You’re engaged! The wedding plans are almost complete, and you want a break before the big day. Turn what’s typically a one-night party potentially full of barhopping into an unforgettable trip. Gather your groomsmen or attendants and friends and celebrate your last days of bachelorhood in style with this bachelor party journey in Port Aransas.
Shorty’s has been around since 1946, so they know how to party. Dubbed “the island’s oldest & friendliest,” it’s a great place for live music, with a packed schedule of local bands playing everything from blues and soul music to country and classic rock. They offer traditional bar and pub fare along with a large drink menu you’re sure to find your preferred beverage. Soon to be located on Beach Street in Port Aransas. Hours are 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. Call 361-749-8224 for more information about the move and take out or delivery options.
Glowing Kayak Tour
Take a tour by kayak – and by the light of the stars above! As a bachelor celebrating your last few days of bachelorhood before your big day, you’re probably not rising early to get in a serene morning paddle on calm waters with no one around. Enjoy the calm waters of the evening on a unique nighttime tour of the area. Board a clear boat that features special underwater LED lights. Change the pattern and color of the lights to your preference, then set sail with a knowledgeable guide who will point out landmarks and fill you in on the history of the area. Look down through the bottom of your vessel and see the activity of the world below your boat. It’s an unforgettable experience you’ll want to bring your new spouse back to experience with you!
For some adrenaline-pumping fun with friends before you tie the knot, rent a jet ski and slice through the waters of the Gulf around Port Aransas at top speed. There are several companies that rent jet skis for plenty of fast-paced water excitement. You may need to obtain a Texas boating certificate before piloting a craft, either on your own or during a group tour.
Take the party below the water! There are several companies that help you take water adventure in Port Aransas below the waves. Book a snorkeling or SCUBA diving tour with your buddies during your bachelor’s journey and plunge under the water to see a side of Port Aransas and the Gulf of Mexico you can’t see up close from inside a tour boat. Many companies offer SCUBA certification before the trip, and if you want to rent gear to dive later, you’ll need to be certified.
There is plenty of water adventure to be had along the shorts of Port Aransas. Whether you’re a seasoned beach bum who just hasn’t tried it yet, or a mainlander who doesn’t get to the beach often, grab your buddies and a surf board for some lessons. Professional instructors teach you everything you need to know to catch your own waves on a regular surf board or on a windsurfing adventure.
No matter how far you come from or how long you have to celebrate your last days before tying the knot, an island vacation should include time at the beach. You’re likely wearing your swimsuit all the time, so just grab the rest of your needed beach items and walk the few steps it takes to get to the shore. Spread out your blanket and plant a beach umbrella and lounge on the sand, swim in the waves of the Gulf, or get your workout in with a run on the beach.
You and your friends can cast a lazy line from Horace Caldwell Fishing Pier, or head down to Fisherman’s Wharf where you can charter a fishing boat to take you to the best fishing spots around the area. Many of the companies there offer half-day six-hour charters, as well as full days or multiple days afloat. Ask about extra thrills like night fishing, deep sea fishing, and even shark fishing. Make sure everyone in the group scores the appropriate Texas fishing license before heading out.
Bachelor’s Adventure in Port Aransas
Whether you planned your bachelor adventure a couple weeks in advance of the big day, or you took a long weekend just days before the ceremony, there is plenty to see and do to keep the bachelor party fun going all throughout your trip. Book a stay with The Dunes and create a trip that’s unique to you and your guests. We offer units as small as one-bedroom, all the way up to three bedrooms for the ultimate bachelor vacation with all your friends. You may be eating many of your meals at the bars and restaurants of the area, but when it’s time to fuel up for the day ahead or wrap the evening with a snack and drink, there’s a fully equipped kitchen right in your rental. Open living spaces offer room for everyone to spread out or gather together to watch TV and hang out after an adventure.
Contact us today to take the first step in planning a bachelor party journey in Port Aransas!