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Spring Guide to Port Aransas

Springtime in Port Aransas means Texas warmth and fun in the sun after months of cold – and a welcome escape from the stress of everyday life. With plenty to do and see both inside and out on a winter respite to Port Aransas, it can be overwhelming! That’s why we have made this spring guide to Port Aransas below!


No island vacation should be without plenty of time on the beach! Lounge on the sand with a book, step out 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. There is something for everyone to enjoy on the beaches of Port Aransas!


Fishing is well known for being an easy, year-round activity that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy almost entirely year-round, especially in Port Aransas. You can charter a tour, or rent some gear and strike out on your own if you are a more experienced angler. We recommend checking out the bays and shallow waters, piers, and jetties, or asking the locals about the best places to see what’s biting. If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush with your catch of the day, head out on a deep-sea trip in search of kingfish, marlin, tuna, and others who lurk in deeper waters.

Surf Camp

Learn a new skill while getting your heart pumping with surf camp! Take to the water and try your hand at surfing during your springtime trip to Port Aransas. You can try windsurfing or traditional surfing along the Port Aransas coast, and learn from professional instructors during private lessons that will give you the skills to rent your own board and surf the waves on your own!


There are several state and local parks in the Port Aransas area you’ll want to check out during your springtime stay. Land activities include picnicking, sand volleyball, basketball, and more. Many are just steps from the water, so you can schedule some beach time while you’re at it.

Undersea Adventures

There are several companies that help you take water sports adventure in Port Aransas below the waves. With the water warming as spring heads toward summer, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore. Book a snorkeling or scuba diving tour during your weekend retreat and plunge under the water to see a side of Port Aransas 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.

Jet Skis

Slice through the waters of the Gulf at top speed when you rent a jet ski during your spring break. There are several companies in our area that rent jet skis for plenty of fast-paced water excitement! Contact your company of choice beforehand though and 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.

Glowing Kayak Tour

Board a clear kayak lit up by special underwater LED lights, and experience the waters of Port Aransas in a brand-new way. Set the lights to your preference for a unique color and style, and see not only see pretty lights but also the underwater world beneath you. The tour guide, during the 1.5-hour nighttime cruise under the stars, will point out landmarks and provide a wealth of knowledge and history about the area.

Red Dragon Pirate Cruise

If your springtime vacation to Port Aransas includes children, or young at heart, book a cruise to sail the high seas like the pirates of old! Take part in dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, cannon fire, and lots of pirate fun aboard as you cruise the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel! Just make sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories. Drinks are available as well if you get thirsty during your travels.

Spring Into Fun with the Spring Guide to Port Aransas

Enjoy easy access to the beach and close access to all the best the area has to offer (including those listed in this spring guide to Port Aransas) when you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes this spring. We have one to three-bedroom units to accommodate most group sizes, fully equipped kitchens to prepare delicious home-cooked meals, and more! Additionally, for a more luxury experience, choose a unit with bonuses like multiple flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your springtime retreat to Port Aransas!