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San Jose Island

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Address: Port Aransas, TX
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It is $12 round trip. Lots of fisherman come here, but we do beachcombing. There is 7 miles of beach and hardly anyone there. Get your tickets at Fishermans's Wharf. The Jetty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
lowemanc
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Wimberley, Texas
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Wimberley, Texas
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239 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is $12 round trip. Lots of fisherman come here, but we do beachcombing. There is 7 miles of beach and hardly anyone there. Get your tickets at Fishermans's Wharf. The Jetty boat starts going over at 6:30 in the morning and departs every hour until after noon then every 2 hours. It returns 10 minutes after the hour. We... More 

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belton,tx
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127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this island. $12 return trip but be sure to get the last boat back or you are spending the night. Beautiful long beach to walk on. Fishing is great . Also good place to dolphin watch. Well worth spending 2 - 4 hours here.

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Thank berdiep
Fort Worth, Texas
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After a 5 minute boat ride between the levees, you walk up the east levee for about 5 minutes until you reach the beach that faces the open Gulf of Mexico. You may walk for miles down this beach if you want to. The farther you go, the more pristine it becomes. The beach is littered with stuff that has... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We jettied over on a Sat. Nice beach with clear water. It happened to be beach clean up for the fall. It was nice to see volunteers cleaning debris washing up on this undeveloped island. We strolled and swam. Its nice but had anticipated seeing more seashells. Buy your tixs at Fishermans Wharf starting at 630 am. Ferry departs on... More 

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Thank wakelang
Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

FIVE minute boat ride, ten minute walk, NATURE!!! It was nice to go somewhere that automobiles could not go and see things in the sand & surf that very few have picked over!

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Brenham, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lovely in all aspects but reminds me of an actress who's most famous quote was. I vant to be alone. Everything is pristine and reminds you of being on a deserted island. We park our boat on the backside and walk to the beach but you can take the jetty boat also. Very worth the effort

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Bruceville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

this little island is perfect. The sand is very clean and my daughter had the best time finding almost perfect shells. Good quality type that you normally have to buy at the shops!

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1 Thank McGehee1
Port Aransas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I love the island! It's so secluded and private. I look forward to the off seasons and beachcombing. But we go a couple of miles down and I can easily go topless with no worries of being an issue for the families that typically stop at around the one mile mark. I throughly enjoy the remote island feel.

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1 Thank scLoving
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My son thought it was so cool that we got to visit this "private" island. There are no cars allowed on this island (at least not to the public) so the only way to visit is by ferry. Cost was $12 for adult and $6 for kids 12 and under. It was a very beautiful beach and you can be... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Have wanted to visit St. Joe for many years and finally got around to it this trip to Port A. Not a great day for shells, but probably largely due to not getting out there early enough. Wonderful absence of traffic, artificial noises, crowds, etc. can hear the wind, surf, birds, and other natural music. Lots of open space. No... More 

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