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Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea

Blue Water Excursions is here to give you a unique fishing adventure you’ll never forget. Join this professional crew, whose goal is to provide you with the most enjoyable experience on the water. Captain Chad Banks is a licensed master 200-ton captain with years of experience and thousands of fishing trips offshore of Port Aransas under his belt. His local knowledge and dedication to service will ensure you have a wonderful day out in the big blue and will keep you coming back for more.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 30’ ProKat that accommodates up to 5 guests. This catamaran is powered by twin 225 HP Yamaha engines and reaches the speed of 38 knots. There is a private toilet on the boat, as well as a live bait tank, a cooler, and modern navigational electronics.

Choose the trip between 6 and 12 hours long. It all depends on how much effort you want to put in and what species you’re after. Some of your targets will be Red Snapper, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Kingfish, Marlin, Swordfish, and many more.

All fishing equipment is included in the price, so you only need to purchase your fishing license and pack some snacks and drinks for the day. The crew prides itself on offering a great experience at competitive prices.

From tasty inshore species to big game offshore fish, Blue Water Excursions will help you get your trophy.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    A 12-hour trip allows ample time to fill the box with a wide variety of trophy species. Targeting fish such as Amberjack, Grouper, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Wahoo, Shark, Tuna, etc... Additional charges will be added if you would like to target species such as Swordfish. Because of long 70+ mile runs, trips like this are best reserved for calm days and loads of no more than 4 passengers.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,650
    Weather permitting 8-hour trips can go 30+ miles offshore to the "rocks" or natural banks. Here a variety of reef fish can be caught such as Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Vermillion, Grey, Lane, and Red Snapper as well as many others. Trolling these areas during summer months can produce all the major pelagic species including but not limited to Mahi Mahi, Billfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Kings.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,350
    During snapper season, the 6-hour trip allows enough time to run about 25 miles offshore to target Red Snapper. If there is additional time left, you'll fish for King Mackerel, Sharks, Ling, and other near coastal fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    During snapper season, the 6-hour trip allows enough time to run about 25 miles offshore to target Red Snapper. If there is additional time left, you'll fish for King Mackerel, Sharks, Ling, and other near coastal fish.

About the Captain

Chad Banks
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2020
I have fished my entire life and for me, this is more than just a job - it's a way of living. I enjoy watching people catch fish as much as I do catching them myself

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

ProKat (Catamaran) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Aransas to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Fishing with Chad
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Rick B.
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8 hour trip with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on July 25, 2021
Captain Chad is the best!  He is very knowledgeable and put us right on the fish we were seeking to catch.  Very personable...
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William S.
United States
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Half Day with Capt Chad

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on May 30, 2021
The trip was a blast! Chad had us catching fish the whole time! All the equipment was in good working order, he had a range...
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Tony T.
Richardson, TX
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Half day with Captain Chad

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 18, 2021
So much fun for my boys and I. Captain Chad put us on fish right away. The deckhand Shy worked her tail off making sure we...
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United States
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Awesome Experience

6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 4, 2021
Capt chad works harder than anyone i have fished with to ensure you catch what can be caught that day.  The bean bags make...
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Mark S.
FAIR OAKS, TX
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6 hour PM Last Snapper Day

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on August 2, 2021
My boys and I had a blast on the last red snapper day of the season! Captain Chad and Shy were very personable and professional...
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FAQs about Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea

Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Everything needed to catch fish is provided)
  • Live Bait (live bait will be brought if it is needed)
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (trip ranges from right off beach to 100 miles out)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Water Excursions Deep Sea include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo