Learn about local marine wildlife and spot some dolphins along the way. The Dolphin Watch Nature Tours group has been around the area for over 30 years, offering visitors the chance to learn about and see local wildlife from aboard a United States Coast Guard-certified trimaran which can host up to 100 passengers. Even better, take your tour at sunset for particularly stunning scenery.
The Mustang Island State Park is a 3,954-acre park named after the wild mustangs that used to inhabit this area of the island during the 19th century. Explore five miles of beachfront and choose from a number of activities, including swimming, hiking, surfing, mountain biking, and kayaking. You can also camp here as well as go bird watching.
This museum showcases a well-preserved early 20th-century kit house. This house was donated in 2007 to the area's Preservation and Historical Association and was named one of the state's most endangered structures. At this public museum, visit a permanent exhibit of the area's culture and history. Some of the major artifacts include a collection of over 12,000 original civic photographs.
Embark on an interactive journey aboard a 70ft replica of a 17th-century pirate ship. Don't worry-the cruise also offers modern amenities, including a full-service bar and restrooms inside the vessel. Most cruise routes take passengers across Aransas Bay while providing live entertainment.
At the end of a long day, you might be interested in visiting Port Aransas' premier brewpub and restaurant. The Brewery offers delicious, house-made craft beers in addition to brick-oven pizzas, chicken wings, and bangers and mash.