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Big Redfish On The Jetty

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Deep Sea Adventure

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,500
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Galveston Bay Tarpon Hunt

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $800
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Nearshore Reds, Sharks, Jack Fish

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
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Shark Hunt: Thrilling Adventure

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trip description for Galveston Jetty Fishing in Galveston

Explore Galveston unique jetty ecosystem brimming with quality fish! You’ll head out bright and early (~6:30 a.m) and target Redfish, Trout, sharks, and other species throughout your 6-hour adventure with Captain Brandon. Captain Brandon uses a 38’ Rampage offshore sport fishing boat. This vessel can accommodate up to 6 anglers and runs on a 1050 HP Caterpillar twin C-9 engines. This boat is built for comfort, boasting a kitchen, toilet, shower, bed, and air conditioning. She also has a refrigerator and an ice box. You’ll also have a first mate to help you at all times. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Brandon will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and even live bait. Galveston’s productive waters are calling your name, so book a trip with Captain Brandon today! Read More

Jetty Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Jetty Fishing

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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trip description for Jetty Fishing Frisky2 in Galveston

Jetty fishing, on this trip we will be fishing the Galveston jetty’s and flats. Usually fishing between 4 and 7 miles out yours end of jetty’s. Typical catches on this trip are Redfish, black drum, catfish, stingrays, sheepshead and multiple different shark species. Great for families and kids are always welcome on all of our trips. Read More

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Jetty Fishing Frisky2

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34 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
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trip description for Galveston Bay Shark Special in Galveston

Prepare yourself for a thrilling adventure in Galveston Bay chasing sharks with Captain Mike! This is from July till September it is seasonal. Captain Mike will help you catch Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead, and Bull Shark throughout your 6-hour adventure. Captain Mike has over 30 years of experience fishing all of the Galveston Bay Complex and its surrounding areas, so he knows exactly where the fish bite! You’ll be fishing on Captain Mike’s 24’ Kenner Center console. It is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder. You may purchase a live bait well for an additional fee. Not to mention that the boat can cruise at a maximum speed of 40 knots. It can accommodate 3 anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Mike will provide the rest. Test your skills and strength and fill the boat on what promises to be an exhilarating day with Captain Mike! Read More

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Galveston Bay Shark Special

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24 ft 1 - 3 People From $550
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trip description for Shark Trip - 26' Century in Galveston

Head out with Captain Cheryl to chase the Sharks! They might seem frightening in the movies you've seen but once you get face to face with them, you'll realize there's nothing to be afraid of, and only big fights to be had! Kids are more than welcome to join in on this trip, sharks are always an exciting catch for the youngins! Reeling in a monster shark is definitely a bucket-list adventure, so get ready to cross this off your list! Captain Cheryl’s 26’ Century center console is the perfect shark hunting vessel. The twin Mercury engines have a total horsepower of 400hp, making the ride fast and smooth. The live bait well on board will hold the bait provided by Captain Cheryl until it is time to put it on the hook and drop a line. Don’t worry–the spacious deck has room for up to 6 anglers to battle sharks at once, so this trip is full of action. Everything you need is provided on your trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle all suited for hauling in sea monsters. All you need to bring with you are your favorite snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing licenses for all adventurers over 16 years old. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather, and close-toed shoes. This trip promises to be a blast! Read More

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Shark Trip - 26' Century

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $720
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trip description for Galveston Bay fishing 4 Hour or 6 Hour in Galveston

We will meet at a predetermined location that is best for you and provides quick access to fishing. I provide the rods, reels, tackle and bait for the day. I just need you to bring your drinks and snacks in a small cooler and to make sure everyone has a valid fishing license. Do we fish if it’s raining or windy? Safety is a priority. If there are severe storms in the area or if the wind is out of control, I’ll suggest we delay or try to reschedule the trip. There’s no sense in going out and being uncomfortable, and I will never put us in danger. But if it’s just a little rain, let’s go – the fish are already wet! We will fish from my 24’ Sea Pro with Suzuki 200 hp engine to get there fast, using live bait most days; we will fish reefs, jetties or other structure around Galveston Bay. Once we are done we will return to the dock where I will clean and filet your fish and package them in gallon ziplock bags. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Bay Fishing 4 Hour Or 6 Hour

