Drift Water Charters invites you on lovely fishing trips out of Port Isabel. Bring your whole family and experience fishing on the rich inshore and nearshore waters of this part of Texas. Captain Joaquin Pena is a lifelong angler who’ll help you make a great catch, so come aboard and have lots of fun on the water!

Your journey will start on a 24’ Shallow Master flats boat that can carry up to 6 guests. It’s powered by a 200 HP SMS engine, uses all the top GPS, fishfinder, radio, and radar technology for navigation, also sporting a flybridge, ice-box, and livewell.

Among a big variety of fish you can catch, there are Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Redfish, Snook, and more. Using both light and heavy tackle, you’ll attract your prey by trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, and popping. The captain likes having kids on board, so feel free to bring them along as well and have a lovely family stay on the water. You can also keep all the fish you catch if you want so.

Before you depart, you should just bring your fishing licenses as Captain Joaquin will take care of everything else, from all the fishing gear to snacks and drinks to catch cleaning.

Come and have a wonderful fishing experience with Drift Water Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    A 9-hour trip in search of any fish of your choice you can find in this area! This includes Spotted Seatrout, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Snapper, Sheepshead, and Snook!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    Get in the water early with the captain in search of Redfish, Trout, and Flounder using artificial lures.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    Not a morning person? That's fine! Fishing for Redfish and Trout with the help of the sun in shallow waters is what you are looking for!
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About the Captain

Joaquin Pena
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
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29 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2021
Fishing has peaked Captain Joaquin's interest from an early age. He grew up fishing with family (uncles and cousins) and then he started sharing his knowledge with friends. Fishing became a passion for him and he realized that he even found it stress relieving and entertaining even when he was out in the waters by himself. Not only has fishing become a passion and hobby for him, but it has also taught him to be patient, persistent, and have an analytical mindset. The skills Captain Joaquin has acquired overtime have led him to become a seasoned fisherman and great captain. His hobby and favorite sport is almost an everyday activity for him and he wishes to share his knowledge with both inexperienced and experienced fishers. From personal fishing to group fishing and even family fishing trips, he will take you to the hottest spots in search of Red, Trout, Black Drum, or anything else you might be looking for that can be found near South Padre Island.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shallow Master (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP SMS 240 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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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Laura H.
Houston, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Joaquin

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 18, 2021
We had a great morning trip with Joaquin.  He gave us the run down of where we’d go to find trout and red fish.  Showed...
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Marcus K.
Dallas, Texas
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 14, 2021
Captain Pena was knowledgeable, and the boat was well equipped, but you expect that with any fishing charter.  Where he excelled...
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Jason B.
Geneva, IL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Joaquin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 7, 2021
I wanted to take my son on a fishing trip he would remember forever.  We were heading down to South Padre Island and I was...
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Shirley W.
United States
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Fishing with Captain Joaquin!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 14, 2021
We are a family of five. With our oldest being 12yr and our younger two, a set of twins, being 7yr. We highly recommend...
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Belinda W.
Sugar Land, TX
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Half day PM trip with Captain Joaquin

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) on July 23, 2021
Great trip with Captain Joaquin today!  Kids enjoyed it a lot and he taught us better fishing techniques. Our kids loved it...
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FAQs about Drift Water Charters

Drift Water Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Drift Water Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Drift Water Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Drift Water Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Drift Water Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Drift Water Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout