Emilio’s Fishing Adventures

Fish with the captain who has over 30 years of fishing experience! Captain Emilio invites you to join him at Emilio’s Fishing Adventures. He’ll take you on an adventure around the Lower Laguna Madre, where you’ll explore the local flats and inshore waters. With many fish species available throughout the year, the action never stops on this boat.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 23’ Majek Illusion boat, powered by a 2022 Suzuki 200hp engine. This vessel is tournament rigged but also offers a comfortable ride. She features a live bait tank, a cooler, and a wireless trolling motor, and she’s also wheelchair accessible.

Inshore spots are mostly reserved for Tarpon, while the main targets on the flats are Snook and Redfish. These are not the only catch you can get and you can also count on Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, Kingfish, and Mangrove Snapper. All of this tasty fish is yours to keep after the trip and Capt. Emilio will clean it for you free of charge.

While your fishing equipment is fully covered, you’ll need to purchase your fishing license. There’s also bottled water on the boat but feel free to bring your drinks and snacks. You can bring your kids along, just get in touch to check if there are life vests in their size on the boat.

Come fishing with Emilio’s Fishing Adventures and spend an amazing day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 28 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    Target Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and many other inshore species. There's no need for a previous fishing experience and this can be a great introductory trip. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and clean your catch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Start your adventure early in the morning and explore local flats and inshore waters. The captain will cover your fishing equipment, bottled water, and fish cleaning. Target Snapper, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, and many more.
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About the Captain

Emilio Villarreal
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
64 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2020
Captain Emilio started sport fishing in 1990. and has traveled and tournament fished in many parts of the world. Some of them include the Bisbee’s black and blue 2nd place 2008, Los Cabo’s, The Hemingway Billfish Classic 1996 1st place Keywest FL, The El CID billfish Classic 1st place 2000 Matzalan, and a number of local tournaments out of South Padre Island Texas both in the flats for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, as well as the local offshore tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted species

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat specs

Majek illusion (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Tarpon
Flats Fishing
Reds trout snook

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
mullet, shrimp or Crocker
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottle Water

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
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (36)
Great Day on the Water
Great Day on the Water
Great family memories
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Angler Rating
58
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
81%
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David M.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Day on the Water

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on September 14, 2022
Had an excellent fishing trip with Captain Emilio.  We started catching fish the moment we started to fish, and the bite lasted...
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Teresa P.
Port Isabel, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Emilio

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 23, 2022
We caught a few fish too small to keep, so we had no fish to take with us.  But, it was not for lack of effort of Emilio! ...
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George M.
Murrieta, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Specalled Trout in the Bay

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 2, 2022
Capt Emilio was so patient and helpful. My cousin and his sone had never been fishing before and Capt Emilio paid special attention...
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Joseph R.
Seguin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. Emilio

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 29, 2022
Capt. Emilio was awesome.  His knowledge of the island and fishing areas was phenomenal.  My youngest who is 8yrs old has...
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Trey S.
Georgetown, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Emilio

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 29, 2022
Emilio was great, especially when it comes to showing younger anglers how to fish!  The fish didn’t cooperate like we hoped...
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FAQs about Emilio’s Fishing Adventures

Emilio’s Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Emilio’s Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well mullet, shrimp or Crocker
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Emilio’s Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottle Water)

Emilio’s Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Tarpon)
  • Flats Fishing (Reds trout snook)

Emilio’s Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Emilio’s Fishing Adventures include:
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon