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Nearshore Trips

88% (8) 1 - 6 People 6 Hours From $850

Pricing Matrix

6 Hours
6 People
$1,050.00
5 People
$950.00
4 People
$850.00
3 People
$850.00
2 People
$850.00
1 Person
$850.00
Pay $200 as a deposit today, with the balance due on the day of the trip.
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Climb aboard with Captain Mike and experience an action-packed day of fishing the beach fronts of Surfside Beach! Captain Mike has over 35 years of experience fishing the Texas coast and is known for reelin’ in some trophy-sized fish! On these 6-hour (half-day) and 8-hour (full-day) adventures, you can expect to target Redfish, Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more species of fish. For these trips, Captain Mike uses his 24’ Bay Boat which can accommodate 6...

About Your Trip

Climb aboard with Captain Mike and experience an action-packed day of fishing the beach fronts of Surfside Beach!

Captain Mike has over 35 years of experience fishing the Texas coast and is known for reelin’ in some trophy-sized fish! On these 6-hour (half-day) and 8-hour (full-day) adventures, you can expect to target Redfish, Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more species of fish.

For these trips, Captain Mike uses his 24’ Bay Boat which can accommodate 6
anglers and has enough space for you and your entire group to fish all at once.

Captain Mike will provide tackle and artificial bait. You can purchase live bait for an extra fee. All you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), and some good company!
Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Mike

Independent Guide 24 yrs of exp.
Captain Mike has over 35 years of Texas Saltwater fishing experience and over 27 years of charter fishing experience. Captain Mike offers bay, nearshore, and deep sea fishing charters across his fleet of 3 boats. Equally comfortable fishing with beginners and experts alike, Captain Mike looks forward to hosting your next trip out to sea!

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Mike

Captain Mike

Independent Guide 24 yrs of exp.
Captain Mike has over 35 years of Texas Saltwater fishing experience and over 27 years of charter fishing experience.

Captain Mike offers bay, nearshore, and deep sea fishing charters across his fleet of 3 boats. Equally comfortable fishing with beginners and experts alike, Captain Mike looks forward to hosting your next trip out to sea!
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Start Location

1011 Casko Rd, Freeport, TX 77541, USA

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Century
Boat Length
30'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Century
Boat Length
30'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
400
Number of Engines
2
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Boat Restroom

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

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Blacktip Shark
  • Bull Shark
  • Kingfish
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing

Everything Else to Know

camera, polarized sunglasses, sun protection. Rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fuel included.
You'll need to buy a fishing license before getting out there. Find out more about licenses here.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable (but if the weather is too bad to go out, you will still receive a credit back to your account).
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

4.5
based on 8 reviews

John

Verified Review

November 17

We had a great time with Cap Mike. We will be booking another trip with him again. He is a 10 out of 10. We highly recommend him to anyone

John

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November 17

We had a great time with Cap Mike. We will be booking another trip with him again. He is a 10 out of 10. We highly recommend him to anyone
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Larry

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August 20

Love Mike and Deisy, we had a great time fishing and lunch, we will be back….

Larry

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August 20

Love Mike and Deisy, we had a great time fishing and lunch, we will be back….
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Randall

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June 5

Captain Mike and deckhand Deisy were awesome! Very attentive and put us on the fish today! We will definitely be booking again! Thanks Capt. Mike!

Randall

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June 5

Captain Mike and deckhand Deisy were awesome! Very attentive and put us on the fish today! We will definitely be booking again! Thanks Capt. Mike!
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Brock

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July 1

Want to give a big, "Thanks!" to Jonathan at Captain Experiences for hooking me and my family up with Captain Mike and Daisy out of Surfside Beach, TX.
Captain Mike took us right where the fish were right off the bat on our first stop where we caught our limit of red snapper including a 32", 22 pounder! We were also able to "rescue" some king fish out of the water as well.
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Brock

Verified Review

July 1

Want to give a big, "Thanks!" to Jonathan at Captain Experiences for hooking me and my family up with Captain Mike and Daisy out of Surfside Beach, TX.
Captain Mike took us right where the fish were right off the bat on our first stop where we caught our limit of red snapper including a 32", 22 pounder! We were also able to "rescue" some king fish out of the water as well.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time deep sea fishing and look forward to our next outing.
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Justin

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June 28

Mike was great with our two kids. He was extremely patient and chill even during a situation where some equipment got damaged. We went to several different spots to find the fish, and he let everyone fish to their ability.

