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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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! 4th of July Fireworks Sunday, July 4, 2021 Join us for a special Fireworks Over the Bay on the 4th of July at 9:15 p.m on Sunday. The fireworks can be…

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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 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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SUNday Funday: Family Beach Day on SPI

Planning a family outing can be difficult when it comes to finding activities that will appease everyone. One person wants to do something active, while another one wants to do something artistic, and one just wants to kick back and relax. What if we told you that you could take the whole family to…

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Family-friendly Fishing Guide

South Padre Island fishing offers experiences for every skill level. Never held a fishing pole before? No problem! You too can experience the thrill of reeling in “the Big One,” and don’t worry if you don’t catch anything, you can always tell the story about “the one that got away!” South Padre…

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Top Experiences for the Best Summer Vacay

What do sea turtles, swashbuckling pirates, waterslides, sandcastles, and fireworks all have in common? South Padre Island! You can experience all of these awesome things on the Island and make your family vacation a “playcation” you won’t soon forget. Take a walk on the wild side! Sea…

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Summer Camps

Whether you're here for a day, a week, or more, and you're looking for something fun and educational to keep the kiddos entertained, there are plenty of summer camps to choose from. From marine life to building sandcastles, to learning how to surf or SUP, there's something for everyone. SPI…

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5 Ways to Make Traveling with Kids Less Stressful

* Written by Kimberly Maldano Booking a family vacation – say, to South Padre Island – is always fun! What’s not fun is anticipating the stress (and mess!) of traveling with kids. We’ve all been there, right? The good news is traveling with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, with a few tips…

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