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Fishing Charters Near Galveston Bay
Get out on the open waters with Captain Blake and feel confident that you will be able to catch some trophy size fish! Using his experience and knowledge, Blake will determine what the best method is for catching fish that day and show you the ropes. Take up to three others for a max number of four anglers ensuring everybody can get lots of advice. Blake will make sure you have everything you'll need to go fishing, so just bring your fishing license, sun protection, and any snacks or extra beverages you would want. Get pumped up when you've got Captain Blake by your side because you're working with one the best guides in the Galveston area! Read More
Galveston Bay Trophy Hunt
Looking for an adventure that combines the thrill of reeling in big fish with the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Mexico? Look no further than a fishing charter in Galveston, Texas with Captain Shawn! Captain Shawn is a seasoned angler with years of experience navigating the waters around Galveston, and he's eager to share his love of fishing with you. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice just looking to dip your toes in the water, Captain Shawn will tailor your charter to your experience level, so you can have the best possible time. On your fishing expedition, you'll have the chance to catch a variety of fish, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, sheepshead, puppy drum and many more. Cast your line and hold on tight, because these fish put up a fight! And with Captain Shawn's expert guidance, you'll have the best possible chance of bringing in a trophy catch. So why wait? Book your fishing charter with Captain Shawn today, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! Read More
Half Day Inshore Trip
Climb aboard with our Captain for an action-packed trip on the coastal waters of Galveston! The inshores and nearshores of Galveston are perfect places to catch some of the tasty fish that the gulf is known for without going too far from the dock. On this 4 to 6-hour trip, the Captain will cruise you around Galveston Bay or bring you to the nearshore jetties where you can target a selection of Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, King Mackerel, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout. To attract these tasty fish you'll be using a variety of techniques including light to heavy tackle, live bait, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing or deep dropping. Whether you want to actively fish with rod-in-hand or lounge until a reel starts screaming, just let the Captain know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! On this trip you'll be fishing aboard our massive 42’ Delta sportfisher that can hold an impressive 18 people, with the first 10 passengers included in the price. Powered by twin 160 HP Caterpillar engines, this vessel will cut through the surf like butter and cruise the bay waters with ease. It comes with GPS, Fishfinder, a Flybridge, and an Ice Box to store your catches. All rods, reels and tackle will be provided. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). This trip can host up to 18 people and is for anglers of all skill levels, so don't hold back on inviting friends! Read More
Weekday Fish & Fun
Get up bright and early to catch the plethora of fish feeding at sunrise with Captain Michael! Captain Michael will help you target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder throughout your inshore bay and nearshore fishing experience. Captain Michael’s 26’ skiff can host up to 4 people. He requires that you bring a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, food and drinks (no glass), and an ice chest for your day's catch. Other than that, Captain Michael will cover the rest. He will provide quality rods and reels, artificial baits, all tackle, and ice for drinks. You can also purchase live bait at an additional price. Be sure to listen to Captain Michael’s advice - he’ll take you where the fish are biting. Read More
"Trout Man Mike" Adventures
Climb aboard with Captain Meghan and explore the Jetties of Galveston Bay on her 23’ Edgewater! These charters are great for any level of fisherman, and especially for families with children. However, you must be at least five years old to ride this ride! You will travel 5-6 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, fishing the North and South Jetties. The South Jetty is located at the East point of Galveston. The North Jetty is located on Bolivar Peninsula. These 6-hour trips can accommodate 1-6 people. You must bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License. You may also bring food and drinks of your choice (no glass, no seeds), as well as an ice chest for the day’s catch. Her business will provide the equipment and bait. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Captain Meghan and her crew will also clean and fillet your fish for you. We hope you have a good recipe for fish tacos! Read More
Epic Jetty Trip - 23' Edgewater
Hit the water with Captain Cheryl and embark on an action-packed adventure in Galveston Bay! In the bay you will be hopping from jetty to jetty in search of the best fishing holes. The jetties are home to a variety of species, including Red and Black Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Tripletail, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. You’ll be targeting all of these species and more on your half-day or full day adventure! On this trip, Captain Cheryl uses her 26-foot Century center console equipped with twin 200 HP engines, making the ride out to your destination both smooth and quick. The spacious deck can fit up to 6 anglers, all with rods in hand. There is also a cooler and a live bait well on board. Captain Cheryl will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and bait. She will also clean and package your day’s catch at no extra cost. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your fish. Bring your kids or your angling buddies with you and embark on a thrilling adventure with Captain Cheryl! Read More
Bay And Jetty Trip - 26' Century
