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What are some popular cruises from Corpus Christi?

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Captain Clark's Flagship Tours and Charters, Red Dragon Pirate Cruises, Trulab and the Texas State Aquarium are some of the popular day cruises from Corpus Christi. Most of the cruises from Corpus Christi are sightseeing day cruises around the harbor, Aranas Bay, Padre Island and occasional forays out into the Gulf of Mexico. Large cruise lines, such as Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney, typically sail from Galveston, Texas, which is about 200 miles up the Gulf Coast by Houston, Texas.

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A 400-passenger paddlewheeler with three decks is operated by Captain Clark's Flagship Tours and Charter. Captain Clark's has daytime, sunset and evening cruises on which the captain points out various sites and historical comments. Cruisers get to see large ships and shrimp boats as well as various wildlife, including egrets, pelicans and dolphins that populate the harbor.

Red Dragon offers a variety of popular cruises aboard its 70-foot pirate ship that has crewmembers also providing entertainment such as dancing, music and sword fighting. It has pirate adventure cruises designed for family fun as well as adults only voyages that provide gambling and partying.

Nature lovers can cruise the Intra-Coastal waterway and visit the Port Aranas Wildlife Refuge on Trulab's 60-foot catamaran motor yacht. Migratory waterfowl are commonly spotted, including skimmers, spoonbills, brown pelicans and whooping cranes.

The Texas State Aquarium's Explorer is a 100-foot luxury yacht that sails the coastline while museum guides explain the areas geography, wildlife and historical points of interest.

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