2787 - Hwy 361
Ingleside, TX 78362
Phone: (361) 775-2000
Fax: (361) 775-1230
Newport Dunes Golf Club is a one-of-a-kind Arnold Palmer signature designed course in the truest of links golf courses. It is also the only ocean side golf course along the Gulf of Mexico. This 71 par, 18-hole course is open to the public and offers unmatched beauty and natural topography.
Along the Aransas Bay, in the harbor city of Port Aransas, you will find a haven for fishing: Woody's Sports Center. At first, as you pass by the center, you might miss it, as it resembles a residential apartment . But there, by the house, is a sign assuring you that the place is indeed Woody's Sports Center. Here you will find everything you will need for a hassle-free fishing adventure. They also have live bait on offer and charter boats that will take you around the bay or even beyond for a fishing trip. Besides fishing, the center also offers jet-skis for rent, parasailing and boat rides. The center also hosts various entertaining events, like the Powder Puff Ladies Tournament and the Bay Fishing Tournament. See the website or call for more information.
This tiny red and blue surf shack sits in the middle of Port Aransas. The guys from Island Surf Rentals are knowledgeable and super friendly. They'll hook you up with everything you need for a fun day out on the beach, from surf boards to bikes and from boogie boards to beach buggies. Prices are very fair when compared to other places on the island. Inside there's a little retail shop selling memorabilia and sunglasses.
This retired aircraft carrier was once used as a training facility but is now a floating museum. Resting pleasantly on Corpus Christi Bay, this impressive ship is a sight to see from the coast. There is a free shuttle that takes you from land all the way up a long ramp to the ships hangar entrance. Aboard the ship you will be able to explore the flight deck, the control and navigation rooms and even the captain's quarters. Also on the ship is an extensive World War II and Pearl Harbor exhibit. Be sure to drop by the theater to catch some authentic military footage and exceptional documentaries. The gift shop is a must for souvenirs and military memorabilia.
One of the cities main attractions, the Texas State Aquarium is a family favorite. Located on Corpus Christi Bay right next to the entrance to the USS Lexington, the aquarium is a great refuge from the heat of a typical Texas summer day. Exhibits change occasionally featuring exotic sea life and local specimens. Interactive aquariums are a kids favorite as well as the dolphin training demonstrations throughout the day. Dining facilities and a children's playground are available. Check website for varying hours.
Located at the northern end of Shoreline Boulevard, this park contains a large part of the city's attractions, all in one convenient place. Here you will find the South Texas Museum of Art with it's iconic pyramid structures on the roof; the American Bank Center where all the big names come to give concerts; the Harbor Playhouse, the Harbor Playhouse and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Also in the summer the Watergarden pumps water all around the entire circular structure and is a welcome retreat from the sweltering heat.
Built in 2005, this family friendly baseball field is a favorite summertime destination for locals. Sitting right next to the bay with views of the Harbor Bridge, every seat is a good seat. Reminiscent of old-fashioned fields from baseball's golden age, the facility offers some very thoughtful and modern features. All concession stands are designed so that patrons never have their back to the field and never miss a play. The kids play area features a play ground, scaled down baseball diamond and full sized basketball court. There's even a pool overlooking the field available for groups and parties. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop to pick up your own official Hooks gear.
Meet and connect with free dolphins in their natural habitat. Being the only place in Texas for free dolphin interaction, Dolphin Connection is well worth the 25 minute drive from Corpus Christi. These playful and highly curious creatures usually swim just out of reach. The owners have come to know more than 200 dolphins living in the bay. The guides simply love what they do, and are as passionate about dolphins. All in all, an unforgettable encounter.
You will find an 18 hole regulation golf course, practice putting and chipping greens, a snack bar, and a fully stocked pro shop at this public golfing facility.
This large tennis center provides 24 lighted lighted laykold courts, as well as a large pro shop, a lounge, and a locker room.
Captain Wentrcek and his employees are full time, professional, licensed saltwater fishing guides and they offer full day and half day trips fishing the flats of the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, and the Land Cut Area. All fishing tackle, lures, and bait are furnished.
This professional fishing guide service provides eight hour bay and lagoon fishing trips for up to six people. They fish in and around Corpus Christi, Nueces Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, Baffin Bay, Laguna Madre, and Land Cut for redfish, black drum, and speckled trout or sea trout. All bait and tackle are provided.