Provides important habitat for migratory waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife. Home to rare and endangered species like the White-faced Ibis, White-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Brown Pelican, Reddish Egret, Bald Eagle, Whooping Crane, Wood Stork, and many other neo-tropical songbirds.
The main freshwater inflow artery that helps make San Antonio Bay one of the better-producing estuaries anywhere along the coastline of Texas. This productive ecosystem is considered one of the premier areas for recreational fishing.
This 38-mile stretch of land represents one of only two true islands left along the Texas coast, and offers some of the finest coastal fishing and waterfowl hunting in the entire state. A myriad of slews and bayous serve as a highway of sorts connecting a multitude of shallow, marshland lakes for several different species of saltwater fish like the ever-popular speckled trout, redfish, and flounder.
Initially established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 as the Aransas Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, this area of the Texas coast serves as a refuge and breeding ground for such migratory birds as ducks, herons, egrets, ibises, roseate spoonbills, and the endangered whooping crane.
If you’re interested in seeing this special area, we also offer airboat tours for 1-4 people (two hour trips, generally) for $300 (each additional hour is $100).