We've been sailing the Texas Gulf coast for 40-years and are familiar with most of the major sailing areas. The Corpus municipal marina is okay, but the docks are very public, which to me says - no privacy when your're in the cockpit drinking wine and less security that some of the private marinas. There is also a big city marina at Port Aransas - excellent facilities, fuel dock and pump out station, but the same issues with Corpus municipal - too much through-put traffic - both car and foot, it's also quite expensive.
We looked at all the marinas when we moved Paloma to the Corpus area. We berth Paloma at Bahia Marina in Ingleside on the Bay, just off the ship channel with easy access to both Corpus bay and the Gulf. They have a ships store, nice covered pavilions, more private and secure, two sets of shower rooms, swimming pool, free internet and lots of activities throughout the year. We pay $193 for a 30-foot slip with water, separate electricity runs under $10 a month.
You can google Bahia Marina Ingleside, I think their website is down today, but should be back up shortly.
s/v Paloma, Bristol 29.9, #141
Slipped in Bahia Marina, easy access to Corpus Christi Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Last edited by johnshasteen; 12-29-2009 at 03:57 PM.