Olivia J Charters – Vertigo

Olivia J Charters has got a new boat and its crew is inviting you aboard to have a fishing trip in Texas you won’t forget! Captain Rodney Chapman takes you nearshore, offshore, to reefs, and to wrecks, starting out of Freeport. Join him for a fun-packed trip and make some lovely memories on the water!

Captain Rodney uses a restored 33’ World Cat TE catamaran powered by 2 brand-new 300 HP Suzuki engines. This vessel is set up for bluewater deep sea trips and will be federally permitted. It uses all the modern navigation electronics and features a portable toilet, an ice-box, and a livewell. You’ll also have a first mate at your disposal in case you need any help during the trip.

As the boat is federally permitted, you and the crew are able to travel beyond the 9-mile state water line and go after various Snapper types, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Grouper, and many more. To reel in your catch, you can bottom, deep sea, and drift fish as well as troll and jig. You choose if you’ll keep the fish you catch and take it home. Hard alcohol isn’t allowed on board but you’re welcome to bring beer.

Before you depart, bring your licenses, snacks, and drinks. Captain Rodney will provide everything else needed for a great day on the water.

Pick a day, pack your stuff, and join in for some wonderful fishing time in Texas!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    All of the captain's trips include fuel, no surprises! This is a nearshore trip. You and the crew will for the most part stay in state waters (inside of 9 miles) and chase oversized Red Drum, Kingfish, Cobia, Snapper, and more. The species are dependent on migratory patterns and weather conditions.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    There are no surprises for fuel charges on any of Captain Rodney's trips, the fuel cost is included in the trip price. On this nearshore trip, you and the crew will mostly stay in state waters within 9 miles. The species you can reel in include huge Red Drum, Cobia, Snapper, Kingfish, and more. The exact choice of species will depend on their migratory patterns as well as weather conditions.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    Embark on this 8-hour adventure and run up 50 miles offshore. Depending on what is in the season, you and the crew will go after Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and more lovely species. There will be no extra fuel charge!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,900
    This 12-hour offshore adventure runs up to 80 miles off the coast. You will target Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, and Tuna. The species availability is dependent on the time of year, and government opening and closing of certain fisheries. No fuel surcharge.
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About the Captain

Rodney Chapman
Freeport, Texas, United States
32 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
344 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2016
Captain Rodney has been a Coast Guard licensed captain since he was 18 years old, and holds a 50-ton master's license. He started working on a charter boat at the age of 10 in the state of Maine where he grew up living on small island with his Grandfather Lou.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

World Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
No Alcohol
Beer is ok, no hard alcohol
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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FAQs about Olivia J Charters – Vertigo

Olivia J Charters – Vertigo offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group, additional $80 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $80 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,900 per group, additional $125 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Olivia J Charters – Vertigo, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Olivia J Charters – Vertigo include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Olivia J Charters – Vertigo offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Olivia J Charters – Vertigo offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Olivia J Charters – Vertigo include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)