Island Charters of Galveston

Whether you are new to fishing or an experienced angler, Island Charters of Galveston will give you trips to remember. If you’re in for a gripping fishing experience, join one of their seasoned captains for a day of some classic inshore and nearshore fishing. 

Your ride for this trip will be a restored 25’ Boston Whaler center console. This vessel allows up to 6 guests. It’s powered by two 150 HP Honda engines which will make your ride smooth and quick. The boat’s got a GPS system and livewell.

Depend on the time of year, you’ll be targeting Red Fish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Bonnethead Shark to name some of the species. You’ll be bottom fishing, trolling, and spearfishing. Your captain welcomes anglers of all ages so if you’ve got some kids to make happy, don’t hesitate to bring them along. What you catch you can either bring home and enjoy the tasty meal, or return to the water. 

You’ll be provided with all the fishing tackle, rods, reels, live bait, and lures. The captain will kindly clean, fillet, and bag your catch. Just bring your fishing licenses and your food and drinks, and you’re all set to go.

Book a trip with Island Charters of Galveston and embark on a fishing adventure.



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 6:30 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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 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: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $425
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $425
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Island Charters of Galveston
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
45 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 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
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Nik T.
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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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Great trip... even for a first timer like me!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 9, 2020
Captain Eric did a great job. I never fished before. He was very patient. And when the spot we had wasn’t biting…. we went...
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FAQs about Island Charters of Galveston

Island Charters of Galveston offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (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
  • 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