Island Charters of Galveston

You want the gills, Island Charters of Galveston have the skills! They are located in the beautiful waters of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A family owned and operated company, they’ll provide excellent customer service and satisfy all your fishing desires. Whether you are new to fishing, or an experienced angler, they cater to all skill levels and ages.

Captain Eric has over 15 years of commercial and charter fishing expertise. He started at an early age fishing with his grandfather. Capt. Eric is a native of Galveston and thrives on knowing all the hot spots to catching fish. His first mate, KW who will be helping you out on your trip, has over 20 years of sea time. They are both teachers with lots of patience and will share tips and tricks with you that they have picked up over the years.

Your fishing excursion will take place on a 25’ Boston Whaler powered by twin 150 Honda motors to offer a smooth ride. The vessel will seat up to six guests comfortably. The captain will supply all you need for a successful outing, including rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, ice, and fuel.

Depending on the time of year, you will be catching Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drums, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and many other species. After your trip, Captain Eric will clean and fillet your catch of the day to take home to enjoy. If you wish to catch and release, it is up to you.

The crew follows all federal and state guidelines to make sure their guests are safe and taken care of. All you will need is your saltwater fishing license for anyone 17 and older, snacks, and drinks for the day (no bottles or bananas) for your journey.

Island Charters of Galveston look forward to having a great fishing adventure with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    This 6-hour jetty trip will see you fishing for Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Pompano, Black Drum, and an occasional Shark!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Hit the jetties and spend 6 hours fishing for a variety of local species. Depending on the season, you'll target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, and even the occasional Shark!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Spend four hours on a fine jetty trip.You'll be targeting Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, Black Drum, Pompano and maybe even a Shark!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    This trip is a great option if you don't want to get up early. You'll get to spend four hours fishing the famous Galveston jetties. The jetties provide a home for many species including Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    Mid Morning Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $450
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About the Charter Operator

Island Charters of Galveston
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
57 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2020
A "reel" fishing expert can tackle anything! Look no further as Island Charters Galveston will provide the best fishing adventure to make memories that will last a lifetime. We offer decades of experience. Your experience will involve exploring the beautiful waters of Galveston bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Contact us now for availability and pricing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Boston Whaler (Center console) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 150HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Brandy A.
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Morning trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 14, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Eric & his deck hand. Knew we had the right guys when we came up on a boat on the jetty. They...
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on May 18, 2021
The captain and mate were top notch. We had storms rolling in and out but they waited with us for for over three hours for...
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4 hr jetty trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on March 18, 2021
Captain Eric and the crew were great to work with.  Very communicative about the weather and fishing outlook. When we had...
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Half day trip with Captain Eric & "The Warrior of the Sea", Hunter.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 21, 2020
We started out our foggy morning fishing for Southern Halibut.  The fog was thick and visibility was very poor and I was happy...
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  Mid Morning Trip on May 26, 2021
Skipper and crew was very good. They were helpful and good at their jobs the fishing tackle was boarderline and we ran out...
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FAQs about Island Charters of Galveston

Island Charters of Galveston offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Mid Morning Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Island Charters of Galveston, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Island Charters of Galveston include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Island Charters of Galveston offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Island Charters of Galveston offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Island Charters of Galveston include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout