Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc.

 Serving our community since 1932

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Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc.

Port Aransas Boatmen Incorporated is a non-profit organization, made up of charter boat owners and operators dedicated to providing services to the community of Port Aransas, Texas, in the form of scholarships and youth related activities.  Your participation in PAB sponsored events such as the annual Deep Sea Roundup makes these services possible.

About the Boatmen

In 1932, twenty-five charter boat and commercial fishermen formed what was known as the Boatmen's Association.  The primary mission of the group was to protect their fishing waters, sponsor the Texas Tarpon Rodeo, and support community activities. Over the years, the old Boatmen's Association has undergone changes in both name and mission.  Of prime importance in the mission of the PAB is the funding of scholarships for the youth of Port Aransas.

Statement of Purpose

The Port Aransas Boatmen are incorporated and have obtained Sec. 501c(6) Nonprofit Organization Status.

The primary purposes of Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. are to:

  • Promote boating safety
  • Promote good sportsmanship
  • Promote conservation of natural resources and wildlife
  • Foster and promote high standards in fishing industry
  • Represent charter boat operators and recreational fishermen in legislative and regulatory issues which govern the fishing industry
  • Provide financial support for community projects and scholarships
  • Sponsor the Deep Sea Roundup (the oldest fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast)


Port Aransas Boatmen was formed in 1932 with 25 original members.  We continue to support our statement of purpose and always welcome new members!

Regular members that hold a valid U.S.C.G. captain's license, must be sponsored by a member in good standing, and must be approved for membership by a vote of the regular membership.

Individuals who do not hold a U.S.C.G Captain's License may become non-voting associate members through the same process of sponsorship and vote of the regular members.  After being a non-voting member for 3 years your are eligible to become a voting member by the vote of regular members.  

If you own or operate a boat in the Port Aransas area, and would be interested in participating as a member of the PAB, you can contact us at the address or phone number listed below.

The Port Aransas Boatmen officers and directors serve as volunteers.

Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. * P.O. Box 501 * Port Aransas, Texas 78373       
(361) 215-5928


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