Welcome to Port Aransas, Texas, the ultimate summer destination! With its public beaches, vibrant local culture, and an array of exciting activities, there’s no better place to enjoy the warm July days. Whether you’re a fisherman, a family looking for fun, or someone in need of relaxation, Port Aransas has something for everyone. Here’s a guide to making the most of your July visit.

Find the best deals this Summer

July 2024

Fireworks Cruise

Deep Sea Headquarters
8:30 PM
$48 per person
One of the highlights of summer in Port Aransas is the annual fireworks display, and there’s no better way to experience it than by cruising around the Lydia Ann Channel. Imagine the colorful bursts lighting up the night sky as you drift on the water. This event is extremely popular, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

BBQ Beach Packs

Order the MacDaddy’s  BBQ Beach Packs online and pick them up on your way to the sandy shores of Port Aransas. One Pack is perfect for a party of four. Choose between fried chicken with your favorite family-style sides or our signature BBQ sandwiches overflowing with smoked meats on toasted buns. 

Adults Only Pirate Ship Cruises

Friday and Saturday 

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Red Dragon will now offer discounted Adults Only cruises for the first time ever in the summer. Book your reservation today at RedDragonPirateCruises.com🏴‍☠️

Adults Only (21+)

$40 a person
1 1/2 Hour Cruise

  • Full Bar
  • Dolphins
  • Music
  • Sunset

Call 361-749-AHOY (2469) to reserve today!

Book a Fishing  Trip

Deep Sea Headquarters offers bay, offshore and private charter trips during the summer.  Be sure to check the schedule and book your trip in advance.

Bay Trips

3.5 hours

Enjoy a perfect fishing excursion without the worry of offshore discomfort or long hours on the water! Our bay fishing trip is designed for fishing enthusiasts who prefer the calm, protected waters of the Corpus Christi Channel. These 3.5 hour trips are perfect for all levels of anglers, including beginners and kids. Experience the joy of fishing in a relaxed and family-friendly environment.

Typical Catches:

  • Gafftop
  • Whiting
  • Sandtrout


5 hour, 8 hour, or 12 hour

The most popular option, the 8 Hour Trip, takes anglers 20-30 miles offshore, providing 3-4 hours of fishing time.

For beginners and families, the 5 Hour Offshore Trip is ideal. This trip usually covers 10-15 miles and sets sail in the afternoons. During Red Snapper season, they venture an extra 10 miles to increase the chances of catching Red Snapper, though this may reduce overall fishing time.

For avid anglers, the 12 Hour Trip offers extended fishing opportunities. Traveling 35-45 miles offshore, this trip allows for 4-6 hours of fishing, targeting a wider variety of species in deeper waters.

Typical Catches:

  • Kingfish
  • Atlantic Sharpnose Shark
  • Red Snapper (When in season)
  • Vermillion Snapper
  • Ling

Score great deals on 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 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.

Deep Sea Headquarters shop summer boutique

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.

Rent a golf cart

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!