Paddled the Lighthouse Trails on Easter Sunday with a map and a GPS. I followed the Cutter Trail (there are 4 trails) but got lost several times. Thank goodness for the lighthouse, it helped me get going in the right direction more than once.
The winds were SSE at 25-20 mph. There was some tough paddling in some areas, and I would suggest waiting until winds are lower if you do not want to get a lot of exercise. The water was clear, it was isolated, with lots of bird watching and fish jumping. The oyster beds are tough on the boat, but are avoidable after you learn to read the water and be on the look out.
I very much enjoyed it and am anxious to get out there and try another trail.
Isolated area, but Port Aransas or Aransas Pass has hotels and very near by.
Just over the 361 bridge. No need for shuttle as all trails circle back to the starting place.
A map is a must as it shows you location of markers and lighthouse.