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Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

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Watch for the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins that thrive along the coast of South Padre Island on a 1.5-hour wildlife boat tour from Sea Ranch Marina. Cruise past the U.S. Coast Guard Station and Boca Chica Beach, with a comfortable seat on a wildlife-watching boat that’s equipped with a wildlife-safe viewing net so you can see South Padre sea life up close.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.00
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$13.00

Parasailing Adventure South Padre Island

Parasailing Adventure South Padre Island

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A parasailing trip over South Padre Island is a popular choice for adventurous travelers. Once in the air, take in sweeping views of the island and surrounding natural landscape rarely seen by visitors or locals alike. Your guide ensures a smooth takeoff and landing, as well as tips on what wildlife you may be able to spot, from bottlenose dolphins to osprey hawks.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

90-Minute Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

90-Minute Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island

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Enjoy a one and a half hour South Padre Island Dolphin Watch aboard the newly renovated Murphy's Law and see Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphins in their natural habitat. During the tour, listen to the interesting and informative narration on the diverse marine life that lives within the waters surrounding South Padre Island. Keep an eye out for a 'pod', which may consist of 10 to 30 dolphins. The guided tour will also include the southernmost U.S. Coast Guard Station, Boca Chica Beach, the current location of Space X, and the South Padre Island Jetties...entryway to the Brownsville Ship Channel where one of the largest Shrimp Fleet calls home. Then end it with a unique view of a beautiful south Texas sunset right there on the water!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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$15.00

1.5-Hour Historical Jet Ski Tour in South Padre Island

1.5-Hour Historical Jet Ski Tour in South Padre Island

We first travel 2 miles alongside the historical Queen Isabel Causway until we reach the inside canals in Port Isabel known as little Venice Italy. Your professional guide will give you insight into the surrounding areas while you continue your tour under bridges and through the waterways. After passing the huge fishing and shrimping boats we continue into the Brownsville shipping channel home to many of our local wild dolphins. Afterward is South Bay where you can see the Space X Star Ship Rocket Launch facility and then pass the Gulf of Mexico. Before returning you will be given free time in an open area to ride the Jet Skis. IMPORTANT -TEXAS STATE LAWA Must be born before September 1st, 1993, and provide a Valid ID with picture and date of birth on it Do up have a Texas Boater Safety Certificate? If so, you may then rent the jet ski at the age of 18. You must provide the Boaters Safety Certificate Number and Valid ID.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.00
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$173.00

The South Padre Shuffle Scavenger Hunt

The South Padre Shuffle Scavenger Hunt

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Immerse yourself in the culture and city of Texas’ South Padre Island during this South Padre Island Scavenger Hunt. A remote host will help you begin your scavenger hunt and let you in on the rules of play before you start. Once you’re up to speed, you’ll enjoy doing creative challenges, detective hunts, social experiments and dares, and learning about the city’s culture. A fun way to get acquainted with South Padre Island.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

Banana Boat South Padre Island

Banana Boat South Padre Island

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Going to South Padre Island and not going in the water is like visiting New York City without visiting a museum. This South Padre Island Banana Boat Experience lets you take up to six people on an unpowered, inflatable recreational banana boat. Enjoy cruising the waters on the boat, taking in sights and having fun. Life jackets are provided for a safe day on the water.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.65
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$25.65

Private Sunset Cruise South Padre Island

Private Sunset Cruise South Padre Island

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Set sail at one of the best times of day—sunset—on a South Padre Island cruise aboard a comfortable 26-foot (8-meter) leisure catamaran. Enjoy beautiful views of the skyline as you make your way along the Texas Gulf Coast, and keep an eye out for bottle nose dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife. With space for up to six passengers, this private yacht charter is ideal for couples or those celebrating a special occasion.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.39
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$215.39
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Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island

Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island

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Share the Gulf of Mexico waters with bottlenose dolphins, pelicans, and more on a private 90-minute boat tour from South Padre Island. The 26-foot catamaran has space for up to six passengers, which makes it an ideal experience for families or friend groups. Between wildlife encounters, learn the storied past of the area. Discover the history of the native Karankawa tribe, local shipwrecks, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.39
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$215.39
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45-Minute Jetski Rental in South Padre Island

