Yachts For Sale In Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, a major city on the South Texas Gulf Coast, goes by different nicknames—“Gulf Coast Capital,” “Sparkling City by the Sea,” and “Texas Rivera” are a few. Corpus Christi is on an inlet north of Brownsville on Corpus Christi Bay, sheltered by Padre and Mustang barrier islands. The city’s beautiful coastal location with miles of beaches, noted conservation areas with a wealth of wildlife and scenery, along with a variety of fine hotels, resorts, and attractions, make Corpus Christi a “must-visit” destination!
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YACHTS LOCATED NEAR Corpus Christi Texas
72' Viking 72 Convertible 2018
Galveston, Texas, United States
70' Hatteras 1992
KEMAH, Texas, United States
Let It Ride
66' Sculley 66 Custom Carolina Convertible 2009
Surfside, Texas, United States
65' Viking 65 Enclosed Bridge 2005
Galveston, Texas, United States
60' Viking Convertible 2008
Galveston, Texas, United States
56' Sea Ray 56 Sedan Bridge 2001
Pottsboro, Texas, United States
STACY LE ANNE
55' Hatteras Convertible 1988
Texas, United States
55' Viking 55 Convertible 2013
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
54' Viking 54 Convertible 2021
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
54' Cruisers 540 Express 2005
Seabrook, Texas, United States
53' DeFever 1986
Kemah, Texas, United States
53' Hatteras Convertible 1971
Seabrook, Texas, United States
She's All Hooked Up
52' Viking 52 Sport Coupe 2008
Galveston, Texas, United States
52' Carver C52 2020
League City, Texas, United States
Corpus Christi’s bayfront/downtown area offers over 1200 hotel rooms, the city’s finest dining, and the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina in the Marina Arts District which includes the Sports, Entertainment & Arts District (SEA District) with the Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, Concrete Street Amphitheater, Hurricane Alley Waterpark, and Whataburger Field—the minor league baseball stadium. McGee Beach, on the downtown seawall, is an excellent place for kids and fishing along the jetties. The Seawall is a 1.5-mile-long section along scenic Shoreline Blvd leading to McGee Beach. Jog, bike, or walk on the Seawall’s wide promenade with great views of the Bay.
Spanish explorer Alonso Alvarez de Piñeda, who landed in 1519, gave the bay its name, Corpus Christi (Latin – Body of Christ) for the Roman Catholic Feast Day when he discovered the bay. In the 1800s the bay area was known as the Old Indian Trading Grounds that became part of Mexico after independence from Spain in 1821. As early as 1829 traders were known for smuggling contraband to sell and trade in Mexico. Texas declared independence from Mexico in 1836 and the Old Indian Trading Grounds territory became part of the Republic of Texas. In 1839, Col. Henry L. Kinney founded Kinney’s Trading Post (or Kinney’s Ranch) to sell supplies to the Mexican revolutionary army that camped about 25 miles west in a disputed Texan/Mexican zone south of the Nueces River. In 1845 the Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States, along with Kinney’s Ranch which took on the name of the bay in 1847, for a more definitive postal identity, and was incorporated in 1852 as Corpus Christi. During the Civil War, Corpus Christi chose to join the Confederacy, but was restored to the United States of America after the defeat of the Confederate States. A city charter was adopted in 1876.
The Port of Corpus Christi opened in 1925, after decades of efforts to establish a deep-water port that began in 1848. The Port currently ranks 6th largest in the United States and is the deepest inshore port on the Gulf of Mexico. The Port handles mostly petroleum and agricultural products. Harbor Bridge opened in 1959 connecting North Beach with the city’s northside. An I-37 replacement bridge is currently under construction, which began in 2016, and will have a higher large cargo ship clearance over the shipping channel. In 1985, the Port of Corpus Christi was designated a Foreign Trade Zone by the US Dept of Commerce. Corpus Christi was selected as an “All American City” in 2003.
Just south of Corpus Christi is Padre Island and Padre Island National Seashore, a haven for migratory birds and Kemps Ridley Sea turtles, an endangered species. The beach itself is the hiking trail in the National Seashore. At 70 miles end-to-end, Padre Island is the longest undeveloped barrier island in the world. Padre Island is 130,000 acres of beautiful beaches, sand dunes, and grasslands habitat that is in the Central Flyway, a major migratory bird route. Nearly half of all North American migratory birds can be spotted from Padre Island.
