Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the fish! If you have any doubts about it, let Circle H Outfitters take you out and show you to the best fishing spots in the Galveston Bay. Captain Scott Hickman and his crew have spent decades exploring the local waters and whatever you want to catch, they can make it happen.

You can hook a variety of favorites like Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead in the nearshore waters and fill your cooler. If you prefer deep sea fishing expedition, think Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Tuna, Barracuda, and much more. There’s something for everyone in these waters, so whether you’re a novice or a pro angler, this abundant fishery won’t leave you indifferent.

To start your fishing trip, you’ll come aboard a 48’ express cruiser, fitted with twin 480 HP Cummins engines, and enough room to sit up to 6 people. You’ll have plenty of space to fight your catch and lounge in the sun until you hear the reel scream.

There’s a private toilet on the boat, along with an air-conditioned salon, beds, and a kitchen, so you will fish and spend time in full comfort. Rods, reels, and tackle will be prepared, as well as lures and live bait for you to use, and after the trip, the first mate will clean and fillet everything you caught. It’s customary to tip the first mate 10–15%.

Everything fishing-related will be provided, and it’s up to you to bring your fishing license, drinks, snacks, and lunch on longer trips. Don’t forget plenty of sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes.

You can come with your fishing friends or your family and Circle H Outfitters will do everything in their power to put you on the best bite and organize a memorable fishing trip for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay & Jetty (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Dec 15
    $875
    Stay in the Galveston Bay and its jetties, and go after inshore favorites like Speckled Trout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Stock up on drinks and snacks, and remember to have your fishing license with you. The cost of the fuel is included in the trip's price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Dec 15
    $875
    Stay in the Galveston Bay and its jetties, and go after inshore favorites like Speckled Trout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Stock up on drinks and snacks, and remember to have your fishing license with you. The cost of the fuel is included in the trip's price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Oct 31
    $1,600
    More time on the water grants you the chance to cover more fishing grounds, some of them further from shore. On this trip, you can expect anything from Red Snapper and Jack Crevalle to King Mackerel and Redfish. Bear in mind that the cost of the fuel isn't included in the trip's price, so there will be an additional charge for that. Take your fishing license with you, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 30
    $2,400
    Deep sea fishing expeditions are reserved for anglers that don't mind spending a whole day on the water and going after the monsters of the deep. Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and many more are on your to-catch list. For this trip, you will need to cover the cost of the fuel, and depending on how far offshore you go, you will need up to 200 gallons. You'll need a valid fishing license and a good supply of food and drinks.
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About the Captain

Scott Hickman
Galveston, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
85 Customer reviews
Response time 17 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Fountain (Express cruiser) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 480HP Cummins Turbo Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
48 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
A private bathroom
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
15-20% gratuity is cusotomary

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
On nearshore trips

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 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (8)
Fishing with Scott
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Angler Rating
9
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Allen W.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day fun fishing.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay & Jetty (AM) on October 31, 2021
Please understand we are new to offshore fishing but the crew made us feel at home.  Very roomy for three boys and their dads....
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Ron A.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM) on August 14, 2021
Ron A. recommends Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser
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Hunter W.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half-Day with Captain Zack

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay & Jetty (AM) on August 1, 2021
Awesome day!  We each had multiple hits and Captain Zack and whole crew were professional and fun.  Thank you all.
Hunter W. recommends Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser
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Michael L.
Katy, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM) on June 21, 2021
We had a Great day fishing. The crew is excellent and very accommodating. Highly recommend them.
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Vicki M.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay & Jetty (AM) on July 28, 2021
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FAQs about Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser

Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser offers the following trips to customers:
  • $875 per group - Half Day Trip – Bay & Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group - Half Day Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet A private bathroom
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuity is cusotomary)

Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tuna (Blackfin)