TopCat

When you think it’s time to shake up the everyday life and do something exciting and enjoyable, take a trip with TopCat! Based in Galveston, they run fishing trips year round and make the most of each opportunity to land a trophy fish. This isn’t your regular bay charter – TopCat is here to take you far offshore for a big game fishing adventure!

You’ll be fishing from a 30’ Hydrocat boat, powered by twin 350 HP Suzuki engines. These engines and the boat’s overall design, enable a smooth, stable, and a fast ride. To find your catch easily, the captain will use top notch navigational electronics, and to actually catch it, he’ll provide you with Shimano and Penn rods and reels.

Whether you’re on the boat for the first time and only want an intro tour, or you’re here for full 12 hours of reels screaming, there’s a trip for you. Choose how long you want to be out and what you want to catch. You can target Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda, Amberjack, Kingfish, Wahoo, and more. Let the captain know if you’ve already got your mind set on a certain fish, and he’ll suggest what’s the best arrangement to catch it.

Captain Tyrone will cover your fishing equipment, bait, and clean your catch after the trip. You’ll need to purchase your Texas fishing license and prepare some snacks and drinks for the day. The kids need to be at least 10 years old to join.

Join TopCat for a day and explore the waters beyond Galveston Bay. The adventure begins here, you just need to say when!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $4,800
    price breakdown
    $4,800
    You'll head out 20-60 miles for this trip. Use this chance to catch a wide variety of species depending on the time of year. Potential species include Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Sharks, King Mackerel, Cobia, and many more. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,900
    price breakdown
    $1,900
    There's a variety of species you can target here, but some of them depend on the season. Potential species include Sharks, King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and many more. You'll go up to 60 miles offshore in search of your trophy, so buckle up! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    price breakdown
    $1,700
    8 hours on the boat is more than enough to reach deep waters, where big game fish are. You'll go up to 40 miles off the coast. Potential species include Sharks, King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and many more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.

About the Captain

Tyrone Jackson
Galveston, Texas, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since October 2019
Captain Tyrone Jackson is a Galveston local who has over 3 decades of fishing experience under his belt. For years, he took his family and friends fishing, and after a while, he decided to do what he loves for a living. Capt. Tyrone enjoys meeting new people, showing them his favorite fishing tricks, and sharing his passion for fishing with everyone.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hydrocat (Performance fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 350HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of 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

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
4.50
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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10 hour off shore trip
10 hour off shore trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Erik B.
United States
 5.00
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10 hour off shore trip

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
Great trip fun trip great pilot smooth ride on 3ft swells
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Lorenzo S.
Houston, TX
 4.00
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Good times

VERIFIED   July 18, 2020
Our group of friends all enjoyed ourselves and we will be’ Booking Top Cat again. If you k ow how to clean fish...
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