You filled the fish box, here's what you can do next!

After a long day of fishing and catching keepers on the coast, you might wonder what to do next. In Port Aransas, there are some great options for what you can do with the fish you catch. Whether you want to eat your catch for dinner or ship it home, find the options that are right for you on the island. 

Cleaning your Catch

Whether you are a professional or a beginner, most people can agree that cleaning your catch isn't the most fun part of fishing. Head over to Port Aransas Fisherman's WharfDeep Sea Headquarters, or Dolphin Dock, Inc. to get your fish cleaned by the best. All offer on-site fish cleaning services. Bring in your catch and let their professional staff of fish cleaners take care of it for you. Don't worry about getting dirty or learning how to clean a fish properly. Just drop off your fish and pick it up bagged up and ready for whatever you have planned next! Just remember to call ahead if you're not coming directly from one of their charters, and bring cash.

  • 900 Tarpon St.
  • (361) 749-5448

The Fisherman's Wharf is dedicated to family, friendly fun along the Texas coast. Experience this amazing full-service marina that offers a multitude of fishing and scenic excursions. Home to many of the best fishing tournaments in the Texas Gulf Coast and a world-class...

  • 440 W. Cotter Ave.
  • (361) 749-5597

Located in Port Aransas, Deep Sea Headquarters is the place for deep sea fishing, tours of the bay, and dolphin watch cruises. Create long-lasting memories with family and friends in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Headquarters takes you front row to everything the...

  • 300 W. Cotter Ave.
  • (361) 749-4188

Home of the Dolphin, Dolphin Express, La Pesca, Capt. Paul, and the Flipper. The boats range from 36 ft. to 90 ft. The shortest trip is a 1.5 hour Sunset and Dolphin watch cruise and their longest trip is a 60 hour Wahoo and Tuna trip. Dolphin Dock is family friendly!

Cook your Catch

Port Aransas has some of the best local restaurants, with mouth-watering creations that bring people back year after year. Some of these restaurants go above and beyond by offering amazing choices for you to bring your catch in and get it cooked right there by restaurant chefs. The cook-your-catch option makes it easy to enjoy your hard day's work in a delicious meal from your favorite Port Aransas dining spots. Enjoy fish tacos or a blackened fish fillet cooked by the best Port Aransas has to offer! 

Seafood & Spaghetti Works

  • 910 State Hwy 361
  • (361) 749-5666

Family owned and operated since 1979, Seafood & Spaghetti Works offers a variety of delicious dishes...

BlueWater Cowboy

  • 229 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-0106

The Bluewater Cowboy (BWC) offers one of the most unique drinking and dining experiences in Port A....

Cancun Mexican Restaurant

  • 1023 State Hwy. 361, Ste. E
  • (361) 749-5596

The margaritas are always flowing, and the salsa is fresh and delicious every day of the week at...

Castaways Seafood and Grill

  • 337 N. Alister St.
  • (361) 749-5394

Since 1993, Castaways Seafood and Grill has been a favorite of island visitors. Castaways prides...

Fins Grill & Icehouse

  • 420 W. Cotter Ave.
  • (361) 749-8646

Dine on the waterfront at FINS Grill & Icehouse for fresh seafood, a fun family-friendly atmosphere,...

Island Café

  • 301 S. Alister St.
  • (361) 749-1741

Family-owned and operated, the Island Café features just plain good old-fashioned café food made to...


  • 2034 State Hwy 361
  • (361) 749-8226

Stop in for a good meal and stay a little longer for a round of 18-hole miniature golf! Seafood is...

La Playa Mexican Grille

  • 222 Beach St.
  • (361) 749-0022

A visit to Port A would not be complete without indulging in a Tex-Mex feast at La Playa Mexican...

Trout Street Bar & Grill

  • 104 W. Cotter Ave.
  • (361) 749-7800

Make it a totally unique island getaway when you experience fine dining at the Trout Street Bar &...

Virginia's on the Bay

  • 815 Trout St.
  • (361) 749-4088

Kick back, relax, and watch the ships come rollin’ in at Virginia’s on the Bay. Enjoy seafood,...

Ship your Catch

Get extra lucky on your fishing trip? Port A Business Center can ship that fish anywhere you need it to go! Send it home and enjoy your coastal keeper with friends and family. Bring a piece of Port A anywhere you need to go. 

  • 1023 State Hwy 361, Ste. C
  • (361) 749-6291

When you need to mail, ship, copy, print, fax, or notarize, Port A Business Center has you covered! This full service shop covers all your bases and then some! If you need items to promote your business or team, the knowledgeable staff can walk you through the vast choices and...