Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters

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.

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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 23 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    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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107 Customer reviews
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Member since January 2021
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I was born and raised in Houston, but Galveston has always been my second home. Growing up, I spent endless weekends and summers 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 me. After spending some time in the military, including two tours in Afghanistan, I was drawn back to Galveston for some much-needed rest and relaxation. But after some deep soul searching, my heart was moved to share my passion and sanctuary with others. I earned my captain's license in 2017 and started my veteran-owned business the following year. My motto is "Inspire Share Respect." I believe in inspiring others, sharing experiences, and showing respect for all life. Find your passion and pursue it relentlessly. I invite you to join me on an adventure and experience the thrill of saltwater fishing in Galveston. Let's make memories together and discover the beauty of the sea. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience, book your trip today!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

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

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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1/2 day AM trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on December 22, 2022
Rene is an excellent captain. His knowledge and experience of the fishery was amazing. The plan was to target sheepshead and...
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Jeffrey R.
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Bravo Zulu is the best option! Bull Red limit out - full boat…

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on November 11, 2022
Captain, Rene of Bravo Zulu fishing made our company fishing trip a wonderful success. He is very responsible and knowledgeable...
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Frank D.
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Half day with CPT Garcia

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM) on October 20, 2022
I was specifically looking for a veteran owned charter company when I found Rene.  He was everything we expected and so much...
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Angela L.
Campbell, TX
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Half Day with Captain Rene

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) on December 21, 2022
My husband and I booked a half-day, morning fishing trip with Captain Rene. The fish weren’t cooperative for any of the charters...
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Ruth H.
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4hr trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty (PM) on December 25, 2022
I would recommend Bravo Zulu charters ta any coming down,the capt had called ahead ta let us know the situation an down side...
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FAQs about Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters

Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 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
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout