Sometimes you need some time to hang out and catch up with your guy friends. Whether it’s to get away from the repetition of everyday or reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while, a getaway with just the guys to Port A may be just what you’re looking for! There are plenty of fun things to do in Port Aransas and see that will keep you and your friends as busy or as relaxed as you like.
No matter how far you come from, the beach should be a priority of your island vacation. You’re likely wearing your swimsuit all the time, so just grab the rest of your needed beach items and walk the few steps it takes to get to the shore. Spread out a blanket, plant a beach umbrella, or otherwise stake your claim and lounge on the sand, swim in the waves of the Gulf, or get your workout in with a run on the beach.
Shorty’s has been a Port A staple and hot spot since 1946, so they know how to party. Dubbed “the island’s oldest & friendliest,” it’s one of the best places for live music, with a packed schedule of local bands that play everything from blues and soul music to country and classic rock. Chow down on traditional bar and pub fare and wash it down with a selection from their extensive drink menu. They’re located at 101 Beach Street in Port A. Hours are 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, and 12 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Sundays. Call 361-749-8224 for more information.
Glowing Kayak Tour
Take a tour by kayak without having to get up early! You and your guys can enjoy the calm waters of the evening on a unique nighttime tour of the area. Board a clear boat that features special underwater LED lights. Change the pattern and color of the lights to your preference, then set sail with a knowledgeable guide who will point out landmarks, fill you in on Port A history, and more. Look down through the bottom of your vessel and see the activity of the world below your boat.
For some adrenaline-pumping fun with friends, rent a jet ski and slice through the waters of the Gulf around Port A at top speed. Choose from several companies that rent jet skis for fast-paced good time on water. You may need to obtain a Texas boating certificate before piloting a craft, whether that’s on your own or during a group tour – some tour companies can help you with that before the adventure.
Tap one of the many companies that help you take your Port A water adventure below the waves. Book a snorkeling or SCUBA diving tour with your buddies and plunge under the water to see a side of Port A and the Gulf of Mexico you can’t see up close from inside a tour boat. Many companies offer SCUBA certification before the trip, and if you want to rent gear to dive later, you’ll need to be certified.
There is plenty of water adventure to be had along the shores of Port A with your guys. Whether you’re a group of seasoned beach bums who just hasn’t tried it yet, or mainlanders who don’t get to the beach often, grab your buddies and a surfboard for some lessons. Professional instructors teach you everything you need to know to catch your own waves, either on a regular surfboard or on a windsurfing adventure – or both!
You and your friends can cast a lazy line from Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier, or head down to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can charter a fishing boat that will take you to the best spots in Port A. Many companies offer half-day six-hour charters, as well as full days or multiple days afloat. Ask about extra thrills like night fishing, deep sea fishing, or even shark fishing. Reminder: make sure everyone in the group scores the appropriate Texas fishing license before heading out.
Guys’ Adventure in Port A
No matter when you plan your guys, there is plenty to see and do to keep the fun going all throughout your trip. Make the first move on your planning checklist booking a stay with Sandcastle Condos and create a trip that’s unique to you and your buddies. We offer units all the way up to three bedrooms for the ultimate guys’ vacation with all your friends. There’s a fully equipped kitchen right in your rental, where you and your friends can share kitchen duties – or heat up leftovers from the amazing Port A dining options. Open living spaces offer room for everyone to spread out or gather together to watch TV and hang out after an adventure.
Contact us today to take the first step in planning a trip to Port Aransas with the guys everyone will remember for years to come!