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Port Aransas Activities & Attractions


Port Aransas Bird WatchingYour perfect beachfront vacation is in Port Aransas, Texas. Relax on the white sandy beaches or try your hand at Texas Gulf Coast fishing for blue marlin, sailfish, red fish, snapper, tuna or trout. The fishing guides know "where they're biting," and will show you a day of fun and excitement. No wonder the best destination for a beachfront vacation is in Port Aransas.

After enjoying your day at the beach and leisurely soaking up some sun, you may want to get out and about. You'll find plenty of options so you can take your time shopping and sampling the local fare. Pick up some souvenir T-shirts. Enjoy some boiled shrimp or crab at one of our many Port Aransas dining establishments. Island time is never rushed.

Other popular activities include boating excursions, sunset cruises, fishing from lighted piers or the ship channel, jetties, the free ferry transportation to the mainland, and dance/music clubs. Just a ferry ride and short drive away is Corpus Christi with more shops and restaurants, the Texas State Aquarium and The Lexington Air Craft Carrier Museum.


Chute-'Em Up Parasailing
136 W. Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, Texas  78373



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Fishing Guides and Charters

beachfront vacationDeep Sea Headquarters

Island Queen Inc.,

Captain Ron Pierson

Woody's Sports Center

Dolphin Docks

Fisherman's Wharf

Just 1 More Outfitter

WaterWorld Guide Service

Find a complete list of Port Aransas fishing guides and charters.


Fins Grill & Icehouse

Castaways Seafood & Grill

Wild Horse Saloon & Grill

La Playa Mexican Grille

Virginia's on the Bay

Venetian Hot Plate

Trout Street Bar & Grill

Seafood & Spaghetti Works

Port Aransas Brewing Company

Avery's Kitchen

Moby Dick's Bar, Grill & Beach Shop


Pelican's Landing

Shell's Pasta & Seafood

 Port "A" Pizzeria





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New Port Dunes Golf Club

Gabe Lozano Sr. Golf Center

Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course

Padre Isles Country Club

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Sandcastle Building

Build a Better Sandcastle


Galleries & Shopping

A Mano

Cita Resort Interiors

Fish Tales

Port A Gallery

The Barrier Reef, Inc.

Mikhal's Boutique

Stephanie's Stuff Boutique & Gifts

Mustang Island Art Gallery

Fly It Port A


Pelican's Landing Boardwalk

The Shops at Port A

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 Night Spots

The Coast Club, 1023 hwy 361, suite A 361/749-JOES(5637)

Bernies Beachhouse, 730 Trout St. 361/749-4440

Back Porch Bar, 132 W. Cotter, 361-749-2800

Wild Horse Saloon & Grill, 212 Beach Ave. Port Aransas TX 78373

Sharkey's, 2600 HWY 361, 361/749-4254.  Classic rock to country in a casual, nautical atmosphere.  Music, dancing, pool and games.

Beulah's & Pelican Club, 914 Tarpon., 361/749-4888.  Four star, Contemporary casual fine dining inside or outdoors.  Menu changes daily.  Dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m.   Reservations strongly recommended.


Port Aransas fishingBeach / Mustang Island.  The miles and miles of beaches that border Mustang Island have many faces.  Everyone has ideas about the "perfect" beach, and Port Aransas offers a variety that can meet everyone's expectations.  Whether it's the vast beaches for sunbathing and swimming, or isolated beaches for exploring and fishing, Mustang Island has the "perfect" beach to complete your beachfront vacation.

Bird Watching.  If you live and breathe birds, you'll flock to Port Aransas and Mustang Island.  In the heart of the number-one birding state, more birds hang out here than anywhere else in Texas.  Located in the Central Flyway, the island boasts hundreds of species as permanent residents and thousands of migrating birds that consider it a perfect stop.

University of Texas Marine Science Institute Port Aransas  www.utmsi.utexas.edu/

Paradise Jet Ski Rentals (behind woody's sports center) 361-749-6904

Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle in Rockport, 361/729-1271.   Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime heritage of Texas.   Discover the fascinating history for yourself!  Stand on a life-sized ship's bridge or let the children board their own private vessel.  Changing exhibits and interactive displays make a visit to the Museum a memorable experience.  Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm.




Corpus Christi Town Club

Pelican Club

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