The waves are calling your name! Learn to surf with some of the finest instructors Texas has to offer. Part of the prestigious Billabong Camp’s program. Come enjoy learning to surf in a safe, fun, and friendly environment. Camps are designed for all ages and abilities. www.padreislandsurfcamp.com 361-774-224
Experience golf on “island time.” Now open, the 72 par 18-hole course is the newest, public, premium, daily fee course in Texas. A one of a kind, Arnold Palmer signature course and the only ocean side course along the Gulf of Mexico. For Tee times call 361-749-4653
Exhibits represent 20 different Hispanic countries. In the Lichtenstein House in Heritage Park, 1617 N. Chaparral. Tues-Sat 10am-2pm. 361-879-0336
Probably the most famous ranch in the world! The home of American ranching, this 825,000 acre working ranch is a National Historical Landmark. Guided tours of the Texas size ranch depart from the visitor center. Call for schedule and pricing. 361-592-8055
Home to twelve beautiful Victorian homes the oldest built in 1851. Guided tours Mon, Thurs & Fri 10:30am-noon, $6, 12 under $2. 361-826-3410
1870’s French Empire mansion open for guided tours. Located 3 miles north of Rockport, on Fulton Beach Road, Tues- Sun. 361-729-0386
Fishing guide service, surrey’s, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes, jet ski rentals, boat rentals and speed boat rides. Coast Guard approved life jackets supplied for all participants. Peoples Street T-Head. 361-443-0707
Cast off with the professionals. Their state-of-the-art catamarans are stable, fast, climate controlled and equipped with a full galley. Fishing party boats and full charters. Birding tours leave out of Rockport and Port Aransas 900 N. Tarpon St. Port Aransas. Reservations strongly suggested. 361-749-5448 www.wharfcat.com.
Featuring ancient shipwrecks, the famous Columbus Ships and an array of live reptiles from alligators to turtles, this museum offers hours of fun with tours and activities. Tours one of the Columbus Ships, the Pinta for a walk back in time. The Spanish 1554 Padre Island Shipwreck contains gold and guns from the oldest scientific excavation in the Western Hemisphere. The convergence of Spanish, French and European cultures in South Texas is revealed in the LaSalle Odyssey story, Karankawa hunters-gatherers and ranching. The Children’s Wharf has interactive, bilingual activities. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. Closed on major holidays. Senior/active military discounts, Children 4 and under and members are free. 1900 N. Chaparral. For more information 361-826-4667, www.ccmuseum.com.
Whataburger Field, is home to the Hooks, Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. Enjoy a game in this family-friendly environment. Tickets: $10 reserved, $5 general admission. For complete schedule and information, go to cchooks.com 361-561-HOOK