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Those looking for a beautiful vacation destination along the Gulf of Mexico should look no further than a visit to the stunning city of Port Aransas! Located on Mustang Island, Port Aransas is known for its idyllic beaches, fish filled waterways, and tons of natural wildlife. Port Aransas is the perfect destination for anyone looking to reconnect with the water and enjoy breathtaking views. However, for first time visitors, it can be overwhelming to explore on your own. Where are the best fishing spots? Where are the best places to spot wildlife? How can you have fun? Luckily, there are many Port Aransas tours that can help guide you to the best vacation ever! Consider one of the tours we’ve listed below to make the most out of your next vacation in Port Aransas.

C&T Bay Charters

Port Aransas is known far and wide as a fisherman’s paradise, so you will surely want to head out on the water and come home with a catch. Although you could explore the Gulf on your own, why not take advantage of expert knowledge and hire a charter? C&T Bay Charters are the top-rated fishing tour in all of Port Aransas, and their number one priority is getting you home safe, with a great catch, and a day of memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a private guided bay fishing charter and fish for trout, redfish, black drum, and sheepshead depending on what is in season. Best of all, their tour is completely family friendly and kids under 12 fish free! Explore the Gulf and come home with an impressive catch on your tour with C&T Bay Charters.

Chute ‘Em Up Parasailing

Although you could explore Port Aransas on foot or even from the water, why not explore the city with a side of thrills with a tour from Chute ‘Em Up Parasailing! For those who are more adventurous, then Chute ‘Em Up is an experience that you can’t miss. Best of all, they are one of the top-rated tours in all of Port Aransas, and even received the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2020. Chute ‘Em Up offers family friendly thrills, allowing you to fly as high as 300 feet above the Gulf, although children must be at least 7 years old to fly. Even if you aren’t up for parasailing high above the water, you can still get a tour of the Gulf from the boat as an observer. They offer tours 7 days a week, every 90 minutes from 8:30am to 7pm. You’ll enjoy breathtaking views no matter what time of day you choose, but early morning flights typically see more wildlife and evening trips offer gorgeous sunset views. Make your reservation in advance for the best time slots. The whole family will love an adventure with Chute ‘Em Up!

Red Dragon Pirate Cruises

For a tour around the Gulf with a side of entertainment, look no further than a trip with Red Dragon Pirate Cruises! It is one of the top tours in Port Aransas, having received a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2020. Their two-hour tours take you on a pirate adventure, filled with fun, humor, and pirate activities. The professional actors on board are sure to keep you entertained throughout your cruise, with your adventure beginning even before the boat leaves the dock. If you are visiting Port Aransas with kids, then this tour is a must!

Dolphin Watch Nature Tour

One of the best parts of a vacation to Port Aransas is the beautiful wildlife that you find around the Gulf, particularly the dolphins. Observe dolphins in their natural habitat, alongside local wildlife of the shoreline and wetlands on your Dolphin Watch Nature Tour. This tour is a must for anyone passionate about learning more about the natural habitat of the Port Aransas area. Head out to sea on The Mustang, a 65-foot boat that holds up to 100 passengers and offers plenty of space to get a great view. Not only will you learn about wildlife, but you’ll also hear about the local history of the area.

Aero Copters Tour

Last but not least, another great way to explore Port Aransas is from the skies! Enjoy amazing views of the shoreline, the wetlands, and the waters of Gulf with a helicopter ride from Aero Copters Tours. A helicopter ride may seem like a splurge, but Aero Copters offers tours starting at quite a reasonable price, from short trips up and down the coast all the way up to chartered flights that can transport you across the state of Texas. You won’t want to miss out on this unique way to explore Port Aransas!

Whether you are looking for a low-key afternoon or a full-blown adventure, there is the perfect tour waiting for you in Port Aransas!