2018-03-01 / Amenities

Getting Around


Ferryboats run 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year long crossing the Corpus Christi Ship Channel to and from Port Aransas and Harbor Island. Free. (Story Page 49.)

Jetty Boat transports fishermen and beachcombers to St. Joseph’s Island from Fisherman’s Wharf, $12 adults, $6 children under 12. 900 N. Tarpon St., 749-5448.


A shuttle makes a 60-minute circular route from the Pioneer RV Resort on the south side of town through Roberts Point Park on the north end of town including the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Horace Caldwell Pier and the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. Riders may flag down the shuttle anywhere along the route, which is marked by colorful signs. The Regional Transportation Authority charges a 25-cent fare for the shuttle. (Story Page 27.)

Maps are available at the Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau and City Hall. Daily service 10 a.m.-5:52 p.m.

Call the city at 749-4111 for current times and stops.

Flexi-B, operated by the City of Port Aransas in conjunction with the Regional Transportation Authority, provides medical, shopping and sightseeing trips to Corpus Christi. Call City Hall, 749-4111 for route information.

Gulf Coast Taxi, 749- 0850. Offers 24-hour service in town and to airport; grocery, medication deliveries.

Port Aransas Taxi, 749- 3333. Offers 24-hour service.

Alister Street Carts, 614 N.Alister St., (361) 749-2569

Ash Cart Rental, 2700 S. 11th St., (361) 244-1020.

Bron’s Beach Carts, 314 E. Ave. G, (361) 290-7143. (See Ad Pages 24-25.)

Cars & Carts, 325 E.Ave. G, 749-1655.

Coastal Ed’s Coastal Cruisers & More, 1023 State Highway 361, Suite C. www.portagolfcar.com.

Island Motor Bikes, 315 S. Alister St., (361) 655-5501. (Ad Page 16.)

Island Surf Rentals, 124 E. Ave G, 749-0822. (Ad Page XX.)

Jackfish Cart Rentals, 440 W. Cotter Ave. and 3411 S. 11th St. (361) 459-2900 (Ad Page 23.)

Kaz’s Island Rentals, W Ave. G, (817) 456-4570.

Paradise Cart Rentals, 428 S. Alister St., 749-3003.

Port A Beach Buggies, 307 W.Ave. G/cut Off Road, 749-2066. (Ad Page 40-41.)

Texas Red Golf Carts & More, 311 Sea Isle Drive, 749- 5400.

Top Deck Golf Cars, 3423 11th St., (361) 217-0703. topdeckgolfcars.com.


Mustang Beach Airport, across SH 361 from Beach Access Road 1A. The 3,500 x 5-foot lighted airstrip is under the jurisdiction of the City of Port Aransas. Call 749-4008 weekday mornings. Self-service fuel available with credit card. Automated Weather Observation Service (AWOS), call 749-0537. (See story Page 61.)

International Airport, Corpus Christi. Rent a car or take a taxi or airport limousine to Port Aransas. About a 40-minute ride from the airport to Port Aransas.

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