Salty Rods Charters

46 reviews
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Ready for your next big fishing trip!? Salty Rods Charters is the charter for you! This family owned business has been recently founded but it’s operated by an experienced guide. Captain John has been fishing in the area for over 15 years. Besides teaching you how to fish, he can also teach you a lot about the local landmarks, history, and area’s fun facts.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 26’ Century boat that accommodates up to 6 guests, including kids of all ages. There’s safety and navigational equipment on the boat at all times, and she also features a live bait tank. On some trips, you’ll be joined by the first mate as well, and he’ll make sure that your rod is always ready for a new fish to hook.

Your daily catch depends on the fishing grounds you visit. Take a trip through the bay and the jetties and you’ll go after Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Trout, and occasional Stingrays. There’s also a special Shark trip that focuses on, you guessed it - catching Sharks! This trip is also family friendly, and it’s a fun way to stop anyone’s fear of Sharks. Offshore trips will take you a few miles more away from the coats, where you can target Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, and more.

Capt. John fully covers your Penn rods and reels, artificial and live bait. He can also clean your catch for a small fee and you can take it straight to a nearby restaurant. Purchase your fishing license before the trip and prepare some snacks and drinks.

Whenever you feel like spending an exciting day in Galveston, give Salty Rods Charters a call!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Offshore State Waters Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Your catch on this trip depends on the season. Go after Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, Shark, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more. The captain will cover your fishing equipment, so you only need to purchase your license and bring some snacks and drinks. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hours Offshore State Waters Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Test yourself with cathing some bigger fish, such as Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, and more. It usually depends on the season, so the captain will let you know what you can expect here. Join even if you're not an avid angler. Anything can be learned on the spot! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Shark Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Start your day catching Sharks! You'll usually encounter Bonnethead and Blacktip Shark. Start this adventure and use it as a way to lose any fear you may have of Sharks. The captain will cover your fishing equipment, so you only need to bring some snacks and drinks. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Shark Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Let's go chase the Sharks! They might seem frightening in the movies you've seen but once you get face to face with them, you'll realize there's nothing to be afraid of. Even kids can join on this trip. The captain will cover your fishing equipment. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Target Bonnethead and Blacktip Shark on this short morning adventure! You can catch a few even if you've never fished before! The captain will show you everything you need to know and prepare your fishing equipment. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Ready to chase the Sharks?! Go after Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks close to the shore. It's less demanding than it sounds, but even more exciting! The captain will cover your fishing equipment. Bring your license, snacks, and drinks. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Shark Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Ready to chase the Sharks?! Go after Blacktip and Bonnethead Sharks close to the shore. It's less demanding than it sounds, but even more exciting! The captain will cover your fishing equipment. Bring your license, snacks, and drinks. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bay And Jetty Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this trip, you'll go after Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Stingrays, Sheepshead, and more. It's a great trip for families, as you won't go after very aggressive fish, so the kids can catch their first trophy as well! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bay And Jetty Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Spend an exciting afternoon going after Black Drum, Redfish, Trout, Stingrays, and occasional Shark! The best part of this trip is that everyone can join, regardless of your skill level. Your captain and the first mate will help with anything you need, you'll be fishing like a pro by the end of the day. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay and Jetty Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 5 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    There's a variety of inshore species you can catch on this trip, with some of them being Black Drum, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Stingray, and Sheepshead. Occasionally, you may encounter a Shark. Bring your snacks and drinks, and join your captain! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay and Jetty Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Depending on the season, you can catch Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Ray, and an occasional Shark on this trip. You get to keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you. Bring your kids and enjoy this trip as a family. The captain will cover your fishing equipment. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay and Jetty Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Depending on the season, you can catch Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Ray, and an occasional Shark on this trip. You get to keep the catch and the crew will clean it for you. Bring your kids and enjoy this trip as a family. The captain will cover your fishing equipment. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
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About the Charter Operator

Salty Rods Charters
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
46 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
We came to Galveston to live our dream! What is better than a day on the water fishing? Our family loves to catch anything that will put up a fight! Red Drum, Stingray, Black Drum, Sharks, Trout, and many more! Your guide knows a lot about local landmarks and history, so your trip will be a lot more than just catching fish!.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
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 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
PayPal

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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4.89
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Fishing with Salty Rods
4 hr trip with Captain Ricky and crewman Logan
4 hr trip with Captain Ricky and crewman Logan
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Angler Rating
41
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Sunny M.
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4 hr trip with Captain Ricky and crewman Logan

VERIFIED   NEW  September 13, 2020
We had the best time with the crew at Salty Rods! Everyone was so nice and helpful! This was my sons first fishing experience...
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Krysta S.
Greenville, Texas
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July fishing trip- 8 hours

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
Our trip was delayed for 3 hours because of heavy storms and lightening but Salty Rods were so gracious and willing to wait...
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Chase C.
Houston, TX
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July fishing trip.

VERIFIED   July 9, 2020
Captain Jay is the best Captains I’ve been out with. My wife, brother-in-law, daughter, nephew, and I went out and all...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 5, 2020
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