You came to Port Aransas for Texas warmth, fun, sand, sun, and water of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether it’s a short break from school, a summertime escape, or something else, Port A has something to keep guests of all ages happy and busy during your Port Aransas family vacation. There are even some activities and adventures created just for our younger guests.
An island beach vacation isn’t complete without plenty of water activities. Get out on the water and experience the many activities that take you out past the shoreline. Rent a boat from one of the many companies on Port A, to strike out on a water adventure unique to you and your loved ones. You can set sail for a favorite fishing destination, drop anchor and go for a swim, or hook up for various water sports that involve toys like tubes, skis, wakeboards, water skis and more. Anyone born after September 1, 1993 must acquire a Texas boating license before taking the helm of any vessel over 15 hp. Make sure there is a life vest for each passenger, and that anyone under 13 years old is wearing their life vest at all times while in the boat.
Cast a line to see what’s biting. The activity is something to be enjoyed by anglers of all ages, from young children just learning the basics to seasoned anglers who enjoy the peace and serenity of a quiet morning of fishing. If it’s a casual activity for you, it may be a fun and slower paced way to keep close to the sand and water of the Gulf. Cast a line from Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier and wait for a bite, or head down to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can charter a fishing boat to take you to the best fishing spots in Port A. Many companies offer half-day six-hour charters, as well as full days or multiple days afloat. Make sure everyone over 17 in the group scores the appropriate Texas fishing license before heading out.
Port Aransas Beach
An island vacation calls for many visits to that island’s beautiful beaches. Plan a day of on the beach full of family fun in Port Aransas TX. Kids will love swimming and splashing in the waters of the Gulf, as well as building sand castles. Take a walk along the sand in search of shells and other beach finds that will excite and amaze the kids.
Red Dragon Pirate Cruise
Cruise the waters like the pirates of old! The whole family, no matter what age they are, will have a swashbuckling good time setting sail on the high seas of Port A! Cruise the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel and take part in dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, cannon fire, and even more pirate excitement! Bring your camera and be sure to capture all the memories and pirate fun. If pirate fun alone isn’t enough to have you boarding the ship, you’ll enjoy soft drinks and snacks, and pirates over 21 can sip on beer, wine, pina coladas, rum, tequila, and whiskey-based drinks.
The picture of a cliché beach bum often includes a swim suit, sunglasses, towel – and a surf board. Learn the art of catching the perfect wave on a traditional surf board, windsurfing, or both. Professional instructors will take you from land-based introduction to the board all the way up to catching your first wave and riding it to shore. Many companies even rent gear, so when you’re comfortable with your new skills, you can enjoy the activity with just you and your friends. Special classes may be offered for younger learners, and some companies offer week-long camps during school break periods, so there’s something fun and exciting to look forward to each day of the trip.
Winton’s Candy Company
Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, a visit to Winton’s Candy Co. during your Port A journey with the kids is a must. Satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and stop in and choose your favorite candy or try some of their caramel or creamy fudge. Bring it back to your rental to enjoy after a long day or for dessert after a home-cooked meal prepared right in your unit.
A Kid Friendly Trip to Port Aransas
Planning an island getaway means planning for participating in the many activities often found there and finding some that focus on the keeping the kids entertained and having fun. Take the first step in planning your getaway of a lifetime when you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by Sandcastle Resort Condominiums. Choose from efficiency units for your small family all the way up to three-bedroom condos for your larger family or family reunion. Prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax and recount the day’s activities. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool or on the sun deck.
Contact us today book your beach stay in Port A and make memories to last everyone a lifetime!