Please excuse some noise that may occur during weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM at this time due to some plumbing drain replacements. We expect the project to be completed by February 28th, 2022.

Spring Guide to Port Aransas

You came to Port Aransas for Texas warmth, fun, and the sand and water at the beach along the Gulf of Mexico – and welcome the warmer temperatures of spring while getting away from the stress of everyday life. There is plenty to do and see inside and out on a winter respite to Port Aransas, check it out in our spring guide to Port Aransas below!


No island vacation should be without plenty of time on the beach. Pack up your beach gear and head out for a day on the sand or 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 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.


The easy, year-round activity is one people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Charter a tour or rent some gear 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 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

Get the adrenaline pumping while you learn a new skill. 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. 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

For more adrenaline-pumping fun on your springtime retreat, rent a jet ski and slice through the waters of the Gulf at top speed. There are several companies that rent jet skis for plenty of fast-paced water excitement. Contact your company of choice 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

Enjoy a different kind of kayak tour. 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 style. Paddle along as your tour guide points out landmarks and provide a wealth of knowledge and history about the area on the 1.5-hour nighttime cruise under the stars.

Red Dragon Pirate Cruise

If your springtime vacation to Port Aransas includes the young, or young at heart, book a cruise to sail the high seas like the pirates of old! Cruise the waters of the Lydia Ann Channel and take part in dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, cannon fire, and lots of pirate fun aboard! Bring your camera to capture all the memories. Enjoy soft drinks and snacks, as well as beer, wine, pina coladas, rum, tequila, and whiskey-based drinks for the adult pirates enjoy.

Spring Into Fun with the Spring Guide to Port Aransas

When you stay in a vacation rental in Port Aransas provided by The Dunes this spring, 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 listed in the spring guide to Port Aransas. We offer one-bedroom units all the way up to three bedrooms for your larger group. 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. For a premium 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!