Galveston on the Fly (Half or Full Day)

Starting at $450

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Fly Fishing

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Embark on a fly fishing adventure with Captain Richard Gardner through Galveston’s huge expanse of sand, grass, and mudflats that provide plenty of opportunities to cast away at your favorite gulf coast inshore species! Captain Richard specifically targets redfish but you could reel in some drum, sheepshead, jack crevalle, and speckled trout.

Captain Richard’s offers 5 hour (a half-day) and 8 hour (a full-day) trips depending on how much you want to fish. His skiff is a great host for you and one other person. You must have a Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a Saltwater Stamp.

Capt. Richard will provide 8,9, and 10 weight rods, but you can also bring your own. He will also provide light snacks.

About Your Boat

Boat type: Skiff

Boat Manufacturer: Sabine

About Your Guide

Captain Richard Gardner of Galveston on the Fly's passion for the water started as a young child running the brackish waters of the San Bernard River and Intercoastal waterways along the upper and middle Texas Coast. Eventually, Captain Richard found himself as a teenager wading coves and shorelines of the Galveston Bay Complex with his closest friends who shared the same passion.

Years later, moving away from conventional angling, Captain Richard picked up a fly rod and immediately fell in love.

Ever since, his true passion has remained sight casting at tailing or backing Redfish in the surrounding marsh and sand flats of our beloved Upper Texas Coast. The Galveston Bay system provides ample opportunity for sight casting and stalking your favorite gamefish with a fly rod in hand.

Captain Richard has been fortunate enough to fish with guides in many different countries in the South Pacific, Caribbean and Central America that have fueled his passion for fly fishing, and Captain Richard strives to share that passion and knowledge with you while we traverse the local waters in search of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead and Jack Crevalle.

As a guide, Captain Richard's goal is to make memories that will last you a lifetime and make your day on the water an enjoyable one. He prides himself on being patient, respectful and most importantly, competent.

Captain Richard operates a Sabine Technical Poling skiff that is specifically tailored for the Galveston Marsh. It was manufactured by fishermen for fishermen. His equipment is top-notch and in great working order. There should be no worries or concerns once you step onto the skiff with Galveston on the Fly.

Lastly, Captain Richard is a fly fishing only guide with a conservation mindset. He practices C.P.R.(Catch, Photo, Release) tactics to ensure these fish and nurseries are here for the next generation of anglers and guides!



April 4, 2021


Verified Review

Richard was an awesome guide - he had us on redfish the entire time despite it being overcast and windy. He’s also incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. He thoughtfully answered all of our questions and offered clear casting instruction throughout the day. Will definitely be back to fish with him in the summer.

Clay S.

May 22, 2019

Spent a day on the water with Richard and he put me on my first Redfish with a fly rod! Great experience, great rig, great guide......highly recommend!

Allen V.

January 10, 2020

half a day of fishing, i caught more fish than I caught more fish than I did in my life. Knowledgeable and fun. Great guide.



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


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

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

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


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


You will be responsible for your own gear.

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeved performance shirt

Required Items

Texas saltwater 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

Yes, cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

710 Brummerhop St, Seabrook, TX 77586, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 07:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM


5 hours, 8 hours,