Named for the pass between Mustang and St. Joseph islands, it is on the mainland but is connected to Mustang Island and Port Aransas by causeway and ferry. Shrimping, commercial and sport fishing are top area industries. Waterfowl hunting is available in season. Guide service is available. Visitors may want to take a boat trip through Redfish Bay to see the bottlenose dolphins—the most common dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico. Or, go snorkeling to see coral, oyster beds and more. Saltwater kayaking is available in South Bay adjacent to Texas 361 in Aransas Pass.
The "Official Shrimporee of Texas," celebrating the area's long-standing ties to the shrimping industry, is held for three days in June.
Anglers can fish from shore, wharves, piers and jetties. Group boats provide bay and deep-sea fishing for half or full days. Charter cruises are available for offshore sport. www.aransaspasstx.gov.
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