Captain Ruben Garcia of Reel Off Charters invites you to spend a memorable day with him fishing bountiful Texas waters. He has been fishing the Laguna Madre, stretching from South Padre Island, across Arroyo City to Port Mansfield, since he was five years old. As well as this, he has been guiding for over 25 years.

His boat is a 26.5 ft.Shallow Master Pro bay boat that runs smooth and dry with a 300HP TRP engine. The vessel is 8’ wide providing up to 6 customers with a lot of space for casting. It comes equipped with a fish finder, safety gear, live bait tank, and an ice-box.

Captain Ruben specializes in live bait fishing using mullet, croaker, and shrimp. He also uses lures. He’ll take you exploring rich inshore, nearshore, and flats areas in pursuit of a variety of species. Depending on the bite, your main targets will be Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, and many others.

Everything you’ll need for a productive day on the water is provided by the charter, including all bait, tackle, and fish cleaning and bagging. The only thing you need is your drinks – the captain will provide an ice chest and ice for you. A fishing license is required for the day so make sure to buy it before the trip.

Book a trip with Reel Off Charters for a memorable time with your family, friends, or coworkers. Get out on the water and do some fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $475
    This 5-hour trip is reserved for chasing after Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and many others. You'll be at the best fishing spots in no more than 10 minutes. Both lures and live bite will be on the boat at your disposal.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $475
    Fishing for 5 hours, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $650
    This exciting 7-hour trip will take you fishing for Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Whiting, Shark, and so much more. You'll be using live bait and lures and it will only take you about 10 minutes to reach the best fisheries.

FAQs about Reel Off Charters

Reel Off Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $575 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Off Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Off Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Reel Off Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reel Off Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Off Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Whiting

Meet the Captain

Ruben Garcia
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
71 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2018
Captain Ruben Garcia has been fishing since he was 5 years old and loves being on the water. He has been fishing for over of a quarter of a decade and comes from a family of fisherman. The captain is very familiar with the area surrounding Port Isabel around 60 miles. He's quite proud of his boat – it's one of the biggest bay fishing boats in the area. It has powerful engines so he can go to various places quicker and spend less time traveling to the location. All aboard!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Shallow Master Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki 300HP TRP engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No minimum age, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (59)
Great Captain
Excellent experience!!
Successful Outing
+56
Angler rating
66
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
84%
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Anthony D.
Excellent
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Fishing with Ruben

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 28, 2023
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Amy W.
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Captain Garcia is a great boat captain!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 29, 2023
Our completely bay-fishing-first-timer family of four is so lucky to have chartered with Captain Ruben! He is so patient, professional,...
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Ani S.
Excellent
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Excellent experience!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on March 12, 2024
6 of us went out, 4 adults and 2 kids. We had an outstanding time. The Captain was very patient and assisted us throughout...
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Amy W.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 26, 2023
We really enjoyed our trip with Capt. Reuben. We booked a family trip and had three young kids fishing. Capt Reuben was patient...
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Greg S.
Port Isabel, Texas
Excellent
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Half day with Captain Rueban Garcia

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 25, 2023
Have chartered Rueban many times, on our family vacations to South Padre.  While we are not experienced anglers, Rueban is...
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