South Padre Island
Capt. Skipper Ray or Island Outfitters is all about Lower Laguna Madre fishing and the people who love it. We are professional fulltime fishing guides who know the bay better than the fish that swim in it. We may not personally know each fish by its first name, but we know how to find them and we know how you can catch them. And you'll have a great time doing it too.
About South Padre Island, Tx
There are a large number of great restaurants in South Padre and Port Isabel, TX. Seafood (including much fresh fish and shrimp from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico ), steaks, fresh fruit and vegetables locally grown in many places. The RGV has many things to see and do while here on vacation, for a weekend or for the winter.
South Padre Island has a large number of hotels, motels, resorts, and condos, or beach houses, on the bay, beach, or mid-island.
Shopping on the island is fun, most shops are a short walk from your hotel or condo. See the Surf shops or art galleries. You will want to take a little of the island home.
A must see is Sea Turtle Inc. Their mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles and return them to the wild. In the summer nesting season, you will be able to attend a baby sea turtle release.
Another one of the best island locations is The Birding and Nature Center. Go for a walk on the boardwalk with one of the guides and see a wide range of year-round and migrating birds.
On the south end of the island at the jetties, you can watch the ships come in the Brownsville Ship Channel or watch the shrimp boats head out for more wild-caught Gulf of Mexico shrimp. While in Isla Blanca park take the time and watch the wild dolphin swim at Dolphin Cove. Stop by the sea life center at Coastal Studies Lab.
A few more things to do, a surf lesson, Stand up Paddle boards, rent a jet ski, or kayak for the day, and book your fishing trip.
Skipper Ray is the most knowledgeable fishing captain in the South Padre Island area with over 40 years experience as a licensed fishing guide. He not only will put you on great fish, he will teach you how to catch them too! Skipper also gives Fly Fishing lessons. I can't wait to go again!