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $475
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trip description for Beach Front in Galveston

Join Captain Shane for an exciting excursion right off the Galveston beaches. Wake up for a 6 a.m. or 9 a.m. departure, depending on how much of a morning person you are. You'll be targeting tarpon, bull reds, kingfish, jackfish and sharks, so get ready for some reelin'. The type of fishing will depend on the conditions, but you could be trolling lures, sight casting to pods of tarpon, or drifting natural bait. Captain Shane will provide the boat, ice for drinks and fish, rods and reels upon request, and all baits. All you need is a Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp and any sun protection and snacks you may want out on the boat. This trip is only offered from June through September, so be sure to find a date that works for you and book it now! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston bonnethead shark fishing charter

What are the best bonnethead shark fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 44 bonnethead shark trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Big Redfish on the Jetty guided by Brandon, Deep Sea Adventure guided by Jason, and Galveston Bay Tarpon Hunt guided by Shane.

Our guides in Galveston are rated a 4.78 out of 5 based on 2697 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Bonnethead Shark charter include Hitchcock and Texas City.

Looking for kid friendly bonnethead shark guides / fishing lessons in Galveston? Check out our beginner and family friendly bonnethead shark guides in Galveston.

What types of bonnethead shark fishing charters are common in Galveston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bonnethead shark in Galveston as well as nearshore fishing, jetty fishing, and inshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Galveston are bottom fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and light tackle fishing but drift fishing and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Galveston bonnethead shark fishing charters cost?

for bonnethead shark in Galveston prices can range anywhere from about $640 to $1,800, but the average price for a half day trip for bonnethead shark in Galveston is $898. The average price for a full day trip for bonnethead shark in Galveston is $1,373.

What month is best for bonnethead shark fishing in Galveston?

The most popular season for bonnethead shark fishing in Galveston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 25 days in advance.

Do I need a Galveston fishing license for bonnethead shark and what are the bag limits for bonnethead shark in Galveston?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Galveston, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Galveston. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Galveston.

What is bonnethead shark fishing in Galveston all about?

In Galveston, the bonnethead shark is a common sight along the coastal waters, offering anglers an exciting opportunity for shark fishing. These sharks, characterized by their unique shovel-shaped heads, can be found in both nearshore and offshore areas, often patrolling shallow waters near the coast in search of prey. Bonnethead sharks are typically smaller in size compared to other shark species, making them accessible targets for anglers of all skill levels.

Fishing for bonnethead sharks in Galveston is a thrilling experience that requires the right equipment and techniques. Anglers targeting bonnetheads often use medium to heavy spinning or conventional tackle, paired with strong braided line and wire leaders to withstand the shark's abrasive skin and teeth. Bonnetheads are opportunistic feeders and can be attracted using a variety of bait, including cut fish, squid, or shrimp. Fishing near areas with strong currents, structure, or baitfish concentrations can increase the chances of encountering bonnethead sharks.

Bonnethead sharks can be caught year-round in Galveston, but they are most abundant during the warmer months when water temperatures rise. Spring and summer are typically considered prime seasons for targeting bonnetheads, as they become more active and move into shallower waters to feed and reproduce. Anglers can find success fishing for bonnethead sharks along the beaches, inshore flats, and around structures such as jetties and piers. By employing the right techniques and staying patient, anglers in Galveston can enjoy thrilling encounters with bonnethead sharks and create lasting memories on the water.

What are the most popular months to fish for bonnethead shark in Galveston?

In Galveston, the seasons for targeting bonnethead sharks are generally consistent throughout the year, but there are certain times when these sharks are more abundant or easier to catch. Bonnethead sharks can be found in Galveston's waters year-round, but their presence is typically more pronounced during the warmer months, from spring through early fall. During this time, water temperatures rise, stimulating increased activity among bonnethead sharks and making them more susceptible to angling efforts.

Spring and summer are considered prime seasons for targeting bonnethead sharks in Galveston, as warmer water temperatures bring these sharks closer to the coast and into shallower waters. During these months, bonnethead sharks can often be found patrolling the shallows near the beaches, inshore flats, and around structures such as jetties and piers. Anglers targeting bonnethead sharks during these peak seasons often enjoy higher catch rates and more consistent action compared to the cooler months.

