Visit San José Island

Discover This Hidden Texas Gem

SAN JOSÉ ISLAND

birding

Port Aransas has some of the best bird watching around. Continue your birding experience by visiting San José Island.

Get a glimpse of pelagic species and numerous coastal birds along the coastline.

SAN JOSÉ ISLAND

fishing

Locals and tourists visit this island every day to fish from the shoreline and the rocky North Jetty. Word around town is…some of the best fishing happen’s on the North Jetty.

SAN JOSÉ ISLAND

fishing

Locals and tourists visit this island every day to fish from the shoreline and the rocky North Jetty. Word around town is…some of the best fishing happen’s on the North Jetty.

SAN JOSÉ ISLAND

beach

From swimming to relaxing on the beach to taking a stroll for Sand Dollars. These 21 miles of undeveloped beach, has something for everyone.

San José Island Ferry Trip Details

Daily Departures

6:30 am| 7 am| 8 am| 9 am| 10 am
11 am | 12 pm | 2 pm | 4 pm

*Departs from Fisherman’s Wharf

Daily Returns

10:10 am | 12:10 pm | 2:10 pm
4 pm | 6 pm

*Returns from San José Island

Round Trip Ferry Pass

Adult: $12
Children: $6

San José Loyalty Card

1 Card | 10 Round Trips
$100 per card

About San José Island

San José Island is a private island with public access only permitted on the beach below the vegetation line. The good news is that’s where all the fun begins, from fishing to shelling to birding to crabbing. Take a walk on the beach, have a picnic, or relax on the beach. Locals and tourist visit the island’s North Jetty every day to fish, where they claim some of the best angling around.

This island is 2 miles wide at it’s widest point but it’s golden undeveloped beaches stretch 21 miles uninterrupted. This hidden treasure is located just north of Port Aransas and is a quick 5-minute ferry ride on the Jetty Boat from Fisherman’s Wharf’s dock.

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Fisherman's Wharf

900 Tarpon Street
Port Aransas, Texas 78373