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South Padre Island Attractions


Sea Turtle Inc
Sea Turtle Inc

Sea Turtle, Inc

Sea Turtle Inc’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species.

Location: 6617 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX  78597 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3987. South Padre Island, TX  78597
Phone: (956) 761-4511
Hours: Open from 10am – 4pm Tuesdays through Sundays (Closed Mondays). In the summer months, our hours are extended from 10am – 5pm. A donation of $3.00 is requested for adults and $2.00 for children over the age of 4.


Schlitterbahn Water Park
Schlitterbahn Water Park

Schlitterbahn Water Park 

Free Parking, Free Inner Tubes, Picnics Welcome. Experience the best the Gulf Coast has to offer…a 25 acre beachfront paradise!

Location:33261 State Park Rd 100. South Padre Island, TX  78597
Phone: (956) 772-7873
Hours: See Schedule here


Gravity Park
Gravity Park


Gravity Park

Fun for the whole family! Go-Carts, Mini Golf, Bungee jumping, the Rocket, a Sky
Coaster, and more!

Location:106 W. Marlin, South Padre Island,  TX  78597
Phone: (956) 761-8588

Fireworks on the Bay
Fireworks on the Bay

Fireworks on the Bay & Beach

South Padre Island’s “Fireworks over the Bay” launch at 9:15pm Every Thursday & Friday Night – May 22nd (Memorial Day Weekend) – September 4 (Labor Day Weekend) Best viewed from South Padre Island Entertainment District located between Palm Street and Red Snapper St.
Fireworks on the Beach launch at 9:15pm Every Friday & Saturday Night – April 3rd (Easter Weekend) – October 31st (Halloween Weekend) Best viewed from Clayton’s Beach Bar & Nearby Beachfront Hotels


Island Adventure Park
South Padre Island Adventure Park

South Padre Island Adventure Park

Horseback riding on the beach, ATV Rentals, Petting Farm….and more adventures await!

Location: End of the Road, Hwy 100. South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 761-4677


Gladys Porter Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo

Gladys Porter Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo is an oasis nestled in the center of Brownsville, Texas. With 26 acres of lush tropical plants and some 1,600 animals, the Gladys Porter Zoo is known for its successes in breeding endangered species of wildlife. Brownsville

Location: 500 E. Ringold Street, Brownsville, Tx


Island Cinema
Island Cinema

Island Cinema

Island Cinema Movie Theatre in South Padre Island, Texas has been playing your favorite Hollywood films for over 10 years.Location: 4700 Padre Blvd. , South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-7828

Wyland Wall
Wyland Wall

South Padre Island Whaling Wall

The Whaling Wall is part of artist
Wyland’s contribution to walls around the country. The
Whaling Wall is featured at the South Padre Island
Convention Centre and it’s located on the north end of
the Island, approximately four miles north of the
causeway.    The title of Wyland’s Whaling Wall
#53 is “Orcas off the Gulf of Mexico”. This magnificent
mural takes up three sides of the convention center’s
walls. Wyland’s purpose in painting these murals is to
raise awareness to the dangers that these marine mammals
face.    Robert Wyland the artist was born
in Detroit in the mid 1950’s. He has become famous
painting enormous outdoor murals of marine life on
buildings throughout the nation. Our own Karen Moore
played a pivotal role in bringing Wyland to South Padre
Island. She still keeps in touch with Wyland and we will
forever be grateful to Karen for her role in bringing
Wyland to the Island to paint this staple on South Padre

Location: South Padre Island Convention Centre, 7335 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island
Phone: 761-3000



World Birding Center
World Birding Center

South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center

The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is the Rio Grande Valley’s premier destination for birdwatching. Our unique location on South Padre Island is the perfect place to observe the birds, butterfliesLocation: 6801 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island
Phone: 956-761-6801

Lighthouse Square , PI
Lighthouse Square , PI

Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel

The Port Isabel Lighthouse has long been a dominant feature at the southern tip of the Texas Gulf Coast. Its heavy brick walls have stood against the elements for more than a century, and for most of that time, its light has been a familiar aid to seafarers.Location: Lighthouse Square, Port Isabel
Admissions: Tickets may be purchased in the Lighthouse, the Keepers Cottage (Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center), the Treasures of the Gulf Museum and the Port Isabel Historical Museum

Treasures of the Gulf Museum
Treasures of the Gulf Museum

Treasures of the Gulf Museum

Port Isabel Historical Museum is a state-of-the-art facility located in the Champion Building. Built in 1899 as a dry goods store and residence, it now houses two exhibit levels, a theater, gift shop and one of the largest collections of Mexican artifacts from the U.S.-Mexican War.

Location: Railroad & Tarnava Port Isabel
Phone: 956-943-7602


Andy Bowie Park
Andy Bowie Park

Andy Bowie Park

At the northern end of the South Padre Island town limits. Travel north on Park Road 100 to the South Padre Island Convention Center.  On the bay side of the park, youll find popular spots for windsurfing and wade fishing.

