North Padre Nearshore Trip

Starting at $950 | 8 Hour | Nearshore, Offshore | 1 - 4 People
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About Your Trip

Join Captain Kevin for a full-day (~8hr) excursion fishing around the Corpus Christi area! Whether you are a pro or just beginning your fishing career, Capt. Kevin will put his 30+ years of experience to work teaching you what you need to know or collaborating with you over the course of the day to find trophy fish.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Bay Boat
Boat Manufacturer: Mamba
Boat Length: 24 ft
Year Built: 2022
Engine Manufacturer: Mercury
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 300 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor

About Your Guide  Certified Damn Good Guide

Captain Kevin grew up fishing the world-renowned waters of the Laguna Madre from the Land Cut to Baffin Bay, and up to Port Aransas.

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Start Location

Marker 37 Marina, South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Copano Bay, Laguna Madre

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Offshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You can play your own bluetooth music.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.


Barracuda, Black Drum, Cobia, Flounder, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper, Redfish, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Deep Dropping, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Surf Fishing, Trolling, Wading

Gear & Packing


All Tackle bait, rods and reels. Ice water and cokes all included

At an Additional Rate

Croaker fishing additional charge

Recommended Packing

Outdoor clothing, hat, sunscreen, and any snacks you might want.

Required Items

Texas fishing license and a good attitude!

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find out more about licenses here.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select duration and group size.

Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.


Rick M.


December 29, 2022



Had a Great time fishing with Captain Kevin!! It was late December with temperatures in the mid to upper 60’s Fishing this time of year can be spotty at best but Kevin knew where to find fish. We fished for 3-4 hours and caught almost 2 limits of Black Drum ...Read More

Jeremy T.


December 30, 2022



Captain Kevin was fantastic! He put us on the fish right away and even played music while in route to our first stop and return trip to the Marina. He was on time, friendly, and knowledgeable of his profession. He took care of cleaning our catch and ...Read More

Stacy B.


October 22, 2022



The fish did not cooperate as well as we would have liked but it was not from a lack of trying on Captain Kevin’s part. He worked diligently to put us on the fish and we could see them, on scanner and in the water, but they simply were ...Read More

Roger F.


October 10, 2022



Fish did not cooperate and Kevin worked very hard to put us on some fish. We will book with Kevin again for 7 hour trip. He has a great boat a good personality and his wife owns a great pizza restaurant on the island. I don’t think ...Read More

Dylan S.


February 19, 2022



It was a tough day of fishing (cold and windy), but Captain Kevin did everything he could to ensure we caught some fish. He was very knowledgeable of the area, the different fish, and the times they were biting best. We were a larger group of beginners with ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

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