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Fun Things To Do

Port Aransas Dolphin Cruises

Dolphins are such incredible animals, and they seem to like interacting with people. For most of us, we usually only get to see them in aquariums.

In Port Aransas you can see them in their natural surroundings by going on a dolphin cruise! We, and especially the kids, love to see them frolic in the surf.

See more about why a Port Aransas dolphin tour will be something that you will remember, and where to go for a dolphin tour.

Sand Castle Building

The annual sand castle building is one of the cool things to do in Port Aransas Texas!

I am always amazed at the sand castle artists and what they achieve with ordinary beach sand, water, and a few simple tools.

They take it way beyond anything that the kids and I have ever done. To me it almost seems impossible to create what they do!

Take a look at Texas Sandfest to find out when the next sandcastle building is in Port Aransas and treat your family to something special.

Jet Ski Rental

I like jet skis. My kids do too. They are on of my favorite fun things to do in Port Aransas Texas… if you don’t get completely reckless on them.

The first time I rode on a jet ski, I was somewhat cautious, but I got the hang of it very quickly. Then it was all fun. Soon I was comfortable enough to take one kid at a time with me. They loved it!

If you’ve never ridden on a jet ski before, give it a shot. I think you’ll enjoy it!

Neptunes Charters Jet Ski Rentals is one place that offers jet ski rental in Port Aransas that I know of.


My kids are into thrills… so parasailing in Port Aransas is a must for them!

I go with them… not because I’m burning to go, but because I just can’t let them go alone. At least not at this age. While I’m usually happy when it’s over, I must admit that it is quite a thrill! The view is incredible!

The only place that I am aware of that offers parasailing in Port Aransas is Chute’em Up.

Port Aransas Fishing Trips

Not everybody is into fishing, let alone deep sea fishing, but if you like fishing, a deep sea fishing trip is another of the fun things to do in Port Aransas Texas.

A local fishing guide by the name of Justin took us bay fishing one early morning where we ended up catching a 30″ speckled trout, several redfish, several flounder, 1 catfish, and one stingray which was released.  The mounted 30″ specked trout will be hanging in my condo in Port Aransas next time I make it down there.  Our guide can be found at  Give him a try!

The Fishermans Wharf in Port Aransas also offers deep sea fishing trips where you can fish for shark, king mackerel, red snapper, grouper, and several other species of fish.

I don’t typically get sea-sick, but if you do, or you’re unsure if you will get sea-sick, be sure to take the proper medication with you.

Kayak Trips

Do you think you and your family may be up for a kayak trip? WetHeads Kayak Adventures offer just that!

You don’t have to be an experienced kayaker either. WetHeads tries to make it a fun experience for everyone. They supply most of what you’ll need (including water), but you could take sunscreen, sunglasses, water shoes, and a camera along.

This is great way to explore the waters around Port Aransas. Don’t be surprised if you come across some dolphins along the way!

Whether you’re looking for a low-key family excursion, a nature getaway or an all-out adventure, Port Aransas promises to keep you busy. Here, there’s just no excuse to be bored.

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Boating & Fishing
Deep Sea Headquarters
440 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Dolphin Docks
300 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Fisherman’s Wharf
900 N. Tarpon
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Island Moorings Marina
3500 Island Moorings Parkway
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Municipal Docks
301 Port Street
Port Aransas, Texas 78373 361-749-5429

Offshore Adventures
Come by and visit us at our new location at the Crab Man Marina on Hwy 361, 2 miles before the ferry landing.
Toll Free: 1-800-567-5132
Phone: 361- 758-6900

136 W. Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas 78373

Water Attractions
Schlitterbahn Beach
33261 State Park Road 100
South Padre Island, Texas 78597
Schlitterbahn Beach has a water attraction for everyone including tidal wave rivers, four water coasters, swim-up bars, and much more. Don’t miss out on Texas’ first underground water slide when you stay on the Texas Gulf Coast. See what fun this water park has in store for your family.

Hurricane Alley Waterpark
702 E Port Avenue
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Enjoy the water at Hurricane Alley Waterpark featuring a 12,000 square foot wave pool, a 750 scenic lazy river, and water slides for the thrill seekers in your group. There is a water attraction for every adult and child in your group. There is no limit of fun at this Corpus Christi waterpark.

Paradise Jet Ski Rentals
136 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373
P(361) 749-6904   

Mike’s Boat Rentals
136 W Cotter Ave
Port Aransas, TX 78373
P(361) 749-6904

For more information, please visit the Port Aransas Chamber Of Commerce site at