Savor the seafood at Harrison’s Landing
Plan an entire afternoon or evening at the city’s only floating tiki bar and restaurant, boutique and tour boat at the Corpus Christi Marina’s Peoples Street T-Head.
Harrison’s Landing is a restaurant, gift shop and tour boat nestled in the city marina just off the seawall. At the restaurant, experience dining and drinks under a thatched roof with bayside views, sea breezes and the sounds of the seashore. Just next door, Cathy’s Boutique and Gifts takes souvenir shopping to a whole new level of fashion and fun in home decor, gifts and clothing.
Cathy’s also sells tickets for the Japonica and the Texas Tease, two tour boats that explore Corpus Christi Bay. The Japonica is an open-air, 50-foot touring boat that provides amazing views of downtown Corpus Christi, the Texas State Aquarium, Harbor Bridge and the USS Lexington. Tour guides know the inside story of the city’s harbor happenings, including how to best spot the dolphins that love to play in the spray of the big ships moving in and out of the port.
The newest tour boat in a line up that includes sailboat cruises as well, the Texas Tease takes a two-hour tour that travels up to 50 miles from shore. The 74-foot boat features an enclosed, air-conditioned bottom deck as well as the open-air top deck. It sails two trips every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The first trips on Friday and Saturday leave at 6:30 p.m., the second at 9 p.m. Sunday cruises are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All tours are $35 for ages 11 and older and $25 for ages 10 and younger.
The Japonica runs on various times depending on the season. It runs daily from May through Labor Day weekend. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and younger. Passengers under 12 are not allowed on the evening cruises indicated below by an asterisk.
Monday-Thursday: 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m.*
Friday: 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m.*, 9:30 p.m.*
Saturday: 9 a.m.,10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m.*, 9:30 p.m.*
Sunday: 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:15 p.m.
*For information on full moon, sunset, Harbor Bridge light show and private party cruises, visit the website at harrisonslanding.net. Also available are full-moon cruises with live music, sailing charters and room rentals for private parties. Call (361) 881-8503.
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