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Epic Jetty Trip - 26' Angler

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $570
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Big Redfish On The Jetty

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $875
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Half Day Inshore Trip

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
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Deep Sea Adventure

67% (3)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,500
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UFC Special – Redfish/Shark/Tarpon

50% (2)
28 ft 1 - 6 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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trip description for Bay or Jetty Fishing-Weekend in Galveston

Climb aboard and explore the deeper waters of Galveston Bay! On this 5 hour trip, you can expect to fish within the bays and jetties surrounding Galveston. Captain Bobby has an eye for black drum, so don’t be surprised when the fish bite! In addition to black drum, you could catch shark, flounder, jack crevalle, king mackerel, ladyfish, mangrove snapper, and many more species of fish. The trip can host up to 6 people and is for anglers of all skill levels. Captain Bobby's 40’ sportfisher cuts through the surf making for a smoother and quicker ride out. Captain Bobby requires you to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). You can also purchase live bait for an additional fee. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

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Bay Or Jetty Fishing-Weekend

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
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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

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Galveston Jetty Fishing

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
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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

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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 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 Trophy Trout in Galveston

There’s nothing like spending some quality time on the water with a fishing rod in your hand, and Trophy-Sized Trout on your mind. So head out with Captain Kevin to explore the Galveston bay system for a wonderful day out on the water chasing Trophy Speckled Trout, Reds, and Black Drum for this Catch and Release adventure. When you head out for a day with Captain Kevin he will give you the option of staying on the boat or wading the shallow back bays and grass lines to catch your prize. Live bait can be purchased after you leave the boat ramp, but Captain Kevin will provide all the best artificial lures, secret techniques, and instruction to help you hook into your next trophy. On the day of your trip you will launch from the best ramp in town (changes depending on weather, sea conditions, and fish habits) aboard Captain Kevin's 23' Parker. This puppy comes loaded with a 250 Suzuki strapped to the back, a trolling motor for stealth, coolers, and cushioned seats. Kevin will provide you with all the equipment, tackle (rods and reels), ice for your food, drinks & fish, artificial lures, photos of your catch, secret techniques and instruction for artificial bait fishing, and he will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All Captain Kevin Recommends you bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard, wading gear if you'd like to wade fish ( waders, boots, belt & stingray guards), and an ice chest to tote home your days catch All guest 16 y/o and older will also need a Texas Saltwater Fishing License With all this provided at your disposal you'll have all you need to reel in your very own Trophy-Speckled Trout. If you've Captain Kevin at the wheel, your fishing adventure will sure be one to remember. Read More

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Galveston Bay Trophy Trout

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston bull shark fishing charter

What are the best bull shark fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 36 bull shark trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Jetty Trip - 26' Angler guided by Meghan, Big Redfish on the Jetty guided by Brandon, and Half Day Inshore Trip guided by Shawn.

Our guides in Galveston are rated a 4.63 out of 5 based on 2707 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 Bull Shark charter include Hitchcock, San Leon and Texas City.

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

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

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

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

How much do Galveston bull shark fishing charters cost?

for bull shark in Galveston prices can range anywhere from about $625 to $1,650, but the average price for a half day trip for bull shark in Galveston is $723. The average price for a full day trip for bull shark in Galveston is $1,121.

What month is best for bull shark fishing in Galveston?

The most popular season for bull shark fishing in Galveston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.

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

Bull sharks are a prominent presence in the waters off Galveston, Texas, adding both excitement and caution to anglers and beachgoers alike. These formidable predators, known for their aggressive behavior and powerful bites, inhabit the Gulf of Mexico and are commonly found in nearshore and offshore waters. Galveston's warm and nutrient-rich waters provide suitable habitat for bull sharks, making encounters with these apex predators relatively common along the Gulf Coast.

