ARANSAS BAY ADVENTURE TOURS  INCLUDE BIRDING & ROOKERY TOURS, PORT ARANSAS LIGHTHOUSE TOUR, DOLPHIN AND SUNSET TOURS!  THESE TOURS ARE FUN FOR EVERY AGE!

REVIEW TOUR DISCOUNTS BELOW:  A $225 Deposit is Required to Reserve your Spot!

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10% Discount is offered to all Active Military and Disabled Veterans.

Book more than one day consecutively, and receive a $25 Discount each day (All tours apply except Fishing Trips.)

Share-A-Trip Discount and Save $$!  When you share a trip with others of like interest, cost is $112.50/person. (Limit 4 per tour.)

Book Online, Call 361-790-3746 to reserve, or Send us an e-mail if you need help or info!

Visit our FAQs & Info page for location map and directions to marina, deposits and cancellation policy.  You’ll also find general tour information!

 

GENERAL INFO FOR ADVENTURE TOURS: When you take a tour with Aransas Bay Adventures, you know you’re in highly capable, experienced and safe hands!  All ages are welcome to join in these Boating Tours. That’s the exciting part is being on the boat – 100% Adventure!!  Children love our tours because they are fun and education.  But all ages enjoy these Adventure Tours.  Equating “adventure” with birding may not be easy to understand but once you see your first Killdeer or Magnificent Frigate or and Pelican swooping-up a fish, then you’ll under stand why we use the word “Adventure”!!!

We have 4 boats total: 2 are dedicated to photography, birding, lighthouse/sunsets/dolphin tours while the other 2 boats are dedicated to the fantastic fishing in and around the Aransas Bay water complex. Fish for Trophy Redfish, or the Beautiful Speckled Trout or perhaps a tasty Flounder!  These are the most sought-after and best-eating fish you’ll hook-into in these parts!!  All ages and skill levels welcome and everything you need is provided so, if you are interested in a Fun Fishing Day on the Water, visit our sister-site now: www.rockportfishingtrips.com. You must have a Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp to Fish…available at any local tackle & sporting goods stores.

 

Our Location & Directions:  100 Mills Wharf Rd, Rockport, Texas 78382

All Tours Begin at The Sea Gun Marina. From Rockport/Fulton travel north on highway 35. As soon as you cross the Copano Bay Bridge you will see a Exxon gas station. Turn right at the gas station. In 100 feet turn right again. This will bring you into the Marina. At the bottom of the hill turn right. Just past the boat ramp turn left. We are in the very last covered boat stall. We will be driving either a blue or a white Chevy Pick up. If you a map app or GPS please enter: 100 Mills Wharf Rd, Rockport TX.  Our cell phone #’s are:  Kevin 361-790-3746 and  Lori 361-790-3742

 ABOUT OUR BIRDING TOURS:  A $225 Deposit is Required to reserve your trip. 

Our tours are designed to accommodate your individual needs. We depart at a time of your choosing. The trip will last four to six hours depending on how long you want to stay out. The shallow draft of our boat allows us to get into areas that larger boats are not able to. This also allows us to get in close to the birds. We will also be able to tour some of the back lakes and bays that are much to shallow for large boats. We will navigate into Aransas Bay, past Goose Island State Park, then travel along the South shoreline of the Aransas Wildlife Refuge to the Intercoastal Waterway. Once in the Intercoastal we will enter the main body of the Refuge.  Your tour will take you North on the Intercoastal along the Refuge and into San Antonio Bay to the North end of the Refuge.  We can enter San Antonio, Ayers and Mesquite bays to check out the lakes and reefs for feeding birds. We will the return home through Carlos bay where we will check out reefs and small islands.  (Note: Special Island Rookery tours are only available in the Spring and Early Summer.)  We provide trips to suit your needs – we will stop for just about anything you’d like to see.  We are on your schedule, not ours and our boats are at your command!

TOUR RATE: $450 – 4 PEOPLE   $25 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON.  Maximum of 6 people.  Contact us via e-mail now!

Share a Tour & Save $!  Shared Tours are limited to 4 people only.  Ask the Captain!!

ROOKERY ISLAND TOURS:  A $225 Deposit is Required to reserve your trip. 

