No fuel charge – fish cleaning included.

Taking a trip with Texas Deep Sea Fishing is one of the best choices if you’re interested in deep-sea fishing. Its boats sail with over 85 years of deep sea fishing experience and all of that sea time in the Freeport & Galveston offshore waters. The captains have thousands of days in the Gulf of Mexico in pursuit of red Snapper, Wahoo, Ling, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Amberjack, Shark, King Mackerel, and other saltwater fish. Full limits and fish boxes are not unusual with this crew.

Over the years, Captain Derwyn has had the pleasure of running dozens of offshore fishing boats, always looking for the ones that provide the safest, most comfortable, dry ride for these sea conditions. The best of the best in his opinion is Glacier Bay Canyon Runner, a 28’ catamaran that provides the absolute softest, driest ride with its huge bow and aft cockpit provides plenty of fishing room and seating for 6 passengers.

The crew’s first and primary goal has always been to provide their customers with a safe, pleasurable, and productive day on the water, and, season after season, it has made this goal a reality. Your captain will assist with equipment, photos, and then fillet, bag, and ice your catch.

Texas Deep Sea Fishing operates from a private, covered dock in an awesome marina. You are going to appreciate this location and especially the secure, paved parking, covered slip, nice bathhouse, and onsite restaurant/bar that can prepare an awesome meal including cooking your fresh catch. There are no extra charges for the fuel.

Your Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charter is a special day. Rest assured that from the time you make your reservation until you bid farewell and drive away with a cooler full of fillets, your captain will keep you informed.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Jetty to 3 Miles (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $475
    No fuel charge, fish cleaning included. The 4-hour trip is your best bet for some big fish action on a limited budget and schedule. This trip produces large Red Drum (Bull Red) (licenses should have a Red Drum tag), small sharks, Gaftop Catfish, Gulf Trout, and sometimes Red Snapper. Your captain will search up to 40 square miles of nearshore waters. Once the best fishing grounds are located, the captain will attract fish and begin a feeding frenzy with a chum line from an anchored or drift position.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty to 3 Miles (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $475
    No fuel charge, fish cleaning included. The 4-hour trip is your best bet for some big fish action on a limited budget and schedule. This trip produces large Red Drum (Bull Red) (licenses should have a Red Drum tag), small sharks, Gaftop Catfish, Gulf Trout, and sometimes Red Snapper. Your captain will search up to 40 square miles of nearshore waters. Once the best fishing grounds are located, the captain will attract fish and begin a feeding frenzy with a chum line from an anchored or drift position.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Mar 2 (Wed)
    $550
    No fuel charge, fish cleaning included. A 4-hour Shark hunt out to 9 miles. Huge Blacktip Shark 30 to 80 lbs is common but 300+ lbs Shark is not unusual. Unlike other fish, Shark produces limited offspring, so the captain suggests catch and release. However, the Texas bag limit is generally 1 per person. If you crave Shark steak, the captain can fillet and bag it for you. This trip frequently produces other fish such as Bull Red (large Red Drum) so make sure your licenses include the Red Drum tag.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Mar 2 (Wed)
    $550
    No fuel charge, fish cleaning included. A 4 hr shark hunt out to 9 miles. Huge Blacktip Shark 30 to 80 lbs are common but a 300+ lbs Shark is not unusual. Unlike other fishes, Shark produce limited offspring, the captain suggests catch and release. However, the Texas bag limit is generally 1 per person. If you crave Shark steak, the captain can fillet and bag it for you. This trip frequently produces other fish such as Bull Red (large Red Drum) so make sure your licenses include the Red Drum tag.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Texas Waters
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Mar 31
    $800
    No fuel charge, fish cleaning included. Range 20 mi range. Serious fishing on this 6-hour trip. This trip works over 400 square miles of Texas water, when permitted, federal waters to provide incredible fishing for Red Snapper, Shark (warm months), King Mackerel, Redfish, Cobia, Catfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tripletail. The cooler months can produce the best Red Snapper fishing ever. This trip frequently produces other fish such as Bull Red (large Red Drum), so make sure your licenses include the Red Drum tag.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore Snapper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $900
    No fuel charge, fish cleaning included. You go 30 miles out and fish 5-6 hours. You can chase Red Snapper, Cobia, Shark, King Mackerel, Red Drum, Tripletail, and Mahi Mahi. Explore fishing wrecks, reefs, rips, and weed lines. Fishing at anchor, trolling, drifting, chumming, working shrimp boats. The crew manages their permits to allow you to keep Red Snapper 12 months per year. This trip frequently produces other fish such as Bull Red (large Red Drum) so make sure your licenses include the Red Drum tag.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Snapper Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $900
    NO FUEL CHARGE - FISH CLEANING INCLUDED Range 30 mi & 5 to 6 hrs. You can go after Red Snapper, Cobia, Shark, King Mackerel, Red Drum, Tripletail, and Mahi Mahi. Explore fishing wrecks, reefs, rips, and weed lines. Fishing at anchor, trolling, drifting, chumming, working shrimp boats. The crew manages their permits to allow you to keep Red Snapper 12 months per year. This trip frequently produces other fish such as bullreds (large red drum) so make sure your licenses includes the red drum tag,
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    No fuel charge, fish cleaning included. You fish 45 miles offshore for 8 hours. The trip targets deep water fish and the best fishing that the Gulf of Mexico can serve up. From Nov through Mar, with permits adjustments; we Snapper fish in a little closer and take advantage of the fantastic winter Snapper fishing nearshore. We can still go out for pelagics as available. Catch usually includes Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi, Shark, & other deep sea fish. Your licenses should have the Red Drum tag.
  • Private trip
    Blue Water Trip - 10 HR
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 30
    $1,400
    Our Bluewater trip is the ultimate offshore fishing adventure. 10 hours on the water and out to 60 miles in pursuit of the oceans bounty including red snapper, other snapper, amber jack, cobia, mahi mahi, king mackerel, shark and other fishes from the deep blue sea. Our trip may include reef fishing, wreck fishing, drift and chum, working shrimp boats and weedlines. We may bottom fish, drift lines or troll. This trip is seasonal to connect with the summer migration of pelagic fish and departs at 7 am.
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About the Captain

