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The Port Aransas Ferry System

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Always fun!

Love to ride the ferry and watch the dolphins! short ride to Port Aransas. Usually no wait time and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Love those ferries!

Staff are very good at what they do and the quick trips on the boats are fun. Not uncommon to see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dublin, Ohio, United States
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Port Aransas, TX
+1 361-749-2850
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 June 2017

The state operates the Port Aransas Ferries that we've used for over 45 years. More ferries are added during rush hours or for weekends when the tourists flood the island. One good thing is that there is now a huge electric sign just as you...More

2  Thank Gary1836
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Crossing the Corpus Christi ship channel is by ferry. The state runs it and there is no cost. The ferry ride as about 7 minutes, the wait can be "forever." The moan-backs that direct traffic are rather slow and seem like homeless people most of...More

2  Thank Solar-sailor
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love to ride the ferry and watch the dolphins! short ride to Port Aransas. Usually no wait time and a fun ride!

Thank berdiep
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Staff are very good at what they do and the quick trips on the boats are fun. Not uncommon to see dolphins in the channel by the way.

Thank bikerjff
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're lucky dolphins can frequently be seen swimming the channel. The new boats are great and it's a smooth ride. Great, courteous and friendly crew!

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very, very short trip over to island. Saw porpoises in water next to ferry on ride over. Staff was very nice and polite.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very short ferry ride. You can usually see dolphins. It essentially provides a way for Highway 361 to cross Aransas Pass. You will usually have a short wait. No big deal. It sure beats driving around. It is kind of fun to...More

Thank bureaucrat377
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These guys really know what they are doing: wait time is minimal, entrance and exit is quick. No delays, no hassle and it is free.

Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Port A ferry is a Texas tradition and an institution. The system has improved over the years, and what a great way to stop and see what this region is all about. On busy days, they could use an extra ferry to cut down...More

1  Thank CoastWhisperer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Texas we decided to take an alternative and more attractive route from Corpus to Houston....to include the Port Aransas Ferry...we had read of delays and long waits..On arrival there were perhaps around 40 vehicles queueing...but within a few minutes we...More

1  Thank terry187047
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love going across the ferry! If you watch, you can see dolphins jumping as you go across. There is seating and life jackets available if you want to get out of your car on the way across but it really isn’t a long trip....More

Thank Darlene S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not sure why a bridge is not build over the channel but the ferry system appears to be pretty efficient. We'ver traveled across the ferry six times in the past two weeks and had less than a five minute wait four times, ten minutes...More

1  Thank Traveling007Texan
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2 June 2018|
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Response from Sharon E | Reviewed this property |
From Aransas Pass TX to Port Aransas Tx. Part of the TX DOT. Hwy 361
25 May 2018|
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Response from Sharon E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Tractor trailers cross on the ferry
Robbie S
23 July 2017|
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Response from Phil B | Reviewed this property |
Go to downtown Aransas Pass on 35 S to 90 Loop the as described in other comments you will see HEB store. The road to the ferry entrance is (in front of HEB) is 361. Go east to the ferry loading area. Some days little or... More