45-Minute Jetski Rental in South Padre Island

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Boat rides can be packed with people trying to see the sights from the water. Choose this alternative South Padre Island Jet Ski Experience and see the same views without being pushed around by the crowd. This Jet Ski experience allows you to ride by yourself or with just one other as you explore the waters of Laguna Madre.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Private Bay Fishing South Padre Island

Private Bay Fishing South Padre Island

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Benefit from personalized attention on this private fishing charter on the Laguna Madre from South Padre Island. With your private group of up to six passengers, you'll head out aboard a catamaran to the best secret fishing spots to catch local fish such as sheepshead, drum, whiting, and sand trout. Depending on your level of experience, you'll get instruction from the captain or be left to your own devices.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$411.00
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$411.00
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Bay Fishing South Padre Island

Bay Fishing South Padre Island

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The fishing on the bay is great fishing, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Whiting, and many others, including Red Fish. Bay fishing trips primarily target tasty sand trout and whiting but customers will also have opportunities to catch red drum and black drum. Customers can also bring their own gear if they desire, but Captain Murphy’s will not be responsible for it. All persons fishing, ages 17 and older are required to have a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License. You can easily purchase a fishing license online by going to Texas Parks and Wildlife website and Fishing License
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00

South Padre Island Sandcastling Experience

South Padre Island Sandcastling Experience

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Sand sculpting on South Padre Island is an art form. Learn tips and tricks for building sandcastles like a pro during a hands-on sandcastle lesson—a great choice for families with kids. This activity takes place on the beach most convenient to your location. Plus, choose from a 1- or 2-hour lesson and multiple times to best suit your schedule. Sand sculpting tools are provided and can be used throughout your stay.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

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San Padre Island’s small size allows golf carts to drive on the streets. Avoid the hassle of flagging down taxis with this 8-hour golf cart rental that fits up to four passengers. Ride comfortably and even get to play your own music over the Bluetooth that connects right to your iPhone or iPad. Plus, you can choose from multiple pickup times for added convenience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.57
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$134.57
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8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 6 Passengers

8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 6 Passengers

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Get around South Padre Island like a local: on a golf cart. This 8-hour rental comes with your choice of 4-seater or 6-seater vehicle to suit your group. Cruise the streets of South Padre by gas-powered golf cart, with LED lights and a bluetooth-connected sound system. From beach to bay, the possibilities are endless.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.42
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$179.42
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4-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

4-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

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Forget the stress of exploring by foot in the daytime heat with 4-hour golf cart rental on South Padre Island. Cruise along the island’s streets, beaches, and bays for an intimate sightseeing experience while avoiding foot fatigue, or get the party started with LED lights and a bluetooth sound system included. Benefit from regular daily departure slots, and enjoy a shared group experience ideal for friends, families, or couples.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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24-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 6 Passengers

24-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 6 Passengers

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Ride through South Padre Island in style with your own golf cart rental. After picking up your vehicle, set off to explore the island stopping at the beach, cruising through Isla Blanca Park, or stopping to observe the sea turtles. The golf carts have been retrofitted with LED lights, Bluetooth speakers, and large tires for a fun and comfortable experience.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$263.86
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$263.86
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24-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

24-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers

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Explore South Padre Island in style with a golf cart. This 24-hour rental is a great way to explore the elongated island and can seat between four and six passengers, depending on which cart you select. These are gas-powered carts and each is equipped with Bluetooth sound systems and LED lights to enhance your experience.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.81
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$205.81
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Private Rockstar Sandcastles Workshop in South Padre Island

Private Rockstar Sandcastles Workshop in South Padre Island

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Sandcastles are a fun, beach pastime, but there’s an art behind mastering this hobby. Learn from master sculptor, Any Hancock, during this South Padre Island Private Rockstar Sandcastles Workshop. You’ll learn about the science of sand, how to make the perfect sphere, and even how to use tools to create your sandcastles. A sandcastle toolkit is included for each person in this private group.
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  • 4 hours
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$666.67
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$666.67
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4-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 6 Passengers

4-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 6 Passengers

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SPI Activities golf cart rentals are the best way to soak up some sun and cruise South Padre Island like a local. You can take a ride though Isla Blanca Park, catch a stunning sunset on the bay, or even stop in and visit our world famous sea turtles. From beach to bay the possibilities are endless when you ride with us. 
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.21
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$137.21
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Explore Brownsville, Texas with a Private Scavenger Hunt

