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you have to take a boat over to the island. $15 per person. Less crowded. Nice beach. Take food and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Kristi S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Lovely clear water

This was a nice mini excursion from Port A. Grab the ferry at Fisherman's Wharf, (it goes about... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Traci H
Austin, Texas
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Port Aransas, TX
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All reviews sea turtles uninhabited island how clear the water fisherman's wharf shell hunting drinking water clams short walk to the beach nice beach bug spray get away seashells boat shore dunes beaches sand
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

you have to take a boat over to the island. $15 per person. Less crowded. Nice beach. Take food and drinks and plan to spend the day because the boat only comes back to pick you every 2 hours.

5  Thank Kristi S
Reviewed July 26, 2018

This was a nice mini excursion from Port A. Grab the ferry at Fisherman's Wharf, (it goes about every hour) and its just a five minute ride to San Jose. There is a very isolated beach and the water was INCREDIBLY clear. If you walk...More

6  Thank Traci H
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

So let down. Came here because of the shelling and pristine beach. Couldn't be farther from what I read and pictures I saw. Wasted $ 12.00.

6  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

We have been going to St. Joe's Island (no one calls it San Jose) since 1970s. We came two weeks after July 4 weekend and it was prettier than I've ever seen it. The beach was all but deserted, compared to Port A which was...More

30  Thank Jaxs E
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We packed a picnic and headed to the island. What a wonderful day playing in the sand, looking for shells and watching the boats come in to port. It's a must do event!

3  Thank Renee M
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We've been going to the Island for years and we love it! The water is always so clear. It's been awhile since we've gone because was waiting on the grandchildren to get older they are now 6&9. I wouldn't suggest going here with children any...More

6  Thank MammieB33
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We say pictures of beaches full of seashells, when actually what we saw was a beach full of trash. There are no facilities here. The fishing wasn't successful, but a storm was causing lots of waves and may have effected this. If you want privacy,...More

1  Thank Celeste M
Reviewed June 25, 2017

My sister and I rode the boat over to San Jose Island from Port Aransas June '17. It's a $12/person ride. I had read several reviews about how fantastic it was and good place for shelling. Ugh! It was the worst waste of our time...More

2  Thank Shana H
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

10 of us. Ages 81 to 7. Quick jetty ride from Fisherman's Wharf $12 round trip. Off jetty to right short walk to the beach. This is an uninhabited island. No ports potties. No shade. No drinking water. There are carts at the wharf to...More

3  Thank cruise0501
Reviewed June 13, 2017

It was nice going to the island to shell hunt as it is remote and there is not many people on the island. You can take your bike if you want. It was $12.00 a person which was expensive for to fast ride there. It...More

1  Thank Linda V
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June 12, 2017|
Response from glide1022 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. I don't know of any restrictions against it but can'5 say for certain.