Things to do in Port Aransas

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Things to Do in Port Aransas

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  • Maria P
    Helotes, TX3 contributions
    The water is the clearest of any place on port Aransas. Peaceful beautiful place with a small visitor center. It’s about 20 plus miles south of P.A .
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Heather D
    Tulsa, OK41 contributions
    The ferry is a must when in Port A just watch peak times as there can be a bit of a wait at times, especially close to check out times and during spring break.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • gringatx
    McKinney, TX368 contributions
    you can drive for several miles in your car On this beach. A lot of people were in golf carts as well. You can rent them. They look really fun, but we were passing through, so just drove the whole thing in the car.

    I didn't see any food for sale. You have to buy a $12 parking pass that you can get on the beach from a person in a golf cart selling them or I think you can buy them at local stores.. You need to bring all of your own food, water, picnic, everything. There are only porta potties for bathrooms. Most people had canopies or tents for coverage as there is not a single tree or shade area.
    Written June 23, 2022
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  • Maria M
    19 contributions
    This is a cool, free place to visit for anyone. We took our family and had a good time. It's a good place to walk, is handicap accessible to a point. We saw the alligator which was cool. We'll return.
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • Tracy P
    Plano, TX16 contributions
    Beautiful!Could easily see dolphins from the shore. Some played in the ships, some came near the edge where we were standing. Beautiful sunset, playground for the kids and lots of people fishing. Great spot
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • jan r
    2 contributions
    I had a WONDERFUL week in Port Aransas in November.
    I especially enjoyed trips to Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. Nice variety of birds including white pelicans. I saw Boots the Gator 6 out of 7 days.
    Lots of dolphin activity at Robert's Point Park.
    Release of ARK rehabbed turtles was highlight.
    I LOVE Port Aransas ...... one of my favorite places on earth.
    Written November 19, 2022
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  • Baybug2
    Macon, GA196 contributions
    We went Sat and very windy. Lines long to get in even having having prepaid tickets. Thought they would be completed but artists still working. Lots of people. Prices were high for everything. Ferry took 2 hrs to go 1 mile.
    Written April 14, 2022
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  • Jerry F
    Pilot Point, TX351 contributions
    It was after 9:00 PM and the wife and I decided to take the walk on the pier. We met a very nice couple who invited us to fish with them who were also celebrating their anniversary like we were.
    Written August 31, 2021
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  • savytraverlor43323
    Lino Lakes, MN435 contributions
    You need to take a jetty to get to this area but it is worth it. Jetty cost is $18 for both there and back. The beach has beautiful solid sand just like the beach in Port Aransas. There is nothing there except beach. You need to bring your own supplies. Also no bathroom. We went to go shelling. Left disappointed because we didn't find any great shells like we were hoping to find. We did see some dolphins and there were about 20 people fishing along the jetty.There has been a lot of wind the last couple of days so I hope the overturned garbage cans the reason for the tons of plastic all over. Wish city did better job grabbing the garbage. It is a public beach on a privately owned island.
    Written February 6, 2022
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  • Heather D
    Tulsa, OK41 contributions
    What a great museum with a lot of great history for the area. We enjoyed speaking with a docent and learning about Farley Boats and the history of the jetties. Highly recommended plus it’s free :)
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Nellie858
    Minneapolis, MN83 contributions
    The main center is still under repair. Attached to it is the Amos Rehabilitation Keep or ARK which rescues and rehabilitates turtles, owls, and shorebirds. They offer a twice weekly guided tour which is amazing. Educational and inspiring- the volunteers who run it very experienced, knowledgeable, and truly passionate about their work with the animals. Not to be missed !
    Written February 16, 2022
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  • Red fish
    1 contribution
    The over all trip was good, I've been on a few charters like this so I knew how the fish should be. When we got to the first fishing grounds not one person got a bite, not one now this boat had over70 people on it. Everyone is looking around at each other and saying is this what we paid for? We kept telling the deck hands the captain needs to move to another spot, we sat there getting no bites for about an hour. The captain finally moves the boat after on 2 fish caught after an hour with 70 + people on it. My thing is move the boat if the people paying 150 each is not catching until you find them. I did end up catching like 4 fish but alot of people didn't catch anything and I mean alot say 20 or more people didn't.
    Written October 9, 2022
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  • Ana M
    Seattle7 contributions
    The casual atmosphere is very appealing but there are events where you can dress up for and feel very special.
    Great opportunity for fishing, sightseeing. The free ferry is a most visit. Watching the ferries, dolphins, boats, ships, people etc is a way to enjoy a day without spending a lot of money.
    Also you can buy fresh fish and fresh oysters.
    Written April 17, 2019
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  • Caminantedelsur
    Fort Worth, TX51 contributions
    Attended Radney Foster's performance last Friday. While I have been to this venue before, last Friday's show was simply amazing. Have never left Third Coast unsatisfied. There is not a bad seat in the place! In addition to the intimate feel and great acoustics of the place, the crowd is mellow. BYOB makes it even more unique.
    Written March 4, 2019
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  • tibike2017
    Mansfield, TX53 contributions
    Took about 2 hours. Very nice, only difficult part is getting across the cannel. Start early and start downwind, pass if wind is over 8 MPH to stasrt.
    Written July 5, 2020
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