Island Blog

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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What's Biting Now on South Padre Island

Fishing remains one of the safest outdoor recreational activities in this time of social distancing - and South Padre Island is one of the best places to experience a wide variety of fishing. Whether you want to brave the waves of the Gulf, stroll the beach with a fishing rod, fish the Jetty or…

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Fresh Air and Wide Open Spaces

Fresh air and the great outdoors are one way to both follow CDC guidelines and maintain your mental health. By taking precautions, you can take in the outdoors without putting yourself, or anyone else, at risk. Here are a few areas open on the Island which allow for both social distancing and…

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Island Lessons: SUP on SPI

Have you ever seen people standing on what sort of resembles a surf board, trying to maneuver the water with what looks like a stick from a distance? I never knew what that water sport was until I moved to South Padre Island — all I knew was it looked like a lot of work. For those that don't…

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Thrillseeker's Paradise

Ready to check some things off your bucket list while you’re on South Padre Island? With a variety of watersports and activities that are perfect for the thrill seeker, we’ve got you covered! Skydiving If jumping out of an airplane 11,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico and falling at 120mph…

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Fun Family Boat Rides in South Padre Island, TX

An excerpt from a blog written by Vessy Smith Many people think of South Padre Island, TX as a favorite spring break destination for college students. While it is a beloved beach party spot for the young and carefree, South Padre is also a fantastic family vacation choice. The amount of fun…

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Let's Go Fly a Kite

For most people, our exposure to kites growing up was limited to the cheap, plastic, diamond-shaped kites held up with a flimsy stick and controlled by an even flimsier string. So when vibrantly colored kites shaped like sea creatures and giant wheels are regular sightings on South Padre Island, it…

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Island Insider: Skydive SPI

There are many ways to view the beautiful South Padre Island. You can stroll along the pristine beaches, discover native wildlife as you explore nature trails and boardwalks that overlook the Laguna Madre, or view the Island by way of water, whether it’s on a kayak, a paddle board, a jet ski, or a…

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8 Incredible Outdoor Experiences

Originally appeared on When it comes to Texas, what do you think of? Maybe cowboy boots, Whataburger, or the Alamo? Odds are you didn’t think of the Lone Star State’s hundreds of miles of sandy beaches, and the adventures that come along with them. But you should. There are tons of places to…

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Deep Sea Fishing on South Padre Island

Deep waters are where the big fish roam. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that you need to be an experienced angler to make a great catch. Whether you’ve been fishing for years or you've never held a rod and reel in your life, you can head out to the deep waters that surround South Padre…

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