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Southern Wave Sailing Charters

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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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This cruise exceeded my expectations....good food, relaxing...

This is definitely a worthwhile thing to do while on South Padre Island. The food is good, the music is great and the sunset is awesome. The crew was really nice and friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a worthwhile thing to do while on South Padre Island. The food is good, the music is great and the sunset is awesome. The crew was really nice and friendly and very helpful...they really want you to have a nice, relaxing cruise. We've been coming to the island for over 20 years and never did anything like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Food was great, the singer/guitar player was great,The crew was very nice, the sunset cruise was great but i wish i had known that the boat doesn't leave out into the bay, it rides the along the waters edge close to the homes on the water, where you are riding right into their backyards it then turns around and comes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Staff second to none, very friendly and out going. The catamaran is beautiful and next to crew best part of the snorkeling cruise. We stayed in the bay with an average of 2.5' depth. Pulls up and waters is just over 3' so very cloudy with people walking and manly catfish to see. For the ride on catamaran id recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Wow, what an evening. Well worth the price of admission. Great food, Great Music, and an Awsome Crew to meet all of your needs. We will definitely have to do it again on our next stay.

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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had a great time and some of the best shrimp cooked on the boat. The music was great also. The crew does a excellent job of making sure everyone is having a good time.

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Took my wife and kids on this trip. First time for my wife to snorkel and she loved it! The kids didn't want to go back to shore! The crew were all helpful and super friendly. This is a great trip for first time snorkeling or kiddos wanting to try it out. Lots of piggy perch, carp and other small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went on a dinner cruise for my husbands birthday and it was Amazing!! They sang happy birthday and other songs throughout the 2 hour trip. The sunset was beutiful, have your cameras ready and the food was very good. With fireworks on the water at the end of the cruise. This was the best thing to do of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A friend came to join me for a week at our condo, and we booked the Southern Wave sunset dinner cruise for her final night on the island. It was the perfect ending to her time here. Very comfortable evening bay cruise, with live music and so much delicious food. It is BYOB, so we enjoyed a cocktail at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was our first time snorkeling and definitely won't be our last!! We saw a jellyfish swimming and many many fish! One gentleman was feeding them which drew in schools of fish. The staff was great! They made sure that your flippers fit and told you how to clear your mask if it fogged up. They provided drinks and lunch.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took the sunset/fireworks cruise on a Friday night with Southern Wave Sailing Charters on our wedding anniversary. Overall it was a great experience. First and foremost, the crew was great. Sam who was the first mate & server was super helpful and attentive. The live music was great and added to the vacation vibe. And the food was pretty... More 

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