On Q Guide Service in Galveston, Texas

Guided by John Quintanilla


About Your Guide

Capt. John was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he grew up fishing until 1996 when he moved to the Houston area. He has been fishing the Galveston Bay Complex for over 20 years. His goal is to provide customers with a great fishing experience and make memories to last a lifetime. Capt. John is patient and loves to work with all levels of fishermen/fisherwomen. He is fully licensed by the United States Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife. The captain provides drift, wade, and anchor fishing trips with live bait or lures.

On Q Guide Service Trips

This trip with Captain John is a great way to enjoy some of the best fishing that the Gulf Coast has to offer! The Galveston Bay Complex—including East Bay, West Bay, and Trinity Bay—offers extraordinary fishing for a number of shallow-water species, including classic Texas gamefish like Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. To hook up on these species, you'll be using light tackle techniques along with some drifting and bottomfishing to draw bites. You'll fight the fish from Captain John's 24' Shoalwater bay boat, a versatile boat that's ideal for this type of trip. She runs on a 300-HP Suzuki outboard, and features a bunch of amenities to increase your chances of success and keep you comfortable, including a full suite of electronics, live wells for bait, a T-Top to keep you out of the direct sun, and an ice box for your keepers. Captain John will provide everything you need for an epic trip, including rods, reels, baits, and tackle. We recommend that you bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler with some snacks and drinks. Get out there and hook a personal best! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

"The Tug Is The Drug"

100% (9)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person

Recent Reviews of On Q Guide Service



We had an excellent day on Chocolate Bay with On Q! Captain John is very knowledgeable, helpful, and hilarious. He set us up in some good spots and we came away with some really nice redfish, black drum, and trout. It was the first time for this type of fishing for a few guys and John was very patient with them. Everyone caught keepers. We will definitely book with On Q again and have no hesitation in recommending him to others!

Jennifer L.


My husband and I booked a bay fishing trip with John and could not be more pleased! Not only did it feel as if we have known John for years, but he did an amazing job of putting us on the fish despite the windy conditions! We managed to catch an array of different species of fish and John provided us with knowledge on each one. He was also amazingly patient with teaching me how to use a spin cast reel!! We will definitely book again!!



We had a fantastic day! He knew exactly where to go to put us on the fish. He was super patient with the first timers. We would definitely book with Captain John Q again.



My wife and I went fishing together for the first time with John and it was one of the best trips I’ve been on in a long time. I will use John again on future fishing trips! I highly recommend him.

Mario O.


We had an exciting fishing day with Captain John Q. The Capt. put us on slotted fish and several Over sized Red fish that were released to live another day. We highly recommend Capt. John for a fun day of fishing with the family or friends of all ages

Kevin P.


Great experience with captain John, great and responsible. He guaranteed well catch fish and we did. Highly recommend if your looking for a guide this is your guy.

Robert O


We had a excellent trip with Captain Jon. He’s very experienced guide and did a great job helping my nephews improve their fishing skills. He knows the area and gets you on the meat. I highly recommend him well definitely be back.

Michael A


From the moment we stepped in the boat, Capt. John made us feel at home and like we have been long time friends. Conditions were tuff due to the wind and John worked to put us on fish all day long. We will be back again! Thanks for a great day of fishing!

Will O


I had a great experience on my trip with Captain John. He's a honest and trustworthy man, who knows what he is doing. I will forever use and recommend this charter!


Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Wading

Types of Fishing


Start Location

Galveston Yacht Marina, North Holiday Drive, Galveston, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Galveston Island, Trinity River

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