Salty Rods Charters – 29'

Salty Rods Charters is a family-owned and operated fishing charter in Galveston, Texas. Pack up your family and friends and let’s go fishing! The crew believes there is no greater joy than watching kids reel in a fish of a lifetime. Come aboard for a fun-packed trip inshore or offshore and let’s get salty!

Your boat for the day will be a 29’ Dusky center console powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine and equipped with modern GPS, fishfinder, and VHF radio electronics. The boat can accommodate up to 6 anglers and is equipped with a livewell to provide you with live bait. For any help you may need during your trip, there will be a first mate on board at your disposal.

You and the crew can fish inshore, nearshore, offshore, as well as reefs, wrecks, and flats. Using light and heavy tackle, you can bottom fish, troll, and drift fish for lovely species such as Tiger and Bull Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and Rays. You’re free to keep your catch, as well as to bring kids on the trip.

The captain will provide you with all the tackle, rods, reels, live bait, and lures. Should you decide to keep your catch, he can also clean and fillet it free of charge.

Come spend a day fishing with Salty Rods Charters and create lifetime memories in Texas!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bay and Jetty Trip (14h)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    There's a variety of inshore species you can catch on this trip, with some of them being Black Drum, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Stingray, and Sheepshead. Occasionally, you may encounter a Shark. Bring your snacks and drinks, and join your captain!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Have a great time chasing various inshore species. To name some of them, there is Black Drum, Red, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Stingray, as well as Sheepshead. Depending on the time of year, you may even catch Shark! Before you depart, bring a cooler with your drinks and snacks. Alcohol is allowed, just don't bring any glass bottles. Join your captain and create memories in Texas!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    There's a variety of inshore species you can catch on this trip, with some of them being Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Stingray, and Sheepshead. Occasionally, you may catch Shark, depending on the time of year! Bring your small/medium size cooler with your drinks, snacks (alcohol is allowed, no glass bottles), and come join your captain! Departure also possible at 2:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    On this trip, you'll big rod fish for the apex predator of the Gulf of Mexico! You'll target Blacktip, Spinner, Bonnethead, and Atlantic Sharpnose with occasional Tiger and Hammerhead Shark! You and the crew can catch other fish as a bonus on this trip as well. Everyone always gets such joy reeling in Shark, so come and enjoy your hunt!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $650
    Come aboard and have a go at the apex predator of the Gulf of Mexico! You and the crew will chase Spinner, Blacktip, Bonnethead, Atlantic Sharpnose, and even occasional Tiger and Hammerhead Shark. There's also other fish to catch on this trip as a bonus. Reeling in Shark brings utmost joy to everyone! This trip can also start at 12:00 p.m. if you wish so.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    Come aboard and have a go at the apex predator of the Gulf of Mexico! You and the crew will chase Spinner, Blacktip, Bonnethead, Atlantic Sharpnose, and even occasional Tiger and Hammerhead Shark. There's also other fish to catch on this trip as a bonus. Reeling in Shark brings utmost joy to everyone! This trip can also start at 12:00 p.m. if you wish so.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    A wide variety of inshore species you can catch on this trip includes Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Stingray, Flounder, and Sheepshead. If the season is right, you may also catch Shark. Just bring a cooler with your drinks and snacks (alcohol allowed but no glass bottles) and come join your captain!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    A wide variety of inshore species you can catch on this trip includes Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Stingray, Flounder, and Sheepshead. If the season is right, you may also catch Shark. Just bring a cooler with your drinks and snacks (alcohol allowed but no glass bottles) and come join your captain!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This trip will see you target the apex predator of the Gulf of Mexico! Target Blacktip, Bonnethead, Spinner, and Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, with the occasional Hammerhead and Tiger Shark. Other fish is also available for catching. If the weather conditions are just right and the shrimp boats are close, the chase is on fighting big sharks behind the shrimp boats. Such an adrenaline rush!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    On this trip, a big chase for the apex predator awaits you. You'll go after Spinner, Blacktip, Bonnethead, as well as Atlantic Sharpnose Shark, and even occasional Tiger and Hammerhead. You and the crew can chase other fish as well. Provided that the weather conditions are suitable and the shrimp boats are close, you can chase sharks behind the shrimp boats. Come aboard and enjoy an adrenaline rush!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Combo (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    On this 6-hour fishing adventure, you'll spend time both light rod fishing and heave tackle fishing. It is the perfect trip and time to experience a little of both worlds. This is the crew's favorite trip and is recommended to everyone!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Combo (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $850
    This is the charter's favorite fishing trip! You get the best of both worlds with both light tackle and some big rod action. The trip will start at 12:00 p.m. and last for 6 hours. Just bring snacks, drinks, and licenses and you'll be set to go!
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About the Charter Operator

Salty Rods Charters
Galveston, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
191 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
The captain and his family came to Galveston to live their dream! What is better than a day on the water fishing? The family loves to catch anything that will put up a fight! Red Drum, Stingray, Black Drum, Sharks, Trout, and many more. Your guide knows a lot about local landmarks and history, so your trip will be a lot more than just catching fish!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Shark (Tiger) Tiger Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Dusky (Center console) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
4 hour trip with Captain Colton
4 hour trip with Captain Colton
4 hour trip with Captain Colton
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Sandra R.
Tomball, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Time!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM) on May 12, 2022
Captain Doug was GREAT. He answered all my questions before the trip and made the trip lots of fun. We caught lots of fish....
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Susan P.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour trip

6 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM) on January 30, 2022
Wonderful trip with Cheryl and Bubba. Made us feel like family. I have been on a few trips out of Galveston and these guys...
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Megan P.
Pearland, Texas
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing charter with Salty Rods

6 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM) on January 30, 2022
We had so much fun fishing with Bubba and Cheryl! They were professional and knowledgeable and made the experience so worth...
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Kevin M.
Willis, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip with Captain Colton

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM) on March 16, 2022
Very helpful. Great personality. I said I wanted my boys to catch a big fish. They both did. Great Job!  Great service
Kevin M. recommends Salty Rods Charters – 29'
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Matthew M.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip bull reds

4 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM) on January 23, 2022
Great time, very inclusive and great attention to detail. Will definitely charter again.
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FAQs about Salty Rods Charters – 29'

Salty Rods Charters – 29' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Bay and Jetty Trip (14h) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Shark Hunt (PM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Combo (AM) (6 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Combo (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Rods Charters – 29', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Salty Rods Charters – 29' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Salty Rods Charters – 29' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Salty Rods Charters – 29' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Rods Charters – 29' include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout