Water Activities

When in Port Aransas, why not dive right in (literally) and experience what makes this island so special? Water activities are the natural level up from splashing in the waves on the beach and can work for families, solo thrillseekers, and anywhere in between. Are you seeking high-level adventure and yearning for a sky-soaring parasailing experience or a jaunt on a jet ski? Perhaps you’re more interested in relaxing on a sunset cruise or snapping photos of breaching dolphins. Either way, there’s a water activity fit for you in Port A!

Water Sports

Adventure Awaits…Swim Toward It!

Port Aransas has the thrill-seekers covered with a myriad of watersport options.

Looking for the best aerial view of Port A and the Gulf? Step off the beach and take a high-flying adventure with Chute ‘Em Up Parasailing. With the ocean breeze blowing through your hair and your feet dangling above the water, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the island and Gulf on a thrilling parasailing flight.

Now that you have your feet wet, it’s time to really make a splash. With your hands firmly gripped on the throttle, crash through the waves on a jet ski ride with Gettin’ Salty Watersports. From relaxing private sunset boat cruises to stand-up paddle boarding fun, they will guide you to the best experience for your taste.

Become one with the ocean while you buddy up with the beach bums riding the waves by windsurfing or hanging ten on a traditional surfboard. Experienced surfers can take the sport to the extreme with kiteboarding along the coastal line. Bring your own equipment or rent a surfboard or paddle board on the beach from Texas Surf Camp. New to surfing? No worries. Their professional instructors offer private lessons that will turn you into a pro in no time. If you plan on staying for the week, consider enrolling in a week-long surf camp or winding down with a beach yoga class.

Add to your island adventure and explore by kayak or stand-up paddleboard with a rental from Board House or Island Surf Rentals. You can paddle along yourself or let the pros at Coastal Bend Kayak lead the way on a guided kayak tour where you’ll mingle with dolphins, marvel at wildlife, and cruise into the setting sun. 

Sunbathing and sandcastle building are fun, but take your island getaway to new heights with a watersport adventure. 

For a full list of water activities and where you can book those activities, see the surfing, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkeling and scuba diving, and boating.

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