Recreational & Sports Activities

Steady breezes are ideal for windsurfers, and calm, clear waters are a favorite with snorklers and divers. Anglers, too, are not overlooked at South Padre, and plenty of fishing opportunities are available in both the Laguna Madre and the Gulf. In addition to outdoor activities, South Padre Island is home to Schitterbahn water park.

Schlitterbahn Water Park

• Visit this Adventure Water Park and enjoy the lazy river and all the great water slide rides. The park has both indoor and outdoor features so it is open year round.

Kiteboarding and Wind Surfing

• South Padre Island is known as one of the best places in the world to kiteboard and wind surf. It is also known as THE best place in the world to LEARN how to kiteboard and windsurf. • Contact Philip Money at Windsurf, Inc. – or 956-761-1434. Philip is a former US Record Holder in the sports. He and his team are fantastic trainers. They do training for beginners and for those who are experienced and are looking to refine their skills or learn a new trick. • For those of you who already know how to windsurf, equipment rentals are available through Philip Money as well.

Gravity Adventure Park

• An adventure park for all ages. Try “The Rocket” – world’s tallest reverse bungee, “Bungee Grande” – Texas’ 150 foot bungee jump, “Bungee Chico” – the shortest bungee ever designed for younger people only 35 feet, Go-Karts, Climbing Walls, Kiddie Cars, Trampoline Thing, and more!


• Parasail over the bay or over the ocean • Sonny’s Beach Service - - 956-761-5556 – provides parasailing over the ocean • Parrot Eyes Watersports – - 956-761-9457 – provides parasailing over the bay


• Learn to surf or rent equipment to surf • South Padre Surf Company - Surf lessons are held daily year round.
Phone: 956-772-7272

Paddle Boarding

• This is one of the fastest growing water sports in America today. It is very easy to do and is appropriate for just about anyone. Paddle Boarding is when you stand up on a long board and paddle through the water either on flat water or riding waves. Having the paddle propels you through the water. This is great on the bay or for riding the waves in the ocean. • Windsurf Inc provides equipment rentals -
Phone: 956-761-1434

Jet Skiing

• This is great fun out in the bay. There are numerous companies that rent out jet skis over on the bay side. • Parrot Eyes Watersports – provides parasailing over the bay
Phone: 956-761-9457

Sky Diving

• Sky Dive South Padre Island -– For those of you looking for a memorable adventure try sky diving over South Padre Island. You will land on the beach right in front of Clayton’s Bar & Grill where you can enjoy a beachfront margarita to celebrate your feat!
Phone: 956-744-5867

Fitness Center

• If you are looking to work out while you are on the island, please contact Island Fitness at 956-761-4220. They are located at 5800 Padre Blvd.


• South Padre Island Golf Club – located in Laguna Vista just 20 minutes from the island. It is an 18 hole par 72 course and was selected as one of the top 20 new courses in America by Golf Magazine. 956-943-5678
Phone: 956-943-5678