Based out of Rockport, Coastal Guide Service is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Come on aboard with Capt. Chris, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, and fly fishing, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 25’ Dargel boat that can safely take up to 5 anglers. This boat features an ice box and a wireless trolling motor. The price of your trip includes all the rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a productive day on the water.

Please keep in mind you’ll need to get a fishing license before the start of the trip. You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip. Up for a family trip? This is a children-friendly business, so bring your loved ones to share these memories with.

The price of your trip also includes complimentary drinks, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Please let the captain know if you have any questions or special requests.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Coastal Guide Service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $535
    Rise bright and early to make the most of Rockport's morning action. You could land anything from Speckled Trout and Sheepshead to Red and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $535
    Don't like to get up early? Then book one of our afternoon trips. We'll leave land at 3:30 PM at stay out until dark. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum are all on the menu.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Spend a whole day on the water with your family, fishing and having a great time. Black Drum, Sheepshead, Redfish, and Speckled Trout are all in the cards, and you've got plenty of time to catch something good. Don't forget to bring some additional drinks, snacks, and lunch.
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About the Captain

Chris Pace
Rockport, Texas, United States
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27 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 me 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 and 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. Let's 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
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Experience
Excellent
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Making memories
Half Day = Great Day
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Nathan H.
Houston, Texas
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Afternoon Delight

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) 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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Ty S.
Cleburne, TX
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Morning Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) 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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Jerome M.
Taylor Lake Village, TX
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Captain Chris, Coastal Fly Guide Service

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on June 18, 2022
We did a 4-hour coastal fishing trip in Rockport. It was with my wife and her 75-year-old mother. The fishing trip was great....
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Mikel P.
Austin, TX
Excellent
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) on June 27, 2022
So I recently booked a trip with Captain Chris it was just me and my daughter it was a great experience. He was very hands-on...
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Amy O.
Whitesboro, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) on September 21, 2022
Chris was very knowledgeable and taught us new fishing techniques during our trip out. He was laid back, patient and interactive….all...
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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 - Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $535 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing (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