Pricing & Availability

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Black Drum, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout


Light Tackle, Artificial Lures, Drift Fishing

About Your Trip

If you’ve never been fishing in South Padre Island before, then you’re missing out! And if you’re looking for a knowledgeable charter captain to take you out, Captain Arturo Calderas is a great choice.

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About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay Boat

Boat Manufacturer: Majek

Boat length: 25ft

Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki

Engine HP: 300HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box

About Your Guide

Captain Arturo Calderas has been fishing for more than 2 decades now. In addition to being a charter captain, he's also been an avid tournament angler for the last 5 years and has had his share of awards to boot. For him, the best part of his job is when he fishes with people who haven't fished before, or when someone catches a fish they've never caught before. Seeing those expressions on people's faces is much better than catching the fish himself!


Jonathan P.

August 17, 2021

We had an amazing time on the water yesterday with Captain Arturo! I definitely recommend the full day trip because he keeps you on the fish, you won’t want it to stop! He put us on tons of reds & trout, we even caught a few big bait fish. Bring ...Read More

Miguel M.

July 30, 2021

Captain Arturo worked hard to get us on fish but unfortunately not much was caught, leading up to the trip he went out of his way to ask if we wanted to start the morning trolling for kings because of how calm it was. Not only that, my fiancé is ...Read More

Darryl H.

February 25, 2021

In late February my wife and I had booked a flats fishing trip off South Padre. But, the day before our charter, we were notified the scheduled captain had to cancel. We jumped on FishingBooker right away and noticed Captain Arturo was available for the next afternoon. That was the best ...Read More

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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.

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.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, bait, tackle, water, Gatorade

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Sunglasses and sunscreen

Required Items

Texas 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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Start Location

211 West Swordfish Street, South Padre Island, TX 78597, United States