- Our list of the best things to do in Port Aransas, Texas, features the top 54 nearby activities — including 20 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Port Aransas, TX has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Water Activities, Amusement, and Museums & Galleries.
- The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Port Aransas, TX , followed by 28 popular activities in nearby cities, including Corpus Christi
95% 340 votes
Ross Avenue behind the Trolley Stop, Port Aransas, TX MoreLess Info
At the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, people have seen over 100 species of birds on a single day, although the number and species varies greatly by the season. The 10-acre center has a 500-foot boardwalk leading over the water and a 25-foot observation tower.
Chute'em Up Parasailing strives to give every guests the flight of their life with their parasailing program. The company takes guests 200-300 feet above the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Lydia Ann Channel.
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.
96% 45 votes
3500 Island Moorings Pkwy, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MoreLess Info
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.
89% 104 votes
440 West Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MoreLess Info
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.
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.
87% 114 votes
710 W. Ave A, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MoreLess Info
At Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, guests can enjoy quality birding, a pick of many trails from provided maps, clean and well-kept boardwalks, and a lot of information about the park history.
81% 168 votes
750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, TX 78373 MoreLess Info
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 …