Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival

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This is a thrilling 3 day excursion to see the Whooping Cranes who are finally coming back from extinction. These cranes will have just flown in from their winter homes and will be getting ready to fly north in the Spring. Bring your binoculars for a spectacular view of these famous birds.

I have reserved a lovely Bed and Breakfast where we will arrive Thursday afternoon. After a delicious supper, we'll head over for the reception and a tour of the town.

Friday morning after breakfast, we will go into town to enjoy the presentation by Sara Zimorski, a wildlife specialist. Following lunch in town, we'll head over to the wharf where we are booked for an afternoon tour on the Wharf Cat out of Aransas Pass to visit the birds' breeding grounds. Even if it is cold, the boat has an enclosed cabin where we'll stay toasty warm.

Saturday, I am particularly pleased to report that retired Parks and Wildlife biologist Dan Jones and his wife Karen will give us a guided tour all over the Port Aransas area. With him as a guide, we will get to see amazing places no one else gets to enjoy on our own personal guided tour of the whole area.

He will have birding scopes but Dan recommends you bring binoculars. We will be visiting "Birding" vendors in case you want to buy a pair!

The $599 cost of the tour is ALL INCLUSIVE and includes all your meals, lodging, boat tour, lecture and Dan Jones as our tour guide.

Itinerary

Thursday Feb. 23

7:00 am - Depart from 1225 11th Street on the Joye Mobile 

9:00 am - Comfort stop

11:00 am - Lunch in Rosenburg

12:30 pm - Depart for Port Aransas 

3:00 pm - Arrive at the Air BnB in Port Aransas

5:00 pm - Dinner in Port Aransas

6:00 pm - Welcome reception for the Festival


Friday, Feb 24 

7-9 am - Breakfast at the house

9:30 - Presentation by Sarah Zimorski on Whooping Cranes

11:00 - Lunch in Port Aransas 

12:30 - 5:00 - Board the Wharf Cat for a Boat Tour to the Whooping Cranes 

6:00 - Dinner in Port Aransas 

7:30 - Time to visit the vendor fair.


Saturday, Feb 25

9:00 - Tour of birding sites in Port Aransas (yes, the sewer plant!)

11:00 am - Depart for Huntsville

1:00 - Lunch on the road

3:00 - Comfort stop

6:00 - Arrive in Huntsville 


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Tour bus van

tour Bus Included!

For your special occasions - 12 passenger, limo seating, party van with a dance pole! Cooler with cold water.

599

Per Ticket

Tour Start Date

February 23, 2022

Tour End Date

February 25, 2022

Call For Reservations

936-398-6974

Tour Type

Multi-Day Tours

How Many Days

3 Days

Tour Location

Port Aransas

Bus Seating

8 - 12 People Total

Seats Available

8

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