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Lots of shells

We came here on Thanksgiving weekend. The boat ride there is maybe 10 minutes. There is a long... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2019
Missouri City, Texas
do it

you have to take a boat over to the island. $15 per person. Less crowded. Nice beach. Take food and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Kristi S
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

We came here on Thanksgiving weekend. The boat ride there is maybe 10 minutes. There is a long jetty where there were many fishermen plus a long beach to walk along. We saw tons of shells and dead starfish on our walk. It's always fun...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

you have to take a boat over to the island. $15 per person. Less crowded. Nice beach. Take food and drinks and plan to spend the day because the boat only comes back to pick you every 2 hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Kristi S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This was a nice mini excursion from Port A. Grab the ferry at Fisherman's Wharf, (it goes about every hour) and its just a five minute ride to San Jose. There is a very isolated beach and the water was INCREDIBLY clear. If you walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Traci H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

So let down. Came here because of the shelling and pristine beach. Couldn't be farther from what I read and pictures I saw. Wasted $ 12.00.

Date of experience: August 2017
6  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We have been going to St. Joe's Island (no one calls it San Jose) since 1970s. We came two weeks after July 4 weekend and it was prettier than I've ever seen it. The beach was all but deserted, compared to Port A which was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
36  Thank Jaxs E
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We packed a picnic and headed to the island. What a wonderful day playing in the sand, looking for shells and watching the boats come in to port. It's a must do event!

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Renee M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We've been going to the Island for years and we love it! The water is always so clear. It's been awhile since we've gone because was waiting on the grandchildren to get older they are now 6&9. I wouldn't suggest going here with children any...More

Date of experience: July 2017
7  Thank MammieB33
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We say pictures of beaches full of seashells, when actually what we saw was a beach full of trash. There are no facilities here. The fishing wasn't successful, but a storm was causing lots of waves and may have effected this. If you want privacy,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 190celestem
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My sister and I rode the boat over to San Jose Island from Port Aransas June '17. It's a $12/person ride. I had read several reviews about how fantastic it was and good place for shelling. Ugh! It was the worst waste of our time...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Shana H
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

10 of us. Ages 81 to 7. Quick jetty ride from Fisherman's Wharf $12 round trip. Off jetty to right short walk to the beach. This is an uninhabited island. No ports potties. No shade. No drinking water. There are carts at the wharf to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank cruise0501
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Russell H
22 May 2018|
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Can you take dogs
12 June 2017|
Response from glide1022 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. I don't know of any restrictions against it but can'5 say for certain.