SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay IV

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Based out of Galveston, the SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay IV will get you to the hottest fishing spots in no time. You’re already on the Bay, so prepare for some fantastic inshore fishing opportunities. Captain Donnie O’Neal will be your guide and he has been fishing these waters since the ‘60s. Ever since childhood, Capt. Donnie knew he wanted to make a living at sea, and his experience will show as he’ll take you to the hottest spots in the bay.

She is a 31’ with a pair of 175 HP Suzuki engines. The SeaPlay IV is well-prepared for the current bite. She is furnished with a depth recorder, a Bow Pulpit anchoring system, and other professional electronics to navigate and search for a big one.

The SeaPlay IV offers 360-degree ‘fishability.’ She is outfitted with a T-Top for more shade on those hot summer days. There is plenty of seating space for up to 6 anglers, along with an enclosed restroom in the console and a freshwater sink. The SeaPlay IV has all the comfort you could ask for on an inshore fishing adventure.

Expect to find Bull Reds and sharks in the Summer, as well as Flounder, Jackfish, and Mackerel. The annual Galveston Jetty Drum Run takes place in early spring, where you can encounter Drum weighing over 25 pounds. If you want to bag a Flounder, the best time to fish in Galveston Bay is in the Fall, when you can intercept them on their annual migration. All rods, reels, and tackle are provided, along with lures and live bait.

The charter’s mooring is only a 30-minute boat ride to the fishing grounds, which means even those who book a shorter trip will be on the fish in no time and can expect an exciting time on the water. This boat offers comfort, security, while Capt. Donnie will provide for excellent company and fishing. With even a cleaning and filleting service provided for you to take your catch home, what are you waiting for? Step aboard today!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    State water Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Sep
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    On this charter we fish in Texas state waters, that is within 9 nautical miles of the beachfront.When in season this is the perfect charter to intercept Kingfish,Ling,large shark and other species.We will fish behind shrimp boats,plaforms and other structure just off the beachfront.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shark
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll be targeting the ocean's greatest predators. There's no greater rush than pulling in a huge shark, and you'll get to spend the majority of your day trying to get those sharp teeth to bite on your bait. Once you've got it, you'd better prepare yourself for a challenge to reel 'em in.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6-hour inshore trip will take place on and around the Galveston Bay Jetty. Depending on the season, you'll be fishing huge "Bull" Redfish, large Sharks, Jackfish, Flounder, and Mackerel. With such a range of different species on offer, you're in for a great day of game fishing, as well as taking home with you a delicious fish for the table.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The inshore waters of Galveston Bay are home to an unimaginable range of fish, from Flounder to Sharks, Jackfish to Drum, and everything in between. On this morning trip, you'll head to the jetties to make the most of these fruitful waters and test your hand against some tough creatures, having fun and providing yourself some sustenance later that evening.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A trip to the jetty in the Galveston Bay area, only 30 minutes away from where the boat is docked. Fish the jetties in the Summer to be in with a chance of finding Bull Reds and large Sharks, plus Flounder, Jackfish and Mackerel. Early Spring is the time to come for large Drum, and Fall is Flounder season.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

About the Captain

Donnie O'Neal
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since October 2015
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Capt. Donnie has lived in the Galveston area since he moved there as a kid in the mid-60s. As soon as his family settled in, his dad purchased a 25' cabin cruiser, and since then Donnie knew that he was going to spend the rest of his life on and near the water. He has been fishing Galveston Bay, the Galveston Jetties, and the offshore opportunities in the area most of his life.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 99%

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4.88
out of 5 stars from 104 reviews
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Fish on all the time
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Audrey B.
Ravenna, TX
 5.00
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6 hour morning trip

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
We had an amazing time. I can’t recommend these people enough. We were on a very comfortable and nice boat. I wasn’t...
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Hyunju S.
Harker Heights, Texas
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Beautiful Trip

VERIFIED   May 20, 2018
We drove from Killeen to Galveston for 4 hours , it was pretty tough to drive all the way down there. However, our fishing...
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Autumn Y.
Pasadena, Texas
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Half Day Trip with Capt Brad

VERIFIED   October 6, 2018
This experience blew away my expectations. Capt Brad with easy going, knowledgeable, and took us where we got the best results....
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Cody A.
Humble, TX
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Amazing Half Day Trip with Matt

VERIFIED   August 14, 2018
Our family of four had a wonderful half day trip out with Matt!  We caught an array of different fish and even a couple...
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Jerry W.
Chicago, Illinois
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My first trip with SeaPlay

VERIFIED   November 7, 2018
It was one of the best fishing trips I had so far. The service is good. The boat is clean…  I have nothing to complain...
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