Lancaster Sportfishing

Lancaster Sportfishing is a family-owned business that specializes in offshore excursions on the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Jay knows a thing or two about turning rookies into avid anglers and has been doing so for over 4 decades. He loves the feeling of putting his customers in the right place at the right time and helping them hook their first big catch ever.

Capt. Jay’s fishing trips make for a fun and exciting day of fishing for families and friends. Capt. Jay strives to find as many fish and as much variety as possible. Targeted species throughout the summer and fall months are King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Cobia and Shark.

You’ll be fishing from a 42’ Bertram offshore sportfisher that is both comfortable and spacious. You can enjoy a relaxing day of fishing from the aft deck, take in the beautiful view from the top of the flybridge, or head inside to cool off in the air-conditioned cabin.

You’ll reach speeds of up to 21 knots as you cruise to some of the captain’s favorite offshore fishing grounds. This vessel is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines, comes with top-notch navigational systems for locating fish and a fully enclosed toilet inside.

Just be sure to purchase your fishing license at the dock before your trip and arrive 15 minutes early. There’s also a place you can have your fish cleaned and filleted for an additional cost, as well as plenty of hook-and-cook restaurants that will prepare and serve your catch for you!

Get the full Texas experience and book your next deep sea adventure with Lancaster Sportfishing, and get ready for a productive day of offshore fishing with Capt. Jay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,400
    up to 6 persons
    Extended offshore trips are 10 hours dock to dock and include bait, ice, and tackle. Targeted species are King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna and a variety of Shark. You will have a chance to target Red Snapper as well, during the federal season.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $1,950
    up to 6 persons
    Full day offshore trips are 8 hours dock to dock and include bait, ice, and tackle. Targeted species on 8 hour offshore trips are King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi mahi, Jack Crevalle and a variety of Shark. You will have a chance to target Red Snapper as well, during the federal season.
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About the Captain

Jay Lancaster
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
22 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
I started as a deck hand on my dad’s charter boat in the late 60’s and I’ve been a licensed captain and guide for over 43 years. Fishing is my livelihood as well as my hobby so it never gets old. I learned how to fish offshore working for my dad and from other old time successful fishing guides.

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Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Convertible) originally built in 1978, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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Customer Reviews

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4.99
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Barry F.
San Marcos, TX
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Fishing with Jay

VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
Captain made a good decision to delay departure a little due to weather in the channel and then made sure that we got the full...
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James M.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Colton M.
Houston, TX
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 18, 2019
What a great time! Great Captian and his son! I will be back next year! If you are looking to catch some good size fish this...
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Adam P.
Houston, Texas
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Full Day Offshore Trip

August 24, 2019
Overall, this was one of the best off shore trips!  Captain Jay and his son John are very skilled in their trade. ...
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Sheila J.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Fishing trip with brother and friends

August 5, 2019
Lancaster Sportfishing provided all tackle and bait needed for the trip which made the experience even more positive as those...
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