Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters is veteran owned and operated out of Galveston, Texas. Captain Ricardo "Rene" Garcia always strives to provide an outstanding service and ultimate fishing charter experience. After realizing the therapeutic side of the world of fishing, he decided to share this with other people and show them his piece of heaven.

You’ll be fishing on a 24’ Key West boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. This center console is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha VMAX SHO engine that reaches the speed of 30 knots. She is equipped with a GPS/fishfinder system and livewell.

All the fishing tackle, rods, reels, live bait, and lures will be provided. What you catch you can either bring home and enjoy the tasty meal or return to the water. The captain will kindly clean, fillet, and bag your catch. Just bring snacks, drinks, and your fishing licenses and you’re all set to go

Depending on the time of year, You’ll be targeting Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Shark to name a few species. The main techniques are light tackle, popping, and bottom fishing.

Anglers of all ages are welcome, so if you’ve got some kids to make happy, don’t hesitate to bring them along.

Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters hopes to be the host of your next fishing adventure. Learn how to catch fish, and more importantly, learn how to relax the right way.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Start your adventure early in the morning and target Shark, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and many more. Beginners are welcome to join and use the chance to learn something new. Captain Rene will be with you every step of the way. Please contact the Captain if you have small kids so that he can arrange proper size life vests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    Species will run thicker during certain times of the year. You'll primarily be targeting Red and Black Drum, Shark, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Spanish Mackerel. No experience is needed - Captain Rene will be with you every step of the way. Please contact the Captain if you have small kids so that we can arrange proper size life vests.
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About the Captain

Rene Garcia
Galveston, Texas, United States
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55 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2021
Captain Ricardo "Rene" Garcia was born and raised in Houston Texas, however, Galveston has always been his second home. Growing up he spent endless weekends and summers in Galveston fishing off the surf and piers all around the island. Saltwater fishing and being on or near the sea have always been a passion and a sanctuary for him. After spending some time in the military, including two tours in Afghanistan, Captain Rene was drawn back to his second home for some much needed rest and relaxation. After some deep soul searching, his heart was moved to share his passion and sanctuary with others. He earned his captain's license in 2017 and started his veteran owned business the following year. His motto is "Inspire Share Respect". Inspire one another, Share with each another, and Respect everything life has to offer. Find your passion and pursue it relentlessly.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha VMAX SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Joshua, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on August 14, 2021
Capt. Rene was great!  He ran a very organized ship that included all equipment necessary to enjoy the fishing excursion. ...
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Hastings, NE
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Morning half day with captain Rene.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on July 21, 2021
We had the best time! Seriously, if you are looking for the “right” fishing charter to book, Stop Looking and book Captain...
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Half day, last minute vacation saver with Captain Rene

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on July 5, 2021
Have kids?  Don’t have kids, but just want to catch a lot of fish?  Want a genuinely good time with a focused and fishing...
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Great Day with Capt Rene!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on July 3, 2021
I have done 3-4 similar trips and have not had a bad experience yet. But Capt Rene was a notch above. He was not salty as some...
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Half Day AM trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on October 2, 2021
Captain Rene was amazing!  He had everything that we needed for the fishing trip.  He is very experienced and patient with...
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FAQs about Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters

Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout