When you want to be a part of the amazing Texas inshore fishing scene, take a trip with Shallow Water Safaris! Captain Alan has been a guide for over 30 years and gained a lifelong experience around the waters of Rockport, Port O’Connor, and Port Aransas. With him by your side you’ll easily get in the fishing mode (if not already) and seize the day to the fullest.

You’ll be fishing on a 17’ Maverick boat that is powered by a 90 HP Yamaha engine. Providing a stable and cozy ride, this boat is also equipped with the latest navigational electronics and a cooler. With a capacity for only two guests, you’ll have the captain’s almost undivided attention. The advantage of having small groups on the boat means that it will be easier to meet every angler’s needs and customize the trip.

The Big Three of the Texas inshore scene are Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum, but it doesn’t end there. You can also go after Sheepshead, Snook, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle. You’ll either go after them with light tackle with artificial bait, or use the advanced technique of fly fishing. Either way, the captain will cover your equipment and let you keep the catch.

All equipment and catch cleaning are included in the price. You’ll need to purchase a fishing license before the trip. Feel free to bring any type of snacks and drinks you might need and don’t forget sunscreen.

Shallow Water Safaris is waiting to take you for an amazing inshore adventure. You just need to say when.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This 8-hour adventure will give you more flexibility in terms of switching your fishing spots and targeted species. Some of the fish you can catch are Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Tarpon, Snook, and more. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Spend this short adventure exploring the local inshore spots. Target Redfish, Black Drum, and Trout. There's no need to be an experienced angler, you can learn everything with Capt. Alan.
  • Private trip
    Half day twilight trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $450
    4 hour trip starting at 4:00 pm
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Artificials Only
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Spend this afternoon adventure exploring the local inshore spots. You'll fish using artificial bait and practice catch and release as you target Redfish, Black Drum, and Trout.
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About the Captain

Alan Fisher
Rockport, Texas, United States
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Member since June 2020
Captain Alan Fisher has been fishing the Rockport, Port Aransas and Port O’Connor waters for over 30 years. He specializes in fly fishing and light tackle with artificials. Whether your an experienced angler or a beginner Capt Alan can accommodate you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Bob N.
Tomball, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 5, 2021
Loved the conversation & experience, but the lack of shrimp as fresh bait led us to using artificial lures. We hit quite a...
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Full day with Capt Alan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 15, 2021
We had a great time catching several different species of fish throughout the day. We did better than most involved in the...
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Fishing with Alan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Artificials Only on June 10, 2021
Good overall experience, Allen is a knowledgeable and friendly guy. We caught a variety of fish and we will go with him again
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Abilene, TX
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Tough weather but good experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 20, 2021
High winds kept us from being able to fly fish, but nothing you can do about that. Captain Alan is friendly and knowledgeable,...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 18, 2021
Although the fish were not cooperating as much as we wanted them to, we had a good time fishing with Alan. Very knowledgeable...
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FAQs about Shallow Water Safaris

Shallow Water Safaris offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Artificials Only (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half day twilight trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Shallow Water Safaris, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shallow Water Safaris include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait on trout trips only)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Shallow Water Safaris offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Shallow Water Safaris offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shallow Water Safaris include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon