Whooping Cranes and Coastal Birding (  November-April) 

Venture up the Gulf Intra-Coastal Water Way into the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge to view the rare majestic Whooping Cranes along with 30-60 different species of birds and other wildlife.                                                  

4 Hours   $500

The Turnstone, our 22 ft Grady White “Walk-Thru" with a deep V hull will comfortably get your party of up to 6 persons into the wilderness on most days.  She has an open cockpit design and bow seating allowing you to spread out a bit for wildlife viewing or photography. We have a porta-potty on board with a pop up tent for privacy if needed.

Lydia Anne Lighthouse (Year Round)

We head south to the Lydia Anne Channel between Aransas Bay and Port Aransas to see this beautiful lighthouse and learn its long history from original construction, including the damage incurred during the Civil War to its current restored grandeur.   Dolphin sightings are common during this trip as well.

Historical El Copano   (Year Round)

Experience the same voyage through Aransas and Copano Bays that the early settlers made in the mid 1700's to the first seaport in Texas. You will hear stories of explorers, settlers, revolutions, wars, commerce, and the evolution of the communities in the area.                                                          

3 Hours   $400

Private charters 

Call 877 TX BIRDS For:
Private Charters Aboard "Emilita"

Sunset Cruise   (Year Round) 

Head to the protected shoreline of San Jose Island to view the Sunset over Aransas Bay while enjoying your favorite sunset beverage and/or picnic dinner. You will see many species of birds and possibly Dolphin.                                            

2 Hours   $300

Dolphin Watching  (June- October) 

Bottle-Nosed Dolphins follow the Aransas Bay shrimp fleet in the mornings to feed on the shrimp, squid, fin-fish and other sea creatures stirred up by the shrimper’s nets. Gulls, Terns, Brown Pelicans, and an occasional Magnificent Frigate Bird can be seen feeding around these working boats.      

2 Hours   $300