Pirate's Landing and Port Isabel is a destination for the entire family. Guests here enjoy our pirate themed restaurant and all the activities of Historic Lighthouse Square. Including great walk-able shopping and a wonderful seaside village atmosphere.
Here are our favorite attractions and activities:
The Black Dragon Pirate Ship
This 75 foot pirate ship is docked right in front of Pirates Landing. Take an exciting cruise aboard the Black Dragon and enjoy our crew of professional pirates who entertain with pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunts, water pistol battles, sword fighting, music and loads of family fun for all ages. Don't miss the dolphin watching on almost every cruise!
The Thriller Speed Boat Ride
Whoa! What a ride! The off-shore racing boat Thriller turns your vacation into an adventure. Powered by two 500 horse-powered diesel engines, this 55′ bad boy will carry you at speeds up to 50 MPH over the waters of the Laguna Madre. We’ll race the dolphins as they swim in our wake and play in our rooster tale. We’ll show you the sights at more moderate speeds and keep you well entertained throughout the 30-45 minute cruise, most of it to the sound of music from our hi-tech sound system. Cruises book and board right next door to Pirates Landing.
The Pirate's Landing Pier
The longest fishing pier in Texas is located right here at Pirates Landing. Take a stroll out over the Laguna Madre bay and enjoy the view! The Fishing Pier is located perfectly at the entrance to the Queen Isabella Causeway and is a great place to fish 24 hours a day! We offer a full bait and tackle shop with everything you will need to enjoy a day on the pier. Stop by for a snack, sandwich, beer or ice. Didn't bring any fishing equipment? We have rental poles, tackle and all kinds of live bait.
The SeaLife and Nature Center
Take a stroll through our Sealife & Nature center and discover some of the incredible sea creatures South Padre Island has to offer! Fun and educational exhibits put your family face to face with remarkable sea creatures like octopus, eels, sting-rays and seahorses! Touch tanks let little ones discover and explore.
Davey Jones Ice Cream Locker
This family owned and operated ice cream shop happily serves Blue Bell Ice Cream, Homemade Fudge, Salt Water Taffy, Drinks and Coffee. Enjoy an ice cream on our patio or take a treat to go and walk around Lighthouse Square.
The Historic Lighthouse
The Port Isabel Lighthouse sits on Texas' smallest state park. It is the only lighthouse in Texas that allows visitors to climb to the top and enjoy the view. No trip is complete without having climbed the lighthouse!
Museums of Port Isabel
The Museums of Port Isabel is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities, the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year around to the public.
Live Parrots in the Pirates Landing Courtyard
Be sure to stop at the Pirate's Landing Courtyard to have your photo taken with one of the beautiful live parrots there. These chatty birds are sure to put a smile on your face.
Artists in the Courtyard
The courtyard at Pirates Landing is also a place where local artists show and sell their work. Visit Mike DeVry at Archimaille to see his unique Chain Maille art and jewelry.