South Padre Island Activity Planner at The Tiki

Activities & Things to Do

South Padre Island is full of many exciting activities and things to do for the whole family. We encourage you to visit the following sites to find out what is happening during your visit to South Padre Island.

Sea Turtle Inc. – Sea Turtle Rescue Center

Just steps away from Tiki Condominiums

The mission of Sea Turtle, Inc. is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured sea turtles, educate the public, and assist with conservation efforts for all marine turtle species. They provide regular tours of their rescue hospital.

South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center

Just steps away from Tiki Condominiums

At the southern tip of the world’s longest barrier island, South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is a spectacular introduction to a world-class destination, and a doorway to all this vibrant sand, sun, and surf hotspot has to offer. A slender thread of land between the shallow Laguna Madre and the rolling Gulf of Mexico, South Padre Island anchors the World Birding Center with nature adventures in every season.

Dolphin Research Center & Sea Life Nature Center

The center is dedicated to the preservation of wild dolphins, birds, and marine life of South Padre Island and Laguna Madre bay. Learn about the wild bottlenose dolphins in the South Padre Island area. The center provides a dolphin encounter of the wild kind and is an encounter like no other you will ever experience. If you love dolphins this is a dreamy way to meet them. In the wild and not just a dolphin watch. You will meet them personally and get to know them as the tribe they are.

Schlitterbahn Beach and Water Park

Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark on beautiful South Padre Island is the tropical destination for family fun! With interconnecting water rides and slides, a huge 5-story tall Sandcastle, thrilling uphill water coasters, a man-made surfing wave, and direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Schlitterbahn Beach has all the ingredients for a great summer getaway!

Coastal Studies Laboratory

The CSL’s public displays contain representative species of fauna and flora from the immediate area of the Lower Laguna Madre and South Padre Island. The displays are open to the public and to organized groups by appointment.