Justin

Verified Review

June 28

Mike was great with our two kids. He was extremely patient and chill even during a situation where some equipment got damaged. We went to several different spots to find the fish, and he let everyone fish to their ability.
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Roy

Verified Review

August 6

This was unconditionally the worst fishing trip I have EVER booked! To begin with Captain Mike contacted me 20 minutes before departure time to say it was light rain, he was still at home, would "go check the gulf soon". We were waiting at departure spot. Captain Mike showed up 2 hours late! We left Surfside about 10am after watching four other boats take off beginning at 7am. Trip was called "Up to 50 Miler"....

Roy

Verified Review

August 6

This was unconditionally the worst fishing trip I have EVER booked! To begin with Captain Mike contacted me 20 minutes before departure time to say it was light rain, he was still at home, would "go check the gulf soon". We were waiting at departure spot. Captain Mike showed up 2 hours late! We left Surfside about 10am after watching four other boats take off beginning at 7am. Trip was called "Up to 50 Miler". Captain Mike went out about 24-28 miles. He drove around in circles for about 2-3 hours. Then at 2pm he started heading back to Surfside after 2-1/2 to 3 hours of fishing. Then he stopped in the bay-we could see Surfside-and we fished for another 45 mins. When we arrived at Surfside he didn't want the QR Code "didn't know how to do that" he wanted $1650 paid directly to him. I tried to explain we had already paid a deposit and service fee. Finally, after going around with him about a direct payment to him and "not using a QR code" he saw I wasn't going to budge - we were using the QR Code as the instructions from Captain Experiences told us too! Then he proceeded to tell me "I had to pay his wife" for all her work - that's separate, she gets cash." I guess she was what he called a "deck hand" because there wasn't anyone else but the captain. I gave her a decent tip and she was all smiles! As for Captain Mike - I will NEVER book another trip with him. He is either really scared of a little rain - or he is just plain lazy! This was my son-in-law's first offshore trip and should have been 8 hours but was more like 5 hours! My son-in-law only caught two fish - both snappers. Other boat captains offered to take my party of 4 for $1500 and were pulling out one after another while we sat there waiting for our Captain Mike to show up (in hindsight, we should have took the loss and gone on one of the other boats). Captain Mike finally showed up at 9:30-9:40 am... We left Surfside close to 10am… NEVER AGAIN!
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Response from Captain Experiences:
Hey Roy - Thanks for this helpful feedback. We are actively working with our guides to make sure that they have a comprehensive understanding of Captain Experience's QR payment process. The goal is to make it seamless for both you and the guide, and I'm sorry that this was not the case. It also seems like the Captain was not clear that he was bringing a deckhand along, which also caused some confusion. We've extended...

Response from Captain Experiences:

Hey Roy - Thanks for this helpful feedback. We are actively working with our guides to make sure that they have a comprehensive understanding of Captain Experience's QR payment process. The goal is to make it seamless for both you and the guide, and I'm sorry that this was not the case. It also seems like the Captain was not clear that he was bringing a deckhand along, which also caused some confusion. We've extended a discount on your next trip in hopes that you'll try again, so please don't hesitate to reach out!
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Michael

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September 21

The trip with Captain Mike was great, even though the water was muddy. He put on the fish. Thanks again Captain Mike.

Michael

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September 21

The trip with Captain Mike was great, even though the water was muddy. He put on the fish. Thanks again Captain Mike.
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Malissa

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August 1

The guys had an awesome time with Mike!

Malissa

Verified Review

August 1

The guys had an awesome time with Mike!
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First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 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 boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass 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 credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!