Whether it’s a long weekend due to a holiday or you just need a quick break, add a little island sand, sun, fun, water, and adventure with a three-day trip to Port Aransas! There are a number of things to do and see that will surely pack your schedule, there are some Port Aransas must see and do activities and attractions you’ll want to add or make a note to add when you come back for a longer break.
You can spend every day of your three-day island retreat on the beach. Keep up on your exercise routine with a refreshing run or walk on the beach or slip into your bathing suit and pack up your gear to head out for a day on the sand or playing in the water. Spread out your blanket, plant your beach umbrella, and lounge with a book, or step out into the sun for a little sunbathing. Swim in the waves of the Gulf, or help the kids build sand castles before taking a sunset walk on the beach.
Learn a little about the area on a sightseeing tour. Make sure to include the historic Chapel on the Dunes, built in the 1930s by the Carter family, the family of former Texas poet laureate Aline Carter. Charter a tour or rent your own vessel for a glimpse of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse built in 1857, visit Farley’s Historic Boat Shop, or the Port Aransas Museum.
See what’s biting in the Fishing Capital of Texas! If you’re an angler, you won’t be satisfied without casting a line, even during a short trip. Port A has bays and shallow waters, piers, jetties, and other areas that are prime fishing spots. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush with your catch of the day, charter a deep sea trip in search of kingfish, marlin, tuna, and others who lurk in the deep waters of the Gulf.
Glowing Kayak Tour
Like anglers who prefer the peaceful morning hours, kayakers tend to launch kayaks for a peaceful morning paddle on the water before the rest of the world wakes to start making waves. If you’re not an early riser, consider taking that peaceful paddle in the evening and nighttime hours. Enjoy a guided kayak tour in special clear kayaks decked out in water safe LED lights! The lights come in several colors, and you can choose your own colors and sequences for a personalized ride. With the clear vessel, you’ll not only see the lights dancing, but you’ll also be able to view the sea life swimming beneath your boat. Tours are 1.5 hours and always in the evening.
Marine Life Tours
Three days may not be enough to do everything on your list, but you’ll definitely have to make time to get out and tour the waters of Port A and the Gulf of Mexico. Choose a charter tour that takes you out in search of dolphins, whales, and other sea life. Make sure to bring your camera to catch glimpses of the majestic animals, as well as the breathtaking views of the Gulf and surrounding Port A landmarks from a different perspective. Daytime and sunset tours are available from many companies, and some allow you to bring your own snacks and drinks.
Red Dragon Pirate Cruise
Take to the seas like the pirates of old! Everyone in the group, no matter their age, will have a swashbuckling good time when you sail the high seas! Cruise the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel where you’ll enjoy dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, cannon fire, and plenty of pirate mischief! Make sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories and pirate fun. If pirate fun isn’t enough to get you on board, you’ll enjoy soft drinks and snacks, and adult pirates over 21 can indulge in beer, wine, pina coladas, rum, tequila, and whiskey-based drinks.
Three days may not seem like long enough to master a new skill. There are several companies in Port A that will teach you to ride the waves of the Gulf. Professional instructors offer private or group lessons that will have you surfing the waves in no time. Learn traditional surfing or windsurfing – or both – then rent some gear and strike out on your own.
Plan Your 3-Day Trip to Port Aransas Now
When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by Sandcastle Resort Condominiums, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf, as well as local shopping, dining, tours, and attractions so you don’t have to miss a moment of fun on your short excursion. We offer efficiency units for your solo stay all the way up to three bedrooms for a larger group. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio, or spend some time near the pool or on the sun deck.
Contact us today to start planning your three-day Port Aransas Texas trip itinerary!