Visit Port Aransas and Discover the Farley Boat

You may want to consider visiting Port Aransas after you park your RV at Circle W RV Ranch and have explored the Rockport / Fulton Area. Port Aransas, located just across Aransas Pass, is on a barrier island and is worth the trip.

The Farley Boat

farley-boatsDuring the beginning of the 20th century, tarpon fishing off the coast of Port Aransas was the rage, attracting tourist and anglers from across America. However, the rough seas around the Port caused access restrictions to the Gulf waters in that area because boats of the day could not handle the chop.

The Farley Family set out to remedy that with the Farley Boat – a vessel designed with a high bow and low sides to fight the rough waves. The low cabins also enable fishing in every direction.

President Franklin Roosevelt, at Port Aransas in 1937, experienced an unsuccessful outing in his boat so a Farley family member suggested they go out on a Farley boat. The President caught so many tarpons that he returned the next year to fish on a Farley Boat!
 

Getting There

The Port Aransas Ferry System provides a free transportation service 24 hour a day, seven days a week by connecting Mustang Island and Port Aransas with the mainland of Aransas Pass. The island swells up to 60,000 people (up from its usual 4,000 or so residents) in the summer with tourists, fishing and even spring breakers.


About Circle W RV Ranch

Circle W RV Ranch is in Rockport, Texas. After you park your RV, take the short trip to Port Aransas. You can also join in the park activities, night fish and visit hip art galleries while you are here! Reserve an RV space now at: www.circlewrvranch.com.

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