Port Aransas Beach offers many miles of beaches for boogie boarding, splashing, sand castle building or playing with a Frisbee, volleyball, or football. The beach also offers many opportunities to pick up shells and sea critters
Visitors to the University of Texas Marine Science Institute view seven exhibits teaching about the different coastal ecosystems found in the state, and additional exhibits explaining research projects completed at the institute. At the institute's Wetlands Education Center, visitors learn about the importance …
Woody's Sports Center offers supplies for your fishing adventure including bait, tackle, rental slips, and fuel. They also offer sportswear, sundries, parasailing, jet ski rentals, and boat rides, and often help sponsor fishing tournaments.
Dolphin Encounters offers 1.5 hour trips on a 36-foot catamaran that holds up to 26 passengers. The highlight of the trip is when a dolphin is sighted, but visitors also see the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, ships from around the world, and enjoy the ride.
Dolphin Dock Day Trips can help arrange trips lasting from five to 24 hours on vessels ranging up to 95 feet and accommodating up to 50 people. The type of fish caught depends on the season, but can include red snapper, tuna, king fish, and sharks.
Hiking Areas, Camping, Bird Watching, National & State Parks
Mustang Island State Park has five miles of open beaches for sunbathing and swimming, while the waters just off the beach is popular with birds during spring and fall migrations. The park is also a popular site for camping, picnicking, fishing.
Rides aboard a 32-foot sailboat are given in Lydia Ann Channel, Corpus Christi Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico with Stray Cat Sailing Adventures. The boat is kid friendly, and people can bring along their pets.
Fisherman's Wharf has many companies who offer full or half day charter fishing trips for king mackerel, ling, dolphin, bonito, or shark depending on the season, sunset cruises, and cruises through the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge looking for the endangered whooping crane. Visitors can also take advantage o…