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Nearshore Reds, Sharks, Jack Fish

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trip description for Galveston Sharks - 24’ Parker in Galveston

During your trip, the captain will visit various locations in the Galveston area, sometimes traveling along the beachfront or offshore to find the BIG ones. The captain will use chum to lure the sharks in for non-stop action. Hang onto your rods and reels--this action-packed fishing trip is not for the faint of heart! Safe for all ages, the Captain will ensure you have a good time. Additional fish on your trip may include Bull Reds, Kingfish, Jackfish, Tarpon, and many other tackle busting brutes. All tackle, bait, ice, and fish cleaning provided. Read More

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Galveston Sharks - 24’ Parker

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24 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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trip description for Shark Trip – Nearshore/Offshore in Galveston

This trip is perfect for those who love some excitement while fishing. Trying to bring in one shark is an action packed sequence, but getting to do it for 4 hours straight is 100% pure adrenaline. It's not uncommon to catch 10-20 sharks on any given trip, so make sure you are well rested. If you are not looking for a super intense shark hunt, don't worry! Captain Shawn can tailor the trip based on your preferences. Some of the sharks you may catch include Blacktips, Bulls, spinners, Hammerheads, bonnet head, antlantic sharp nose, and sand bar but you truly never know what's looming below the surface. Book a trip to find out! Read More

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Shark Trip – Nearshore/Offshore

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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trip description for Big Shark Hunt offshore in Galveston

Climb aboard with our Captain and get ready for an action-packed day of shark fishing! Captain is known for reelin’ in some big sharks - sometimes exceeding 10 feet in length - so make sure you get a good stretch in before coming out. These trips have a range of up to 35 miles one way. Expect to target Black Tip, Spinner, Sand Bar, Bull, Fine Tooth, Black Nose, Dusky, Tiger, and Nurse sharks. These 8-hour adventures can host up to 6 people and are for anglers with more experience, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain 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 ready for a monster day of fishing with our Captain! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Big Shark Hunt Offshore

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40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Bay or Jetty Fishing-Weekday 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

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Bay Or Jetty Fishing-Weekday

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40 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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trip description for Offshore in Galveston

Types of fish you can catch on this trip: King Fish, Flounder, Shark, Jack fish, Stingray, oversized Red fish, Ling,Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum & other types of fish This trip will take you out to the close rigs offshore and some reefs. Read More

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Galveston Sharks - 25’ Ranger in Galveston

During your trip, the captain will visit various locations in the Galveston area, sometimes traveling along the beachfront or offshore to find the BIG ones. The captain will use chum to lure the sharks in for non-stop action. Hang onto your rods and reels--this action-packed fishing trip is not for the faint of heart! Safe for all ages, the Captain will ensure you have a good time. Additional fish on your trip may include Bull Reds, Kingfish, Jackfish, Tarpon, and many other tackle busting brutes. All tackle, bait, ice, and fish cleaning provided. Read More

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Galveston Sharks - 25’ Ranger

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Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston hammerhead shark fishing charter

What are the best hammerhead shark fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 35 hammerhead shark trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day Inshore Trip guided by Shawn, Deep Sea Adventure guided by Jason, and Nearshore Reds, Sharks, Jack Fish guided by Jason.

Our guides in Galveston are rated a 4.55 out of 5 based on 2551 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 Hammerhead Shark charter include Hitchcock, Texas City and Bolivar Peninsula.

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

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

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

The most common fishing techniques in Galveston are heavy tackle fishing, bottom fishing, and light tackle fishing but trolling and jigging are popular as well.

How much do Galveston hammerhead shark fishing charters cost?

for hammerhead shark in Galveston prices can range anywhere from about $700 to $1,893, but the average price for a half day trip for hammerhead shark in Galveston is $817. The average price for a full day trip for hammerhead shark in Galveston is $1,424.

What month is best for hammerhead shark fishing in Galveston?

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

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

Galveston, Texas, offers anglers the opportunity to target hammerhead sharks, known for their distinctive hammer-shaped heads and formidable presence in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Hammerhead sharks are apex predators and can grow to impressive sizes, making them a thrilling catch for experienced anglers seeking an adrenaline-filled fishing adventure. These sharks are often found in nearshore and offshore waters around Galveston, particularly during the warmer months when water temperatures are conducive to their presence.

One of the most effective techniques for targeting hammerhead sharks in Galveston is drift fishing or anchoring near offshore structures such as oil rigs, reefs, or ledges where these predators are known to frequent. Anglers typically use heavy-duty tackle and large baits, such as chunks of bonito, mullet, or other oily fish, to entice hammerhead sharks. By presenting baits at various depths and using chum to attract sharks to the area, anglers increase their chances of encountering these powerful predators.

Another productive method for pursuing hammerhead sharks in Galveston is trolling along the coastline or in offshore waters where these sharks may patrol in search of prey. Anglers can deploy large trolling rigs equipped with artificial lures or rigged baits to mimic the movements of injured or distressed prey, enticing hammerhead sharks to strike. Patience and persistence are key when targeting these elusive sharks, as they can be unpredictable in their movements and feeding behavior. Overall, hammerhead shark fishing in Galveston offers anglers the opportunity to test their skills and tackle against one of the ocean's most formidable predators.

