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Top 5 Tours of Port A

You came to Port A for Texas warmth, fun, and the sand and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Get to know the place you’ve decided to call home for a while with a unique tour of the area. There are several day trips and Port Aransas tours that will take you to places you may not think to explore on your Port A vacation.

Marine Life Tours

Choose a charter tour that takes you out in search of dolphins, whales, and other sea life in the Gulf of Mexico around Port A. 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. Daytime and sunset tours are available from many companies, and some allow you to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Glowing Kayak Tour

Take a tour by kayak – and by the light of the stars above! If you don’t plan to be an early riser during your Port A vacation, you can still enjoy the calm serenity of a paddle around the area. 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 important and unique Port A landmarks and fill you in on the history of the area. Look down through the bottom of your vessel and see the activity of the world below your boat.

Red Dragon Pirate Cruise

Cruising the waters around Port A is something for every tourist’s itinerary. You can choose to take a tour on any of the array of boats waiting to take to the seas to spot wildlife, or just for a slow cruise on the water.

Take a different kind of cruise and pack it with fun for the whole family and set sail on the high seas like the pirates of old! Cruise the Lydia Ann Channel where you’ll no doubt spot dolphins and other marine life. Sharpen your sword fighting or treasure map reading skills, fire a cannon, and revel in 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.

Port Aransas Tours for Fishing

For the anglers of the group, you’ll want to get out and tour the waters of Port A in a different way. You and your fellow anglers can cast a lazy line from Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier, or head down to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can charter a fishing boat to take you to the best fishing spots around the area. Many of the companies there 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, and even shark fishing. Most charters offer all the rods, reels, and tackle you’ll need, but you need to make sure everyone in the group secures the appropriate Texas fishing license before heading out for tours in Port Aransas.

USS Lexington

Texas has played a large part in the country’s military history, with much of its Gulf Coast shoreline serving as some of the country’s first defenses. For nearly 50 years, the USS Lexington was a part of those defenses. The ship is docked in Corpus Christi Bay, just across the ship channel from downtown Corpus Christi. Tour the ship which was originally named the USS Cabot and commissioned in 1943. At its decommissioning in 1991, it was the oldest working carrier in the U.S. Navy fleet.

Today, you can tour the ship, including the flight deck where you can get an up-close look at 20 aircraft, anti-aircraft guns, and more. Visit the Pearl Harbor Exhibit and Joe Jessel 3D Mega Theater for a multi-media, 4D experience of a realistic battle. You can also choose to board the flight simulator where you can pilot an F-18. The ship is only open for tours Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Your Home Base for Port A Tours

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by Sandcastle Condos, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf. We’re also close to many other area attractions, shopping, dining, activities, and fun or informative tours the area has to offer.

We offer efficiency-style units all the way up to four-bedroom homes for your 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. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

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