Anglers targeting bull sharks in Galveston often pursue them from both shore and boat, employing various techniques to entice these powerful fish. From shore, anglers may use large bait, such as chunks of fish or squid, deployed on heavy-duty tackle and sturdy rods to withstand the bull shark's formidable strength. Boat anglers may deploy similar tactics, often drifting or anchored in areas where bull sharks are known to frequent, such as channels, passes, or nearshore reefs.

Landing a bull shark in Galveston's waters requires skill, patience, and careful handling due to their size and strength. Once hooked, bull sharks put up a fierce fight, testing an angler's equipment and endurance to the limit. Anglers must exert steady pressure and employ proper fighting techniques to safely bring a bull shark to the boat or shore. While encounters with bull sharks can be thrilling, anglers must also exercise caution and follow best practices for catch and release to ensure the safety of both themselves and the sharks.

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

Bull shark seasons in Galveston, Texas, are not as clearly defined as those for some other species, as these apex predators are present in the area year-round. However, there are certain times of the year when bull sharks may be more active or more frequently encountered by anglers and beachgoers. Generally, bull sharks can be found in Galveston's waters during the warmer months, from late spring through early fall, when water temperatures are higher and conditions are more favorable for their presence.

During the summer months, bull sharks are often more abundant along the Gulf Coast, including the waters off Galveston. As water temperatures rise, bull sharks become more active and may move into shallower areas, such as bays, estuaries, and nearshore waters, in search of food. This increased activity can lead to more frequent sightings and encounters with bull sharks by anglers, boaters, and beach visitors enjoying the coastal environment.

While bull sharks may be more commonly encountered during the warmer months, they are still present in Galveston's waters throughout the year. Even during the cooler months of fall and winter, bull sharks can be found patrolling offshore reefs, channels, and other areas where they hunt for prey. Anglers targeting bull sharks in Galveston should be prepared for their presence regardless of the season, as these powerful predators are a permanent fixture in the Gulf of Mexico's diverse marine ecosystem.

What techniques are popular for catching bull shark in Galveston?

Fishing for bull sharks in Galveston requires specialized techniques and equipment due to the size and strength of these apex predators. Anglers typically use heavy-duty tackle and sturdy rods capable of withstanding the powerful fights that bull sharks put up once hooked. From both shore and boat, anglers deploy large bait such as chunks of fish, squid, or other oily and smelly offerings to attract bull sharks.

When fishing from shore, anglers often use surfcasting techniques, casting their bait out into deeper waters where bull sharks are known to patrol. Boat anglers may drift or anchor in areas with known bull shark activity, such as channels, passes, or near offshore structures like oil rigs and reefs. Once a bull shark takes the bait, anglers must be prepared for a fierce battle, as these powerful predators put up a formidable fight, often making long runs and powerful dives in an attempt to escape.

Once hooked, anglers must exercise caution and skill to safely land and release the bull shark. It's essential to maintain steady pressure on the line while carefully maneuvering the shark toward the boat or shore. Specialized equipment, such as heavy-duty landing nets or tail ropes, may be used to secure the shark for handling and release. Catch and release practices are typically encouraged for bull sharks to ensure the conservation of these important marine predators and the safety of both anglers and the sharks themselves.

What other species are popular in Galveston?

Aside from targeting bull sharks, anglers in Galveston, Texas, have a diverse array of other species to pursue, providing a wide range of angling opportunities both inshore and offshore. Redfish, with their bronze scales and powerful runs, are a popular target species among inshore anglers in Galveston's bay systems. These feisty fish can be found prowling the shallows of grassy flats and marshy shorelines, offering exciting battles and memorable catches for anglers of all skill levels.

For those venturing offshore, species like red snapper and king mackerel provide thrilling angling experiences in the deeper waters off Galveston. Red snapper, with their vibrant colors and delicious flesh, are highly prized among offshore anglers for their fighting prowess and culinary appeal. King mackerel, known for their blistering runs and acrobatic leaps, are another sought-after species offshore, offering anglers an adrenaline-fueled challenge and a rewarding catch.

