Catch more than a tan
Known to casual and serious anglers alike as the “Fishing Capital of Texas,” Port Aransas offers challenges and a string of rewards for everyone. Virtually every type of angler casting around for a hot spot will find their own paradise here. You can even bring your fresh catch to a local eatery and have them cook it up, just the way you like it, while you sit back and enjoy dining waterside.
Bay & Shallow Water
Bay fishing is also outstanding in the waterways surrounding Mustang Island, where limits of redfish, flounder, black drum and trout are common place.
Pier & Jetty
For those that prefer to keep their feet dry, Port Aransas has four public, lighted fishing piers and the popular south jetty for around the clock casting.
Fishing Guides Fishing Tackle Excursions
Launch your boat from one of our many marinas or hire a private charter for the fishing trip of a lifetime. Tackle the deep blue waters on an offshore excursion and reel in kingfish, sailfish, marlin, tuna and more.
Competitive fishing is big business in this little town. ‘Port A’ hosts over 20 fishing tournaments during the summer months ranging from kids to women only and billfish to redfish tournaments. Check the calendar for details.
Fishing isn’t the only way to go overboard on fun in the sun! Port A may be known as one of the best places in the country to take a dolphin tour, but they’re not the only characters you’ll see out on the water.
Had enough relaxation? Get some action on the water! There’s always time for kayaking, parasailing, surfing, kiteboarding, SUP, or sailing. Bring your own gear or rent from an expert.
Hop aboard one of our themed day cruises! Enjoy pirate adventures, spot and talk to the sea mammals, experience mermaids, or book a party boat and coast along the island’s shoreline.
Boat Sales & Equipment Marinas Towing & Marina Services
Our spunky little town is also a stop for many of the area’s sailboat regattas. Every Fall you can catch the Harvest Moon Regatta as sailors navigate from Galveston, Texas to Port A. The Corpus Christi Yacht Club hosts the Port A Regatta every spring, where the waterborne go from the Corpus Christi marina to our island.