How Do I Get There?
The 2017 Texas Bays and Estuaries Meeting will be held on the University of Texas Marine Science Institute campus in Port Aransas, Texas. The Meeting will be held at the Marine Science Education Center Auditorium. The address for driving directions is 855 E. Cotter Ave., Port Aransas, Texas 78373. Please visit the link to maps and directions for more detailed campus maps.
Where to Stay
Mention “UT Marine Science Institute” to receive a conference rate of $109 a night (must book before March 11, 2017).
Best Western Inn
Mention “TBEM” to receive a rate of $100 a night (via phone).
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Mention “UTE” to receive a rate of $79.99 a night (via phone or online- must book before March 15,2017).
Rates only valid from April 11-14.
Where to Eat
Beach & Station St. Grill
235 Beach Street
Family owned restaurant serving fresh seafood & steaks with a commitment to quality. Daily features.
Cancun Mexican Restaurant
1023 SH 361, Ste.E
Best Mexican food in town. Drive thru. Full bar. Open Sun-Thurs 6 am to 10 pm, Fri-Sat 6 am to midnight.
Fins Grill & Icehouse
420 Cotter St.
Waterfront w/deck seating, best burgers & seafood. Daily chef specials, serving lunch & dinner. Kid friendly!
722 Tarpon St. Ste. A
Port A’s first 21 & up restaurant & bar. Live music every weekend.
Irie’s Island Food
503 N. Alister St.
Down-to-earth eatery offering island-inspired food, including a variety of tacos & rice plates.
La Playa Mexican Grille
222 Beach St.
Featuring seafood, sizzling fajitas & Tex-Mex favorites made fresh daily. Over 35 premium tequilas.
210 N. Alister St. #4
Beach side sandwich shop, offering fresh specialty sandwiches, soups, salads and other delicious treats.
Seafood & Spaghetti Works
710 SH 361
Unique menu of seafood, steaks, Italian food, pizza, soup & salad bar. Full Bar.
Shell’s Pasta & Seafood
522 E. Avenue G
Quality food at affordable prices. Pasta, fresh homemade bread, fresh fish & hand-cut meats.
Stingray’s Tap House and Grill
401 Beach Street
Full sports bar, over 20 tap beers, brick oven pizza, also serving steak & seafood.
Virginia’s on the Bay
815 Trout St.
Seafood, steaks & sunsets! On the harbor. The best food, the best service, the best sunsets!
Things to Do
Charter a boat for a fishing trip
Enjoy the nightlife
Explore Port A by bike or gulf cart
Build a sandcastle
Kayak to the Lydia Ann Lighthouse
Play a round of golf
Visit local art galleries
Read a book on the beach
Surf, sail, or jet ski in the Gulf of Mexico
Enjoy live music
Hike around Charlie’s Pasture Nature Preserve
Take the ferry to San Jose Island
PLEASE VISIT THE PORT ARANSAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOR INFORMATION!