Captain Shannon will use his 25+ years of experience to take you where the fish are biting! The jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder, speckled trout, king mackerel, and tripletail, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. These trips host up to 6 people. Captain Shannon will provide all the bait and tackle you need for the trip. All you have to bring is a fishing license with a saltwater stamp (applies to all members of the party), food and drinks, an ice chest, and some good company! Read More
Galveston Jetty Roundup
Join Captain Michael for a productive day of fishing in Galveston, Texas! Captain Michael will help you target Redfish and Speckled Trout on this 5-hour trip. You will fish aboard his 26’ Majek Extreme center console boat equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine as well as a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well (shrimp and croaker - included at additional price), multimedia system, wireless trolling motor, and an icebox. He can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Michael will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He will also provide water but feel free to bring your own drinks. Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned professional, Captain Michael would love to take you out on a fishing adventure to remember! Read More
Galveston Catch And Release Only
Captain Shannon has a reputation for helping people reel in some trophy-sized fish! Captain Shannon will help you target Blacktip Shark, Cobia, and Kingfish throughout your 5 hour trip on the water. You can expect to fish anywhere between 5 and 15 miles offshore. With Captain Shannon’s 31 foot Ocean Master, you’ll be out on the water in no time. These trips host up to 6 people. Captain Shannon will provide all the bait and tackle you need for the trip. All you have to bring is a fishing license with a saltwater stamp (applies to all members of the party), food and drinks, an ice chest, and some good company! Read More
Trophy Thrills With Captain Shannon
Hop on board with Captain Dan and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the jetties! The jetties are the perfect spot to catch some big fish without a long offshore excursion. On this 4 to 6-hour trip, Captain Dan will take you close-by off the coast of Galveston where you can expect to target Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. With his 16 years of experience, Captain Dan is sure to put you where the fish are biting. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using various fishing techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, gigging and trolling. Captain Dan is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for any of these techniques. Captain Dan fishes aboard a 36’ Contender center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by 3 100 HP Suzuki engines, this well-outfitted vessel is sure to keep you comfortable. It even has curtains to keep you dry from any ocean mist! Captain Dan will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Texas fishing license as well as some food and drinks. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More
Galveston Bay Jetty Run
Explore the magnificent waters out of Texas City, and have an amazing fishing adventure with Captain LG! Captain LG knows just where to go and what to do to catch the tarpon that live nearshore in the Gulf. His 25’ Boston Whaler center console boasts a comfortable ride and plenty of dry storage on board. It can accommodate 3 anglers for these trips. For this 6-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full-day) adventure, all you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, snacks and drinks (no glass), sunscreen, a hat, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain LG will provide you with quality rods and reels, artificial baits and lures, reimbursement for live bait, and fish processing after the trip. Have a fun morning, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain LG! Read More
Bay Trip - 25' Boston Whaler
Head on down to Freeport Texas and experience an action-packed day of fishing with Captain Kale. Fish Freeport’s backwaters either from Captain Kale's 23' Shoalwater or wading (up to you) for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, and Sheepshead. You better believe Capt. Kale is known to fill the ice chest with a plethora of fish! Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license as well as snacks and drinks of your choice (no glass). If you choose to go wade fishing, bring waders and wading boots with you. Captain Kale will provide the rest - rods, reels, tackle, and an icebox for your day’s catch. Read More
Freeport Inshore Slam
Head out with Captain David to explore these productive Galveston Bay system waters home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), and many more species. On this 5-hour action-packed half day adventure, Captain David will help you chase 'em down! Captain David runs these trips aboard his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. This vessel is specifically designed for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from his best fishing spots. Captain David specializes in sight casting and drift fishing the bay system on light tackle. If you’re willing to try something new, Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing if you want to bring your own gear! Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water, although feel free to bring your drinks. On these trips, Captain David will provide a cooler with ice and water and extra space for you favorite snacks and beverages to chill as well! Other than snacks and drink please make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, otherwise, Captain David will take care of the rest! Get ready for an exciting half-day of fishing with Captain David! Read More
Hop on board with Captain Michael to fish the jetties of Galveston Bay! The Jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder, speckled trout, king mackerel, and tripletail, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. You can choose to be out on the water for 4 hours (a half-day) or 6 hours (a full day) depending on how much fishing you want to do. These trips host up to six people. Captain Michael will provide all of the fishing bait and tackle. All you need to bring is a Texas saltwater fishing license for those over 16 years of age, some snacks, and some good company! Read More
