Guided by Rick Vallone
Inshore Jetty Nearshore
Very few know the waters off the coast of Galveston like Captain Rick. He has been fishing the Gulf Coast since he was 5 years old and competitively in tournaments since 1997. Captain Rick always wanted to run a small charter business, so he and his family decided to start one. Captain Rick has been leading folks on trips for over 10 years and hopes to continue for years to come!
Captain Rick enjoys throwing lures in the Bay, and he believes that the weather conditions and targeted fish determine what style he'll use. But if you like using some particular styles, he can make that happen too. Additionally, no matter what trip you choose to go on with Captain Rick, you can be sure you will have all of the equipment you need.
Hit the water with this memorable fishing experience off the coast of Galveston. There are lots of locations you can visit along this four-hour excursion, and Captain Rick will make sure you find fish wherever you go, including flounder and black drum. Don't worry about bringing any fishing gear because everything will be waiting for you on the boat. Captain Rick will provide all Shimano reels, including TLD 25s, 50s, a set of Shimano Nexave 6000s, as well as small open-face spinning reels for smaller fish. At the end of your trip, the captain will even clean and fillet your catch, free of charge. The only things you need are licenses and some food or drinks. Join Captain Rick for an unforgettable time! Read More
Hit the water with this memorable fishing experience off the coast of Galveston. There are lots of locations you can visit along this 6-hour (3/4-day) or 8-hour (full day) excursion, and Captain Rick will make sure you find fish wherever you go, including flounder and black drum. Don't worry about bringing any fishing gear because everything will be waiting for you on the boat. Captain Rick will provide all Shimano reels, including TLD 25s, 50s, a set of Shimano Nexave 6000s, as well as small open-face spinning reels for smaller fish. At the end of your trip, the captain will even clean and fillet your catch, free of charge. The only things you need are licenses and some food or drinks. Join Captain Rick and Captain Experiences for an unforgettable time! Read More
The fellas and I had an awesome trip with Captain Rick! Caught a mess of fish, but by far the best were the Blacktip's! It was intense! Would definitely recommend, and cant wait to be back!
Captain Liam and Michelle were amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable and skilled! Liam has moved there his whole life, so he knew right where to go! He was so informative and patient with us- we had an amazing time and could not recommend Captain Liam more highly! Will def get him again!!!!
Our party of four had a really good time bay fishing with Rick. He’s a lot of fun and is very knowledgeable about the waters in the area. We caught a variety of fish which he cleaned and filleted for us. We’d love to take an offshore trip with him!
Captian Experiences organized a morning fishing trip for myself, my son, and my grandson Father’s Day. The staff was very polite and informative in preparation of our trip. The trip didn’t work out as planned, but we did get out on the water with a good, experienced Captian that put us on fish. The day worked out and we had fun. Once the staff at Captian Experiences found out about the issues that caused the trip to “not be as expected”, they went out of their way to make things right. I would definitely recommend this company to help you find quality guides. Steve S. …
Great experience, captain rich was very knowledgeable and personable. Would recommend his charter. Great time!
Great day caught 4 shark and 2 gaftop, lost a few. Rick is an amazing captain this was are second trip with him and we plan on more.
Definitely one for the books and will be coming back! Captain Rick was outstanding and engaging the whole time. All around fantastic!! Great day with my boys!
Great family outing with the boys!! We plan on doing it again. Rick is extremely welcoming and taught the boys a lot of fishing techniques!!! Thank you!!
The trip was great. We booked a 3 person trip with Capt Rick but we went fishing with Capt Doug. It was windy that day so the water was choppy, but we still cause 2 bill redfish about 36 inches each and a black drum about 30 inches around the Galvenston Jetties. We will definitely book another trip when we renew the fishing licenses and get new red drum tags. …
Awesome thank you so very much. Thank you to Cpt RIck awesome job it was a perfect trip just a great time
These guys knew the best spots and worked really hard to assure our experience was the best. They both were very nice guys and would help us out when we needed it. They treated us more like friends than customers and were just overall very friendly. Would be an excellent trip for a first timer, or even experienced fisherman. If anyone were to ask if I would recommend them, I would say “Hell Yeeeeah!” …
Rick was great! Would definitely recommend him
Was supposed to go on an offshore trip but the weather Changed the plans, Cpt Rick took great care of us and made the best out of the day and weather and worked his tail off trying to put us on fish! Overall had a great trip because of Cpt Rick!! Would highly recommend and hope to book another trip with him soon …
Captain Mike was a blast!! We had so many fish on and he handled each one, and got us set up for more fishing very quickly. We had a sea sick boy so we had to move into calmer waters even there the fish were biting. I was very happy with our experience and glad our Captain was so accommodating!! Thanks for a Fantastic Birthday!!! …
Captain Rick made us feel more than welcome from the moment we boarded the boat. He was not only a knowledgeable guide, but went above and beyond to ensure each one of us at least had a chance at catching a fish, regardless of experience level (and we all did!) Rick even filleted our catch and recommended a local restaurant to cook them for us. Can’t say enough great things about this experience. Highly recommend and would gladly book again. …
Captain Rick was super communicative and responsive before and during the trip. While conditions were not ideal, he was committed to giving us the best possible trip he could. He was super friendly and helpful throughout the entire trip and we felt so lucky to have him as our guide. We even managed to catch a few fish despite the rough conditions. I highly recommend using Captain Rick as your guide if you find yourself down in Galveston. …
Despite bad weather and no fish, Captain Rick was still able to show us a good time. We had a fantastic trip
Killed the Flounder and massive trout! And I can’t put into words how knowledgeable Rick is. He knows where the fish is and how to get fish on. I’ve gotten skunked before and the captain just shrugged his shoulders. Not with Captain Rick! He is so passionate and knowledgeable that he won’t give up until you hit your limit. He even told me he would return my money if we didn’t hit our limit! I thought that was a little “over confident”, but when you’re as awesome as Captain Rick, you can do anything. He’s so awesome! …
Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Cobia, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing
Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore
715 North Holiday Drive, Galveston, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Galveston Island, Galvestons Jetty