The family vacation is back in full force after some extended days spent at home and when you, your spouse, and kiddos begin to explore the world around you once again, many of you will find nowadays to the beaches of Port Aransas and the comforts of our Sandcastle Condominiums! You already know that the sea offers tranquility you desperately need, and you expect (correctly!) that our condominiums will provide magic and comfort to all who reside within, but you may not know all the family-friendly activities you can enjoy during your Texas getaway! This guide to Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Port Aransas, TX you can enjoy during your summer of fun in Port Aransas will paint a clear picture of a vacation that will be idyllic, relaxing, and filled with exciting adventures!

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Build a Sandcastle

Of course, most of your time will be spent on the beaches of Port Aransas and the age-old tradition of building sandcastles with your children is a tradition you can continue with just a plastic bucket, a plastic shovel, and a lot of wet sand! But if you genuinely want to build something spectacular, something that beachgoers strolling along the water’s edge will stop and admire, Sandcastle Lessons with Lisa can take your sandy fun to the next level of wonderful! Learn the proper concentration of water to sand and learn to build sandcastles that are large, inventive, and magical with the enchanting Lisa and even though these structures are temporary, the memories you make will last forever and the pictures you take will be frame-worthy!

Teach your Kids to Fish

You have heard the old phrase about teaching someone to fish and never going hungry again, but it does not mention the joy of spending time shoulder to shoulder with your favorite people while enjoying the splendor of the waters beneath you. It does not matter if you do not catch a fish, all that matters will be those moments spent in quiet conversation talking about whatever comes to mind as you stare out onto the poles and lines that dip beneath the water’s surface. The Horace Caldwell Pier costs a few bucks to fish from and offers a pier shop that sells bait, tackle, and fishing equipment; you will need to purchase a fishing license, on your own though. IGA Family Center (418 S Allister Street sells the licenses or you can purchase your fishing license here!)

Dolphin Adventures with the Scarlet Lady

When you visit the sea, chances are most of your adventures will be based on the sea and that includes the Dolphin Adventures offered on the Scarlet Lady. One of the newer dolphin cruise boats in the area, they offer standard dolphin cruises taking guests out to where the friendly creatures frolic. They also feature sunset cruises, combining the awe-inspiring sunsets Port Aransas is famous for with the friendly chatter of the sleek dolphins. Our favorite cruise, however, only takes place one time a year on Independence Day. Cruising out into the dark waters, and watching the sky explode with a kaleidoscope of fireworks is destined to be one adventure that lingers in your heart for years to come!

Red Dragon Pirate Cruises, (Call 361-749-AHOY for Reservations!)

Every child wants to be a pirate at some time in their lives and Red Dragon Pirate Cruises allows your favorite little’s dream to come true! Offering treasure hunting and cannon firing, “sword” fighting and dolphin watching, face painting, and eye patches, this adventure promises to be the most exciting one ever! We can promise that you will never forget the sight of your child enjoying swabbing the deck and we can also promise that no one has ever had to walk the plank, ensuring that this activity is safe and thrilling. Also offering adult pirate cruises with a full bar and music, it may be worth a return trip (sans children) to Port Aransas to experience the thrill of a grown-up excursion out into the sea!

USS Lexington Museum, 2914 N. Shoreline Boulevard in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a nearby sea town offering a giant surprise in the form of a floating museum aboard an actual aircraft carrier! The USS Lexington has earned a quiet retirement, having fought for our country at Pearl Harbor during World War II as well as protecting our waters from threats after wartime had ended. The Blue Ghost as she was known was officially decommissioned in 1999, nearly 45 years after being commissioned, and today serves as a museum. Offering military artifacts, the opportunity to experience what life was like for the sailors that made her their home, and a couple of Escape Rooms just because, the USS Lexington Museum is one activity you should add to your itinerary.

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Enjoy Things to do in Port Aransas with Family at Sandcastle Condominiums

Coming home to our Sandcastle Condominiums after a day of Texas-sized adventures promises to be your favorite family-friendly activity! Reserve your favorite escape today!