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Jetty Boat

THE JETTY BOAT 

The Jetty Boat runs every day from Fisherman’s Wharf in Port Aransas to a private dock at the base of the North Jetty on San Jose Island.  The Jetty Boat is the only way to access the North Jetty and the deserted beaches of San Jose Island for fishing, birding, beachcombing along the empty beaches, and getting back to nature at its finest.  More information about the experience is available at http://sanjoseislandtexas.org/.

Winter hours:
Depart Fisherman’s Wharf at the following times:

  • 7:00 a.m.
  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.

Summer hours:
Depart Fisherman’s Wharf at the following times:

  • 6:30 a.m.
  • 7:00 a.m.
  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m.

Return to Fisherman’s Wharf will depart San Jose Island dock at the following times:

  • 10:10 a.m.
  • 12:10 p.m.
  • 2:10 p.m.
  • 4:10 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.

Return trips are also available when the Jetty Boat finishes unloading passengers during earlier trips, but if there are no passengers making the trip to San Jose Island at a particular hour, the boat will not head back over until one of the guaranteed return trip times.

Rates for the Jetty Boat round trip are below:

  • $18.00 for anyone 13 or older
  • $9.00 for age 6-12
  • Ages 5 and under are free

There are no reservations needed or tickets pre-sold. Please arrive prior to your desired departure time and visit the Fisherman’s Wharf marina building to purchase tickets and any other supplies that you might need. The southern end of San Jose Island is completely uninhabited, so there are not any facilities of any kind and we highly encourage you to plan and pack accordingly.

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I was worried because the surf had been so big at the beach the past few days, so we were a little scared of our trip being too rough and getting sick. We ended up being really surprised at how smooth the trip out ended up being, and how the boat didn’t rock too bad while we were out there, and everyone caught fish. It was a great day!

Walter M.