Local Area Attractions
KOA sightseeing pier, featuring the Pier 19 Restaurant & Bar
Don't just dine on the water; dine OVER the water at Pier 19 Restaurant and Bar. Eat indoors or outdoors. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Full service Bar. Stroll on the pier and enjoy beautiful sunsets and watch the dolphins. Discounts are available for our KOA guests. http://pier19.us/
Osprey Fishing Trips and Sea Life Safaris (depart from our KOA docks)
Are you an expert angler? Are you a novice or looking for a new family experience? Osprey Fishing Trips provides fishing services for all skill levels, for individuals, families, groups, and couples. When you join the Osprey team for a fishing trip in South Padre Island, TX, you get a complete package that includes instruction from the crew and your rod and reel, bait, and tackle. It’s a first class experience, and all you’ll need is a hat, some sunscreen and a small measure of fisherman’s luck. Join Osprey Fishing Trips aboard the finest fishing vessels on the Texas Coast. The "Osprey" & "Osprey 2" fish year round in the Gulf of Mexico for your pleasure. They offer a variety of trips, whether drift fishing for kingfish, shark, and dorado, or bottom fishing for red snapper, grouper, and amberjack, they strive to make your experience an enjoyable one.
Also available, Sea Life Safaris where you can see dolphins and all sorts of sealife. Great fun and an educational experience for the whole family. Check out their website at http://ospreycruises.com/osprey-fishing-trips/
Black Dragon Pirate Ship
Shiver me timbers! There's a Pirate Ship in the bay! The Black Dragon and their band of thieves, brigands, piratefolk, and back-stabbing blackguards will entertain both young and young-at-heart during their Laguna Madre Bay cruises. This feisty ship has even been known to attack our Pier 19 Restaurant with their mighty cannons! This is an attraction you do not want to miss when you visit South Padre Island. Call 956-943-MATE or visit http://ospreycruises.com/the-black-dragon-pirate-ship/.
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark provides a full day of family fun in a tropical resort setting. Cruise the endless Rio Aventura and let it carry you from ride to ride without having to get out of the water! Blast uphill and down on four water coasters! Explore a giant sandcastle! Stroll down the boardwalk and onto the white sandy beaches. Surf the largest man-made wave in the USA. Check out their website at http://www.schlitterbahn.com/spi/
Local Area Activities
There is so much to see and do on Soutn Padre Island and at Port Isabel! For more specific information on local activities, please visit the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.sopadre.com and the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce website at http://portisabel.org/chamber/
Are you ready for a THRILL! Take a high speed adventure boat ride with Osprey Cruises!
Experience the speed & power of "Thriller 07" with her twin 500 hp engines as you cruise the waterways of South Padre Island and Port Isabel. Depart from Pirate's Landing in Port Isabel for this super exciting high speed boat ride. Call 956-943-6283 or go to www.southpadreislandthriller.com .
South Padre Island has a Farmer's Market each Sunday
From 11 AM to 1 PM, head north to The Shores (just north of the convention center) to buy fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and more at the Farmer's Market.
Catch "The WAVE", SPI's FREE Shuttle Service
The free South Padre Island shuttle stops at our KOA every thirty minutes. It's a great way to get all over the island and beaches. Some buses even go over the bridge to Port Isabel. Check by our KOA office for full details.
Sunday Church Services (available on the island and at Port Isabel)
Come to our office to get specific details and times for the variety of church services available in our area including Island Baptist Church (107 Mesquite St, SPI), Chapel By The Sea (33425 State Park Rd 100, SPI), Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic church (705 S Longoria St, Port Isabel), and Christ's Harbor Church (Hwy 510 just one mile off Hwy 100, Laguna Vista).
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Annual South Padre Island Polar Bear Dip January, New Year's Day
Take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico! 10 AM registration at Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill. Dip starts promptly at noon!
Spring Break, March
Come for the beach, sun, water activities, music, parties, and more! While the majority of the students come during Texas Week (when the Texas schools are out for spring break), students from other states are on the island throughout the month enjoying the beach and the island clubs.