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Fishing in Dickinson

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Dickinson

Galveston Bay Trophy Hunt

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $485
Fishing in Galveston

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Half Day Inshore Trip

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Galveston

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Bay Tarpon Hunt

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $800
Fishing in Galveston

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

UFC Special – Redfish/Shark/Tarpon

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
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Fishing in Port Isabel

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Family Friendly Fishing Charters And Excursions

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Port Aransas

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Port Aransas

Redfish On The Fly

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $500

Most Popular Types of Tarpon Trips in Texas

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Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
Fishing in Rockport
trip description for Redfish on the Fly in Rockport

Captain Jeff offers fantastic half day, full day, and multi day trips fly fishing for redfish along the Texas Coastal Bend. All rods, reels, tackle, and flies are provided- all you need is a current Texas fishing license, snacks, and polarized sunglasses. These trips are great for 1-2 anglers of all skill levels. Nothing beats catching a Texas redfish on the fly! Note also, Captain Jeff doesn't pay too much attention to the time on his trips. He's out there to make sure you get your shots not stare at his watch! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Rockport

Redfish On The Fly

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
Fishing in Port Isabel
trip description for Lower Laguna Madre Adventure in Port Isabel

If you've been looking to do some classic Texas fishing and find a new personal best, look no further than this trip with Captain Alana! She's an expert angler and knows exactly how to put you on some big fish in the Laguna Madre, one of the best bodies of water here on the Texas coast. The Laguna is a large, shallow saltwater inlet that's protected from the tides and waves, making it a perfect environment for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder—the three most popular inshore gamefish in the state! Captain Alana also runs trips to the Port of Brownsville where you can chase several different species while seeing Naval ships being decommissioned such as the USS Kitty Hawk. You'll also be able to chase Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, and even the occasional Texas Tarpon! No matter what species you're aiming to catch, Captain Alana will put you on 'em and make sure you have the right tackle and gear to stack fish in the cooler. Generally, you'll be fishing shrimp on popping corks, which really attract big bites. Be ready, because you never know which bite is going to be your personal record! Captain Alana runs these inshore trips from her 25' Moody bay boat, a perfect shallow-draft vessel for this kind of water. She's powered by a brand-new 250-HP Suzuki, so you'll have no problem getting out to where the fish are. She also sports PowerPole for easy maneuvering in shallow water. Alana provides everything you need for a great trip, so just bring some sunscreen, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and your Texas saltwater fishing license and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Port Isabel

Lower Laguna Madre Adventure

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25 ft 1 - 6 People From $450
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
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

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Bay Or Jetty Fishing-Weekend

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for 22' Whaler Inshore in Galveston

Captain Vincent will use his lifelong fishing experience and knowledge to take you where the fish are biting! Expect a whole lot of Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Tarpon on your half (6 hour) or full (8 hour) day adventure across the Galveston Bay. Captain Vincent will provide artificial bait, so hook one on and let it rip! Treat yourself and three others to a day on the water with Captain Vincent! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

22' Whaler Inshore

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
Fishing in South Padre Island
trip description for SPI "All About Fishing" Trip in South Padre Island

If you've ever wanted to chase big Reds and Trout in one of America's most idyllic vacation destinations, this trip is for you! Join Captain Jorge for a half-day of great fishing off South Padre Island. On this trip, you'll be targeting the Texas classics: Redfish and Speckled Trout. These fish are great fighters, and provide a fun challenge for every level of angler. You'll employ a couple of different techniques, including drift fishing, sightcasting on the flats, and jigging the bottom. Whether you're throwing live bait or lures, when these fish hit your line, you'll know it! Bring your A-game and get ready to bring 'em over the rail. Captain Jorge is an expert and is happy to provide all the tips and tricks you need to hook some champions. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 20' Dargel center console. She sports an Evinrude 150 HP engine, so you'll be on the fish in a hurry. This boat is perfect for the inshore waters off of SPI, where it's typically quite shallow. The vessel also sports top-of-the-line electronics, including GPS and fishfinder, plus a poling platform to give your captain a great vantage point for spotting tailing Reds. Captain Jorge will provide everything you need for phenomenal trip, including all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to remember is proper clothing, sunscreen, a cooler with snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license with a saltwater endorsement. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in South Padre Island

SPI "All About Fishing" Trip

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20 ft 1 - 3 People From $475
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Fishing in Corpus Christi
Fishing in Corpus Christi
Fishing in Corpus Christi
trip description for 5hr Oil Rig Offshore in Corpus Christi