Explore Brownsville, Texas with a Private Scavenger Hunt

Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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$10.00

Ultimate Bay Fishing South Padre Island

Ultimate Bay Fishing South Padre Island

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Ultimate South Padre Island Private Bay Fishing! South Padre Island Bay Fishing! Join your professional guide on the beautiful Laguna Madre for a private fishing charter for 1 to 4 passengers aboard a 22-ft Majek M2, equipped with 2 live wells, cooler, ice, bottled water, and dry storage for personal items. We specialize in catching Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$490.00
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$490.00
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Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport One Way Transfer

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport One Way Transfer

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If Your Flying Into or Out Of The City, Allow The Chiefton Group To Meet You There or Get You There… Get Curbside Pick Up / Drop Off Service. Enjoy The Scenic Ride From and/or The Scenic Ride Back to The Airport.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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$96.00
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Jet Ski Rental in South Padre Island, Texas

Jet Ski Rental in South Padre Island, Texas

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We are dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. We are committed to offering a high-quality product with your safety and satisfaction at heart. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any of our exceptional staff, and we will do everything in our power to make sure your experience is exceptional!
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  • 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour

Port Brownsville Half-Day Boat Tour

The Port of Brownsville Tour is a 4-hour narrated cruise from South Padre Island across the Laguna Madre Bay and traveling down the Brownsville Ship Channel. Along the way you will see our native Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins and migratory birds. You will learn about South Texas shrimping industry and their fleets, as you enjoy a taste of our local shrimp. You will hear a little history of the area, see decommissioned vessels being dismantled from the top down, oil rigs being built and repaired, and the Port where shipping vessels from around the world load and unload commodities. Upon your return you will see SpaceX launching site off in the distance. Our Captain and Crew make this an enjoyable and educational tour worth your time. Welcome aboard!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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What people are saying about South Padre Island Tours

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Eco and Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
"The net drag was a highlight. The guide held up a puffer fish and a jelly fish and let kids touch it. She was very caring with the wild life and the kids."..."
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Parasailing Adventure South Padre Island
"It was an excellent experience. The kids love the adventure. It was not scary at all. Highly recommended for family , couples, friends"..."
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90-Minute Dolphin Watch Tour of South Padre Island
"It was 1 hour and 30 mins of great fun, not crowded, neat boat and friendly staff. Loved it and would definitely recommend."..."
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Banana Boat South Padre Island
"Dolphin sighting and watching my girls on the banana boat! Friendly staff. Great directions to site. Let us ride in the boat. Music playing"..."
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Private Sunset Cruise South Padre Island
"Great experience! Brady was an awesome, knowledgeable and friendly guide. Would highly recommend to anyone"..."
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Private Historical Wildlife and Dolphin Cruise South Padre Island
"Our guide Brady was knowledgeable and personable. He knew the area and best places to see dolphins and turtles. We had a wonderful time. Thank you"..."
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45-Minute Jetski Rental in South Padre Island
"It was a Great experience. We celebrated our daughter birthday. It was exciting and we want to do it again"..."
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Private Bay Fishing South Padre Island
"Easy checkin experience and very helpful staff. Captain Chapo was very cool and helpful for our group which included some non-fishermen. We had a great time out on the bay and will do it again some time."..."
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Bay Fishing South Padre Island
"Fishing is one of my favorite past times...water was great for Fishing, hope to do it again soon! Kudos"..."
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South Padre Island Sandcastling Experience
"Awesome experience. Highly recommend if you are wanting to learn how to build with sand castles. Very educational."..."
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8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers
"Dealing with the local location was a breeze. Very nice and friendly. My only complaint is with Viator...the address of where to pick up my golf cart was not listed on anything I received from Viator. I was on a small island and EVERYTHING was named SPI. I spent 30 minutes trying to find the location. Viator please include addresses."..."
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8-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 6 Passengers
"Kids and us enjoyed the "sport" ride on the cart throughout SPI...the rep at the business was extremely nice and helpful and accommodated us even when we were late for the pick up. Great experience."..."
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24-Hour Golf Cart Rental in South Padre Island for 4 Passengers
"I am so glad we did the 24 hr rental. Such a fun way to experience the island! It was very convenient!"..."

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