Nearshore Trips - 36' Contender

Only a $250 deposit to reserve

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Fishing Info

Technique

Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Species

Blacktip Shark, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper, Redfish, Tarpon, Tripletail

About Your Trip

Start your day off right with a 6 a.m. departure on this nearshore trip off the coast of Galveston. Enjoy a six hour excursion, cruising up to 20 miles off the coast to reefs and other structures for bottom fishing. Captain Scott will use his knowledge and experience to help you catch several different kinds of trophy-sized fish, including Tarpon, Kingfish, Tripletail and Snapper.

You and up to five others will be aboard his 36 foot, top of the line Contender equipped with in deck fish boxes for large catches and a deck big enough to comfortably fit any crowd of 6 people or under. In addition to providing the boat, Captain Scott will also provide all the gear, set up the rods for you, and clean the catch at the end of the day. This outing is meant for people with any skill level making it a great option for a family trip.

This trip is offered year round, so you should be able to find an outing that works for you.

About Your Guide

Captain Scott Hickman is the owner of Circle H Outfitters and Charters has been operating Galveston deep sea fishing charters full time for twenty years. Through those years, Hickman has learned how to catch giant fish and a lot of them. Whether you are looking to catch trophy sized red snapper deep in the Gulf of Mexico or trout right off the coast of Galveston, Captain Scott will be able to take you there aboard one of his two, top of the class vessels.

No matter what trip you decide to go on with Captain Scott you will have the choice between a 48' fully loaded Fountain Express Cruiser and a 36' Contender. The Cruiser is equipped with a full kitchen and two full bathrooms with showers and plenty of comfortable seating making it the perfect boat for a long day out at sea. The Contender is equipped with in deck fish boxes for your large catches and has plenty of deck space for you to wrestle them down.

Captain Scott will supply the bait and tackle, set up your rods, as well as clean and bag all the fish you catch, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the open sea.

Reviews

Miguel G.
·

September 6, 2019


Captian Scott has the science down. Very knowledgeable. We were hoping for snapper but he was able to explain they were about 50 miles out due to all the fresh water in the gulf. He put us on some nice fish and we all enjoyed this trip. PS his contender is top of the line!! See ya next time captain!

Eric N.
·

May 27, 2019


Captain scott and his helper tanner are great people and will definetly help u catch some great fish… over all an awesome experience!

Amenities

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Weather

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.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Bait Tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Soft white soled shoes Hat Sunglasses Sea sickness meds (if needed) NO hard liquor NO glass

Required Items

A valid fishing license.

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 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Details

Start Location

715 N Holiday Dr, Galveston, TX 77550, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM

Duration(s)

6 hours,