Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters is located in Port Isabel and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Capt. Josh is ready for the 2023 season with a freshly restored catamaran, equipped with the latest electronics and outfitted with over $6,000 worth of brand-new top-of-the-line Shimano Tiagra reels to help you reel in the fish of a lifetime!

Capt. Josh will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing, with 4 to 24-hour trips on the offer. Target Snapper and Grouper on the bottom and troll for scrappy King Mackerel and other pelagic species such as Sailfish, Tuna, and Marlin off of South Padre Island. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, big game fishing, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 30’ catamaran boasting 500hp. that can safely take up to 4 anglers out to the fishing grounds at speeds of 50+mph. The catamaran’s fast cruising speed and excellent sea-keeping abilities give Josh’s guests more time fishing and the ability to travel further to better fishing spots. Not only is Captain Josh’s new catamaran fast and safe but it’s also well appointed with a full head, shower, outriggers, digital GPS anchor, autopilot, and the latest fishfinding technology giving you the best advantage to get the fish of a lifetime!

Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Bring your whole family and make memories of a lifetime with Capt. Josh!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 2 - Feb 1 (Wed)
    US $595
    Go offshore at night to fish for some of the meanest fish in the gulf. You can try your luck fishing for Hammerhead, Blacktip, Lemon, and Tiger Shark! You and the captain will leave at sunset and have an exciting evening on the water. Capt. Josh is big on conservation and we do not encourage keeping most species of Shark – we practice CPR (catch, photo, release) when shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $825
    Embark on your trip in the afternoon and have an action-packed time bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper as well as trolling for King Mackerel. Families and kids will love this trip! Come aboard and enjoy the experience of fishing offshore without taking a long boat ride.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    Go bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper and if time allows troll for King Mackerel. This is a great trip for families and kids, an action-packed fishing fun! You'll have an excellent opportunity to experience offshore fishing without a long boat ride.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,250
    More time means you can go further out to the better fishing areas. Expect Snapper, Amberjack, King Mackerel, and a chance at pelagic species such as Blackfin Tuna and Kingfish. This is a serious fishing trip, best enjoyed with 4 anglers or less.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Billfish/Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,900
    Leave the dock before sunrise and head 30+ miles offshore to the continental shelf in search of big game fish. Expect to chase Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and billfish such as Sailfish and Blue and White marlin. Trolling big lures and live bait for the chance at a fish of a lifetime. Up to 4 anglers can join this trip. This trip is weather dependent. 8-10 hours. Due to rapidly increasing fuel costs, please contact your captain about the possible additional fuel charge before booking this trip.
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Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Excellent
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Experience
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Scotty S.
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Blisters on our hands from catching so many fish

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 8, 2024
Yes, you read that right. We have blisters on our hands from catching so many Red Snapper. Captain Josh is such a joy to be...
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Jaime B.
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
Wow! What a great guide Capt. Josh! Josh has the experience to take you where the fish are all you have to do is catch...
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Bruce C.
Excellent
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Fishing trip in September

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 1, 2023
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Gina H.
Very good
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Didn’t get the Big one………..

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 9, 2024
First time going off shore was so excited about catching something big and different. Unfortunately due to large swells we...
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Matthew G.
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JOSH IS THE BEST

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 6, 2024
Had a blast! Josh was professional, his boat was clean and a well oiled machine. He knew where to go and put us on Red Snapper...
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FAQs about Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30'

Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $595 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $825 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,900 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Billfish/Tuna (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Brand new high end electronics installed in 2020
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Live bait supplied when needed/avalable
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters – 30' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Josh Zachman
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
ID & license verified
54 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
Have an action-packed adventure in Texas and chase top-class nearshore and offshore species with Capt. Josh!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Pro kat (Sportfishing) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Brand new high end electronics installed in 2020
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Live bait supplied when needed/avalable
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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