Texas Fishing Charters is located in Galveston, Texas. Founded by Captain Zach, this is family owned and operated company. Capt. Zach comes from a long line of honorable fishermen and his sea instinct is honed in a way that is sure to put you the fish. More than just a skilled captain and fisherman, he will take the time to teach you about fishing techniques and conservation. Expect your trip with Capt. Zach to not only be fun, productive, and rewarding, but also educational as he has been fishing these specific waters for 8 years.

Depending on the time of year, you’ll chase after Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and many other species. During the Red Fish or Black Drum spawn, expect to catch and release some massive trophy fish!

Capt. Zach conveniently offers a variety of trips to fit everyone’s tastes. Whether you’re looking for a family outing, company teambuilding, a bachelor or bachelorette party, or you’re just a group of old friends looking to get a competitive trip, he’ll cater to you. TFC offers half day Galveston jetty trips, Shark hunts, close offshore trips, and more. Review all of the fishing adventures they have on offer and choose the one that best fits your needs.

TFC proudly owns and offers two separate center console, offshore fishing boats, providing comfortable accommodation for groups of up to 6 guests per boat. The boat on this listing is a top of the line 26’ luxury center console, that’ll give you a smooth and dry ride to the hottest fishing grounds. With twin Yamahas and comfortable seating, this boat also offers a private restroom for its guests.

Texas Fishing Charters fully follows all USCG fishing and safety guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable trip for every guest. They provide all fuel, rods, reels, tackle live bait, lures, and all other necessary equipment for catching fish and making memories that last a lifetime.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore Statewater
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    Texas Fishing Charters offers this 7 hour trip to the offshore state waters, up to 9 nautical miles off the Texas Coast leaving out of Galveston Texas. Again depending on the time of year you can catch different species. Captain Zach is very knowledgeable in catching Kingfish, Spanish Mackeral, Cobia, Tripple Tail, Sharks, Dorado, and various species of Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Hunt (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    This 5 hour trip targets sharks by drifting shipwrecks with many different species. When the opportunity arises we will chase shrimp boats for large Blacktip and Spinner Sharks. Capt. Zach is very skilled in Shark fishing and the proper handing of Sharks to safely catch and release large sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Shark Hunt (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $800
    Spend the afternoon Shark fishing in Galveston with Capt. Zach and experience the thrill of the fight! He is very skilled at safely catching and releasing large Sharks. Take home a Blacktip and enjoy some Shark steaks. This trip is always a good time!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    In this 4 hour trip, we set off early, and we'll be fishing the Galveston Jetties, depending on the time of year, Captain Zach Lewis will put you on Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Jack Cravelle, Sharks and many other species. And during the Bull Red or Black Drum spawn, expect to catch and release massive trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    This 4 hour trip is for anglers who like their action in the afternoon. You'll be fishing the Galveston Jetties, depending on the time of year, Captain Zach Lewis will put you on Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Jack Cravelle, Sharks and many other species. And during the Bull Red or Black Drum spawn, expect to catch and release massive trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    "Part Time Fisherman" (Early Riser)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This trip is unique to all others! We have geared our morning - "Part Time Fisherman" trip for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor and fish part of the time. Enjoy the sun and saltwater with family or have a few drinks with friends! We will provide you with fishing rods and bait in case you want to stop along the way and fish for a bit. The rest of the time we will watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy Galveston Island from the water!
  • Private trip
    "Part Time Fisherman" (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $350
    This trip is unique to all others! We have geared our evening - "Part Time Fisherman" trip for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor and fish part of the time. Enjoy the sun and saltwater with family or have a few drinks with friends! We will provide you with fishing rods and bait in case you want to stop along the way and fish for a bit. The rest of the time we will watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy Galveston Island from the water!
  • Private trip
    "Part Time Fisherman" (Mid Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $350
    This trip is unique to all others! We have geared our mid-morning - "Part Time Fisherman" trip for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor and fish part of the time. Enjoy the sun and saltwater with family or have a few drinks with friends! We will provide you with fishing rods and bait in case you want to stop along the way and fish for a bit. The rest of the time we will watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy Galveston Island from the water!
  • Private trip
    "Part Time Fisherman" (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    This trip is unique to all others! We have geared our afternoon - "Part Time Fisherman" trip for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor and fish part of the time. Enjoy the sun and saltwater with family or have a few drinks with friends! We will provide you with fishing rods and bait in case you want to stop along the way and fish for a bit. The rest of the time we will watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy Galveston Island from the water!
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About the Captain

Zach Lewis
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
50 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2020
I learned how to fish predominantly from my grandfather and my uncle here in Galveston Bay. Then, I continued to learn from them on Lake Livingston. I have always had a great love for fishing and the outdoors. On my father's side of the family, I am from 19 generations of commercial fisherman originating from the Isle of Vis in Croatia. My father passed when I was very young and without his influence, I studied graphic design and business. Eventually found my way on my own back to fishing. For the past 8 years I have never been happier than being a charter fishing guide. I really enjoy learning more each day and teaching others techniques, and I love spending time working with children on their fishing techniques and help to build their character.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt 26 Gamefish (Center console) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Gabriel H.
Maple Heights, Ohio
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2 hour fishing trip with our family.

VERIFIED   NEW  "Part Time Fisherman" (PM) on April 25, 2021
A beautiful day out on the water with Captain Zack. In a relaxed athmosphere we learned about fishing lines and weights, attaching...
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Family fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM) on March 15, 2021
Great trip, thanks to Captain Zach. The kids and I had a great time and got some great photos to share. The boat and...
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Rachel R.
Houston, Texas
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Half Day Trip With Captain Zach!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM) on January 23, 2021
Booked a half day with the girls while on the coast for the weekend.  Captain Zach was awesome!  Super fun, super accommodating...
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Robert R.
Galveston, Texas
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A perfect morning in Galveston

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on April 20, 2021
A last minute booking = a great morning!  Received a quick response to our request to book. Fished for several species while...
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Cody C.
Houston, TX
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Awesome Morning Trip with Captain Zach!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on April 9, 2021
Zach did an incredible job of showing us the best spots to fish around Galveston ... consistently had fish on our line, lot...
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FAQs about Texas Fishing Charters, LLC

Texas Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - "Part Time Fisherman" (Evening) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - "Part Time Fisherman" (Early Riser) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - "Part Time Fisherman" (Mid Morning) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - "Part Time Fisherman" (PM) (2 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Shark Hunt (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Shark Hunt (PM) (5 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore Statewater (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Texas Fishing Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Texas Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Texas Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Statewater Within 9NM from Texas Coast)

Texas Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Texas Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail