TripBuzz found 50 things to do with kids in or near Port Aransas, Texas, including 25 fun activities for kids in nearby cities like Corpus Christi.
From Port Aransas Beach to The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, the Port Aransas area offers 31 different types of family activities, including: Fishing, Beaches, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Piers & Boardwalks.
Port Aransas, TX
With a large tourist industry, Port Angeles is ideal for deep sea fishing, boating and birdwatching. Resting on Mustang Island, the city is also home to a large park and beach, and thus is a popular destination for college students during spring break. After-hours there are many bars and nightclubs offering live music and entertainment.
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 …
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.
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.
Red Dragon Pirate Cruises offers two hour cruises where professional actors keep passengers engaged with a show and pirate-themed activities like sword fighting. Soda, snacks, and alcohol are available for purchase while on board.
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.
Specializing in flounder gigging trips, Steven's Guide Service Day Tours organizes fishing trips to the bay on a 23' charter boat. In addition to flounder, visitors can catch redfish, trout, and black drum.
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.
Situated on 167 acres, IB Magee Beach Park is located along the water and features 75 campsites that have water and electric hookups. The park provides a fishing pier, restroom and shower facilities, picnic tables and beach access.
Lighthouse Lakes Trail was the first paddling trail in Texas. The paddling trail is a series of four loops that guide kayakers through the waters, passing scenic views and the historic Lydia Ann Lighthouse.