Location: 4 Miles north of the Island. Picnic Pavilions, children’s play ground.
Phone: 956-761-2639


Isla Blanca Park
Isla Blanca Park

Isla Blanca Park

on the southern most tip of South Padre Island, is the crown jewel of the system. Over one mile of clean, white beach along the Gulf of Mexico offers abundant water front recreational facilities, and  beachfront facilities make the clear gulf waters accessible to all.

Location: Southern Tip of South Padre Island, RV camping, 2 picnic pavilions, jetty fishing. Sea Ranch Marina.
Phone: 956-761-5493

Wildlife Refuge
LM Wildlife Refuge

Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Preserve

Enjoy the best nature has to offer by participating in an interpretive program, walking the trails, riding your bike, fishing, hunting or doing nature photography at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge!

Location: 22688 Buena Vista Blvd, Rio Hondo, Tx
Photos: 956-748-3607


American Diving
American Diving

American Diving/The Original Dolphin Watch

We are a world-renowned scuba diving center born from that high-adventure spirit which leads you from the office door to the hot sandy beaches of the Mexican border.

Location: Sea Ranch Marina, South Padre Island
Phone: 761-2030

Breakaway Cruises

Breakaway Cruises

Offers all types of adventures from Dolphin Watch Cruises, Offshore Charters, Snorkeling, Eco-Tours, Parasailing, Dinner Cruises, Amphibious Tours and much more. All of personnel are professional and friendly with your pleasure being at the top of their list.

Location: Sea Ranch Marina, South Padre Island
Phone:  956-761-2212

Dolphin Watch Tours
Dolphin Watch Tours

Dolphin Docks

Welcome to SPI Dolphin Docks. We have the Area’s Largest Excursion Boat offering fun and excitement at an affordable price. Come aboard with us and experience a trip that will be a memorable part of your vacation.

Location: 510 E. Queen Isabella Blvd, Texas
Phone: 946-3185

Fins 2 Feathers

Fins to Feathers

Dolphin & Birding with a local expert. Dolphin Dogs on Board. Our Dolphin Dogs are rescue dogs that now have a wonderful life on the water loving our dolphins and their new lives as working dogs.

Phone: 299-0629

Isla Tours

Isla Tours

Dolphin watches, Sunset cruises, Firework cruises, Eco-Tours, and Port of Brownville tours are fun for everyone.  Captain Murphy’s and Isla tours are ready to show you the ultimate adventure.  Private party cruises are also available. Location: 1 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island
Phone: 761-4752


Osprey Tours

Osprey Cruises

Osprey Cruises, with six pleasure boats, is uniquely equipped to handle your special event. Bay King, Osprey 2 In 1998, we became active in bay fishing, sightseeing, eco tours, and dolphin watching with the addition of Bay King and Osprey 2.
The Black Dragon pirate ship
  With a full crew of professional “pirates” directed by Ruby, our Pirate Queen, the Black Dragon quickly became one of the major attractions on the Texas gulf coast.
Sea Life Safari Cruises
As demand for sight-seeing and pleasure cruises further developed, we converted Osprey 1 into a pleasure cruise boat outfitting her with a high fidelity sound system, trawling gear, and noise suppressors and other amenities.
The Thriller
Our most recent attraction is Thriller, a high speed 55′ off shore racer, powered by 1000 horses with speeds approaching 50 mph.

Location: Pirate’s Landing, Port Isabel
Phone: (888-8-OSPREY)


The Original Dolphin Watch

Original Dolphin Watch

The Original Dolphin Watch began in 1988 at American Diving with tourist requesting a ride on our boats to go out and see our islands dolphins. Since that time the Dolphin watch has become the most popular form of eco-tourism on South Padre Island.

Location: 1 Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island, Tx
Phone: 761-4243

Segway Tours
Segway Tours


Seqway Tour of South Padre Island

Take a tour of the Island on a Segway! Tours
offered daily in Port Isabel, South Padre Island, and other locations throughout
the valley!

2600 Padre Boulevard, Suite 1, South Padre Island, Tx
Phone: 956-565-2404


American Diving
American Diving

Air Padre  Watersports

Air Padre  (SPI) Water Sports offers lessons, rentals, and equipment sales for a broad range of watersports in the Laguna Madre Bay andGulf of Mexico. Kayaking, kiteboarding, surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and wakeboarding are the 5 sports that SPI Water Sports focuses on intently.

5709-A Padre Boulevard, South Padre Island Phone:


Breakaway Cruises

SPI Kiteboarding

At South Padre Island
Kiteboarding, our years of experience have proven that students get more value
for your dollar when you get 1 on 1 Instruction to address your specific needs.
We are ready to get you up and riding.

Padre Blvd, South Padre Island