We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Padre Island Watersports

5709A Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
+1 956-299-9463
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
South Padre Island Water Sports offers: lessons and rentals on South Padre Island, Texas. Our waterfront property makes getting out on the bay on a kayak or paddle board super easy. Rental offerings include: Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, water bicycles, surfboards, boogie boards, skim boards, jetskis, kiteboards and kitesurf Boards. Flyboarding Lessons are our newest offering and we also offer lessons for kiteboarding, landboarding, paddle boarding and surfing.
  • Excellent97%
  • Very good3%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“jet ski” (9 reviews)
“water bikes” (3 reviews)
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
5709A Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7633
CONTACT
Website
+1 956-299-9463
Ways to Experience South Padre Island Watersports
Write a ReviewReviews (104)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"jet ski"
in 9 reviews
"water bikes"
in 3 reviews
"kiteboarding lesson"
in 3 reviews
"great equipment"
in 3 reviews
"equipment rental"
in 2 reviews
"feel comfortable and confident"
in 2 reviews
"upper body strength"
in 2 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 5 reviews
"great instructor"
in 3 reviews
"learn how"
in 2 reviews
"dolphin tour"
in 2 reviews
"great job"
in 2 reviews
"joel"
in 12 reviews
"helmets"
in 11 reviews
"kayaking"
in 7 reviews
"radio"
in 9 reviews
"safety"
in 11 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The employees were friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. They went out of their way to ensure we would get the most out of our jet skiing experience. The equipement was in good condition and obviously well cared for. My son struck up quite the friendship with...More

Thank Mackey R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am 45 and picked this up when a kiteboarding friend let me fly a kite. I knew I loved it and I knew I really needed lessons having no previous board experiences in life. The jet ski lessons were very valuable Joel goes above...More

Thank Helen H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandsons wanted to do some kite boarding. Went by and saw Jeff and he recommended Kite Land Boarding. It wasn't a great day- wind-wise but Jeff did all that could to make sure the boys had some fun. And they surely did. SPI watersports...More

Thank JRHUGH50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
kytsrfr, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad the boys had fun!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I went there during spring break with my friends and we had an amazing time. The owner was really nice to us and even though we were late, he was still so nice to us. That was our first time kayaking and he explained everything...More

Thank o_ehiane
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
kytsrfr, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Super cool we could get you out for your first time kayaking! Come back next time and try something else new, perhaps stand up paddle boarding???

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I took an intermediate kiteboarding lesson with Jeff at Air Padre this Spring 2018 to work on some techniques I was looking to improve - mainly jumping, kite looping, and kite loop water starts and transitions. Jeff has an incredible amount of experience and knowledge...More

Thank Kelli L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
kytsrfr, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kelli, Yes the kite looping was working well! Hope you make it back down this spring.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2018

My husband and I rented water bikes and thoroughly enjoyed it. Cheapest rates on the island and nicest staff, hands down. Can’t wait to come back! I really want to learn to wind surf!

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
Thank amandakaycruz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AirPadre, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Amanda, Great to hear you enjoyed your waterbike adventure! We don't do windsurfing, but if you want to learn to kite we do offer kiteboarding lessons! See ya next time!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We rented 2 kayaks for three hours and went paddling all over Laguna Madre. We loved going by all the lovely homes on the water. The water was a beautiful turquoise color. We had a great time and when we were done we visited the...More

Thank mphy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AirPadre, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hope to see you again next time!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 April 2018

More

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AirPadre, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 April 2018

When I knew I wanted to learn how to kitesurf, we asked for some instructor recommendations from some seasoned kitesurfers on South Padre Island who would be flexible with teaching a 50 year old mom of 5. I needed someone who was really patient and...More

Thank kesc0bar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AirPadre, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

K, boy I really had fun getting out with you!! Can't wait to get out and do some more advanced lessons ASAP

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Jeff was a great instructor! The helmet radio and jet ski enabled him to be right there and give immediate feedback and instruction. He was very patient and effective. He texted in the morning to arrange our meeting time which maximized my lesson time on...More

1  Thank X4294DGscotts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
AirPadre, Owner at South Padre Island Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Can't wait for our next mission!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 32 hotels in South Padre Island
WindWater Hotel
265 reviews
.03 miles away
Casa Bella Resort
62 reviews
.08 miles away
Ramada by Wyndham & Suites South Padre Island
756 reviews
.26 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites- South Padre Island
347 reviews
.46 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
BurgerFi
464 reviews
.43 miles away
Ted's Restaurant
269 reviews
.04 miles away
Barry's International
311 reviews
.68 miles away
Blackbeard's Restaurant
1,872 reviews
.82 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Sea Turtle, Inc.
2,473 reviews
.59 miles away
South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center
1,098 reviews
.63 miles away
Andy Bowie Park
286 reviews
.91 miles away
Laguna Madre Nature Trail
115 reviews
.83 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from South Padre Island Watersports staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit