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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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Nice evening

This is just a slow cruise in the bay riding past condos and houses but it is relaxing. The service is great and when we went it wasn't very crowded. Lisa is the hostess and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a slow cruise in the bay riding past condos and houses but it is relaxing. The service is great and when we went it wasn't very crowded. Lisa is the hostess and makes it very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food is good, staff very friendly, relaxing two hour cruise. The grilled shrimp appetizer really great.

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Sugar Land, TX USA (near Houston)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

$42 / person including nice grilled lunch & 3 hours on boat. A bargain! Within 30 min of departing dock we were snorkeling! Sure not much to see underwater...some shells/sea grass/small fish but was fun anyway! I will be back again to do this again probably many times!

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Kenedy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

These are the nicest people you will ever meet. Lisa is awesome. She works it all the jet skis, dinner cruise, she is everywhere. They treat everyone so kindly. The dinner cruise is awesome!!! If you are there go!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 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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