Excited to catch some fish in Corpus Christi? Captain Andrew is here to make it happen! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Andrew knows them forwards and back. Families making a day of it will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly! Your excursion begins aboard a 25’ Sea Hunt center console with space for 6 passengers. It has all the essentials. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is available, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself. The oil rigs that you can see from the beach are structure sources for many different species of fish. The travel time is minimal and allows for much more fishing time! The rig trip is a great trip for a beginner who wants to fish on the ocean but, just isn't quite ready to fight waves and spend a bunch of time traveling. For some, it also provides a sense of relief being so close to the shore where you can clearly see land. It is also always fun to see some of the massive Loggerhead Turtles and Dolphins. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Corpus Christi

5hr Oil Rig Offshore

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28 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,400
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Everything to Know About Booking a Texas tarpon fishing charter

What are the best tarpon fishing charters in Texas?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 30 tarpon trips in Texas, and the most popular trips in the area are Galveston Bay Trophy Hunt guided by Blake, Half Day Inshore Trip guided by Shawn, and Galveston Bay Tarpon Hunt guided by Shane.

Our guides in Texas are rated a 4.8 out of 5 based on 2694 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.

The most popular cities to book a Tarpon charter in Texas are Galveston, Rockport and Texas City.

Looking for kid friendly tarpon guides / fishing lessons in Texas? Check out our beginner and family friendly tarpon guides in Texas.

What types of tarpon fishing charters are common in Texas?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for tarpon in Texas as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Texas tarpon fishing charters cost?

for tarpon in Texas prices can range anywhere from about $513 to $1,400, but the average price for a half day trip for tarpon in Texas is $780. The average price for a full day trip for tarpon in Texas is $1,030.

What month is best for tarpon fishing in Texas?

The most popular season for tarpon fishing in Texas is summer, and most anglers book their trips 18 days in advance.

Do I need a Texas fishing license for tarpon and what are the bag limits for tarpon in Texas?

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Cliff did a great job on finding fish to get our limit. He is very well experienced and professional.

    Matt S. with Cliff F. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Alana was awesome! Very professional, had the boat clean and gear ready to go as soon as we got to the dock we were off. Boat was good size had plenty of room for everyone to walk around. Even took us close to the launch site to see the Space X Starship. She was constantly on the phone with other guides trying to find the best bite possible. We caught Speckled Trout, large Catfish and saw a bunch of large red drums but even hitting them in the head with the bait they wouldn't bite... Had a weather change and rockets going off in the area so may have had something to do with it. But we were the only boat that day really catching anything. I would highly recommend Captain Alana. Will decently book her for future visits to go Tarpon Fishing!!!

    Bret S. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Went out with Cpt. Jeff's guide Cpt. Gibson. Had an absolute blast. Couldn't recommend this group enough. Put us on some great fish and Cpt. Gibson had a great attitude. You won't be disappointed. First time using Captain Experience's and was very impressed with their communication and responsiveness. Will definitely book with them again.

    Baker W. with Gibson J. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Our day with Cliff was great. Our group was two dads with 2 seven year olds. The kids had the best time. They each caught a few fish and he was incredibly patient and kind with them as they learned. We will be back.

    James D. with Cliff F. of Port Isabel, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Alana was most helpful. She took good care of us and put us on a lot of good spots! Unfortunately, there was not much fishy participation. She handled the boat like a pro!

    David P. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    I can't recommend Capt. Alana enough! Great clean boat. Room enough for 6, perfect for 4 or 2. Her gear is new and well maintained. She took us to the Port of Brownsville. Lots of structure to fish including the decommissioned aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. We caught lots of fish including mangrove snapper, sheepshead, black drum and others. Capt. Alana is from a commercial and sport fishing family and knows where to find fish. I HIGHLY recommend her. I will be booking her again next time I'm in SPI.

    Jason H. with Alana S. of Port Isabel, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great morning out for my son’s birthday & Father’s Day!

    Christy E. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Cody was amazing. thanks for saving our trip after our offshore got canceled due to weather.

    Patrick G. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    WE ad a wonderful time.

    Michael M. with Blake S. of Dickinson, 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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day out on the water with Michael. In less than ideal water and wind conditions he worked hard to put us on fish and we ended up with a nice catch of trout, redfish and flounder (and caught quite few more fish below the limit). They were really accommodating when it came to changing dates due to weather and the location for easy pick up... I will use them again for sure.

    Simon S. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience! Captain Vince was very knowledgeable and helpful the whole trip. Highly recommend and will definitely rebook with him!! A trip to remember.

    Manuel R. with Vincent G. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Blake was an awesome guide. He was very relaxed and and helped us newbies every step of the way. Thanks for a wonderful fishing experience.

    Alma S. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Vincent was awesome and we had a great time. The weather and wind didn't play in our favor, but Vincent was able to put us in the right spots to catch fish. He is a hell of a good guy and a pleasure to fish with. I will be contacting him again for our next trip.

    Brian E. with Vincent G. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The trip with Blake was excellent. Blake was easy going and knowledgeable about where the fish were at. Overall it was a great trip! We highly recommend Blake in the future!

    Chris C. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

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