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Things to do 2018-04-20T21:26:46+00:00

Shelling & Beachcombing

Port Aransas has 18 miles of open beaches for your perfect vacation adventure. Enjoy a trip to San Jose Island  where you can search for seashells and island treasures.  Surf, boogey board or build a Sand Castle with the local pros.  Relax in the sand, take a nice long walk or ride Horses On The Beach . Whatever your pleasure, there is no better place than the beaches of Port Aransas!

Skydiving

Skydive over Port Aransas on Mustang island and see the Island from a whole new perspective!

Skydive South Texas is the only locally owned and operated Skydiving Club on the Texas Coastal Bend. Experience the amazing thrill of FREEFALL over the most scenic location in Texas!  Year round and weather permitting, We fly out of theMustang Beach Airport, Hanger #1 in Port Aransas.

Tandem jumps offer an introduction to the sport of skydiving.   It requires 15 to 45 minutes of ground preparation (it is not a full “First Jump Course”) and consists of an experienced skydiving instructor, or “tandemmaster”, and the passenger: you!  You will wear a harness while the instructor wears the parachutes.   Your harness attaches to the front of the instructor’s harness, and the two of you freefall together for 30 to 50 seconds, open the parachute then land together under one large parachute.

Come experience the thrill!

Jet Boat (Sting Ray)

Jet Boat (Sting Ray) Fun for the whole family! Trill Boat Ride! Flip through the waters around Port A on a high speed Jet Boat Ride that combines speed driven fun and maneuvers with sightseeing and ecotourism. Located at Woody’s Sports Center in Port Aransas. Open 7 days a week, Three trips a day, weather permitting. For reservations or more information,call (361) 749-6969. Jet Boat Port A

Golf Course

“The Gulf Coast Premier Golfing Experience”

Palmilla Beach Golf Club
(361)749-4653
Experience golf on “island time”. This 71 par, 18-hole course is the newest public golf course in Texas that charges a daily fee. Palmilla Beach Club is a premium one-of-a-kind Arnold Palmer signature designed course. Palmilla Beach Golf Club is the only ocean side golf course along the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the only seaside golf course in North America designed by Arnold Palmer and his design group.

The Palmilla Beach golf course plays through the natural dune setting of the Texas coast. This links course has many stimulating areas; sure to challenge the best of golfers.
Eevery tee at Palmilla Beach will be exhilarate your game as you are enchanted by the beautiful scenic views of the protected wildlife and the colorful array of the coastal natives.

Parasailing

Whether you are a local looking for a day of fun or are planning a vacation to the Texas coast, parasailing with Chute’Em Up Parasail in Port Aransas, Texas is the most excitement you can have, 600 feet away from a boat!

Soar high above it all with an experienced crew, and the latest and safest in winchboat technology. Alone or with a companion, the young, the elderly, and the physically challenged can enjoy parasailing. Enjoy watching dolphins and great views, while waiting your turn to fly high over Port Aransas. You can go up fully clothed or in swimwear, and there is no experience or athletic ability required.

Chute’Em Up Parasail is located at Woody’s Sport Center , in the Port Aransas Harbor at 136 W. Cotter St. Port Aransas, Texas. Call (361)749-4600 or (361)774-5792 for reservations or information about parasailing with us.

Nightlife

Back Porch Bar
132 W. Cotter
361-749-2800
Located next to Woody’s on the waterfront! Open air and first look at the big catches of the day happen here. Serving beer, wine, and liquor with live music occasionally provided by local and regional musicians.

Behringer’s Rocking B Bar and Grill
905 St. Hwy 361
361-749-2662
Full bar plus spacious outdoor patio, grill and outdoor stage. Live music playing weekly.

The Gaff
323 E. Beach St.
361-749-5970
Serving up the coldest beer in town! Just before you get to beach, stop by this island bar for a warm and friendly atmosphere. Wine is also available, but BYOB. Dance to the jukebox, play darts or pool. Their freshly made pizza is the best around too!

Giggity’s Restaurant & Bar
722 Tarpon St.
361-749-3663
Great food and live music every day. Kitchen open til 1:00am.

