Things to Do with Kids in Port Aransas, TX

TripBuzz found 20 things to do with kids in or near Port Aransas, Texas. From Texas State Aquarium to Port Aransas Beach, Port Aransas offers a variety of fun, kid-friendly things to do in the area—including 5 family activities perfect for kids with ratings over 90%.

There are 24 different types of family-friendly things to do with kids in or near Port Aransas, TX. The most popular types of activities for kids and families include: Beaches, Boat Tours, Camping and Walking Tours.

The attractions in the list below have an average rating of 78%, based on 2,021 total reviews from users of TripBuzz and other popular sites across the web.

There are 9 things to do with kids in Port Aransas, and 10 things to do with kids in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Corpus Christi.

Port Aransas, TX

Highlights
  • Tours - 9 Family Activities
  • Active & Adventure - 5 Family Activities
  • Amusement - 4 Family Activities
  • Outdoors - 4 Family Activities

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Port Aransas Beach
1
1.4 Miles

Port Aransas Beach

Beaches, Kayaking & Rafting, Swimming
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

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83%
357 Votes
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The University of Texas Marine Science Institute
2
0.5 Miles

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Walking Tours, Aquariums
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 …

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81%
57 Votes
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Dolphin Encounters
3
0.5 Miles

Dolphin Encounters

Deep Sea Headquarters, Port Aransas, TX
General Tours
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.

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81%
42 Votes
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Woody's Sports Center
4
0.3 Miles

Woody's Sports Center

136 W. Cotter Ave., Port Aransas, TX 78373
Boat Tours
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.

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91%
34 Votes
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Dolphin Dock Day Trips
5
0.4 Miles

Dolphin Dock Day Trips

300 W. Cotter Ave, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Boat Tours
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.

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82%
28 Votes
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Mustang Island State Park
6
14.0 Miles

Mustang Island State Park

P.O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
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.

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68%
110 Votes
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Stray Cat Sailing Adventures
7
2.3 Miles

Stray Cat Sailing Adventures

3500 Island Moorings Pkwy, Port Aransas, TX 78373
Boat Tours
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.

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95%
21 Votes
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Fisherman's Wharf
8
0.4 Miles

Fisherman's Wharf

900 Tarpon Street, Port Aransas, TX
Piers & Boardwalks
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…

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58%
62 Votes
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Captain Kelly's Deep Sea Headquarters
9
0.6 Miles

Captain Kelly's Deep Sea Headquarters

PO Box 388, Port Aransas, TX 78373
General Tours
Captain Kelly/'s Deep Sea Headquarters has 18 and 21 foot boats to rent. They also offer fishing trips depending on the season including 8, 12, and 48 hour winter fishing trips for yellow fin tuna.

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48%
40 Votes
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Bob Hall Pier
10
17.5 Miles

Bob Hall Pier

Padre Balli Park, Corpus Christi, TX
Fishing, Other
There is no easier way to fish in the Gulf of Mexico, than fishing from Bob Hall Pier. For a nominal fee per rod brought onto the pier, you can try and catch trout, mackerel, and even the occasional shark.

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67%
66 Votes
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