Bay And Jetty Fishing
Enjoy a day on the water with Rod Bending Charters! The jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder, speckled trout, and sharks, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. Your Captain usually likes to fish out of the ship channel as well as near both the North and South Jetties (the specific location will depend on the season). Rod Bending Charters offers a 4-hour (half-day) and 6-hour (full-day) trip depending on how much fishing you want to do. His 24’ Tidewater can accommodate 4 people. He and his team will provide all rods/reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is a Texas Fishing License (for those over 17 years of age), a Bull Red Tag, as well as food and drinks of your choice (no glass or bananas). Let your mind escape from daily responsibilities and have a day on the water with Rod Bending Charters! Read More
Galveston Ship Channels & Jetties
Depending on conditions, you might hook into Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Blacktip Shark, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Jack Crevalle, and anything else that bites. Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! For baby life vests please ask ahead of time, these are not typically kept in the boat unless requested. Captain Corey has four kids (two teenagers, and two under the age of five) therefore, he keeps a "Kids Only Snack Stash" on the boat, just remember to send over any allergies ahead of time! Your adventure begins aboard a 23’ Sea Pro center console with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself. A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. Mates work hard to make your trip count, so a 10–20% tip is customary. Before coming aboard, you will be required to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. Don’t leave home without sunscreen, sunglasses, and bottled water. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. Now, come aboard with Reel Adventures and get hooked! Read More
Galveston Inshore Jetty Trip
Join Captain Mike for 6-hours of action-packed fishing in Galveston, Texas! Captain Mike has fished the Galveston Bay complex for over 15 years, so listen closely to his advice - he’ll take you to where the fish bite! You’ll target the Texas Big Three: Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout while fishing on Captain Mike’s 22’ Sea Pro boat. This boat can accommodate 4 anglers and is equipped with a 150 HP Yamaha engine. Captain Mike likes to launch from a couple different places around Galveston depending on where he thinks the best fishing will be that day. In the days leading up to your trip make sure you connect with Mike to confirm where you'll be meeting up! These trips are for anglers of all skill levels and ages. No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, Captain Mike will lead the way! Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, some food, sunscreen, a hat, and some good company! Captain Mike will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also have water and Gatorade on board but feel free to bring your own drinks. Come and explore this fishing paradise and make some everlasting memories with Captain Mike! Read More
Fishin' Fun With Mike
Captain Ernest's trips are entirely designed to keep you on the fish at all times. You can expect most of your time on the water to be spent fishing- this trip can launch from multiple boat ramps throughout the Galveston Bay Complex and Matagorda, and Ernest is happy to launch wherever is most convenient for you or wherever's closest to where the fish are biting! Read More
Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Galveston Bay
What are the best fishing charters in Galveston Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 94 trips in Galveston Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Jetties & Jaws: Reel in the Fun guided by Meghan, Half Day Bay - 24’ Kenner guided by Reggie, and Epic Jetty Trip - 26' Angler guided by Meghan.
Our guides in Galveston Bay are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 9581 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly charters in Galveston Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Galveston Bay.
What types of fishing charters are common in Galveston Bay?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Galveston Bay as well as inshore fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Galveston Bay are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.
The most common fishing techniques in Galveston Bay are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but bottom fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.
How much do Galveston Bay fishing charters cost?
in Galveston Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $90 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Galveston Bay is $744. The average price for a full day trip in Galveston Bay is $994.
What month is best for fishing in Galveston Bay?
The most popular season for fishing in Galveston Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 4 days in advance.
Do I need a Galveston Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Galveston Bay?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Galveston Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Galveston Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Galveston Bay.
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Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Great time we had a great day captain and deck were very good had 12 keepers. Didnt get to go out with capt. Dan , but capt. Saul did a really good job thx guys will always be our choice for galveston.
troy S. with Dan G. of Galveston, Texas
We had a great time with Cap Mike. We will be booking another trip with him again. He is a 10 out of 10. We highly recommend him to anyone
John C. with Mike S. of Galveston, Texas
Mike does a great job as a captain. Fishing was great and Mike was very patient in showing how to fish in the bays. I would definitely go out with Captain Mike again.
