SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC

SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC is a full-time, private fishing and eco-tour charter service located in beautiful South Padre Island, Texas. The charter service offers inshore, bay fishing year-round on the Lower Laguna Madre Bay. Operated and run by Captain David Garza, the charter service will meet the needs of any level of angler, whether new to fishing or experienced. Along with fishing, Captain David also offers family-oriented eco-tours that may include dolphin watching, sightseeing such as Space X, visiting a private beach, shelling, and a booze cruise. SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC is USCG-certified and fully insured. Captain David’s top priority for you is providing an affordable and memorable experience on the bay. Join him and have a wonderful time on the waters of deep South Texas!

Your vessel for the day will be a 23’ Haynie Big Foot bay boat. It runs on a 225 HP Mercury engine, uses GPS and VHF radio navigation technology, and can sit up to 4 anglers. There’s an ice-box for storing your catch and a livewell for keeping live bait.

Fishing often includes drift fishing with artificial and live natural bait. Depending on the day, people’s preferences, and skill levels, other methods may be used in fishing. The species you can expect to catch include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sand Trout, Whiting, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, and King Mackerel (summer).

Captain David takes care of all the fishing tackle, bait, and drinks. If you choose to keep your catch, he can clean and fillet it for you at no extra cost. Just bring your licenses, sunscreen, snacks, and drinks before you start the trip.

SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC and Captain David are waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    The morning trips normally begin at 8:00 a.m. Drift fishing with live and artificial baits is often utilized. Other methods may be employed, based on preferences and skills, including bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, etc. In addition to fishing, this trip may also contain activities such as dolphin watching, getting close to the Space X launch site, and a leisure cruise. These trips generally run 5 to 6 hours in duration.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    These full day trips normally begin at 8:00 a.m. Drift fishing with live and artificial baits is often utilized. Other methods may be employed, based on preferences and skills, including bottom fishing, jigging, trolling, etc. In addition to fishing, this trip may also contain activities such as dolphin watching, getting close to the Space X launch site, and a leisure/sunset cruise. These trips generally run 8 hours in duration.
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About the Captain

David Garza
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
17 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2022
Having been fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre for over two decades, Captain David knows where the fish bites. After working in public service for a long time, he decided to focus on his fishing passion and share it with others. Captain David is happy to introduce you to the area's nature and tailor a trip according to your personal needs or preferences. He strives to make your experience on the water pleasant and enjoyable for everyone on board.

About this listing

Targeted species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Haynie (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (37)
Half Day Trip with Captain David
Fishing with David
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Terry P.
Atascocita, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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The Perfect Day

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 6, 2022
If you’re looking to book a bay fishing trip, look no further! Captain Dave and Erma made my family’s trip unforgettable...
Terry P. recommends SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
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Cody H.
Irving, TX
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 27, 2022
Captain David went above and beyond to make the trip memorable and knows the waters well and put us on some great reds and...
Cody H. recommends SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
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Chris N.
Eola, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Capt. David

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 26, 2022
Captain David provided my family with an amazing adventure. My daughter, who is eleven, told him she liked sea shells and dolphins....
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Steve P.
Estherville, IA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 1, 2022
Captain David was very nice and everything was laid out to get on the water. We tried several different areas and caught a...
Steve P. recommends SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC
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Bryan L.
FAIR OAKS, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Great day with Capt Dave

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 28, 2022
My family and I had a great time.  Capt Dave and his hand Ms Erma were top notch.  They were very patient and took the time...
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FAQs about SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC

SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with SPI Coastal Fishing Charters, LLC include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout