able to spot, from bottlenose dolphins to osprey hawks.
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  • 45 minutes
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$79.00
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45-Minute Jetski Rental in South Padre Island

45-Minute Jetski Rental in South Padre Island

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Boat rides can be packed with people trying to see the sights from the water. Choose this alternative South Padre Island Jet Ski Experience and see the same views without being pushed around by the crowd. This Jet Ski experience allows you to ride by yourself or with just one other as you explore the waters of Laguna Madre.
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  • 45 minutes
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$99.00
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4-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers
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4-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

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Forget the stress of exploring by foot in the daytime heat with 4-hour golf cart rental on South Padre Island. Cruise along the island’s streets, beaches, and bays for an intimate sightseeing experience while avoiding foot fatigue, or get the party started with LED lights and a bluetooth sound system included. Benefit from regular daily departure slots, and enjoy a shared group experience ideal for friends, families, or couples.
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  • 4 hours
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$100.00
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The South Padre Shuffle Scavenger Hunt

The South Padre Shuffle Scavenger Hunt

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Immerse yourself in the culture and city of Texas’ South Padre Island during this South Padre Island Scavenger Hunt. A remote host will help you begin your scavenger hunt and let you in on the rules of play before you start. Once you’re up to speed, you’ll enjoy doing creative challenges, detective hunts, social experiments and dares, and learning about the city’s culture. A fun way to get acquainted with South Padre Island.
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  • 2 hours
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$18.00
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Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island

Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island

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Share the Gulf of Mexico waters with bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and more on a private 90-minute boat tour from South Padre Island. The 26-foot catamaran has space for up to six passengers, which makes it an ideal experience for families or friend groups. Between wildlife encounters, learn the storied past of the area. Discover the history of the native Karankawa tribe, local shipwrecks, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Jet Ski Rental in South Padre Island, Texas
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Jet Ski Rental in South Padre Island, Texas

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Explore the blue-green waters around South Padre Island with your own Jet Ski without the hassle of a group tour. Climb atop your Jet Ski and zip around the waters, stopping wherever you would like to swim or sunbathe. While you ride, keep your eyes peeled for possible wildlife sightings such as dolphins, sea turtles, and birds.
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$60.00
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24-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers
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24-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

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Explore South Padre Island in style with a golf cart. This 24-hour rental is a great way to explore the elongated island and can seat between four and six passengers, depending on which cart you select. These are gas-powered carts and each is equipped with Bluetooth sound systems and LED lights to enhance your experience.
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  • 1 day
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$205.81
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North Bay Snorkel

North Bay Snorkel

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Explore the waters around South Padre Island and keep an eye out for local dolphins on this boat cruise. With a small group of just six passengers or fewer, you'll get personalized attention from your captain and plenty of time to ask questions. Listen to wildlife- and history-focused commentary, which lets you learn lots more about the island and its ecosystem than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$79.00
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$79.00

Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour
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Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour

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Learn about everything from the South Texas shrimping industry to the history of Brownsville with this 4-hour cruise. You'll also get a glimpse of Starbase, a rocket factory and launch facility created by Elon Musk's SpaceX. If you’re lucky, you may even spot Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins or migratory birds right from the deck. As an added bonus, coffee, donuts, and shrimp cocktail will be served, free of charge.
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  • 4 hours
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$25.00
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1.5-Hour Historical Jet Ski Tour in South Padre Island

1.5-Hour Historical Jet Ski Tour in South Padre Island

Combine a fun Jet Ski ride with a bit of history during this tour of South Padre Island. Join a small group and zip along the blue-green waters to several points of interest including Port Isabel, Brownsville, and even South Bay, home to the Space X Rocket Launch facility. While you ride, your guide sheds light on the history of the area.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Explore Brownsville, Texas with a Private Scavenger Hunt

Explore Brownsville, Texas with a Private Scavenger Hunt

Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
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  • 2 hours
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