Fishing Guides and Charters

Texas Charter Fleets is located at 722 Tarpon, suite K Port Aransas, TX 361-749-6345 The Finest Port Aransas Fishing, International Packages, and Yacht Sales. Boats available for groups of any size. Charter fishing offshore and bay. Also available: Sailing, Kayaking, Sunset Cruises, Weddings, Funerals and Corporate Events.


Port Aransas Restaurants

Beeman's Coffee Bar, 229 Beach Station, 361/749-7616. Fresh baked pastries, gourmet coffee. Eggs Benedict weekends. Days of operation: Closed Tuesday. Price range: under $10.

Beulah's & Pelican Club 914 Tarpon., 361/749-4888. Four star, Contemporary casual fine dining inside or outdoors. Menu changes daily. Dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. Reservations strongly recommended.

Dockside Bar & Grill, 420 W. Cotter, 361/749-4322. Enjoy the best view on the island across from the City Marina. Watch the fishing boats unload their catch & enjoy a cocktail from the full bar. We serve only the freshest seafood, steaks, and pasta. Breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials.

Marcel's, 905 Hwy 361, 361/749-5577. Serving seafood, hand-cut steaks and German cuisine. Dinner daily except Wednesday. Beer and wine.

Pelican's Landing, 337 Alister, 361/749-6405. Serving locally caught fresh fish, fresh cut steaks and specialty items. Outdoor covered deck open for lunch. Featuring live music, fun and games.

Shell's Pasta & Seafood, 522 E. Avenue G, 361/749-7621. Pasta, fresh homemade bread, fresh fish and hand-cut meats. Early morning bakery 7-10am. Days of operation: Closed Monday-Tuesday. Price range: $7-$25.

Trout Street Bar & Grill, 104 W. Cotter, 361/749-7800. Casual dining with a Key West atmosphere. Enjoy the view overlooking the harbor in an ambiance of old Port Aransas or dine on the veranda. Come by boat or by car. Steaks, seafood & spirits. Serving from 1100 am - 1000 pm Weekdays and 1100 am - 1100 pm Weekends.

Venetian Hot Plate, 232 Beach Street , 361/749-7617. Cucina Italiana. Fresh seafood, veal, prime cuts and pastas. Daily features, wine at cellar temperatures. Day of operation: Closed Monday. Price range: $7-$25. Reservations recommended.

The Wharf, 500 S. Cut Off Road, 361/749-0075. Days of operation: Daily (Closed Wednesday in winter) Specialty seafood & steaks, daily specials, home of the Wharf burger. Price range: $7-$25.



Gabe Lozano Sr. Golf Center, 4401 Old Brownsville Road in Corpus Christi (45 minutes from Port Aransas) 361/883-3696. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, or try the "Executive 9" just a short drive from Port Aransas.

Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course, 5601 S. Alameda in Corpus Christi (35 minutes from Port Aransas) 361/991-8765. Enjoy 18 holes of golf just minutes from the beach.

Padre Island Country Club, 14353 Commodore Drive , 361/949-8006. 18 holes, Country Club facilities, Golf shop open 7 days/week.


Galleries & Shopping

Cita - Resort Furnishings 129 N. Alister, 361/749-2711. From the eclectic to the grand.

Padre Island Country Club, 14353 Commodore Drive , 361/949-8006. 18 holes, Country Club facilities, Golf shop open 7 days/week.

Fishtales, 337 N. Alister, 749-4733. Beachy clothes, casual gifts and jewelery.

Gary Osborne Fine Art, Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Sculptures, Unique Furniture, Artistic Gifts. 345 N. alister, 361/749-6982.

Littleton 's Landing, 2217 Hwy 361, Port Aransas. Fabulous Fashions & Great Gifts for Men and Women. Ample Parking. Numerous shops and boutiques.

Saltwater Seasons, 315 S Alister, 361/749-4969. Unique clothing and gifts.

Silver Fox Trading Company, 221 Beach Street, 361/749-4899. See a large collection of very unusual and different handcrafted gifts and items from near and far. Here you will find the finest handcrafted Indian jewelry silver set with turquoise, coral, lapis, sugarlite, and mother-of-pearl.


Night Spots

Back Porch Bar, 132 W. Cotter, 361/749-2800.

Sharkey's, 2600 HWY 361, 361/749-4254. Classic rock to country in a casual, nautical atmosphere. Music, dancing, pool and games.



Beach / Mustang Island. The miles and miles of beaches that border Mustang Island have many faces. Everyone has ideas about the "perfect" beach, and Port Aransas offers a variety that can meet everyone's expectations. Whether it's the vast beaches for sunbathing and swimming, or isolated beaches for exploring and fishing, Mustang Island has the "perfect" beach to complete your beachfront vacation.

Bird Watching. If you live and breathe birds, you'll flock to Port Aransas and Mustang Island . In the heart of the number-one birding state, more birds hang out here than anywhere else in Texas . Located in the Central Flyway, the island boasts hundreds of species as permanent residents and thousands of migrating birds that consider it a perfect stop.

Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle in Rockport, 361/729-1271. Dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime heritage of Texas . Discover the fascinating history for yourself! Stand on a life-sized ship's bridge or let the children board their own private vessel. Changing exhibits and interactive displays make a visit to the Museum a memorable experience. Tuesday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday from 1 pm - 4pm.

Texas Treasure Casino Cruise, 225 Hwy 361 at the Ferry, 800/472-5215. Experience Las Vegas style gambling. Two cruises daily.