Authentic Cajun Shrimp Boil and Port of Brownsville Cruise
Enjoy an Authentic Cajun Shrimp Boil with succulent shrimp, andouille sausage, buttery corn and potatoes cooked on-board with assorted fresh fruit and garlic bread while Learning about the Port of Brownsville and Port Isabel's abundant wildlife and rich history – including some recent destroyers that were brought in.
Water and soda included. Complimentary beverages included.
Absolutely the best way of of touring the HISTORIC Port of Brownsville! A 4 hour tour where one is able to view cargo ships loading and unloading cargo, decommissioned navy vessels being dismantled and oil rigs being repaired.
Highlights include seeing the Bottlenose Dolphins and migratory birds, a feast of Cajun shrimp boil cooked on board and recent Navy Destroyers.
Very interesting to see where decommissioned ships go to be disassembled. This tour also included a shrimp boil cooked on board with corn on the cob, sausage, potatoes, rolls and beverages. All you can eat; a nice afternoon.
Port of Brownsville
For the past 50 years, as Rio Grande Valley residents traveled to Port Isabel and South Padre Island, they could look to one side and see a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier or a destroyer, destroyer escorts, and missile firing vessels anchored at the Port of Brownsville.
These vessels came from a fleet that was in storage by the U.S. Navy after World War II. The ship breaking operation at the Port of Brownsville that took in those military vessels was not the first encounter the port had with the U.S. military.
BROWNSVILLE — The Navy’s first guided missile destroyer, the USS Charles F. Adams (DDG 2), was one of two decommissioned U.S. warships that arrived at the Port of Brownsville last month for dismantling and recycling by International Shipbreaking LLC/EMR Group.
The Charlie Deuce, as it was nicknamed, served as the flagship for surveillance of Soviet submarines in the North Atlantic during the Cold War and conducted space flight recovery operations in 1962 as part of NASA’s Project Mercury, and engaged in quarantine and surveillance operations related to the Cuban missile crisis in 1962.