The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center on 180 acres located in Corpus Christi’s growing Oso Creek Greenbelt and upscale south side neighborhood. The Center features trails to explore the 11 individually designed floral exhibits, gardens, and beautiful grounds, including the 2600 sq ft Butterfly House, 1800 sq ft Samuel Jones Orchid Conservatory, seasonal tropical Plumeria Garden, Rose Garden, Hummingbird Garden, and more, plus reptiles and tropical parrots. The Oso Creek Loop Trail is part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. With over 350 bird species, Corpus Christi has been named “Birdiest City” in the nation!
High wind speeds make Corpus Christi’s beaches among the best in North America for kiteboarding, windsurfing, kite flying, and sailing. The Coastal Bend of the barrier Padre Islands attracts 1000s of stoked surfers every year to Corpus Christi’s Gulf beaches with some of the best Texas surfing spots. JP Luby Surf Park (aka North Packery Beach) is on North Padre Island just above the North Packery Channel Jetty on the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of Corpus Christi’s hottest surf spots and popular for BBQs and beach parties. Watersport equipment such as kayaks, boogie boards, surfboards, and jet skis can be rented at the beach. South of North Packery Channel on Padre Island is the peaceful Whitecap Beach with 1.5 miles of windswept white sand shoreline, a great place to relax with a book, swim and catch rays. It is the site of Padre Island Surf Camp.
South of Whitecap Beach is the famed Bob Hall Pier in Padre Balli Park that extends 1,240 ft into deep Gulf of Mexico waters allowing anglers to catch deep-water fish without a boat. Unfortunately, Hurricane Hanna that made landfall in 2020 on Padre Island, severely damaged the pier and it is currently closed for reconstruction. It is known as the biggest party beach and a premier surfing spot with consistently perfect waves created by the pier. The nearly 400-acre park is popular for sunning, swimming, and surfing, and camping. Facilities include bathhouse, cabanas, and a range of campsites from primitive beach camping to paved with electric and water. Beach is drivable with access and parking fees, as are most Padre Island Gulf beaches.
The Texas Surf Museum opened in 2005 on Water Street in downtown Corpus Christi, not far from Joe’s Crab Shack on the Bay. The Surf Museum is the only one of its kind in Texas detailing the Lone Star State’s surfing history and culture. Exhibits display old photos, surfing paraphernalia, memorabilia, a film and much more, like the replica of an iconic woody station wagon with a surfboard on its roof!
McGee Beach is a short distance from downtown Corpus Christi on Corpus Christi Bay. Nearby parking is free and there is no entrance fee, but no driving on the sand, unlike the Padre Island beaches. Shore is lapped by gentle waves and the clear, calm waters of the Bay. There are jetties for fishing, sun umbrella and lounge rental concession, a modern children’s playground, and sidewalk promenade. Nearby are restaurants, hotels, attractions and much more.
The Corpus Christi Bay Trail is currently 9 miles end to end along the water and is great for sightseeing, hiking, and bicycling past many of the city’s downtown attractions. The Trail’s north end is at the Barge Dock near the city’s American Bank Center Arena (sporting events and conventions) heading south past some of the most scenic spots in the city with great views of the Corpus Christi Bay. Most of the trail is a wide concrete sidewalk or bike lane, not a separate off-road route, and runs parallel to South Shoreline Blvd/Ocean Drive, with the road bike lane beginning at Cole Park south to Texas A&M Campus. Some of the attractions along the trail are the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, Harbor Playhouse, Anderson Amphitheater, Corpus Christi Marina, the Seawall, McGee Beach, Cole Park, and many restaurants and shops.
The Art Museum of South Texas is a top cultural attraction on the city’s waterfront. The unique modern building houses a wide range of exhibitions. Educational programs focus on the area’s diverse cultural heritage with lectures, workshops, theatrical and musical performances. The Art Center of Corpus Christi features 7 galleries, local artists’ studios, educational programs, and onsite dining.
Also located near the waterfront, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History focuses on the cultural and natural history of South Texas. Popular attractions include shipwreck cargo, children’s area, and local reptile displays. The museum features the culture of the area’s native peoples and ecology of the vast coastal region.
