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, beds, as well as a kitchen with 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    This trip is popular (but not limited to) for bottom fishing for Red Snapper and other table fish. Please note there is an additional fuel surcharge of $100.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    This is an 8-hour trip to the oil rigs area targeting Cobia, Kingfish, Barracuda and more. Please note there is an additional fuel surcharge of $130.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    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. Please note there is an additional fuel surcharge of $150.
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About the Captain

Emilio Solis
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
34 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
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 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 450HP Caterpillar 3126 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
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
26
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Francisca B.
Carlsbad, NM
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Moms trip

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour Trip on September 24, 2022
We are a bunch of moms who wanted to do something special for our sons. Captain was awesome and Logan helped are boys with...
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Keegan A.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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10 hour trip

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on May 28, 2022
Capt. Emilio and his hand Isaiah took us out to target massive barracuda, snapper, grouper, and bull sharks! All of which we...
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Scott C.
Almena, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 11, 2022
Captain Emilio and Jesse were awesome. Cold water so the bite was slow to be expected but Captain Emilio continued to try different...
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Andrea L.
Grand Saline, TX
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Emilio

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Red Snapper/Bottom Fishing on June 8, 2022
The contract was deceptive. The trip was for 5 hours. Total cost was supposed to $750. We paid a 10% deposit $75.00 in advance...
Andrea L. does not recommend Chachi Charters
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Wink H.
Wichita, KS
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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8 hr trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on June 5, 2022
It was a rough day on the water. Highwinds. But we had a good time caught some barracuda. Captain’s a great host. You can...
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FAQs about Chachi Charters

Chachi Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Chachi Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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