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“Southern Wave--A great way to spent two relaxing hours”

Southern Wave Sailing Charters
Ranked #6 of 48 Tours in South Padre Island
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 24, 2010

We sailed with Southern Wave this December and had a great time. Since it’s slow time on the island, they were only offering the sunset cruise, but they offer other cruises during the summer and I suppose are much busier.
Our family was debating between horseback riding (which we’ve done and was almost twice as expensive), so we opted for the sail. We were warmly greeted by Lettie the hostess at arrival, and we boarded the boat with five others, plus four crew members (Captain, hostess, cook and Matt providing music). We took a spot at the front of the boat and were quickly underway. After about 5 minutes, my oldest daughter was exclaiming that we really made the right decision.
The boat sails in the bay and at this time of year they hug the shoreline so it’s very smooth and very relaxing (just know you’re going to always stay close to shore). Matt kicked up some nice “sailing music”, and the grilled shrimp were out in no time and very nicely done. We opened a bottle of wine (BYOB), and laid back to watch the birds fly and fish jump. About 30 minutes into the trip, they served beef/chicken fajitas which were also nicely done. (Having a dedicated cook has its benefits.) An hour into it, we turned around near Parrot Eyes and spent the next hour just relaxing—the music made a big difference and Lettie saw to our every need. Overall, it was a great two hours that went by far too fast. I would definitely go again.

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