Dan M. with Mike C. of Texas City, Texas
Captain Corey was absolutely amazing! We had fun caught several red fish, he is the best with kids big and small. We will back in the near future to fish with Captain Corey again.
Andrea H. with Corey B. of Galveston, Texas
Capt Cory put us on fish!!! Although the action started out slow, Capt Cory worked until he found fish. Once found, the action was non-stop and very chaotic at times, which gets the heart pumping and makes you realize you are alive. As chaotic & exciting as is was, we never lost a single fish that was brought to the boat. Two thumbs up to Capt Cory for providing this father&son a fishing trip to remember. 5 STAR CAPTAIN
Mark B. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Great trip with captain Steve!
BRADLEY . with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas
Had a great time with captain Jonathan! I would definitely book with them again!
Had a wonderful time and good fishing. Captain was great will go again with him. Thanks for the experience.
Michael J. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Booked the charter for my husband for his birthday, and they had a great time!
Amanda, A. with Reggie R. of Galveston, Texas
Fun day. Great guide. Highly recommend.
David R. with Colton C. of Texas City, Texas
Great time fishing captain CJ did an amazing job putting us on some fish that were definitely worth it.
Carson A. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Guide was great and put us right on top of the fish
Stan W. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Even though is was very windy and fishing conditions were challenging, we had a great time with Captain Rick and Jonathan. We caught some very nice bull reds, and had fun fishing with the smaller rod. We definitely plan to go again.
Terry M. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas
Great trip, me and my boys had a blast!
Richard B. with Corey B. of Galveston, Texas
We had an unbelievable time with Capt. Cheryl and first mate Thomas! They were kind enough to take us out for a super last minute half day trip and did not disappoint. Within minutes of anchoring at the jetties, we were catching slot redfish and black drum. Things escalated quickly once we found the spot, and we pulled in TWO 40 inch plus redfish from there. Capt. Cheryl and Thomas kept our hooks baited, kept multiple lines in the water at all times, and kept the vibes positive and fun. I can’t recommend them more highly, thanks for putting me on my personal best redfish. This one will be tough to top! - Jonathan with Captain Experiences
Jonathan N. with Cheryl A. of Galveston, Texas
Our trips last Thursday and Friday were with Dan and Saul (both boats were Dan’s). I think both guys tried. Sometimes the fish bite and sometimes they don’t. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching. This said, I was unpleasantly surprised that most of both days we spent fishing for bait fish. And unless you tell me differently this was not in the plan. Given our travel cost the boat costs, I was and remain disappointed. Paul
Paul G. with Dan G. of Galveston, Texas
Knowledgable and will put you on the fish!!
Jacob L. with Michael M. of Galveston, Texas
Absolutely Amazing! Our trip couldn’t have started off better. All details were laid out the day prior and we arrived at the marina at 6:45am for a 7:00am departure. It was a beautiful morning, couldn’t have asked for better weather. Our captain, captain Corey, had everything ready to go and we were on the water and on the way to our fishing location on time. Corey, although very young, was an absolute professional and was just as excited to go fishing as we were! Enough can’t be said about that kid. He was on it from the time we arrived until the time we left the marina. Corey had us on the fish from the first line getting wet, and we had a great time. The equipment we used for our 4hr trip was everything we needed, and allowed us to land a lot of fish. I would never hesitate to recommend this charter and captain Corey for anyone looking to land fish and have a great time doing it!
I found chartering through Captain Experiences really easy and the trip we had was great. We had such a good time with our Captain Jonathan and his first mate. They were great, kept us loaded up on bait, and found us great places to keep the fishing rockin. My boys had never had an opportunity to fish like this and they loved it.
Aaron J. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
We had the best time with Captain David! He was so nice and fun to fish with. I had never saltwater fished and he was very patient with me. She showed me how to bait the hook and did it for me until I was comfortable doing it myself. No judgement. He was an all around good guy! Took us to several spots and put us in fish every spot. We caught black drum, croakers and red drum. He took me to his Hail Mary spot ( shhh it’s a secret). And I caught a 15 pound Red Drum. He helped me step by step land it into the boat. It was so much fun and he was as excited as I was. We saw a mama and her baby dolphin and he took me as close as he could to them so I could get some pictures because he knew I was excited to see them. On the way back to the pier he told us some history and info about the things we were seeing. I will definitely book with Captain David next time we go down there.
Teresa L. with David R. of Baytown, Texas
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