Whooping Crane Tours

Boat Tours to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Whooping Crane Tour Details

Depart from Port Aransas

10 am – 3:30 pm

December – April

900 N. Tarpon Port Aransas, TX. 78373

Depart from Rockport Harbor

Weds. – Sun.
10 am – 2 pm

January – April

320 Navigation Circle Rockport, TX. 78382

Whooping Crane Tour Tickets

Adult: $50
Senior: $48
Children: $25

*Group Rates Available
**Prices Subject to Change

Whooping Crane Boat Tours

Every year, from November through early April, the Wharf Cat winds its way through the vast Aransas Bay complex to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge where magnificent, endangered whooping cranes make their winter home. Along the way, birders view coastal scenery and observe many species of birds that frequent the barrier islands and reefs. Local naturalists narrate our tours and share their knowledge of whooping cranes, past and present plus many other species of birds and provide information for beginner, intermediate and advanced bird watchers.

Upon arrival at the refuge, birders are treated to a breathtaking view of the whooping cranes and other diverse forms of wildlife. With the highest observation decks of any area vessels, the Wharf Cat provides the best viewing and photography opportunities in Rockport and Port Aransas.

The Wharf Cat has a shallow draft and can drift very close to shore, where the captain will make several stops allowing you to get “up close and personal” with the “whoopers”, so be sure to bring your camera. Area birding checklists and spotting scopes are provided on our bird watching trips and we offer binocular rentals.

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Fisherman's Wharf

900 Tarpon Street
Port Aransas, Texas 78373