Island Blog

Father-Daughter Duo Manages Osprey Cruises

Happy Father's Day! Some of our favorite businesses on the island are run by father-son and father-daughter duos like Osprey Cruises. One of South Padre Island’s duos is Phil & Felicia Calo who together run Osprey Cruises, Black Dragon Cruises, and Jim's Pier. Felicia grew up around the island and…

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Things to Do in South Padre Island With Kids

One of the things I like most about Texas is that you can enjoy the beach almost year ’round. While the Texas gulf coast can’t compare with the sugar-white sands and turquoise waters of the Caribbean and parts of Alabama and Florida, they do the trick for a beach fix. If Texas beaches are on your…

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South Padre Island Fireworks

There is no better way to end your day on Texas' only tropical island than to watch fireworks reflect off the Laguna Madre or the Gulf of Mexico! Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Sunday, May 30th, 2021 Join us for a special Fireworks Over the Bay for Memorial Day at Louie’s Backyard at 9:15 p.m on…

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Am I, Are We Making a Difference?

Guest Blogger, Ed Caum, CVB Director South Padre Island I remember my first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, because it was the first Earth Day. I was 10. To set the stage I was raised in Alaska where we relied on our environment to provide us with many of the products we consumed daily. Fish from the…

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SpaceX Island Itineraries

There are Island itineraries, then there are SpaceX Island Itineraries. Because space launches are finicky things, it’s important to have a flexible itinerary that keeps you close to the action but gives you a chance to enjoy the best the Island has to offer. We recommend a minimum of three days on…

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5 Tips for Planning Your Family's Perfect Spring Getaway

Pack your bags and head to the Texas Gulf Shore for an unforgettable family-fun adventure! South Padre Island’s location on the tropical tip of Texas, provides an ideal beach getaway that draws families and visitors of all ages from all over the country. The Island is easy to get to, provides ample…

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Padre Island Brewing Company

You may know South Padre Island as Texas’ tropical paradise with miles of sandy beaches and endless outdoor activities, but did you know that the Island is also home to the second oldest brewpub in the state of Texas? We sat down with the owner and brewmaster of Padre Island Brewing Company, Mark…

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Camping on South Padre Island

Camping is a breeze on South Padre Island. There are plenty of camping sites to choose from, whether you're looking to pitch a tent or camp in style with your RV. Here is a list of the available camping spots and everything you need to know about them for your next adventure on South Padre…

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