Port Aransas Journals

IF IT'S JANUARY, THIS MUST BE PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS!

A January 2006 trip to Port Aransas by kstraveler

Aransas Princess Photo, Port Aransas, Texas More Photos
Quote: We drove to Port Aransas, Texas, to spend a month in the beautiful Aransas Princess. The weather was warm and we had a delightful time.

Aransas Princess

Hotel | "The Aransas Princess"

Aransas Princess Photo, Port Aransas, Texas
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The Aransas Princess is a beautiful brick building close to the beach. All condos have a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. The units are nicely decorated and very comfortable. Our unit was a two bedroom, two bath unit that gave the two of us plenty of room.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2006

Aransas Princess
720 Beach Access Road 1-A
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
(361) 749-5118

Oceans of Seafood Market & Grill

Restaurant | "Oceans of Seafood Market & Grill"

Oceans of Seafood Market & Grill Photo, Port Aransas, Texas
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We had a late lunch the first time we visited this restaurant. We both had the fried shrimp dinners, and the food was excellent. The seafood comes in fresh daily and can be purchased by the pound if you want to cook it yourself, or you may dine at the restaurant. We found it to be a nice, friendly place to eat fresh seafood and returned often. We were always pleased.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2006

Oceans of Seafood Market & Grill
165 West Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
(361) 749-4994

Fins Grill & Icehouse

Restaurant | "Fins Grill & Icehouse"

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Fins offers inside or outside dining. Both offer a splendid view of the harbour. We loved to watch the boats as they moved in and out of the harbour. The menu was mostly seafood, but burgers and other entrees are also listed. We loved the shrimp and oysters, and that is mainly what we ate at Fins. The restaurant is fairly new, the service is good, and so is the food. We ate at Fins several times and always enjoyed it.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2006

Fins Grill & Icehouse
420 West Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, Texas 78373
(361) 749-8646

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Charlotte Plummer's is our all-out favorite seafood restaurant in southern Texas. The menu offers seafood prepared just about any way you would ever want it. The service is excellent, the food is wonderful, and the view just couldn't get any better. Our first visit allowed us to watch the oyster boats unloading big bags of oysters on the dock. There were many boats and I went back to the car for my camera so that I could photograph the process.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2006

Charlotte Plummer's Seafare Restaurant
202 North Fulton Beach Road
Port Aransas, Texas 78358
(361) 729-1185

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Our favorite side trips were our visits to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge. The drive took us a little less than an hour, each way, but we always found that it was well worth the trip. We would see different wildlife each time we visited. One day we would see mainly wild hogs and a number of varieties of birds. Another day we might mainly see deer and wild turkeys. We made five visits to the Refuge; four by car and one by boat. In order to see the whooping cranes up close, the boat trip is mandatory. We highly recommend that anyone interested in wildlife, especially birds, visit the Aransas Wildlife Refuge.
Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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Almost every day, we drove to the Port Aransas Birding Center to view the birds and other wildlife. We saw many different birds and bought a wonderful bird guide to help us recognize and name them. I never missed a chance to photograph a bird during my many visits & usually photographed them before I knew exactly which birds they were. It took several weeks, after we returned home, to finish matching my bird photographs to those in the guide.
Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
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We made several trips to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge, and saw many birds and other wildlife. We did not see any whooping cranes. We talked with the people in the visitor center and asked how best to view them. They recommended that we take a boat trip from Port Aransas or Rockport, so we took the trip from Port Aransas. It took a little over an hour to make the trip. Along the way, we were alerted about any birds or other wildlife that could be seen from the boat. We saw the flamingo that had arrived in the area, by mistake because of a hurricane. We had several sightings of whooping cranes after we arrived in the refuge. The birds seemed calm and unbothered by our boat, and we were able to ...Read More