Derwyn Booker
Freeport, Texas, United States
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24 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2021
Derwyn's vast outdoor and business experience makes him qualified to select the boats, equipment, and most all the Captains that will make your Texas Deep Sea Fishing the best possible experience. Derwyn has fished almost his entire life. He began deep sea fishing in '91 and found himself hooked on the excitement of the deep blue seas and huge fish. His Captain career began in the mid-90s and continued until 2016 when he retired as an offshore Captain but continued to manage the charter business. And, furthermore, he did not retire from offshore fishing. He still pulls 20 lb Snapper and rocket Kings. Since 2016 he has owned a number of boats like a 33 ft World Cat, 30 ft Rampage, 28 Ft True World, 23 Ft Hydrasport Bay Bolt, 26 Ft Everglades, and of course the Glacier Bay Canyon Runner. He is an avid, addicted, waterfowler and owned/operated a Saskatchewan CA outfitting business for 10 years. He also founded Texas Fowlers, an online retailer, in 1998 and sold that business in 2020.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Glacier Bay (Catamaran) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 150HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

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

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 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
Families and children are always welcom
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
The customer always has the option to release

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
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
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Shannon A.
Dallas, Texas
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6 hour deep sea fishing with captain Derwyn

VERIFIED   Offshore Snapper Trip (AM) on June 17, 2022
The captain was great and knew exactly where the fish where.  He was excellent at teaching how to reel in the fish.  We had...
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ERIC R.
Benbrook, TX
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4hr trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Jetty to 3 Miles (AM) on April 30, 2022
Capt Derwyn is a friendly and knowledgeable guide. He kept in touch and was consistently updating weather conditions. He took...
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Jimmy K.
Austin, TX
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Fish on!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on June 4, 2022
Captain Derwyn said it wasn’t a great day for fishing but we would have never known. We had an amazing time. Derwyn has got...
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Brian S.
Richardson, TX
Excellent
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Full day 10 hour trip

VERIFIED   Blue Water Trip - 10 HR on July 22, 2022
The fishing trip was absolutely great!  Derwyn is a great captain and very helpful. He made the trip and experience very enjoyable....
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Thais P.
Hempstead, TX
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Offshore 8-hour trip with grandparents' parents and grandsons

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on July 4, 2022
Had a great day water a little rough going out but got better.  Captain was a great guy and took care with everyone fishing...
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FAQs about Texas Deep Sea Fishing – Freeport

Texas Deep Sea Fishing – Freeport offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour – Jetty to 3 Miles (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty to 3 Miles (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Shark Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $85 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Texas Waters (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore Snapper (PM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Offshore Snapper Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $175 per person after 2 guests - Blue Water Trip - 10 HR (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Texas Deep Sea Fishing – Freeport, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

Trips booked with Texas Deep Sea Fishing – Freeport include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Texas Deep Sea Fishing – Freeport offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Texas Deep Sea Fishing – Freeport offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Texas Deep Sea Fishing – Freeport include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail
  • Wahoo