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Birding Photography, Nature Tours & Events South Texas


Photo Tours South Texas

Escape to Santa Cruz Ranch for birding and wildlife photography.  Its a great way to distress from your everyday life whether you are a beginner or a professional photographer.  Come take pictures from atop of our comfortable hunting rig while roaming the pristine trails of South Texas Brush or just sitting quietly in a photo blind to capture that perfect picture that speaks a thousand words. Axis deer, whitetail deer and other exotic game roam the property and make for amazing photos.

Birding and wildlife photography is very popular in South Texas.  In fact, Rio Grande Valley is one of the hottest birding areas in the US.  Aside from birding, Santa Cruz Ranch offers an array of wildlife species which make for a great photo through your lens.  

We here at Santa Cruz Ranch want to make your experience worth coming back every time.

Daily Photographer Prices

Up to a full day of photography is $100 per person.  Special rates for groups of 4 or more.  If you require a guide, one can be hired for a daily rate.


Nightly rate $149

Meals & Beverages (non alcoholic)

Daily $99 (includes 3 basic meals.  Ask about our meal upgrades. Minimum of 4 guests)

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Private Events

Private Events

A secluded destination for your outdoor special event.  Our event planners will assist you successfully with your next event.

  • Alfresco Dining
  • Baby Showers
  • Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Conferences
  • Corporate Meetings
  • Church Retreats
  • Family Reunions
  • Special occasion parties
  • Quinceneras
  • Weddings

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Nature Tours

Nature Tours South Texas

Come experience an outdoor nature paradise adventure. You will observe the abundance of wildlife from native to exotic animals.  The dense, diverse and old virgin brush make it desirable for all the species of animals that live here.  

Tour Pricing: 

$149 - Family of up to 4
Tour lasts up to 2 hours

*Professional cameras not allowed

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The stellar view at Santa Cruz Ranch is nothing shy of amazing.  Escape the urban area for a short drive to Santa Cruz Ranch and experience the breathtaking celestial glory of stargazing.  

We will have scheduled Stargazing outings available for booking soon.

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