Horses riding in the ocean

South Padre Island

South Padre Island is a hotbed of beach culture with lodging, dining, nightlife, and watersports. Northward, Padre Island National Seashore protects the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world, along with the wildlife that depends on it.

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Upcoming Events

Port of Brownsville Nature Tours

Oct. 14, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021

On this four-hour Port Brownsville narrated tour, see vessels loading and unloading cargo from all o...

Port of Brownsville Nature Tours

Nov. 1, 2020-March 31, 2021

Take a 4 hour narrated tour down the Port of Brownsville ship channel. On this unique trip, see dolp...

Dolphin Watching and Eco Tours

Nov. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021

Enjoy a 1.5 hour dolphin watch aboard the Murphy’s Law and see bottlenose dolphins in their natura...

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