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This tour is available March through May each year.  Rookery Island Tours are offered from the 1st of March until May 31st. The tours depart an hour before sunrise so that we can be at the island with the sun coming up at our backs to capture that first few moment of magical light. On the island you will be able to see and photograph, Blue herons, Great Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, American Oyster Catchers, White Ibis, Reddish Egrets, and White Morph Reddish Egrets.  There will be countless opportunities for flight shots as the birds fly on and off the island with nesting material. You will get to witness and photograph nesting, courting and mating behavior. In mid to late March the chicks will begin to hatch. As the birds nest in different stages the chicks arrive at different times. On any given day you may get images of an Egret Chick and or a Blue Heron Chick hatching. You will see the parents flying in with food for the chicks as well as feeding them.  Come back later in the season and get images of the chicks as they begin to fledge.
The Rookery Island Tours offer some magnificent sunrise and sunset views and photography opportunities. Join us for this tour and bring along plenty of memory cards. It is not unusual for people to run out of memory while photographing the endless action on the Rookery.

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TOUR RATES: $450 – 4 PEOPLE   $25 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON.  Maximum of 6 people.  Contact us via e-mail now!

Share a Tour & Save $!  Shared Tours are limited to 4 people only.  Ask the Captain!!

PORT ARANSAS LIGHTHOUSE, DOLPHIN AND SUNSET TOURS: A $225 Deposit is Required to reserve your trip.

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Join us for a unique photography experience. We will leave from the Con Brown marina on North Side of Aransas Pass. Enjoy bird and nature photography as we cruise the Lydia Ann Channel. We will have many opportunities to photograph Shore Birds and Wading Birds. There are usually several Osprey fishing along the Lydia Ann. Your tour will take you into the Corpus Christi ship channel at Port Aransas. Once in the channel we will photograph Dolphins. We will get the dolphins as they swim in pods and individually. It is not uncommon to photograph the dolphins as they surf the bow wakes of transiting tankers. This is always a thrill. You will want to have plenty of memory cards for this. Your Captain will match speed with the Tanker and follow them along the channel. You will have over a mile of shooting as the Dolphins surf and jump in front of the ships. On some tours we are afforded this opportunity two or three times.  45 minutes before sunset we will set up to photograph the Lydia Ann Light House. This is an amazing sunset/landscape opportunity. The Light House tour is a personal favorite of Captain Kevin.

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TOUR RATE: $450 – 4 PEOPLE   $25 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON.  Maximum of 6 people.  Contact us via e-mail now!

Share a Tour & Save $!  Shared Tours are limited to 4 people only.  Ask the Captain!!

 

DOLPHIN WATCHES & SUNSET  TOURS:  A $225 Deposit is Required to reserve your trip. 
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Join us for a nice, relaxing sunset cruise. We will leave from either the Sea Gun Marina or the St Charles Bay Boat Ramp. The cruise will last two to three hours. Enjoy wonderful sunsets, and some amazing birding. This tour is great for all ages!  

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TOUR RATE: $450 – 4 PEOPLE   $25 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON.  Maximum of 6 people.  Contact us via e-mail now!

Share a Tour & Save $!  Shared Tours are limited to 4 people only.  Ask the Captain!!

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BAY FISHING TRIPS – CHOICE OF TWO BOATS:  A $225 Deposit is Required to reserve your trip. 

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Join Captain Kevin and Captain Lori for a fun filled day of Bay Fishing.  That thrilling moment when a fish takes your bait, you set the hook and the excitement begins – that’s what this trip is all about.  Tackle, Rods and Reels – everything is provided and the Captain of your Choice will clean and bag your fresh catch for the trip home (Bring an empty ice chest in your vehicle for transport plus your favorite drinks and snacks!)  This trips is “Perfect” for all ages and skill levels.  Our main target fish are: Redfish, Trout, Flounder and Drum.  Captain Lori has a 19 foot Bay Stealth that can accommodate three fishermen.  She will get you in all the right places!   You do need a Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp but those are easily had at your local sporting goods store a, Walmart, HEB here in Rockport!    Please visit our Fishing Site to learn all about the boats, the trip, the fish and more: Rockport Fishing Trips!  You can easily book your trip by selecting the trip you want below or you can book it form the the fishing website too!

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FISHING TRIP RATES: 1/2 day and Full day trips offered. 

Maximum 6 people/Capt. Kevin’s Adventurer

Maximum of 3 people/Lady Lori

$450 – 1 to 2 people;  $75 per additional person / either boat   Contact us via e-mail now if you have a question or need the Captain’s assistance!

A $225 Deposit is Required to reserve your trip. 
Your captain reserves the right to cancel a trip due to inclement weather or other factors beyond his control. If for some reason you need to cancel your trip, Capt. Lori or Capt. Kevin will work with you to reschedule your trip date(s). Otherwise, a 10 day verbal (via phone call) or written notice must be given to the captain of choice in order to receive a full refund.

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Visit our FAQs & Info page for location map and directions to marina, deposits and cancellation policy.