Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana

Join Bill Busters Sportfishing Charters for a memorable time in the Gulf of Mexico! With a long history of fishing these waters, you can be sure that your time will be put to good use, and your fishing will be productive. All the captains are very passionate anglers, and they love making their customers happy.

Captain Blake has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico for ten years. He specializes in blue water fishing for all species, depending on trip length, depth of the water, and season. First Mate Dan helps anglers of all skill levels get big fish on the boat!

As soon as you step onto the 35’ Bertram offshore sportfishing boat, you’ll notice that it’s very comfortable. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers fishing at the same time, and there’s a private toilet on board, so you can have a long day on the water without sacrificing comfort.

You’ll head offshore to the deep waters of the gulf and use different techniques depending on the fish you’d like to reel in. You’ll be using a variety of top-notch equipment and, if possible, live bait will be provided before the trip. You’ll need a fishing license, which you can buy at the docks.

There are many species you can target in this area, including Tuna, Wahoo, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, and Shark. A cleaning service for your fish is available at the docks, for a fee. The Harbor Lights Restaurant, located in the dock area, is one of the many local restaurants that can prepare your catch for a delicious meal.

We support the tradition of giving children the experience of fishing with their parents. Children 5 and older are welcome to board as one of the paying anglers. A cooler with ice is provided for your catch as well as fishing tackle and life jackets. You are welcome to bring food and drinks in your own ice chest as refreshments along with sunscreen and non-skid shoes.

All you need to do now is book Bill Busters Sportfishing Charters and get on board your newest fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Fall Red Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 5
    $1,500
    October 15th through November 5th we are able to fish Federal Waters for Red Snapper during the Federal Red Snapper Season. Always exciting times reeling in those beautiful fish, not to mention the delicious meals they provide! Hop aboard with us for a morning or afternoon trip to fish for Red Snapper!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Fall Red Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Nov 5
    $1,500
    October 15th through November 5th we are able to fish Federal Waters for Red Snapper during the Federal Red Snapper Season. Always exciting times reeling in those beautiful fish, not to mention the delicious meals they provide! Hop aboard with us for a morning or afternoon trip to fish for Red Snapper!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Red Snapper Season (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    June 1st through August 1st we are able to fish Federal Waters for Red Snapper during the Federal Red Snapper Season. Always exciting times reeling in those beautiful fish, not to mention the delicious meals they provide! Hop aboard with us for a morning or afternoon trip to fish for Red Snapper!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Red Snapper Season (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    June 1st through August 1st we are able to fish Federal Waters for Red Snapper during the Federal Red Snapper Season. Always exciting times reeling in those beautiful fish, not to mention the delicious meals they provide! Hop aboard with us for a morning or afternoon trip to fish for Red Snapper!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    Spend a day in the Gulf of Mexico and have an offshore fishing adventure. These are very productive grounds, so you'll target a variety of species like Red Snapper, King Mackarel, Tuna, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The equipment will be provided for you, just make sure to dress appropriately and bring some sun protection.
  • Private trip
    10-Hour Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,300
    Get out on the water in the early morning and spend 12 hours fishing the productive grounds of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll target different species, and try to reel in some of the most prized fish of the area, including Tuna, Wahoo, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, and Shark. The captain will provide you with all the fishing gear, just make sure to bring some sunscreen.
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About the Charter Operator

Bill Busters Sportfishing Private Offshore Charters
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2019
Bill Busters Sportfishing is passionate about creating memories for our customers. Having grown up around boats and sharing a love of the water, we have been fishing the Gulf of Mexico with our families since we were small children. So many memories have been created in our lifetime with the camaraderie of family and friends while on fishing excursions. Bill Busters Sportfishing embraces those early memories of saltwater fishing that are still so vividly etched into our hearts. It is our desire to provide the same experience for you, your family and friends; and give you an opportunity to create the same type of memories that we still hold so dear. Bill Busters Sportfishing Captains and Mates enjoy catching! Our crew belong to a Maritime Consortium. We are federally permitted boats, and follow the federal pelagic and reef species guidelines. We target a variety of species of fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
87%
Catch intended fish
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Kim I.
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8-hour trip with Captain Zachary

VERIFIED   8 Hour Charter on August 11, 2021
My husband, son, and I went out with Captain Zachary and Pedro.  Zachary worked hard to get us on fish and make sure we had...
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8hr trip with Captain Blake on the Manana

VERIFIED   8 Hour Charter on June 23, 2021
Captain Blake and First mate Chelsea worked their tails off to make a lost day into a 5 star day we was one of the only boats...
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Great day with Captain Blake and Chelsea

VERIFIED   8 Hour Charter on June 14, 2021
Family had a wonderful time with capt. Blake and Chelsea on the water today and we could not of asked for a better trip. They...
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Amite, Louisiana
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   12 Hour Charter on September 18, 2021
Captain Blake and deck hand Chelsea were wonderful. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Captain Blake put on the fish we were wanting...
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Morgan Mill, TX
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8hr trip with Captaim Zachari ammd first mate Justin

VERIFIED   8 Hour Charter on August 2, 2021
we had so much fun and the guys were great. will definitely use them again
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FAQs about Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana

Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Fall Red Snapper (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Fall Red Snapper (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Red Snapper Season (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Red Snapper Season (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Charter (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 10-Hour Charter (10 hours)
  • $2,300 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 12 Hour Charter (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private toilet on board.)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well (Depending on the season/targeted fish)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Optional, depending on the season/targeted fish)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (15-20% tip is appreciated.)

Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bill Buster Sportfishing – Mañana include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo