South Padre Island activities, tickets and more

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Dolphin Watch Eco Tour of South Padre Island

See if you can spot bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat on this 1.5-hour tour. Drag a specialized net and catch sea horses, starfish, sea slugs, and more to look at up close. Look for local and migratory birds as you cruise by the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Boca Chica Beach, and the original Queen Isabella Causeway.  Children under 2 ride free.  All other ages, 3 and above, pay regular pricing.
$13
1.5 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Private Sunset Cruise South Padre Island

On this private 1.5 hr cruise you're introduced to all the history, sights, and beauty that the Laguna Madre has to offer. 
$210
1.5 hours
Water Sports

Stand-Up Paddle Board SUP 2-Hour Rental on South Padre Island

Test the waters with a stand up paddle board on your next trip to South Padre Island! Economy rentals are available 7 days a week. Beginner boards make learning to stand up paddle board easy. This is a great way to get out on the water on South Padre Island.
$32
2 hours
Water Sports

South Padre Island 1-Hour Water Bike Rental

Ride a water bike off the shores of South Padre Island for an active way to enjoy the coast and look for wildlife like pelicans. From the waterfront rental site, you'll simply enter the water from the private boat ramp. Water bikes are stable and easy to learn for first-timers. Select a morning or afternoon time when booking for a 1-hour rental period.
$32
1 hour
Kid Friendly

Dolphin Watch & Sunset Tour

Join us for a relaxing cruise aboard the Double Sunshine and take in one of South Padre Island’s most treasured assets, our beautiful sunsets. This cruise departs two hours before sundown and we cruise the Laguna Madre for dolphins before ending with breathtaking vistas of the setting sun.
$16
2 hours
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Morning Dolphin Watch & Eco Tour

Join us for a relaxing morning cruise aboard the Double Sunshine. One of the most unique activities on South Padre Island is the dolphin watching tour. South Texas is a year-round home to several large pods of dolphin and The Original Dolphin Watch is your ticket to viewing them in all their natural splendor. One of the most memorable activities you will take part in while visiting South Padre is a cruise with us. Share the thrill of meeting bottle-nose and spinner dolphins in the wild and experience the unique bond and kinship they inspire in mankind.
$13
2 hours
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Afternoon Dolphin Watch & Eco Tour

The Dolphin Watch and Ecology Tour combination begins with the crew of the Double Sunshine dragging a net along the floor of the Laguna Madre and bringing up live specimens of marine life. The sea life is then put into our living salt water laboratory where a Crew Member gives a presentation on what has been brought up in the net before the specimens are returned to the water. After the Eco Tour presentation the Double Sunshine continues the excursion following the dolphin pods around the Laguna Madre.
$16
2 hours
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

28 Mile Jet Ski Water Tour Adventure

Operating your own Jet Ski, you’ll get to see the best spots of the Island and Port Isabel on the water. You’ll ride under the causeway past million dollar houses and yachts and into the Fingers in Port Isabel, where you can see the commercial shrimping industry, the spooky haunted ship, and other secret spots. Then, we’ll make our way to Dolphin Cove, where you’ll see the dolphins in the wild and observe them from a safe distance as they enjoy their freedom.This is one of the best activities we offer here at Parrot Eyes. Not only do you get to sightsee, but you also get to ride fast through the waves and have a blast. Don’t forget your camera!
$160
1.5 hours
Outdoor Activities

Parrot Eyes Parasailing Experience - South Padre Island

Parasail 700ft over the clear waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and view the entire South Padre Island. You can fly singles, doubles, or triples A shuttle boat will leave our dock and transport observers and riders to the parasail platform where the riders will take off and land. This is the safest way to parasail. Our Captain has over 30 perfect years of experience. Our Parasail fly area is in 4ft of crystal clear bay waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With our 700′ line you can see not only the entire Island and Port Isabel but the beautiful beaches on the Gulf side of South Padre Island.There’s no skill involved on your part and children are welcome.We’re the only company on South Padre Island that can cater to large groups (up to 30) at one time!Price is per person.Max combined weight per flight is approx 350lbs
$69
1 hour
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

South Padre Wild Dolphin Watch and Sunset Cruise

Bring your own food and drinks and get comfortable for a 1.5hr -2hr pleasure boat ride to watch the bottle nosed dolphins in the wild as well as a perfect sunset over the bay.Our Sunset Dolphin Watch begins with a cruise down the Tomkin Channel with an amazing view of the Island where we will see the beautiful waterfront homes, restaurants, and entertainment district of South Padre Island. Captain Eli and crew will then take everyone under the Causeway to the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search for local bottle nose dolphins.Our success rate in finding dolphins is extremely high as we have a high concentration of bottlenose dolphins that live in the surrounding warm waters year round.Our vessel offers plenty of comfortable seating and an open air interior perfect to see the dolphins from anywhere on the boat and feeling the Island breeze. We also have a full hard-top canopy that provides shade for all of our customers.
$29
2 hours