When you need a break, make sure it’s full of island sand, sun, fun, water, and adventure. Zero in on the Texas Gulf Coast and Port Aransas and load your seven-day Texas vacation itinerary full of beach and island fun. There are some must-see and do activities and attractions you’ll want to add, for a fun, full week of island exploration. Make sure lounging around your rental provided by Sandcastle Resort Condominiums is on the list, too!
An island vacation is most often a beach vacation, too. You can spend all seven days of your trip lounging on the sand with a book or sunbathing, playing in the water, building sand castles with the kids, or any other activity you can think of. Our property is just a short walk down a private boardwalk so you’re on the beach in no time!
Keep the rental car in its parking spot and skip the paved roads. While they are great for getting from point A to point B, you can’t get the whole island vibe from inside a car. Lose the confinements of an enclosed vehicle and turn off the paved road and rent a beach cart. These golf carts are approved to drive on the sand as well as roads. They’re a fun and unique way to get where you’re going and continue the island Port Aransas beach experience while you move from place to place. Carts seat four to six people, and many are equipped with coolers, windshields, Bluetooth speakers, rearview mirrors, and roofs.
Glowing Kayak Tour
You may have gone on a kayaking trip during the day or in the early morning before, but did you know you can take a relaxing paddle at night, too? Go for a kayak tour of the area in a unique, clear kayak lit up by special underwater LED lights! The clear boat allows you to see not only the multiple colors of LED light settings you can choose, but also the underwater world beneath you. Your tour guide will point out landmarks and provide an abundance of knowledge and history about the area on the 1.5-hour nighttime cruise under the stars for a different Port Aransas, Texas vacation perspective.
Red Dragon Pirate Cruise
Take a different kind of cruise through the waters surrounding Port A. Fun for the whole family, you can set sail on the high seas like the pirates of old! Cruise the Lydia Ann Channel where you’ll spot dolphins and other marine life. Sharpen your sword fighting or treasure map reading skills, fire a cannon, and enjoy plenty of other pirate fun! Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories and pirate mischief. If that’s not enough to get you aboard, there will be soft drinks and snacks, as well as beer, wine, pina coladas, rum, tequila, and whiskey-based drinks for the adult pirates.
Lydia Ann Lighthouse
One of the sights that’s not to be missed on your seven-day journey is the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, also known as the Aransas Pass Light Station. Built in 1857, the lighthouse is not accessible by road. Admire it from afar with a cruise past it in your own vessel or during a boat tour or get a good view of it from land at nearby Roberts Point Park.
Learn to “Hang 10” on the crashing waves of the Gulf surrounding Port A when you take a lesson in windsurfing or traditional surfing along the Port A coast. Professional instructors offer private and group lessons that will give you the skills to grab your own board and conquer the waves on your own.
Experience the water below the waves when you book a snorkeling or SCUBA diving tour of the water surrounding Port A. Plunge under the water to see a side of Port A and the Gulf of Mexico you may not easily see from inside a tour boat. Ask about age restrictions before booking, and make sure to get SCUBA certified before you attempt a dive without a skilled instructor.
Seven Day Adventure to Port Aransas
Begin and end every day of your seven days of Port A relaxation in a vacation condo provided by Sandcastle Resort Condominiums. We’re only steps from the beach, so you won’t be far from all the Port A fun you came to enjoy. Enjoy the island’s many dining options or prepare your own meals and snacks in the fully equipped kitchen in your rental. Spread out in an open living space and watch a movie or TV show, or retreat to a private bedroom where you can unwind for a good night’s sleep. We offer efficiency units all the way up to three-bedroom units so you can enjoy a seven-day Port A retreat with all your friends and family.
Contact us today to book your seven-day adventure to Port A!