Whataburger Field, that opened in 2005, is home to the minor league Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball Club, the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Located next to Hurricane Alley Waterpark with views of Harbor Bridge. The family-friendly Hurricane Alley Waterpark features wave pool, lazy river, slides, and other thrilling rides. Open seasonally.
Selena Museum, opened in 1998, commemorates Selena Quintanilla-Perez, famous best-selling Latina singer whose life was tragically cut short in 1995 at age 23. The museum that is maintained by her family, displays memorabilia such as her many awards (30 million records sold worldwide), costumes (she was also a fashion designer), a reproduction of her recording studio, her Porsche and more, of the Queen of Tejano music who was born and raised in Corpus Christi. 30,000 people annually visit Mirador de la Flor, a bronze statue of Selena by local artist, “Buddy” Tatum that overlooks Corpus Christi Bay at the seawall in Seaside Memorial Park where Selena was laid to rest. Selena was one of the most influential Latin entertainers of all time, propelling music genre Tejano, into the mainstream market. “Como la Flor,” a single from the successful 1992 album, Entre a Mi Mundo, became one of her most popular signature songs. The Warner Bros. film based on her life, Selena, that was released in 1997, starred the relatively unknown Jennifer Lopez and rocketed her to stardom. Paseo de la Flor is the walkway below the monument made of beautiful tiles of hand-painted flowers and musical notes from South Texas school children and senior citizens.
Cole Park & Oleander Point along Ocean Drive in downtown Corpus Christi features an amphitheater, trail for strolling, running, cycling, and a playground and grass lawn area for outdoor activities like volleyball and picnics, in addition to the 7,800 sq ft skatepark. The cement sidewalk section of the Corpus Christi Bay Trail transitions to a bike lane on the road heading south to Texas A&M campus.
Corpus Christi Municipal Marina is in the heart of the downtown area within walking distance of fabulous waterfront restaurants. The marina is filled with private yachts, public tour boats, shrimp boats and hosts weekly sailboat races. Features over 560 wet slips available for pleasure and commercial vessels up to 150 ft. Transients and liveaboards are welcome. Amenities include fuel dock, free pump-out station, private showers/restrooms, laundry facilities, 24-hr staff and police security patrols, and public boat ramps. There is a DIY boatyard area for minor repairs and marine repair facility with 25-ton travel lift for contracted services.
Family-owned Bluff Bay Marina is a spacious new full-service boat storage marina offering dry storage and boat ramp with valet service for carefree fishing and boating. Boat will be fueled up, stocked with bait, ice, and moored—ready to go, and on return, power-washed in and out, engines flushed, and boat stowed. Services and amenities include boat maintenance and repair, fish cleaning station, ships store with marine, tackle, and convenience items. The marina is centrally located to world-class fishing within minutes of the Packery Channel’s access to the Gulf of Mexico and is the closest saltwater location from San Antonio and Austin. Corpus Christi is located on the upper end of the Laguna Madre (one of seven major estuaries along the western coast of the Gulf of Mexico) known for world-class trout and redfish. Head southward down the Intercoastal canal to Baffin Bay, southernmost bay on the Texas Coastal Bend for record-breaking gamefish. To north are the flats on the backside of Mustang Island, Shamrock Cove, and the East Flats for a variety of shallow water fish species—sand and speckled trout, flounder, redfish, sheepshead, whiting, mangrove snapper, snook and others.
Marker 37 Marina is a longtime favorite of local fishermen and offers slips with water and electric service. It was rebuilt after Hurricane Harvey as a premier Texas Coastal Destination for boating, fishing, and special events. The marina features grass-free boat launch, dockside fueling (diesel and ethanol-free gas), boat slips for rental with water and electric, Bait & Tackle store for live or frozen bait, tackle, and marine supplies, food from Snoopy’s Pier restaurant, and drinks. Free public access to volleyball courts, 600-ft pier with jet ski & kayak rentals, shuffleboard, cornhole games and a 60,000 sq ft wooden deck with tables for free live music events on weekends during summer months. The deck is also available for events like weddings and receptions. Enjoy watching the sunset with drinks from the bar and a meal from Snoopy’s restaurant delivered to your table at the marina!