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Address: 2401 Laguna Blvd., South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 956-772-7245
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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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Snorkeling

Went on the snorkeling trip . Staff was really nice. Lunch is included hamburgers and hot dogs. It's a little harder for smaller children to do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tmrazek
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the snorkeling trip . Staff was really nice. Lunch is included hamburgers and hot dogs. It's a little harder for smaller children to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the snorkeling trip and we had a blast! They made it so fun and it is definitely an experience we will remember! They make hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit trays, etc. Great experience for all ages! I lost the back of my diamond earring and I handed my earring to the lady to hold for me. I forgot... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a way to end a day - you board a nice, large catamaran, there's mellow guitar and vocal live music to accompany your conversation. You push off as the sun is starting to get lower in the sky, you have a few BYO drinks and they start serving the food they grill onboard - shrimp appetizer, fajitas/tacos and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice food on a moonlight cruise BYOB Messina Hof Winery Fun with Great People The crew was great Easy to make reservations A Great Deal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Went on the snorkel trip with southern wave and I was very skeptical based on other negative reviews. Glad I did not let those perauade me, we had a great time. Sure it is in the bay and it is Texas water, but we ventured off and found some cool aquatic life. Pick a calm day with little wind and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Wife and I went on the sunset dinner cruise at the end of June. It was not too crowded and the music and food were great, Service was very good. Well worth the money.

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Thank HarpersGampy
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The boat ride itself was very nice and relaxing, the food tastes great but if you don't get there early you may be stuck w uncomfortable seating. Super nice ride & I couldn't have asked for something better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our two teenage daughters. It was a beautiful and relaxing evening. We watched the sunset...gorgeous!!!!The crew was very friendly and helpful. The guy singing and playing guitar was really good. The food was wonderful. The fireworks at the end were really good. Overall, it was one of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommended!

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Arlington TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We booked the Snorkeling Cruise from Groupon for $39 each for 1 adult and 2 teens. We had read some of the other reviews and some were great, when the water was still, and most were terrible most other times. We decided to take a chance based on OTHER things besides the snorkeling. We're glad we did! 1) Snorkeling in... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We chartered an evening dinner cruise. It was absolutely wonderful. Dinner was being cooked and served was we cruised the bay side of SPI. We ended the cruise with fireworks! One of the best things we did on our trip. Would love to return and cruise again!

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