Affordable Guide Service

Let Captain Alex Cruz be your guide to some of the top fishing locations on Texas’ long, beautiful Gulf Coast. He’s based out of Port Aransas, but he fishes all the water in the Coastal Bend from Aransas Pass down to Corpus Chisti Bay. From beginners to seasoned anglers, everybody is welcome to join this adventure!

You’ll be fishing on a 23’ Majek illusion that accommodates up to 4 guests. This bay boat is powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine that reaches the speed of 40 knots. The boat features navigational electronics, safety gear, and a live bait tank. Enjoy the ride as you’re reaching bountiful fishing spots.

Captain Alex specializes in rod and reel techniques for catching Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Flounder. There’s a variety of fishing techniques to try out, and it all depends on how much you want to challenge yourself and what you want to catch. Always expect the unexpected, as you never know what’s going to bite.

Your guide will provide all the equipment and bait you’ll need for the ideal inshore fishing adventure. You get to keep the catch and Capt. Alex is going to clean and fillet it for you free of charge. You only need to pack your fishing license, some snacks, and drinks.

Start your inshore adventure with Captain Alex and get those tasty trophies for lunch!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $550
    This morning trip will take you to the best inshore spots, where you can target Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Flounder, and many more. All fishing equipment is included in the price, just bring your licenses, food, and drinks.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $550
    Start your afternoon adventure and target Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, and many more inshore species. Your captain will cover all fishing equipment and show you best ways to use it.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    Start your adventure in the morning and target various inshore species. You'll keep the catch and your guide will clean it for you, so you can count on a tasty dinner in the evening. All fishing equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    Tournament fishing trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This trip allows up to 4 people.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
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FAQs about Affordable Guide Service

Affordable Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $125 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Tournament fishing trip (8 hours)

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

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

Affordable Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Affordable Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Affordable Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Alex Cruz
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
100 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Alex has over a decade of fishing experience. He runs fishing trips out of Aransas pass & Corpus Christi Texas. His specialty is Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. Captain Alex will take you and your party out on the water, and will work hard to help you get the fish. Join him for an affordable time-out!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Majek illusion (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 95 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (92)
Fishing with Alex
Found the fish when others didn\u2019t
Knowledgeable
+89
Angler rating
89
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
92%
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Grady H.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Perfect father and son trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 4, 2023
Captain Alex did an amazing job helping a few novices and our first time boys have a great fishing experience. He communicated...
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Kenneth P.
San Antonio, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5 Hour Morning Trip w/Captain Alex Cruz

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 16, 2023
We took a 5 hour morning trip on Sunday July 16, 2023. Captain Cruz was very informative the day before on where and...
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Crystal D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Alex

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 10, 2023
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Michael M.
Excellent
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Great set up. Very flexible

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on January 28, 2024
Alex knew SO many places to go along the TX coast to find redfish/drum and trout.  He has apparently done this for almost...
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Sandra E.
Excellent
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Experience:
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Amazing person

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on January 27, 2024
He was great I am still newer at fishing and he helped me a lot I scheduled a trip for my husband as a Christmas gift weather...
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