Heading to Port Aransas during the Fourth of July? Not only is Port Aransas the perfect destination to enjoy a holiday that epitomizes summertime – the fireworks in Port A do not disappoint. Explosions are set off from Roberts Point Park at 301 JC Bar Blvd and will start around 9:30pm.

The fireworks show can be seen from just about anywhere in town – but if you want a close up view, you’ll need to get to the park early to claim a spot. Parking will be first come, first serve, and the Coast Guard will patrol the ship channel to keep boats at a safe distance.

If you’re up for an extra special view of the fireworks, there are multiple options for setting sail and watching from the sea! Don’t miss the unique opportunity to hop on a boat, grab a drink, and watch fireworks while sailing on the waters of the Gulf. Spots fill up fast, so be sure to book a spot ASAP on one of the following Independence Day cruises:

Red Dragon Pirate Cruises offers kid-friendly pirate themed cruises and has a special Independence Day excursion. Red Dragon Pirate Cruises specifically works to accommodate adults and children with disabilities if that should be a need. Call 361-749-2469 for more information and to reserve a spot on the ship!

The Scarlet Lady is one of the newer tour boats in Port A and offers a full bar where you can enjoy their famous Pina Coladas while watching the sky light up! The Scarlet Lady can hold up to 49 passengers while remaining roomy and comfortable and is catamaran style, which minimizes risk of motion sickness. You will love watching fireworks from this smooth-sailing vessel.

A lesser-known option for viewing fireworks while at sea is The Pelican Fishing Boat. Their Firework Cruise begins at 8:30PM and alcohol will be available for purchase on board.

Whether you are watching from land or sea, we know you’ll enjoy an exciting fireworks show in Port Aransas. Please note that if the weather does not permit, the show will be moved to the following evening.

Happy 4th of July!