STSL Adventures – Bluewater J.A.M.

STSL Adventures was created by a group of life-long fishermen and women who are seriously passionate about the ocean! This offshore fishing charter service is based in Freeport, TX. Captain Jeffrey Naylor always strives for an amazing day on the water. When you step off his boat at the end of the day, he wants you to feel like a part of his fishing family. The captain and his crew work hard to ensure you’ll have fantastic fishing tales to share years from now.

You will be fishing aboard a 30’ Contender center console, named “Bluewater JAM.” This vessel was built to move quickly, fish hard, and keep you dry! She was restored in 2016 with twin Yamaha 250 HP engines and Garmin electronics. The boat is equipped with bean bags and a padded ice chest to sit on, a T-top to keep you in the shade, and a toilet. For your safety, the boat is equipped with USCG-approved life jackets, a life raft, a satellite phone, EPIRB, and VHF radio.

Your trip price covers tackle, bait, water, and ice. Fuel cost is covered on all trips, except for the overnight trip. Just bring your food and drinks, sunscreen, towel, sunglasses, hat, and shoes with non-marking soles. Kids of all ages are welcome on the boat, but you need to discuss with the captain in advance if you need a special-sized life vest. Anyone 17 or older needs to purchase a fishing license from Texas Parks & Wildlife.

This area offers a plethora of species to target. Depending on the season and sea conditions you can expect to target Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Ling (Cobia), and Sharks on an offshore trip. The deepwater trips will take you on the hunt for Tuna, Amberjack, Wahoo, Grouper, and Tilefish. An overnight trip is reserved for those who take sportfishing seriously and want to target a whole host of species.

STSL Adventures has a clear goal –  to put fish in the box and a smile on your face. Come join them for a trip you’ll remember for a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip – Deepwater (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 5 persons
    This trip is reserved for 4 guests maximum. You'll head out up to 100 nautical miles from the shore. Your main targets for the day will be Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Amberjack, Tuna, Mako Sharks, and more. Note that this trip does not include fuel cost! The additional cost will be based on the current price of fuel at the marina on the day of the trip. Your fishing gear is included, but make sure you bring a license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deepwater
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 5 persons
    Your main targets for the day will be Wahoo, Amberjack, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Mako Sharks, and many more. You'll go out up to 100 nautical miles off the coast. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license and bring your snacks and drinks for the day. Your fishing gear will be provided by your captain.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 5 persons
    Targeted fish include Kingfish, Red Snapper, Ling, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Grouper, and more. You'll go up to 50 nautical miles off the coast. Make sure to purchase your fishing license in advance and prepare your snacks and drinks for the day. Fishing gear is included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 5 persons
    On this trip, you'll travel 9 nautical miles out onto the water, which means you'll stay closer to the shoreline and target Bull Redfish, Shark, and Trout. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and water on the boat. You need to purchase your fishing license and bring snacks and drinks.

About the Charter Operator

SouthTexas Salt Life Adventures
Freeport, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2019
Captain Jeff Naylor has been running fishing boats since before he could legally drive a car! He grew up with a passion for all things outdoors and has funneled that passion into creating SouthTexas Salt Life Adventures. Capt. Jeff has spent many years on charter boats deck handing and learning the ropes. Tired of paying for charters where he still didn't get to catch the type of fish he wanted, he founded STSL Adventures in 2017. Capt. Jeff is happiest when he is helping others catch fish. In 2018, Capt. Jeff partnered with Captain Ryan Psencik, another life-long experienced angler, to purchase the second boat of the fleet, the 36' Contender.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Common Ling
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Scamp)
Grouper (Snowy)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 250HP Yahama engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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8hr trip with captain Jeff
8hr trip with captain Jeff
12 hour deepwater trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Matt S.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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12 hour deepwater trip

VERIFIED   August 11, 2019
Caught a ton of fish and had a blast. Put us on a ton of Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Amberjack. Captain and crew were extremely...
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League City, Texas
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VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Had an incredible trip with Captain Jeff. Water started off a little choppy, but he got us through it. Captain Jeff knew where...
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Baron N.
La Porte, TX
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VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
Jeff put us on the fish all day and we had a blast even catching bait! Good crew and great vessel. Will definitely fish with...
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Maurice M.
Magnolia, Texas
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
Great trip looking forward to going again
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David G.
Cypress, TX
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VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
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