CALL US FOR MORE INFO OR QUESTIONS: 361-779-8389 OR 361-332-8595 or e-mail us for date availability!

Not everyone has the opportunity to buy a boat and this is an inexpensive way to get out on the water – using a certified NMMA, 16′ Carolina Skiff – one of the most popular boats in the nation!

Come to our part of heaven – a place where you can explore, relax and do things at your own speed!  When you rent a boat from Port Aransas Boat Rentals, you become your own skipper!  It is one of the best ways to fish for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum and Flounder – all at your own pace!


We are now offering a 3.5% CASH DISCOUNT (when you pay with cash)!  Ask at the boat rental desk or give us a call: 361-779-8389 OR 361-332-8595

$100 – Half Day      $50 CASH Deposit Required
$130 – Full Day    $50 CASH Deposit Required


  • Full Tank of Gas
  • Life Jackets
  • Anchor
  • Paddle & Push-Pole
  • Throw Cushion for Safety

Fish Cleaning Services are Available – Ask inside South Bay Marina for Details!

FORMS OF PAYMENT: All sales are priced at a “cash discount” of 3.5%. We accept VISA and MasterCard but the 3.5% discount will not be offered. All sales are final.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  You are free to do as you please on your Carolina Skiff however our rental boats are  prohibited from being in or crossing the Corpus Christi Ship Channel.


Another resource you’ll want to have handy is a “WATER MAP“, and these are available at South Bay Marina.  This is the same location where you’ll board your boat. Your Carolina Skiff will be gassed-up and waiting for you, and whether you’re an experienced boater or just learning, South Bay Marina staffers are happy to help and ensure your day on the water is safe and fun!

  • Your own rods and reels
  • Tackle and bait buckets(s)
  • Good fish net (for that big one)
  • Hat, Sunscreen and polarized sunglasses
  • Favorite drinks and snacks
  • Camera and cell phone
  • AND…if fishing, don’t forget to bring your license with saltwater stamp


IF YOU PLAN ON FISHING, ASK US WHERE YOU CAN BUY YOUR FISHING LICENSE WITH SALTWATER STAMP, LOCALLY.  Also, be sure to ask us at the marina store/office for the official state fish limits too! You can buy your fishing license online – click the TPWD link to learn more!


During our “Popular Season” (April thru September), our boats are reserved long in advance – so if you know you’re coming into town for a holiday retreat, a vacation with the kids, or you received a Father’s OR Mother’s Day gift that truly ‘rocks” for one of our Carolina Skiff boat rentals …  it’s all here waiting for you!!



Fishing from one of our NMMA certified Carolina Skiffs is a fun way to catch lots of fish!  Trophy-size Redfish, Hard-Fighting Speckled Trout, Spectacular-on-the-Grill Black Drum and the very popular Flounder! These fish are waiting for your line to hit the water, then you set the hook and yell out “Fish On”….and so the excitement and thrills begin! Filling up the ice chest with your limit of one, or a combination of fish is a snap when you have your own boat!