Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters

201 West Polaris Drive
South Padre Island TX, United State…

Capt. Andrew’s Inshore Charters takes you fishing around the waters of Lower Laguna Madre. If you’re looking for year-round fisheries, a local captain and a variety of styles, this is the charter for you. Capt. Andrew knows the local waters and will help you get large table fare to brag about.

You can fish for really big Redfish and Speckeld Trout. There are also Flounder, Snook, and Sharks. Whether it’s sight casting, or fishing the spots with ankle deep waters all the way up to 50 ft deep spots, you can get it all here. As for the techniques, Capt. Andrew offers spinning, baitcasting, fly and trolling combos. You can also head out a bit further and target Kingfish, or Red Snapper in state waters.

Whichever trip you choose, Capt. Andrew will help make your time on the water productive. He’s grown up in South Padre Island, and has picked up a few tricks and tips to help you get a fish of a lifetime. He knows his way around these waterways and will gladly cater to novice anglers and veteran fishermen.

You will be fishing from a 24’ Shallow Sport Boats vessel with a modified Vee. She is equipped with a 200 HP Evinrude E-tec engine and can reach speeds of up to 40 knots. The boat is fitted with GPS, a sonar, and a VHF radio. She has a trolling motor, two live wells, and an ice box, and the required safety gear. Up to six anglers can come along. The boat stores all the fishing gear and accessories, sponsored by Lew’s and Orvis. Children are welcome and there are life jackets for them onboard in two different sizes.

The captain will supply all the gear, lures, and can also provide live bait, at an extra charge. Fly fishing gear is also an option, but you must let the captain know before the trip. Make sure to bring a valid fishing license, a cap, sunglasses, food and drinks of choice, sunblock, and light clothes. Remember to bring your camera to get a nice photo of your day. Once you’re ready, hop onboard and let Capt. Andrew lead the way.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Shark Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Oct
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    On this full day trip, you will be able to fish for Shark. The target species include Black Tip, Bull Shark, and Sandbar Shark. It's an exciting trip that will get your muscles popping. The captain will supply the gear. You should bring a valid saltwater fishing license, some food and drinks, a cap, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothes, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Snook (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    On this half day charter we will spend the day targeting Snook. There will be chances to hook up on other fish on these trips as well. We will be poling the mangroves or fishing deep water rocks with live bait or plastics depending on how the bite is. It can be a fun trip for novice anglers as well. You need to bring a valid fishing license. Make sure to pack a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is a good chance to explore the rich waters of the Lower Laguna Madre. You can target Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Make sure to pack a valid fishing license. Capt. Andrew will supply the fishing gear. The bite is well year round. This package is suitable for novice anglers as well. If you want to get a nice table fare, this is a fun way to do so.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip—Bay Tour, Bird, Dolphin
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to spend some time on the water, but are not so keen about fishing, this is a great chance to explore the Lower Laguna Madre. There is no fishing on this trip. You will join Capt. Andrew and access remote areas. There you will look at rare birds and get up close to dolphins, while learning a bit of history about this beautiful area. Pack some snacks and drinks, put on a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes.
  • Private trip
    State Water Red Snapper
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 230
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Will be leaving from Arroyo City Texas, Running up the intercoastal to Port Mansfield. This boat ride will be around 45 mins. These trips are fair weather trips. We will only be going out if 2ft or less off shore. All Tackle, Bait, And Ice chests will be provided. Great way to fill your freezer up! 5 person max on these trips.
There are 12 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

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

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport Boats (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude Etec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

24 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Andrew Marikos
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
Member since May 2015
Capt. Andrew runs inshore fishing trips around the waters of Texas. He has been a captain for nearly two decades and knows these waters well. You will have a good time out on the water with Andrew, whether you're a more experienced fisherman or a novice angler. With Andrew, you can try spinning, bait casting, flying and trolling combos. The charter is sponsored by Lew's and Orvis. If you want to get a big Redfish and Trout in the Lower Laguna Madre, Andrew is a safe bet.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

South Padre Island Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Fished August 8, 2018
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We had a great day with Capt. Andrew. He was very friendly, had a lot of great stories to tell, and made the trip interesting for everyone. Next time we’re in SPI, we’ll lookup Andrew again for sure. So long and thanks for all the fish.

Fished August 5, 2018
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Had a lot of fun, knew where fish were when other boats were just ridin around. Will definitely be back for more fishing.

Fished July 31, 2018
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Fishing Reports

Fishing is great.

August 03, 2018

Kingfish season is here. We troll for these early in the morning before your bay trip. Great eating and hard fighting. Read Full Report →