Relax, catch fish, and have a great time on the water together with Coastal Charters! You’ll explore the nearshore and offshore waters of Port Aransas, Texas in search of a wide variety of prized species. These grounds are rich with fish and the natural scenery is gorgeous, so don’t hesitate and join Captain Daniel Dorman for a lovely day of fishing!

The boat you’ll be using is a restored 46’ Bertram flybridge that can accommodate up to 6 guests. It’s powered by twin 200 HP Detroit engines, uses full-featured navigation electronics, and is equipped with outriggers and a livewell. The boat is air-conditioned and has got a flybridge, kitchen, toilet, shower, as well as a bed. It also features a TV, multimedia system, refrigerator, and an icebox. There will even be a first mate on board to give you a hand with anything you need.

The species you’ll target include Yellowfin Tuna, Broomtail and Goliath Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Swordfish, Blue Marlin, Red Snapper, Shark, and many more. Using light and heavy tackle, you can attract them by bottom and deep-sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, as well as drift fishing and handlining. Kids are welcome to come aboard and you’re free to keep the fish you catch.

All the fishing gear will be waiting for you when you arrive. This includes rods, reels, terminal tackle, as well as lures, and live bait. What you should bring are your licenses, snacks, and drinks.

Coastal Charters and Captain Daniel are waiting for you, come and have a great time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,800
    You and the crew will spend 8 hours fishing the productive waters around Port Aransas and chase species such as Marlin, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, and more. Your trip starts at 6:30 a.m. and you should bring fishing licenses, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $3,300
    Have a great time on the waters around Port Aransas and chase many species of fish for 10 hours. Some of the fish you'll have the chance to catch includes Mahi Mahi, Goliath Grouper, Great Barracuda, Cobia, and more. The trip leaves at 6:30 a.m.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $3,800
    Spend 12 hours on the fish-rich waters of Port Aransas and try to land a big catch. You and the crew will have great fun chasing species such as Amberjack, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Swordfish, and more. The trip starts at 6:30 a.m.
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About the Charter Operator

Coastal Charters
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
119 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
Captain Danny Dorman has spent his life on the water – fishing runs in his blood! Both his father and grandfather were avid fishermen, so he learned the tricks of the trade from an early age and acquired a passion for fishing. He has held a 100 Ton Captain's License for over 20 years and enjoys meeting new clients of all skill levels. Captain Danny's favorite fish to catch is Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Mako Shark. He and his team will do all in their power to make sure you have a memorable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper

Boat specs

Bertram (Convertible) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 600HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Aransas to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.2 / 5
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
Boat
Very good
3.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Very good
4.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
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We absolutely loved our charter!!
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
50%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
67%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Robert S.
Carrollton, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on August 23, 2022
Blake and and Andrew were great and very knowledgeable. We all had a great time. We all even had a great laugh when a dumb...
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Valerie S.
Seguin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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We absolutely loved our charter!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 19, 2022
This is by far the best charter we have ever been on! First Mate and Captain were amazing! We had small kids with us and they...
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Joshua C.
Purcell, OK
Good
2.7 / 5
Experience:
Poor
1.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
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Fishing with Daniel

VERIFIED   NEW  12 Hour Trip on September 17, 2022
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Kathy H.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 31, 2021
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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FAQs about Coastal Charters "The Gambler"

Coastal Charters "The Gambler" offers the following trips to customers:
  • $2,800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $3,300 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $3,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Charters "The Gambler", you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Coastal Charters "The Gambler" include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Coastal Charters "The Gambler" offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Coastal Charters "The Gambler" offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Charters "The Gambler" include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)