Banana Boat 

SPI Excursions has unique banana boat rafts that we pull behind a powerful jet boat (operated by a licensed captain) for safe, family fun in the water. 
Life jackets provided!

What is a banana boat ride? Will I get wet?

The inflatable “banana” raft seats up to 6 passengers and is pulled by a powerful and maneuverable jet ski. The jet ski is operated by an experienced licensed captain. We supply life jackets to all passengers. Keep in mind that you most likely will fall into the water at least once – its part of the fun!

Departure times? How long is the ride?

*Start at 10:00 am and depart every 30 min until Sunset *Boat ride time is 20 min.

Age Limit /  Weight Limit

We reccomend at least 7 years of age. Weight limits: Minimum 75 lbs Maximum 250 lbs


Participants should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this ride is appropriate. We recommend against joining this activity if you have cardiac conditions, respiratory conditions, previous back or neck injuries or any other medical condition. Pregnant women are not allowed to join this activity.

$ Prices

Per person $25

What to wear / Bring

We recommend wearing your bathing suit. You can bring along a waterproof camera or phone as long as you have a phone bag or lanyard so you don’t loose it. We have storage baskets to leave behind sunglasses and other objects.

Departure location

204 W. Palm St. South Padre Island, TX 78597 GOOGLE MAP

How Many Passengers can go ?

The raft holds 6 passengers.


Parasail Flight Options

Single, double, or triple ( Weight restrictions apply )

Parasail Departure times

8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:30 pm

Flight Time / Total Trip Time

Flight time in the air is approx. 8-12 min. 600 ft of line Total trip time: approx 45 min

Age Limit

4-5 yrs. Child must be able to fit into our smallest harness.

Weight Limit

Due to winds weight limits adjust daily. Minimum combined weight 160 - 250 lbs Maximum combined weight 350 - 550 lbs

Parasail & Drinks!

Yes you can bring that yummy margarita or pina colada with you! If you would like drinks for your adventure please allow for time to order and get your drink To Go from the partender. Lots of drink variaties are available for both adults and kids. DRINK MENU CLICK HERE

$ Prices

Per person $75 Observer $25 * An observer is someone who would like to ride along in the boat but not parasail *

Parsailing description

Parasailing take offs and landings are done directly from one of our new Coast Guard Certified 31ft Ocean Pro. 600 ft. of line sends you high over the beautiful waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and view the entire South Padre Island. Parasail flights can be done as singles, doubles (tandems) or Triples.Your professional Captain has many years of experience and follows all parasal guidelines making certain your parasailing experience is one of a kind. While parasailing from above you will see South Padre Island's beautiful scenery, white sand beaches and wild life. Wild life sights regularly include, Atlantic bottle nose dolphins, Osprey Hawks, Brown Pelicans, Great White Pelicans and sometimes sea turtles. Feeling adventurous? Ask your captain for a toe dip! .Observer seats may be available. We can comfortably seat 6 passengers. Flights last 8-12 min Leave South Padre Island with a Parasailing experience of a life time!

Departure location

204 W. Palm St. South Padre Island, TX 78597 GOOGLE MAP

How Many Passengers can go on the boat? Boat type?

Our boat is a Coast Guard Certified 31ft Ocean Pro. Holds 6 passengers