You want to start your vacation full of Port A fun, sun, sand, and water as quickly as possible. You’ve chosen the destination, and maybe already a handful of activities and experiences for your itinerary. Aside from choosing your destination and accommodations, you need to plan how to get to Port Aransas, too.
While you may take a variety of different modes of transportation to get from home to Texas, once you’re in the Lone Star State and near Port A, one of the most fun experiences to get to the island town is by ferry. The ten-minute route takes the Corpus Christi Channel between Aransas Pass and Port A. The ferry can transport passengers and their vehicles and is available around the clock.
You can touch down at Corpus Christi International Airport and drive the 1.25 hours it takes to get here. Choose airlines like Southwest, United, or American to get you there. Skip the drive opt to fly to Port A! Fly by small private plane to the town’s airport – Mustang Beach Airport, located directly across Highway 361 from Beach Access Road 1A.
If you’re a Texas native looking for a weekend getaway or are making Port A part of a bigger trip to experience more than one place in Texas, you can get here by car the entire way. From Corpus Christi’s North Padre Island, hop on State Highway 361 on the JFK Causeway Bridge.
Boaters setting sail from other points along the Texas Gulf Coast will have little problem navigating the waters to dock and spend some time in Port A. Dennis Dryer Municipal Harbor is located beside Roberts Point Park and is a city-operated marina with short-term and long-term slips available. Take advantage of amenities like eight boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, public restrooms, private showers for slip users, and more. Island Moorings Marina & Yacht Club is located across the bay from Corpus Christi. The concrete floating dock system, ship’s store, restaurant, pool, and fuel dock available are just some of the conveniences there. Once you’ve secured your vessel in its slip, hop on the Port Aransas Shuttle, a city-wide transportation route that operates daily.
Getting here is part of the fun! Once you’re here, settle into your accommodations provided by Sandcastle Condos. Book an efficiency unit all the way up to a four-bedroom unit for a bigger group. Enjoy access to a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living areas, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your next Port Aransas trip!