Things to Do

Great Things to Do on South Padre Island during your next vacation

South Padre Island Surfing Lessons

South Padre Island Surfing Lessons

South Padre Surf Co. is The Original Texas Surf School and Surf Camp. Family owned and operated since 1995 by Gene and Rachel Gore, the most experienced professional surf instructors and ocean safety experts in Texas. Come learn to surf with us in one fun easy, lesson! Book your lessons!

South Padre Island Dolphin Watches

Breakaway Cruises

Breakaway Cruises is a family business that has been serving South Padre Island with fun and adventure driven trips for over 25 years! We are the ultimate recreation destination at South Padre Island. Dolphin Watch & Eco Tours, Wave Runner Tours, Dinner Cruises, Fireworks Cruise, Parasailing, and Fishing Trips. Book your next trip!

Sea Turtle, Inc.

At Sea Turtle Inc., our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles for release back into the wild, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species. Learn More

South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center

We are the Rio Grande Valley’s premier destination for birdwatching. Our unique location on South Padre Island is the perfect place to observe the birds, butterflies and natural wildlife in coastal South Texas. Visit us on South Padre Island, walk the bayfront boardwalks, take a birding tour and explore the natural life of the Rio Grande Valley. Learn More

Museums of Port Isabel

The Museums of Port Isabel is comprised of three unique museums that interpret the history of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre area in three uniquely different ways. The museums complex includes: the Port Isabel Historical Museum; the Treasures of the Gulf Museum; and the Point Isabel Lighthouse and Keeper’s Cottage. Learn More