Exploring San Jose Island

Make a Trip to San Jose Island

Exploring San Jose Island


San Jose Island is privately owned and free of vehicles. Therefore, the only way to get to San Jose Island is by taking the Jetty Boat from Fisherman’s Wharf, Port Aransas. The island is so close to the Texas coast that you can see it from the port; it’s only a five-minute boat ride. Be sure to purchase your boat ticket before boarding the Jetty!


Since San Jose Island’s beaches are uninhabited, they make for a great place to swim, surf, beachcomb and shell. Shelling is finding, observing and collecting shells from the beach. San Jose Island visitors have found seashells, sand dollars, lightning whelks, shark eyes, angel wings, starfish and many other species of shells on the shoreline. Remember to bring a bucket with you on your visit since guests are permitted to collect seashells! It’s important to wear sandals, water shoes or flip flops while browsing the beach since you never know what can wash up from the ocean.


San Jose Island is home to some of the best fishing in Texas. Visitors and locals enjoy casting their line for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and more. If you’re hoping to experience fishing on a well-equipped charter, Port Aransas offers head boats to take you on a fishing trip. These trips range from a few hours to sunrise through sunset. Before ferrying back to Port Aransas, leave San Jose Island clean and undisturbed for other visitors to enjoy. 

Silver Sands Vacation Rentals

Grab a bite to eat at one of the many Port Aransas restaurants before heading back to your Silver Sands rental. Work with our friendly concierge to make your trip memorable. Guest services include golf cart reservations, gear rentals and tours, grocery shopping, fishing charters, dinner reservations, transportation and more! With the help of Silver Sands Vacation Rentals, your Port Aransas adventure will be one for the books! Learn more about reserving your vacation rental today by calling 361-749-2600.