Enjoy a fun and relaxing stay on the waters of Texas as you catch fish with Paradise Charters SPI. You’ll start out of South Padre Island and explore inshore and offshore waters as well as flats, all offering a diverse choice of species to catch. Captain Michael Gibbs will guide you and make sure you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Join him aboard and have a great day of fishing in Texas!

The boat you’ll use is a 21’ Hurricane saltwater fishing boat that can accommodate up to 6 guests. Thanks to its GPS electronics, the boat makes a more efficient movement on the water, and its 150 HP Yamaha engine will quickly take you to fishing spots. The boat has got a livewell to provide live bait, an ice-box to store your catch, and a portable toilet.

During your trip, you’ll target Snook, Red Snapper, Sheepshead, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. You can catch them by bottom fishing, jigging, popping, Flounder gigging, as well as drift fishing, all using light tackle. You can bring kids on your trip and you’re free to keep the fish you catch.

All the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and drinks will be ready for you when you arrive. What you should bring are just your valid fishing licenses.

Chase fish, have fun, and enjoy lovely nature with Paradise Charters SPI!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $355
    You'll enjoy a 5-hour morning chase for a variety of tasty and hard-fighting fish. You and the captain leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and return at 12:00 p.m. He covers you for all the fishing equipment, snacks, drinks, as well as catch cleaning and bagging.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $355
    You'll enjoy a 5-hour afternoon chase for a variety of tasty and hard-fighting fish. You and the captain leave the dock at 1:00 p.m. and return at 6:00 p.m. He covers you for all the fishing equipment, snacks, drinks, as well as catch cleaning and bagging.
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About the Captain

Michael Gibbs
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
34 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Hurricane (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in South Padre Island 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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
Morning trip with Mike.
Morning trip with Mike.
Fishing with the Boys!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
62%
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John M.
Austin, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon Trip with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on March 16, 2022
Our family of four had a wonderful fishing experience with Capt Mike! My girls, 7 and 10, had a blast catching fish, playing...
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Sarah B.
Oklahoma City, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Mike.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on July 14, 2022
Had a great experience and I will tell everyone to use paradise Charter’s and I am already planning another trip in September...
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Lisa S.
Wind Lake, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip 3/22

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on March 22, 2022
We had an awesome time! Mike was knowledgeable and took us to all of the good spots. He had a lot of patience with baiting...
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Steve H.
Canyon Lake, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Friendly captain and tried hard to get you fish!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 7, 2022
No frills flat boat great for bay fishing.  Had a great time and captain tried very hard to get you your catch.
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Felton R.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 15, 2022
Had a blast! Captain Mike is very experienced at fishing and very pleasant to be with on a trip. Highly recommended by my family.
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FAQs about Paradise Charters

Paradise Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $355 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $355 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Paradise Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Paradise Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Paradise Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Paradise Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Paradise Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout