Come spend the day aboard with Chachi Charter! Its nearshore and offshore fishing trips are a great way to enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Emilio Solis will meet you in South Padre Island, Texas, take you to its productive fishing grounds, and help you have a wonderful fishing experience in this beautiful environment. Whether you’re looking for serious angling action or family fun, join in and start your fishing adventure!

You’ll start your trip on a restored 35’ Bertram offshore sport fishing boat that can sit up to 6 anglers. Its powerful twin Caterpillar 450 HP engines and modern navigation technology guarantee you a safe and quick trip to the fish. The boat is air-conditioned and it’s got a toilet, flybridge, as well as a microwave oven and refrigerator. There will be a first mate at your disposal all the time. The onboard fishing gear includes outriggers, a fighting chair, and livewell.

There’s plenty of interesting fish for you to catch. Some of the species include Tripletail, Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish. You’ll be bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, and trolling to catch them, all using hard tackle. You’re free to bring kids along with you, and you can choose whether to keep your catch or release it back to the water.

The captain will cover you for all the rods, reels, tackle, as well as live bait. For the trip, you’ll need to bring your fishing licenses, food, and drinks.

Come visit South Padre Island and have a super fun time on the water with Chachi Charters!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip AM 7:00-1:PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This trip is popular (but not limited to) bottom fishing for Red Snapper and other table fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr PM 2:00-8:00 PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $1,200
    Typically a red snapper bottom fishing trip. Trolling available depending on conditions. Up to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,600
    This is an 8-hour trip to the oil rigs area targeting Cobia, Kingfish, Barracuda and Dorado and more.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,000
    Spend 10 hours targeting Wahoo, Tuna, Dorado, Marlin, and more. If you would like to stay 12 hours, all you need to do is arrange it with the captain.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,400
    This is an extension of the 10 hour trip. Deep water fishing for pelagics, Mahi Mahi, wahoo, and bill fish, black fin tuna
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Caught fish
88%
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Clinton P.
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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Great crew for our first trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip AM 7:00-1:PM on March 28, 2024
Captain and first mate were great. They were flexible with us and worked around the weather to give us the best experience....
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Francisca B.
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5.0 / 5
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Salty Mamas

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on September 23, 2023
Every year us 3 moms take each of our sons deep sea fishing. I can’t express how amazing these two men are. They both our...
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Sandra H.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Chachi Charters for win

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 8, 2024
Captain Emilio and crewman Jesse hosted us on an 8hr trip and they ensured we went to the hot spots for red snapper.  Plenty...
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Joseph F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great times

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip AM 7:00-1:PM on June 16, 2024
Emilio and Jesse were absolutely amazing. Great guys and put us on the fish!!!! Highly recommend them.
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Roman P.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Awesome

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip AM 7:00-1:PM on June 7, 2024
Captain and first mate worked hard to get us on the fish.  We got the bag limit of red snapper,  few barracudas and s huge...
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FAQs about Chachi Charters

Chachi Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip AM 7:00-1:PM (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hr PM 2:00-8:00 PM (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Chachi Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen Microwave oven and refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Chachi Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • First Mate

Chachi Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Chachi Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chachi Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Emilio Solis
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
ID & license verified
53 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2020
Captain Emilio has spent more than half of his life on the water in some form or another. Surfing, wade fishing, bank fishing, surf fishing, bay fishing, as well as offshore fishing, he likes it all. Fishing is just something he's done naturally since an early age.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Bertram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1971, 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

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Bank Transfer

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