While bonnethead sharks can be caught in Galveston's waters year-round, they may be less abundant or less active during the cooler months of fall and winter. However, dedicated anglers who venture out during these seasons can still encounter bonnethead sharks, particularly in areas where warmer currents and bait concentrations attract these sharks. By adapting their strategies to the prevailing conditions and staying patient, anglers in Galveston can enjoy productive seasons for targeting bonnethead sharks and create memorable experiences on the water.

What techniques are popular for catching bonnethead shark in Galveston?

Fishing for bonnethead sharks in Galveston involves employing specialized techniques tailored to their behavior and habitat preferences. One effective technique for targeting bonnethead sharks is surf fishing from the shore. Anglers typically use medium to heavy spinning or baitcasting tackle, paired with strong braided line and wire leaders to withstand the shark's abrasive skin and teeth. Bait selection is crucial, with options including cut fish, squid, or shrimp, presented on a sturdy hook and cast into the surf zone where bonnethead sharks are known to feed.

Another popular method for catching bonnethead sharks in Galveston is kayak fishing. Anglers launch kayaks from the shore or a boat and paddle out to areas where bonnetheads are likely to be found, such as shallow flats, channels, or nearshore structures. Once in position, anglers deploy baited lines with appropriate weight to keep them near the bottom, where bonnethead sharks often forage. Kayak anglers must be prepared for powerful runs and acrobatic leaps from hooked bonnetheads, ensuring their equipment is sturdy and their drag settings are properly adjusted.

In addition to surf fishing and kayak fishing, anglers in Galveston can also target bonnethead sharks from boats. This method allows anglers to access deeper water where bonnetheads may be found, such as channels, flats, or offshore reefs. Bottom fishing with cut bait or squid is a common technique, with baits presented near the bottom to attract hungry bonnetheads. Boat anglers must use heavy-duty tackle and wire leaders to handle the shark's strong jaws and rough skin. By employing these techniques and selecting the right bait, anglers in Galveston can increase their chances of hooking into bonnethead sharks and enjoying memorable battles with these fascinating predators.

What other species are popular in Galveston?

In addition to targeting bonnethead sharks, anglers in Galveston have a wide variety of other species to pursue, offering diverse and rewarding fishing opportunities. One popular catch among anglers is redfish, known for their powerful fights and abundance in the coastal waters of Galveston. Redfish can be found in a range of habitats, including marshes, flats, and nearshore reefs, making them accessible to anglers fishing from the shore, kayak, or boat. Using techniques such as baitcasting, spinning, or fly fishing, anglers can target redfish with live or artificial baits such as shrimp, mullet, or crab.

Another sought-after species in Galveston is speckled trout, prized for their tasty flesh and challenging angling experience. Speckled trout are commonly found in shallow estuarine waters, including bays, flats, and marshes, where they feed on baitfish and crustaceans. Anglers targeting speckled trout often use light to medium spinning or baitcasting tackle, paired with artificial lures such as soft plastics, spoons, or topwater plugs. Live bait such as shrimp, mullet, or croaker can also be effective for enticing strikes from speckled trout.

Galveston's coastal waters also offer opportunities to target species such as flounder, sheepshead, black drum, and more. Flounder, with their distinctive flattened bodies and ambush hunting tactics, can be found in sandy or muddy bottoms near structure such as docks, jetties, and channels. Sheepshead, known for their distinctive black and white stripes and strong teeth, are commonly found around pilings, jetties, and other structure, where they feed on crustaceans and mollusks. Black drum, characterized by their large size and ability to put up a fight, can be targeted nearshore and inshore using a variety of bait and techniques. Whether pursuing redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, or exploring other productive fishing grounds, anglers in Galveston can enjoy a diverse and rewarding fishing experience in the coastal waters of Galveston.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time with Captain Steve and Chris. They were very knowledgeable about the areas and where good spots to fish were. We visited several different spots inshore and caught tons of fish! They were absolutely incredible when it came to showing us how to use the fishing poles, bait the hooks and helping us once we caught the fish. If we had any questions/issues with the poles, they helped us out. My family and I had an incredible time with them and were surprised at how much we caught! Captain Steve even cleaned the fish for us and bagged up the fillets so we did not need to worry about that. All around great time and my family is already talking about taking another trip out with them later this year.

    Nicholas Y. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Steve is the best. Knows so much about fishing in general and the area in specific. We didn’t catch many today but we had an excellent experience anyway. Can’t wait to head out with him again.

    Calvin S. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a GREAT time. Started on time, stayed out past end time! CPT Jeb is personable, knowledgeable, and professional. Although we didn’t limit out, CPT Jeb kept the hooks baited and wet giving us the best opportunity at fighting the big bull reds!

    Kevin M. with Derwyn B. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip with captain Steve!

    Bradley T. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain experience really did my group well! Great way to celebrate a bachelors party. They helped in many ways, especially when there was last minute adjustments needed due to weather. They were all in ! Captain Jason & Connor gave us the experience we needed !

    Crockett G. with Jason W. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jason had us on the fish early. Great day of fishing. Probably caught at least 30. Great day on the water with my family and very laid back Captain. Appreciate you Captain Jason and we will definitely be booking again

    Dustin H. with Jason W. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Darrell was friendly, patient and knowledgeable regarding the Galveston waters. This was the first saltwater fishing experience for my 11-year-old son. Darrell was great working with him and made both of us feel welcomed and comfortable.

    John M. with Darrell H. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The guide was not inviting. He never introduced himself and had no concern for our well being. We had two guests who were sea sick and he never showed any concern. While he did finally agree to bring them back to shore, his lack of respect for us as customers and human beings was not professional.

    Dustin P. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Bobby & Jonathan were PHENOMENAL. We took the 6 hour shark hunt and they both went above and beyond to catch everything we could. We had a group of 7 from age 5 to 30. They made sure we ALL had a blast. 1000/10. Absolutely recommend and must do again.

    Jaci S. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My son and I wanted to go fishing over spring break. He had his heart set on going deep sea fishing. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans. However, after speaking to Brandon we identified the best day possible to fish the bay. Captain Steve and first mate Jimmy took us out and made sure we had an outstanding time. While the boats around us were struggling to catch anything, my son was busy all morning catching fish. The weather window was perfect and we had a great time. These guys are great!!! We will definitely be back. Thanks again to Brandon, Steve and Jimmy.

    Michael C. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    5-Star experience with this company! Loved the captain and hand, very knowledgeable and friendly. Booking was easy. Showing up and going out even easier. Loved the boat too!

    Deryl E. with Cheryl A. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great fishing trip. Captain was very knowledgeable and really tried to catch fish. We would definitely go with these guys again.

    Derek A. with Mike S. of Hitchcock, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fantastic day fishing with James! He put us in a great spot and we caught lots of big Reds! My dad and my boys and I will definitely be back!

    Michael C. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome experience great time and the crew was great!!!

    Armando H. with Leaf P. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Marshall was great! He will work his butt off. The Owners were real nice and knowledgeable of their business. Our next fishing trip we will use Outkast again!

    Thomas D. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Son and I had a awesome trip with Capt Danny. Wind was blowing but found birds and found lots of fish. Main goal was to put my son on some nice redfish and last stop paid off with four redfish in less than 20 minutes. Would have liked one slot but that is why they call it fishing and I’ll take 4 rats over nothing any day. We did get some specs and sand trout to take home. Best part was back at the dock when we rigged up a sand trout and son Hooked into a huge alligator gar that he fought for almost ten minutes. Thanks again for a enjoyable trip.

    Rob R. with Mike S. of Hitchcock, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic trip! Captain was awesome and very knowledgeable. Would want our same Captain Danny again. Worth every penny I paid!!!!

    Glenn R. with Mike S. of Hitchcock, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time on our trip, to do it again

    Richard S. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Marshall and Jason were awesome on our charter. He was super knowledgeable and funny. My family and I had an amazing time fishing with this crew.

    Cassie N. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Brandon is the best!!! I highly recommend him for any type of fishing that you would like to do. He is very knowledgeable and will be there for you every step of the way. If it is your fist time or you have been before, this is the guide for you. We will book with him again.

    John B. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

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