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Honoring Dad: A Port A Father’s Day Guide

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Enjoy the waters and shores of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico on an island vacation like no other this Father’s Day. Port A is the perfect mix of sun, sand, water, and fun for a vacation that satisfies just about everyone, including dad. Along with the sand, water, and sun, there are a variety of activities and attractions to keep everyone happy and busy throughout a Port A Father’s Day stay. 


An island vacation means plenty of beach time. Pack up the gear and head out for a day on the sand or playing in the water, whatever dad wants. Spread out your beach blanket and plant your beach umbrella for a day of lounging on the sand with a book or step out into the sun for a little sunbathing. Swim in the waves of the Gulf, change up the exercise routine with a walk or run on the beach, or have a Gulfside picnic. 


Make sure dad isn’t the one driving so he can relax and go on a sightseeing tour. Make sure to include places like the Port Aransas Museum, Farley’s Historic Boat Shop, Chapel on the Dunes, and the Mexican War Fort. Dad and his loved ones can catch a glance at the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, as it’s not accessible by road but can be seen in a cruise past it by boat or from Roberts Point Park. 

Glowing Kayak Tour 

Take dad on a different kind of kayak adventure. Board a unique clear kayak lit by special underwater LED lights! The clear boat allows you to see not only the multiple colors of LED light settings, but also the underwater world beneath you as you paddle. Set the lights to your personal preference of color and style. Paddle along as your tour guide points out landmarks and provides an abundance of knowledge and history about the area. The 1.5-hour nighttime cruise under the stars is something dad won’t want to miss this Father’s Day in Port A! 

Jet Skis 

Strike out for thrills and an adrenaline rush on a jet ski and slice through the waters of the Gulf at top speed this Father’s Day. There are several companies that offer jet ski tours, and also rent jet skis for more fast-paced water excitement on your own. Make sure to ask about rates as well as age restrictions for passengers and drivers. Participants born on or after September 1, 1993 will need to acquire a boater safety certificate to pilot a jet ski themselves, whether or not you’re part of a tour group. 

Red Dragon Pirate Cruise 

Fun for the whole family, sail the high seas like the pirates of old! dad and all his loved ones can cruise the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel and enjoy dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, cannon fire, and plenty of pirate fun! Make sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories and pirate mischief. Enjoy soft drinks and snacks. Dad and the other adult pirates in the group can enjoy beer, wine, pina coladas, rum, tequila, and whiskey-based drinks. 

Surf Camp 

Hang 10 on the crashing waves of the Gulf surrounding Port A! Dad can try his hand at windsurfing or traditional surfing along the Port A coast. Learn from professional instructors during private lessons that will give you the skills to prepare you to rent your own gear and surf the waves on your own. 

Undersea Adventures 

Book a snorkeling or SCUBA diving tour where you and dad can plunge under the water to see a side of Port A and the Gulf of Mexico you can’t see from inside a tour boat. Ask about age restrictions before booking, and make sure to get SCUBA certified before you attempt a dive without a skilled instructor. 


For the dad who likes to challenge himself against the course, check out the premier course in Port A. Originally designed by Arnold Palmer, the course at Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Community is a 12-hole course that includes nine holes of regular play as well as “The Loop” – a three-hole short course.  

Tell dad he can ‘come as he is’ – there’s no dress code! They just want you to have fun. Play the course in 9, 12, 18, or 21-hole rounds. Every booking includes a complimentary golf cart and one-hour of range time prior to your tee-time. For the dads whose clubs didn’t make the packing list, there are rentals available at the pro shop. 

Treat dad to Father’s Day in Port A 

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port A provided by The Dunes this Father’s Day, you’ll enjoy easy access to the beach and the crashing waves of the Gulf. We’re also close to many other area attractions, tours, shopping, dining, and activities for dad and his family the area has to offer. We offer one-bedroom units for a private getaway for dad, all the way up to three bedrooms for dad and all his loved ones this Father’s Day.  

Prepare a delicious home-cooked meal, in the fully equipped kitchen. Afterward, spread out in an open living space for a movie or to relax. Enjoy the view from the private balcony or patio or spend some time near the pool. 

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