Port Aransas Spring Break 2024

Spring break in Port Aransas is the start of our bustling busy season. Local businesses are open and ready to welcome eager visitors. This year, the peak of Spring Break in Port A is the week of March 08—17, due to a large number of Texas school districts and universities closing for a mid-semester break. Remember to book your lodging and attractions early so you don’t miss a single moment of fun.

Secure your lodging

For smaller groups or visitors just coming for a night or two, Port Aransas has great hotels with fantastic amenities. You are sure to love the convenient location and quirky vibe of Alister Square Inn and the modern class and friendly staff of The Place Hotel.

For large families and group getaways try a vacation home rental filled with all the conveniences of home. Contact a vacation rental management company like CCMS to match your size and budget with the perfect accommodations for your group.

Rent a golf cart

Reserve your golf cart NOW. If you are a first-time visitor to Port Aransas you may not realize that golf carts are the preferred mode of transportation for both visitors and locals alike. Port Aransas is a small island and the fastest (and most fun) way to explore the island is cruisin’ around with the wind in your hair. Jackfish Cart Rentals and Brick Oven Pizza specialize in top-of-line Club Carts with lifted frames, off-road tires, Bluetooth speakers, built-in coolers, custom seats, and LED lighting so you can cruise around the island in style! Although there are more golf carts registered in Port Aransas than full-time residents, the island will sell out of rentals during peak vacation times.

Book your Fishing Trip Early

It can be challenging to squeeze in a fishing trip during a short vacation, so Deep Sea Headquarters added extra trips to get you out on the water. The quick 3.5 hour Bay Trip is a great option for busy families with limited time, to expose kids to fishing without taking much time away from the beach. The 5 hour State Water Trip leaves at 7 AM and is perfect for beginner and experienced anglers that want to try their hand at targeting Red Snapper. Your best chance at claiming an insta-worthy catch will be on the longer trips, like the daily 8 hour or the 12 hour State Water Trip. Like everything else on the island during spring break, book before your trip to ensure you get on the trip that best fits your schedule.


Bonus: All trips include bait, fishing rods, and tackle so you can save room when packing the car!

Explore the Coastal Cuisine

MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen

MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen cooks up southern comfort food family-style!

FINS Grill & Icehouse 

Serving up a FINtastic, waterfront dining experience in Port Aransas!

Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill

A classy, family-friendly restaurant serving fresh seafood and prime steaks. 

Shop Beach Boutiques

Port Aransas, Texas is full of unique, locally-owned boutiques filled with hand-picked items that are sure to please. From small souvenirs to high-end resort wear, Port A has you covered. Stop by our beach boutique located inside Jackfish Cart Rentals or check out the huge selection of outdoor adventure gear at Deep Sea Headquarters.

Book your Adventure Early

Become a Pirate

Argh, Mateys! Set sail aboard the Red Dragon Pirate Ship and become a swashbuckling pirate for the day. Enjoy a cruise around the waters surrounding Port Aransas, grab themed drinks at the Slurp N Burp bar while being entertained by our surly pirates! Reserve your pirate adventure with Red Dragon Pirate Cruises now. Trips will sell out during peak vacation times.

See the Dolphins

Enjoy wild dolphins and birds in their natural habitat in the calm waters of the Lydia Ann Channel. The Scarlet Lady™ is the finest Dolphin Watch boat on the Texas Gulf Coast, built for comfort and excitement. With daytime cruises leaving at 11 AM and 2 PM and a sunset cruise at 6 PM the Scarlet Lady is the perfect adventure for all ages and group sizes.  Book soon to secure a trip that fits your schedule.