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Address: 2401 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 866-704-7245
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Description: Sunset dinner cruises or Snorkeling trips with lunch a must. A visit to...
Sunset dinner cruises or Snorkeling trips with lunch a must. A visit to South Padre Island or Port Isabel wouldn't be complete without a sailing trip on Southern Wave. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cool drink while the South Texas sun puts on it's spectacular evening sunset show for you... this is the perfect way to end your day and start your evening. You can lay in the South Padre Island sun on our spacious trampolines or relax under the covered canopy. Most mornings, we'll snorkel in the waters of the Laguna Madre, northwest of South Padre Island with delicious lunch. Afternoons may be spent Dolphin Watching, Picnicking or working on your tan. We have a grill on board so we can make your trip to South Padre Island special. In the evenings, we have a Sunset Dinner Cruise - the Chef grills an all-u-can eat Beef and Chicken fajita dinner picnic buffet style, grilled fish, jumbo grilled shrimp as appetizer, all you can drink bottled water and sodas, the hostess puts out fresh cut fruit platter, the musician plays great music. Of course in the summer, the Friday night fireworks are not to be missed.
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Fantastic Sunset/Fireworks/Dinner Cruise

Our family of four went on a Friday night sunset/fireworks/dinner cruise. Nice hosts, including live entertainment (guitar player)...fun evening cruise ending with a view of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went on Southern Waves morning snorkel cruise and lunch. Snorkeling on the bayside of SPI is limited in what you see but if you enjoyed getting in the water and snorkeling with the kids it works just fine. Crew is very friendly and lots of fun. Burgers and relaxing on the way back in was my favorite part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our family of four went on a Friday night sunset/fireworks/dinner cruise. Nice hosts, including live entertainment (guitar player)...fun evening cruise ending with a view of the fireworks show in the bay. Dinner was delicious: grilled shrimp appetizer, grilled beef, chicken, fish tacos and fresh fruit for dinner. Bottled water and can soda included. For those who wish to drink, you... More 

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Troy, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived 30 minutes early...a little to early. 15-20 minutes is plenty of time. You check in at a little booth and then they will fit you for flippers. Once you board you may pick a spot to sit. We only had about 20 people on the snorkeling trip. Which was nice because we were able to spread out. Once... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This snorkeling trip was a fun way to see another part of the island. They take you on a 30 minute ride to the calm water where you dock and they outfit you with your snorkel gear. Sodas and water are provided and they grill burgers and hotdogs for lunch. Sam was super nice and threw hot dog pieces in... More 

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Bells, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

3 hours flew by! Kids ages 6-14 all had fun. We saw so many fish, the staff was great and we had a good meal and all the coolers were stocked! The cruise was sold out and there was still plenty of room on the boat. We would definitely do this snorkel trip again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

So, if you are looking for an adventurous sailing experience that goes way out into the bay, this is not it. But having said that, it is absolutely top notch for a romantic date!!! Fantastic service and food..chef Diego's grilled fish is yummy. The food is simple and well-prepared. You can hang back, relax, listen to the live music onboard... More 

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Grain Valley, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We did the 11-2 snorkel trip. The boat was nice! The 2 guides were amazing! So friendly and even cooked a fresh lunch on board while you snorkel. The bugers and hot dogs were very good quality! My only poor opinion is that there wasn't alot of interesting fish and creatures to see. If this isnt your first snorkel, seeing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We have done this cruise before and it seemed significantly shorter than past trips. It was a nice ride with a gorgeous sunset, the food is good but the price felt a bit high for the ride. We were told we would receive a discount for booking online and received no discount. Arrive early and sit toward the front. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Romantic dinner cruise with a great and helpful, friendly crew. The Sunset was beautiful and the food was delicious. The music was a lovely bonus. Definitely a must-do if you're on the island!

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Purchased the dinner cruise on Groupon.The cruise left at 7.00pm and returned at 9.00pm.While aboard we were served soda or water with no limits.Shortly after setting sail we were served grilled shrimp as an appetizer. Initially four each,but there were plenty left over so everyone ate their fill. Next we were served beef and chicken fajitas along with tortillas and... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Wave Sailing Charters

Address: Address: 2401 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 866-704-7245
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  South Padre Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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