Boating & Fishing

Deep Sea Headquarters
440 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
361-749-5597

Dolphin Docks
300 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
361-749-4188
Fisherman’s Wharf
900 N. Tarpon
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
361-749-5448
Island Moorings Marina
3500 Island Moorings Parkway
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
361-749-4100
Municipal Docks
301 Port Street
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
361-749-5429
Offshore Adventures
Come by and visit us at our new location at the Crab Man Marina on Hwy 361, 2 miles before the ferry landing.
Toll Free: 1-800-567-5132
Phone: 361- 758-6900
www.portaransasadventures.com
Woody’s
136 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
361-749-5252

Water Attractions

Schlitterbahn Beach
33261 State Park Road 100
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
956-772-7873
Schlitterbahn Beach has a water attraction for everyone including tidal wave rivers, four water coasters, swim-up bars, and much more. Don’t miss out on Texas’ first underground water slide when you stay on the Texas Gulf Coast. See what fun this water park has in store for your family.

Hurricane Alley Waterpark
702 E Port Avenue
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
361-883-9283
Enjoy the water at Hurricane Alley Waterpark featuring a 12,000 square foot wave pool, a 750 scenic lazy river, and water slides for the thrill seekers in your group. There is a water attraction for every adult and child in your group. There is no limit of fun at this Corpus Christi waterpark.

Paradise Jet Ski Rentals
136 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-6904

Red Dragon Pirate Cruise
440 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373
(361) 749-AHOY
Red Dragon Pirate Cruises sail the waters of Aransas Bay just outside of Corpus Christi, Texas. The pirate crew entertains with activities that include sword fighting, music, and dancing.
Red Dragon offers a variety of adventurous cruises, such as a “Be a Pirate Adventure Cruise,” a “Bet Yer Booty” adult gaming cruise, as well as birthday packages, weddings, school field trips, private charters, special events, and more! Be sure to call and make a reservation to guarantee your seats or order tickets online. Don’t miss the boat!

Boat Rentals

Mike’s Boat Rentals
P.O. Box 321
Aransas Pass, TX 78335
(361)779-8389

There are 16 foot Carolina Skiffs, wide-bodied aluminum boats with 15 horsepower Honda, four stroke outboard motors. We furnish you with a tank of gas, life jackets, paddle, push pole and an anchor, not to mention free advice on where to catch them!

Rates are $75 for ½ day (5 hours or less) and $100 for a full day (maximum of 4 people or max weight 700 lbs.). Our boats are well maintained, clean and very easy to operate.

There is a free fish cleaning table and a fresh water wash-down for your gear.

We gladly accept all major credit cards as well as personal checks.

Dolphin Watch

Dolphin Watch Nature Tours
361-749-6969

Join Captains Gary & Susan aboard Kohootz for a DELIGHT-FULL 1 1/2 hour fully narrated trip. Kohootz was created on the concept that an ordinary dolphin watch was not enough!! We take you all the way to an ” ULTIMATE ” boat tour experience. TOUR PORT ARANSAS FROM “OUR BEST SIDE”…..ON THE WATER !!

  • Dolphine Encounters
  • Lydia Ann Lighthouse
  • Shipwreck
  • Ships from all over the World!
  • Native & migratory birds
  • History of Port Aransas & surrounding islands

Reservations must be made to insure you are on the trip of  your choice. Call 361-749-6969

Scarlet Lady Dolphin Cruise

The Scarlet Lady is one of the most exciting Dolphin Watching Adventure Tours in Port Aransas. Cruise along the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel in search of wild dolphins, flocks of sea birds, and enjoy viewing the iconic Lydia Ann Lighthouse. Tours depart out of Captain Kelly’s Deep Sea Headquarters conveniently located right next to the ferry landing in Port Aransas. Don’t miss out on one of Port Aransas’ Must-Do’s, the Scarlet Lady Dolphin Watching Adventure Tour, and book today!

Constructed in the Fall of 2015, the Scarlet Lady is one of the newest tour boats in the Coastal Bend area. Just under 50 feet in length the Scarlet Lady can hold up to 49 passengers comfortably with plenty of room and shade to ensure satisfaction on all levels. Being a catamaran style vessel, the Scarlet Lady can cruise comfortably through the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel without any worry of its passengers feeling motion sickness. Also onboard, passengers can find a full bar where you can find some of the best Pina Coladas on the island and enjoy them while watching wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Built for comfort and excitement, the Scarlet Lady is the finest Dolphin Watch boat on the Texas Gulf Coast.