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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Air Padre Kiteboarding
Air Padre Kiteboarding

(956) 299-9463

5709 Padre Blvd Ste A
South Padre Island, TX 78597   Directions Website

Experience the exhilarating ride on a kiteboarding adventure with Air Padre Kiteboarding. If the sport is your hobby you can rent equipment from the company, and if you're needing lessons in the area, Air Padre uses only the best instructors with IKO and PASA certifications. You'll be feeling the wind in your sails in no time.

American Diving
American Diving

(956) 761-2030

33256 State Park Rd 100 Ste 104
South Padre Island, TX 78597   Directions Website

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Let the experts at American Diving take you into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico to explore the underwater realm near South Padre Island. Dive sites include the Texas Clipper, the Little Sara and Seana Rigs, the Liberty Ships Reef, the Wreck of the Doña Nelly, and the 7 ½ Fathom Reef. The abundance of wildlife in these unspoiled waters are like nothing you've seen before.

National Butterfly Center
National Butterfly Center

(956) 583-5400

3333 Butterfly Park Dr
Mission, TX 78572   Directions Website

Lose yourself in the 100-acre National Butterfly Center. This place is the country's premier destination to get a closer look at the beautiful insects. Not only will you spy over 300 species of gorgeous butterflies, you'll see them thrive among some of the most lush plant life in the Rio Grande Valley.

Sea Turtle Inc
Sea Turtle Inc
6617 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597   Directions Website
Office Phone

(956) 761-4511


Stranded Phone

(956) 243-4361

Get a closer look at the efforts to save the sea turtles of the Gulf Coast at Sea Turtle Inc. This non-profit organization has played a large role in rescuing and rehabilitating turtles and educating the public of their plight. If the ocean is your passion, be part of "turtle talks" and educational programs. For an extra special experience, be present for a hatchling release.

South Padre Surf Company
South Padre Surf Company

(956) 772-7272

(956) 408-0488

One Bait Shop Rd
South Padre Island, TX 78597   Directions Website

Shred some gnarly waves with the South Padre Surf Company. You can rent boards from the company, sign up for surfing lessons, and attend surf camps to perfect your surfing skills. South Padre Island is known to have some of the best surfing waters along the Texas gulf coast - be ready for wild waves and plenty of water sports fun fun.

Windsurf the Boatyard
Windsurf the Boatyard

(956) 561-4189

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Set sail on the Laguna Madre with Windsurf the Boatyard. The Boatyard can take care of a few of your water sports and recreation needs; they rent out kayaks, windsurf boards and rigs, and bicycles, if you want to spend a day riding along the coast. For the inexperienced windsurfer, the Boatyard also provides lessons to those willing to learn.

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