My name is Captain Chris Pace. Myself, Jennifer and our four children moved to Rockport after spending summers here for the last 30 years. Raising our four kids and living on the road as a welder in the oilfield for 15 years helped make that decision. We sold our ranch in East Texas and traded spurs and saddles for boats and fishing poles. Now, as a full time time guide, I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the area gained over all these years. I enjoy people, teaching and learning new things. We have recently started a YouTube channel to show case the area and the place we call home. Look us up and subscribe "Rockport Texas Living". Lets get hooked up and go fishing!!!  We service Rockport, Aransas Pass and the Port Aransas areas.



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  • Private trip
    Bay Trip 1/2 day
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $535
    This is is the trio for bigger groups an families. 1-5 people
  • Private trip
    Evening trips available
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $535
    Don't like to get up early, Try one our evening trips. Half day rate. Leaving around 3-4 in the afternoon till dark.
  • Private trip
    Bay Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    This is is the trio for bigger groups an families. 1-5 people
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About the Captain

Chris Pace
Rockport, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
19 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2022
My name is Chris Pace. My wife Jennifer and our four children moved to Rockport a year ago after spending summers here for the last 30 years. Living on the road as a welder in the oilfield for 15 years helped make that decision. We sold our ranch in Tyler and traded spurs and saddles for boats and fishing poles. Now, as a full time real estate agent a part time guide, I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the area gained over all these years coming here. I enjoy people, teaching and learning new things. Lets get hooked up and go fishing!!!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Dargel (Bay boat) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

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.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No 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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (40)
Morning Trip with Captain Chris
Morning Trip with Captain Chris
Evening Trip w\/the Family
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Ty S.
Cleburne, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Morning Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  Bay Trip 1/2 day on August 13, 2022
Had a great experience with Captain Chris! For 3 inexperienced fishermen he was helpful and informative in each and every way!...
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Nathan H.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Afternoon Delight

VERIFIED   Evening trips available on July 19, 2022
This was my son’s first bay fishing experience and couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Captain Chris was an excellent...
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Rosa M.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Evening Trip w/the Family

VERIFIED   NEW  Evening trips available on August 10, 2022
Thanks Captain Chris for a great time!!  First time fishing for my 7 & 5 year old boys and my sister with Down Syndrome. The...
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Joe R.
Atascocita, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Vacation fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Evening trips available on August 2, 2022
We got ourselves some fishing in, on our late vacation with Chris and we had a blast, the wind conditions were not favorable,...
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Lauren H.
Seguin, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fun Evening Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Evening trips available on July 27, 2022
Fun was had by all on this trip. Captain Chris made sure the kids had a great time and helped them bait and cast while also...
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FAQs about Coastal Guide Service

Coastal Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $535 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Bay Trip 1/2 day (4 hours)
  • $535 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Evening trips available (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Bay Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Coastal Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Coastal Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Coastal Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout