You should find plenty of fun things to do in Port Aransas Texas! I know we did…
Let me tell you about our time in Port Aransas (or “Port A”, as the locals call it) and how much fun you can have there!
Our favorite things to do in Port Aransas start with the beach.
We also like dolphin cruises, to check out sandcastle building, ride jet skis, do parasailing, go fishing, and go kayaking.
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Things To Do In Port Aransas Texas
My kids LOVE the beach! It is their favorite of all the things to do in Port Aransas Texas!
This is why we plan our Texas family vacations in the summer to revolve around the beach. Fortunately, Port Aransas has miles of good beaches to hang out on… and get a good tan too!
Port Aransas beaches can get hot in summer! We make sure that we take a good sunscreen and some hats along. Portable sun shelters are a good idea too. We also take along a frisbee and other beach toys to add to the fun!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Fishermans Wharf in Port Aransas 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.
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!
These are our favorite things to do in Port Aransas Texas. Overall I think it makes for a great family vacation. I’m confident you will enjoy Port Aransas too!