In addition to redfish, red snapper, and king mackerel, Galveston's waters are also home to a variety of other species, including speckled trout, flounder, and sheepshead, among others. Speckled trout, with their delicate flavor and impressive size, are commonly found in the bay systems around Galveston, providing year-round angling opportunities for inshore enthusiasts. Flounder, with their distinctive flat bodies and camouflage-like coloring, are another popular target species in Galveston's inshore waters, offering anglers a fun and rewarding challenge. With such a diverse range of species available, anglers in Galveston have no shortage of options when it comes to planning their next fishing adventure.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Had a good time with capt shawn and his son. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Would for sure book him again.

    Justin D. with Shawn W. of Galveston, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jetty Jesus Jon was great, taught my son and his friends the importance of patience and in return we got blessed with HUGE fish and great stories to go with the filets!! Thank you so much….

    David F. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time for the family. Capt Derek put us on fish early and we caught fish the entire time. Thanks for making our vacation better.

    Rob H. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Sometimes the fish you are hoping for aren't the ones biting. That is why it is called fishing and not catching. When that is the case your guides can turn what could be a "bummer" trip into a fantastic day. Captain Johnathan and Deck hand Mike did that for our crew. We did catch fish and took home a beautiful Bull Red will feed all 8 of us. More importantly, we had a fantastic day on the water, great conversation with new friends, and learned a bit about Galveston Bay also.

    James E. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain John was awesome and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    Ryan T. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Brant is an amazing guide. He genuinely cares about you having a safe and memorable trip. It was a bit warm and crowded but we did catch a lot of fish many small trouts a couple of black drum and ultimately ended with 5 trouts that were legal a one black drum. We caught more cats than we could count but quickly threw those back. Brant enjoys fishing and will spend as much time as you want teaching you all he knows about fishing and the area. We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great trip Brant.

    Kimchu P. with Brantley W. of San Leon, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was good. Timely departure, waters were nice. Unable to catch much fish that day, but fish were there just not biting. Overall experience was good. I liked Captain Shawn and will do future bookings.

    Roy M. with Shawn W. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip! Captain and deck hand very courteous provided all the support we needed. Caught fish. Thanks again.

    Alonzo H. with Meghan B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Jonathan and Cody were great today on our fishing guide. We got out there, set lines and got acquainted then it was on. Everyone got to reel some in. Having patience is key!! Everytime we stopped to chat it like we had another line hit. I was very nervous as this was our fist ever fishing guide and salt water fishing. But Jonathan answered all our questions and helped us with everything. My family had a blast! We highly recommend and will definitely be back!!

    Danyelle J. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My son had a wonderful time he just wish they would have went out more that a mile. They were cut short . Not worth what I paid this time. Hopefully when we did it again it will be better . But they had fun

    Preston S. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Meghan made getting ready for this trip so easy. She provided all the information we needed and was available to answer all of our last minute questions. Captain Bryan was fantastic! He was very laid back, knowledgeable, knew the area well and took us straight to the fish. We had such an awesome experience! We caught a couple sharks, a big red fish, some cool catfish, trout and even a sting ray. We really had a great time and will be back! Thank you so much!!

    Lauren Amber D. with Meghan B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    I had an absolute blast going out with Captain Kevin. He was very knowledgeable and is guaranteed to give you a great, memorable fishing experience. I definitely plan on booking as many trips with him as I possible can!

    Erik P. with Kevin L. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a really amazing time! We all got a little sea sick but Jonathan talked us through it lol. We were all newbies to deep sea fishing and Shree had never fished before at all! He ended up catching a 50” Red Drum and I caught a 37” Red Drum. (Fyi they make an actual drum sound once on deck) Oh and we lost a Hammer Head… fisherman anonymous here we come 😂 Jonathan was talkative and extremely knowledgeable. He knew what we caught before we even pulled it up. All in all… an amazing first experience! I think we will be excited to do it again!! After all we have to get that shark 😉

    Jennifer H. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

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