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

In Galveston, the seasons for targeting hammerhead sharks largely coincide with warmer months, typically from late spring through early fall. During this time, water temperatures rise, and marine life becomes more active, attracting hammerhead sharks closer to the coastline and offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The months of May through September are generally considered prime time for hammerhead shark fishing in Galveston, as these apex predators are more abundant and actively feeding.

Late spring and early summer mark the beginning of hammerhead shark season in Galveston, as water temperatures rise above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, creating favorable conditions for shark activity. As summer progresses, hammerhead sharks become increasingly prevalent in Galveston's waters, with peak season occurring during the months of June and July. During this time, anglers have the best chance of encountering hammerhead sharks while fishing nearshore reefs, offshore structures, and along the continental shelf.

As summer transitions into early fall, hammerhead shark season in Galveston begins to taper off as water temperatures gradually cool and shark activity diminishes. While hammerhead sharks may still be present in Galveston's waters into the early fall months, their abundance and frequency of sightings tend to decrease as they migrate to different areas or deeper waters. Anglers looking to target hammerhead sharks in Galveston should plan their trips accordingly, focusing on the peak months of summer for the best chances of success.

What techniques are popular for catching hammerhead shark in Galveston?

Anglers targeting hammerhead sharks in Galveston employ a variety of effective fishing techniques to increase their chances of success. One popular method is drift fishing or anchoring near offshore structures such as oil rigs, reefs, and ledges where hammerhead sharks are known to inhabit. Anglers typically use heavy-duty tackle and large baits, such as chunks of bonito, mullet, or other oily fish, to entice these apex predators. By presenting baits at different depths and using chum to attract sharks to the area, anglers enhance their chances of encountering hammerhead sharks.

Trolling is another productive technique utilized by anglers to target hammerhead sharks in Galveston's offshore waters. Anglers deploy large trolling rigs equipped with artificial lures or rigged baits to mimic the movements of injured or distressed prey, enticing hammerhead sharks to strike. By covering a larger area of water and varying the trolling speed and depth, anglers increase their chances of attracting hammerhead sharks patrolling the area. This method requires patience and persistence but can yield rewarding results for anglers seeking an exhilarating shark fishing experience.

Additionally, sight fishing can be an effective technique for targeting hammerhead sharks in Galveston's clear waters, particularly during the warmer months when visibility is optimal. Anglers lookout for signs of shark activity such as dorsal fins, splashes, or disturbances on the surface, indicating the presence of feeding hammerhead sharks. Once spotted, anglers can cast baits or lures directly to the sharks, leading to thrilling visual strikes and exciting battles. Overall, employing a combination of drift fishing, trolling, and sight fishing techniques can enhance the success of hammerhead shark fishing expeditions in Galveston.

What other species are popular in Galveston?

Galveston offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities beyond hammerhead sharks, with numerous species inhabiting its coastal and offshore waters. One popular target for anglers in Galveston is the red snapper, known for its delicious taste and challenging fights. Red snapper season typically occurs during the summer months, providing anglers with ample opportunities to reel in these prized fish while fishing near artificial reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures.

Another sought-after species in Galveston is the speckled trout, a favorite among inshore anglers for its aggressive strikes and impressive size. Speckled trout fishing is particularly productive in Galveston's bays, estuaries, and shallow flats, especially during the cooler months of the year when these fish are more active. Anglers often target speckled trout using live bait, artificial lures, or fly fishing techniques, making for an exciting and rewarding fishing experience.

For those looking for a big game challenge, Galveston offers opportunities to target species like tuna, wahoo, and marlin in its offshore waters. Yellowfin tuna, in particular, are abundant in the Gulf of Mexico and can be targeted using trolling techniques with large lures or live bait fishing near underwater structures and offshore rigs. Wahoo, known for their speed and powerful runs, are another exciting species to pursue offshore, while blue marlin provide the ultimate thrill for anglers seeking a trophy catch. Overall, Galveston's rich marine ecosystem offers an array of fishing opportunities for anglers of all skill levels and interests.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Doug? did a great job. started of slow, but we found what we were looking for. My son in law and grandkids got to catch some large black drum, I got to use my redfish tag. would recommend the trip and will do it again when we come back. Scott

    Scott D. with Chris B. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Ryan worked his butt off and everybody caught something. Trip ended on a high note with a 27 inch trout.

    Roy M. with Ryan D. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ryan, is an excellent guide. We got our limit on large trout in less than two hours. Good show Ryan, thanks Randy 😊

    Randy R. with Ryan D. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    HAD A GREAT TIME FISHING. SHAWN IS A GREAT GUIDE, NICE BOAT, TOO. CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN.

    Leslie L. with Shawn W. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Roy took great care of us during our trip for our father's birthday! It was a fun and entertaining trip. We caught quite a bit of fish. We will be using this team again for a day of fun!

    Kiera M. with Shawn W. of Galveston, Texas

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