When the temperatures climb as winter turns to spring, you want to end the cabin fever with a trip to somewhere warm and fun. Point your compass to Texas and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Port Aransas. Year round warm and sunny weather gets a little boost by the warmer spring temps, and you’ll enjoy plenty of outdoor activities full of sand, water, and fun of a spring journey to Port Aransas.
No matter when you visit a beach locale, especially an island, you’ll be sure to plan plenty of time on the beach. Pack up your beach gear and head out for a day on the sand or some play time in the water. Spread out your blanket and plant your beach umbrella to lounge on the sand with a book or step out from the shade and into the sun for some sunbathing. Swim in the warming waves of the Gulf, help the kids build sand castles, or take your daily walk or run on the beach instead of the treadmill. You might even trade that intense workout for a more mellow sunset stroll by the water.
While anglers in more northern climates have been waiting for the ice to thaw, residents and visitors to Port A have been casting a line all year long. The easy and leisurely activity is fun and made for all ages and skill levels. You can choose to charter a tour or rent some gear and a boat and strike out on your own this spring. Check out the bays and shallow waters, piers, and jetties, or ask about the best places to see what’s biting in the Fishing Capital of Texas. If you’re looking to up the fun from leisurely to adrenaline-pumping, head out on a deep sea trip in search of kingfish, marlin, tuna, and others who lurk in deeper waters.
Get the adrenaline pumping while you learn a new skill this spring. Take to the warming waters of the Gulf and try your hand at surfing or windsurfing during your springtime trip to Port A. Learn from professional instructors that will give you the skills and confidence to rent a board and surf the waves solo!
For more adrenaline-pumping fun on your springtime retreat, rent a jet ski and slice through the waters of Port A at top speed. Several companies rent jet skis for plenty of fast-paced water excitement. Before booking, make sure to ask about rates as well as age restrictions for passengers and drivers. You may need to obtain a Texas boating certificate before piloting a craft on your own.
Red Dragon Pirate Cruise
If your springtime vacation to Port A includes young children, or adults young at heart, book a cruise to sail the high seas of Port A like the pirates of old! Cruise the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel while taking part in dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, cannon fire, and much more pirate fun! Bring your camera to capture all the memories. Everyone can enjoy soft drinks and snacks, while adult pirates can enjoy beer, wine, pina coladas, rum, tequila, and whiskey-based drinks, too.
Glowing Kayak Tour
Take a different kind of kayak tour around Port A. Board a clear kayak lit up by special underwater LED lights! The clear boat allows you to see not only the multiple colors of LED light settings you can choose, but also the underwater world beneath you. Set the lights to your preference for a unique color and pattern. Paddle along as your tour guide points out landmarks and provides a wealth of knowledge and history on the 1.5-hour nighttime paddle adventure under the stars.
You’ve spent a lot of time on the water, now spend some time in the water. With the water warming as spring heads toward summer, your springtime retreat is the perfect time to get out and explore. Book a snorkel or SCUBA tour and plunge under the water to see a side of Port A and the Gulf of Mexico you won’t see from inside a tour boat. Make sure to get SCUBA certified before attempting any dives on your own.
Land activities at local parks are perfect for drying off before heading home. They include picnicking, sand volleyball, basketball, and others. Many are just steps from the water, making it convenient to go from park to beach quickly.
Spring into Fun in Port Aransas
When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes this spring, you’re not only steps from the Gulf, but also close to many other area attractions, tours, shopping, dining, and activities the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units all the way up to three bedrooms. Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend take a dip in the community pool. For a premium experience, choose a unit with bonuses and upgrades like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.
Contact us today to start planning your spring journey to Port Aransas!