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
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,395
    price breakdown
    $1,395
    On this full day trip, you will head out to the real offshore waters. It lasts 10-12 hrs and you will be heading up to 80 miles out. You can catch Kingfish, Ling, Snapper, 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 white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore (30 mls)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    This eight hour private trip will take you 30 miles off the shoreline. There, you will be fishing up and down the nearshore waters of Galveston. You can catch Kingfish, Sharks, Snapper, Ling, Mahi Mahi, and Tripletail. 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 white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    On this six hour private trip, you will be going up to 20 miles off the coast., fishing up and down the nearshore waters of Galveston. You can catch Tarpon, Kingfish, Sharks, Snapper, Ling, Mahi Mahi, and Tripletail. 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 white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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.
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About the Captain

Scott Hickman
Galveston, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
50 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
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) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

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 dates 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Half day Bay trip with capt Ricky!
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
78%
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James W.
Oak Point, TX
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Half day Bay trip with capt Ricky!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles) on October 18, 2020
Ricky and Eddie were great, especially for my 15 year old on his birthday. These guys are great and they’ll get you on the...
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Zachery B.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles) on June 27, 2020
Captain was very knowledgeable of the area and was able to keep us on fish. Deckhand was a lot of help and worked hard to keep...
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Twayne H.
Houston, Texas
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3/4 Day with Captain Rickie and Mate Tristian

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles) on July 13, 2020
Great day of fishing with Circle H Outfitters out of Galveston. Started the morning catching 60+ Sand Trout (12-14” long)...
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Brian L.
Galveston, Texas
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Awesome company and crew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles) on June 26, 2020
we had an amazing time.. the Captain worked hard along with his crew to keep us on the fish and to make the best of bad weather...
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Christopher L.
Flower Mound, TX
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Great Half day trip out with Capt. Ricky and Fm Tristian!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore AM on July 1, 2020
Had a great time out on the beautiful Boat!  Captain and First mate were great.  Got us on the fish in no time.  Highly...
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