Why Locals Love Port 'A'!

As the hustle and bustle of the high season comes to a close, the locals slow down to enjoy fall in Port Aransas – their favorite time of year. Check out a few of Port A’s more illustrious locals.

Mark Landrum
Sand Sculptor

 

Sand Art

Billy Gaskins
Lighthouse Keeper • Owner & Operator of Dolphin Watch Nature Tours

 

Charters

Deven Bhakta
Hotel Management & Development

 

Stay

Glenn Martin
Marina Operator • OWNER, THE BACK PORCH BAR

 

Nightlife

Rick Pratt
Museum Director & Boat Builder At Farley Boat Works

 

Heritage

Samantha Kypke
Owner • Sammy's

 

Shopping

Joan & Scott Holt
Retired UTMSI Scientist • Nature Enthusiasts

 

Birding

Tony Amos
Oceanographer

 

Observing

Kip Shannon
Owner • The Gaff Bar

 

Nightlife

Linda Halioua
General Manager • Venetian Hot Plate

 

Dining

Mark Winton
Owner • Winton’s Island Candies

 

Sweets

Morgan Faulkner
Professional Surfer: 26x Texas Champion / 3x National Champion

 

Surfing

Tara Grumbles
General Manager • Fisherman’s Wharf

 

Excursions