Circle H Outfitters specializes in offshore fishing trips out of Galveston, Texas. Here, you will find the local crew, rich waters, and plenty of fish. Out there, you can go after King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Wahoo, and Sharks. It’s a year round action! Circle H Outfitters will also take you around nearshore waters in search of Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, and Black Drum.

When you come onboard, the crew will help you fish for some nice specimens of local waters. Captain Scott, the charter owner, has been in the charter business for two decades. He has run numerous fishing trips around these waters, with a lot of catch. Browse through the photos to have a look at the action.

You will be fishing from a 36’ custom built center console. She is powered by Yamaha engines, and features an ice box, life jackets, GPS, a fishfinder, a porta potty, a freshwater shower, and enough shade for anglers coming along. Onboard, you will find the fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackle. The boat can take up to six people.

You can select from a variety of packages, depending on what you want to target and how far offshore you want to go. The fishing license is not included in the price of the trip and neither is the fuel. To give you an idea of how much the fuel may cost, have a look here:

- 20 mile trip - 100-125 gallons
- 30 mile trip - 125-150 gallons
- 50 plus miles - 180-200 gallons

The pricing can vary, but it now stands at $3.00 per gallon.

When coming onboard, you should bring snacks and drinks. Alcohol (beer and wine) is fine, but no glass is allowed onboard. You should pack sunblock though not in spray. You can also pack sunglasses, a cap, comfortable clothes and footwear, soft white soled shoes, and sea sickness medication if needed. Get ready for the action and hop onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Dec 15
    $700
    This trip is great for families. You will be fishing around bays or jetties. The Galveston Bay complex is teeming with Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, and Flounder. This is a private package. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Dec 15
    $700
    Great for families, this trip takes you fishing around bays or jetties. The Galveston Bay complex is teeming with Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, and Flounder. This is a private package. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $1,600
    On this six hour private trip, you will be go out 20 miles fishing up and down the beachfront of Galveston. Targeted fish are Tarpon, Kingfish, Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, and Tripletail. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable light colored soled shoes and seasickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15
    $1,800
    This 10 to 12 hour trip will take you over 80 miles offshore so you can fish the deeper waters for some of the most prized fish in the ocean. Targeted fish are Kingfish, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Tuna, and Wahoo. The fuel is NOT included. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable, light-colored soled shoes, and seasickness medications if needed.
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About the Captain

Scott Hickman
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
82 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since December 2014
Captain Scott Hickman has spent over 20 years specializing in the bay and offshore fishing for trophy-sized Kingfish, Ling (Cobia), Snapper, Amberjack, and Mahi Mahi in the Texas Gulf coast/Galveston Bay area. He also offers Shark and Tarpon fishing trips, as well as bay fishing trips for Trout and Redfish in the Galveston Bay.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (64)
Good day out
October fishing trip
October fishing trip
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Angler Rating
55
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5
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Darin E.
Katy, TX
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day afternoon

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore PM on June 18, 2022
I booked this trip with Scott,  and was disappointed that Scott was not our captian…what is the point of “meeting your...
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Jesus L.
Clodine, TX
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore AM on June 5, 2022
I have zero complaints however Ido want to mention that we Mexicans love to drink and fish but with a female crew member we...
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Brenton C.
Spring, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good day out

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore PM on May 18, 2022
We all had a great time on the water and definitely will book again in the future.
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Aaron G.
Owatonna, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore PM on August 9, 2021
We wanted to go out and catch some big fish. They put us on sharks right away. First fish was hooked up with in 15 minutes....
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Robbie P.
Leesville, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain Scott

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles) on July 3, 2021
Started slow , ended with a bang. Big bull reds And severs Gaftop.
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FAQs about Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share

Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore AM (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore PM (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (porta potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuity )

Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tuna (Blackfin)