South Padre Island Tourism

South Padre Island is a small resort town that was incorporated in 1973. It lies on the southern tip of Padre Island, off the coast of Texas. Due to the wide array of tourist attractions, the island is a popular Spring-Break destination among students and as a resort town among families. The island is kept very clean by the small local population, so the sightseeing is top notch.

Whether you like your holidays to loaded with activities or if you like it to be laid back and relaxing, South Padre Island will provide you exactly what you want. While couples may want to enjoy the sunset, others can engage themselves in the plethora of activities  and things to do that the island has to offer. Some of the activities that you can do here are horse-riding on the beach, a moon light cruise, sunset seeing, fishing, dolphin watching, checking out some exotic birds and sea turtles, skydiving, engaging in water sports like snorkelling, riding wave-runners, going kite-boarding etc. The island also has some RV parks. South Padre Island is also a great place to enjoy some of the best seafood along with your favourite drink.

The island is a host for the Texas International Fishing Competition along with many other fishing competitions.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of South Padre Island

  • Save 12% Dolphin Watch Eco Tour of South Padre Island
    Dolphin Watch Eco Tour of South Padre Island1 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    See if you can spot bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat on this 1.5-hour tour. Drag a specialized net and catch sea ...

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  • Parasailing Adventure South Padre Island
    Parasailing Adventure South Padre IslandNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    Parasail off the back of our new 31' ocean Pro ! 600 ft. of line sends you high over the clear waters of the Laguna Madre Bay...

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  • Save 4% Exclusive Sunset Cruise South Padre Island
    Exclusive Sunset Cruise South Padre IslandNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Hrs 30 Mins

    On this 1.5 hr cruise you're introduced to all the history, sights, and beauty that the Laguna Madre has to offer.

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  • Save 6% South Padre Island Single or Double Kayak Rentals
    South Padre Island Single or Double Kayak RentalsNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Kayak rentals are a perfect and easy way to get out on the water on South padre island. You can choose from 1- or 2-person st...

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  • Know the pollution level of South Padre Island before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.33 (Low)
  • How safe is South Padre Island for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in South Padre Island.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 49.14 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 80.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.32 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 50 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in South Padre Island

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45 USD

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