Texas Fishing Charters – 23'

Texas Fishing Charters is located in Galveston, Texas. Capt. Eric has been fishing these specific waters since childhood so if you want the full fishing experience along with a twist of Galveston history, he’s your man. Capt. Eric enjoys fishing with families and taking the time to teach kids and individuals of all ages about the proper techniques of fishing. He’ll also teach you about conservation all while making sure your experience on the water is full of laughs, memories, and educational experiences to last a lifetime. 

The crew offers all kinds of trips, from inshore jetty trips and Shark hunts, to close offshore trips and dolphin tours. Check them out and choose the one that best fits your needs. When asked what his favorite fish to target was, Capt. Eric responded with, "Man, I really just enjoy fishing for what others are excited about. Like, if you have a bucket list fish or you have a kiddo that’s never caught a fish before, that’s what it’s all about for me."

TFC provides all fuel, rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and safety equipment you’ll need for catching fish and making memories that you’ll cherish forever. You’re welcome to bring snacks, drinks, or any other personal items you might need, including your Texas saltwater license.

If you choose to take home your catch, your captain will filet, clean, and bag up what you would like to keep.

Capt. Eric’s hospitality and genuine dedication to making every charter memorable and enjoyable are what sets this charter company apart from others and keeps many families and individuals coming back. He is always weather aware and safety is his main priority.

Book your trip with Texas Fishing Charters today and prepare for a productive and fun-filled day on the water catching fish, laughs, and sunsets.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Statewater Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Enjoy a day of fishing up to 9 miles out of Galveston. This trip is always an adventure! Depending on the time of year, you can catch many different species of fish including Cobia, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks, Tripletail, Mahi Mahi, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Shark Hunt AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    Shark fishing is always exciting to all ages! Come with is and fish for various species of shark including Blacktip, Spinner, Hammer Head, Atlantic Sharpnose, Bull, And many more. If you carch a big Blacktip enjoy shark steaks for days!
  • Private trip
    Shark Hunt PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    Shark fishing is always exciting to all ages! Come with is and fish for various species of shark including Blacktip, Spinner, Hammer Head, Atlantic Sharpnose, Bull, And many more. If you carch a big Blacktip enjoy shark steaks for days!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Maximize your fishing time with a short run to the Galveston jetties. Have fun catching many different species of fish, such as Sheepshead, Trout, Redfish, Cobia, and more. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    With a short run to the Galveston Jetties, the captain will maximize your fishing time. Have fun catching many different species of fish. TFC’s main goal is to make sure you stay safe, stay on the fish, stay happy and leave well educated on the waters of Galveston, TX.
  • Private trip
    Part Time Fisherman (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    This unique trip is for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor. Combine some fishing with cruising and enjoy the surroundings. The rest of the time, you'll watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy Galveston Island from the water!
  • Private trip
    Part Time Fisherman (Early Riser)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This unique trip is for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor. Combine some fishing with cruising and enjoy the surroundings. The rest of the time, you'll watch dolphins swimming in the bay and enjoy Galveston Island from the water!
  • Private trip
    Part Time Fisherman (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $350
    This trip is unique to all others! This is for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor and fish part of the time. Enjoy the sun and saltwater with family or have a few drinks with friends! The crew will provide you with fishing rods and bait in case you want to stop along the way and fish for a bit.
  • Private trip
    Part Time Fisherman (Mid Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    $350
    This trip is unique to all others! This is for families and groups that want to get out on a nice boat and tour the Galveston harbor and fish part of the time. Enjoy the sun and saltwater with family or have a few drinks with friends! The crew will provide you with fishing rods and bait in case you want to stop along the way and fish for a bit.
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About the Captain

Zach Lewis
Galveston, Texas, United States
182 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2020
I learned how to fish predominantly from my grandfather and my uncle here in Galveston Bay. Then, I continued to learn from them on Lake Livingston. I have always had a great love for fishing and the outdoors. On my father's side of the family, I am from 19 generations of commercial fisherman originating from the Isle of Vis in Croatia. My father passed when I was very young and without his influence, I studied graphic design and business. Eventually found my way on my own back to fishing. For the past 8 years I have never been happier than being a charter fishing guide. I really enjoy learning more each day and teaching others techniques, and I love spending time working with children on their fishing techniques and help to build their character.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  Part Time Fisherman (Afternoon) on October 3, 2021
Great experience and one heck of a Captain.. in just my half day trip Captain Zach was able to show me a hand full of tricks...
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2 hour trip w/ Captain James

VERIFIED   Part Time Fisherman (Afternoon) on July 14, 2021
We had a amazing experience with Captain James. We booked the shorter trip since this is our first time.  My wife and I wanted...
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VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip – Statewater Offshore on October 5, 2021
Captain Joe put my wife and I on our personal best redfish, a 35 inch slob caught by me, and a 37 inch drag screamer caught...
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Many Fish & Amazing time with Captain Zach!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Jetty (PM) on August 19, 2021
Captain Zach was outstanding!  He knew where to fish for success, and we caught many!  He provided all the equipment and...
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VERIFIED   Part Time Fisherman (Afternoon) on June 2, 2021
We had an absolutely wonderful time. Literally hitting fish within the first two seconds the line hit the water. Captain was...
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FAQs about Texas Fishing Charters – 23'

Texas Fishing Charters – 23' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Part Time Fisherman (Early Riser) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - Part Time Fisherman (Afternoon) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - Part Time Fisherman (Evening) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group - Part Time Fisherman (Mid Morning) (2 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Shark Hunt AM (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Shark Hunt PM (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Statewater Offshore (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Texas Fishing Charters – 23', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Texas Fishing Charters – 23' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Texas Fishing Charters – 23' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Texas Statewater )

Texas Fishing Charters – 23' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Texas Fishing Charters – 23' include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout