SIDE TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES IN South Padre, USA
There is no shortage on activities and excursions in South Padre. There is something for every type of Spring Breaker! South Padre is bordered by both the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay. Watersports include windsurfing, kiteboarding, dolphin watching, parasailing, jet skiing and snorkeling. More of a land dweller? Padre offers a huge variety of restaurants and shopping. Feel like seeing the natural side of Padre? Take a stroll on the Laguna Madre Nature Trail and explore the wetlands.
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
The Laguna Madre Nature Trail is 1500 feet of boardwalk giving the public access to the wetlands of the Laguna Madre. The Boardwalk contains informative signs about dune systems and bird species that frequent the area. Visitors can observe many birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
View South Padre Island as every tourist should, from a bird's-eye view of 600 feet.
Port Isabel Lighthouse
Constructed in 1852, the Point Isabel Lighthouse was built to protect and guide ships through Brazos Santiago Pass and the barrier islands. In 1952, the Lighthouse was opened as a State Park and remains the only lighthouse on the Texas Gulf coast open to the public.
Sea Life Safari Cruises
Join a dolphin watch and nature cruise to remember. Experience dolphin life while sight-seeing and learning about the local wildlife and ecology of the Laguna Madre from our narrator aboard our 70’ Osprey luxury passenger vessel. This tour guarantees dolphin sightings and also includes:
Sea and wildlife watch
Local and geological history
Excellent bird watching opportunities (600+ species)
Live observation and identification tank