The South Padre Island Adventure Park is 40 acres of land spanning from the Gulf of Mexico to the Laguna Madre Bay and it provides an unmatchable adventure filled experience on the beach. One can go horseback riding, rent ATVs, spend time with animals at their petting barn or even organise parties at the park.
Horseback riding along the beach and the water’s edge is one of the most memorable experiences one can have on South Padre Island. One would often witness a variety of shoreline birds and marine life while horseback riding along the water’s edge. One can choose from their many horseback riding packages like the morning special, afternoon special, sunset special and moon light special based on what time of the day they’d like to go horseback riding.
One can also race around on their user friendly ATVs on their private 6 acre ATV sand dune track. Safety gear and general instructions are provided at the venue. A typical session of ATV riding would last for 30 minutes but one could purchase a package to ride for longer if one wishes to.
The Petting Barn houses lots of birds, small animals that are safe to handle or be around, for children and adults(No snakes). Next to the petting barn are the corrals with a host of barnyard animals that entertain children and big people too. Next to the petting barn is the pony ride corral where children can take pony rides and play with them.
Also, the South Padre Island Adventure Park is a great venue to organise events like birthday parties, weddings or merely a barbeque night on the beach.
All in all, the South Padre Island Adventure Park is great place for children, families, adults and couples.
The activities’ schedule is changed throughout the year depending on the time of the year and the sunset timing. Please visit the website for a detailed schedule.
South Padre Island Adventure Park Travel Tips
- The minimum age required for riding horses is 6 years.
- The minimum age for operating the ATV is 14 years. No minors may operate an ATV with a passenger on board.
South Padre Island Adventure Park Hours
- Horseback Rides- Morning special: $50.
- Afternoon special: $45, Sunset special: $75, Moonlight special: $79.
- ATV ride(30mins)- $45. (One can book rides for more than 30 minutes too at reduced fares).
- Petting Barn: $10 for admission and $20 per child for admission + pony rides. (Admission is free for children aged two and under).
- Discounts are available for all activities if one books through their website.
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- Blackbeard’s Restaurant
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52.85% of people who visit South Padre Island include South Padre Island Adventure Park in their plan
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South Padre Island Adventure Park Reviews & Ratings
Took my daughter to ride the horses. We did the sunset ride for two hours and it was absolutely beautiful. They had a fairly large group of about 30 people. The tour guides were really knowledgeable and were actually kinda funny and not uptight. My daughter enjoyed it so much and didn’t want to leave. They also have a petting zoo and zip lining among a few other activities. Well worth the price and horses are well maintained. Thank you guys for bringing memories that will last a lifetime.
We did the sunset tour and had an absolutely amazing time. Setting was breathtaking, horses were very well trained and maintained, and the staff was extremely kind, funny and helpful! They went above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable and to take pictures for us! 10 out of 10 would recommend.
The Horseback Sunset 2 hour tour was great fun! The scenery and views you get are fantastic: walking on the beach, in the waves, high on sand dunes with views of both coastlines on either side. The guides are relaxed enough to let more experienced people trot ahead or hold back and then speed up which made it more enjoyable for someone like me. But if you’ve never rode before, the horses follow each other no problem.
We had a blast on our horseback ride. My 6 year old daughter had never ridden before and they were amazing with her!!!! All our guides were great. They kept us safe. Our guides Natalie land Robert (the cute guy) kept the us on course. There were several times they had to speed ahead and cut someone off that was going too fast. They were joking and talking with all of us and even took pictures for us. Loved the adventure and the staff.
Our second time riding with Island Adventure Park, excellent and knowledgeable guides. Our family truly enjoy riding. Don't have to be very experienced and they know how to select an appropriate horse for the riders. My kids love this place!