Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters is located in Port Isabel and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Capt. Josh is back for the 2022 season with a freshly restored sport boat 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 25’ Topaz diesel boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers.

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)
    $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
    $650
    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
    $695
    Go bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper and 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
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    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
    12 Hour Trip – Billfish/Tuna (MAX4)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    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. Due to rapidly increasing fuel costs, please contact your captain about the possible additional fuel charge before booking this trip.
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About the Captain

Josh Zachman
Port Isabel, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
22 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

Topaz (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 240HP Isuzu diesel engine.

Length
25 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

GPS
Brand new high end electronics installed in 2020
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Live bait supplied when needed/avalable
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

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 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (10)
August fishing trip
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August fishing trip
+7
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Laura O.
Denver, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on August 12, 2022
Had an amazing time with my two boys today! Capt. Josh could not have been more helpful and kind to my very novice sons! They...
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Alex H.
Port Isabel, Texas
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   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 30, 2022
Incredible experience from booking through docking on return. Captain Josh was responsive, honest, knowledgeable, helpful and...
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Zack L.
Katy, 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 with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2022
Great trip with Josh. We caught a number of red snapper and a grouper. I had something come up and had to cut our trip a little...
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Michael W.
Cedar Park, 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   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 14, 2022
Josh was awesome. Super nice guy and good conversation as well as an excellent captain that took us out to catch fish. Excellent...
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Derek H.
Cypress, TX
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Dual fishing & shark fishing 3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   Special 6 hour trip for Derek Hess on July 14, 2022
Booked this with Captain Josh to take my boys on an adventure. The waters were very choppy (not the Captain’s fault at all)...
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FAQs about Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters

Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $595 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $695 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Billfish/Tuna (MAX4) (12 hours)

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

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

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

Capt Josh’s Offshore Charters 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 include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo