Open Boat Fishing Services welcomes you for a fun-packed nearshore or back bay fishing trip in Galveston. Starting out of Watermans Marina, you and Captain Justin Albert will travel to some of the best spots in the area and have a great time chasing various lovely species. The captain has got both skills and equipment to provide you with a successful day on the water, so pick a day that suits you and have a memorable time fishing!

Your boat for the day will be a 23’ Nautic Star bay boat. It can sit up to 4 guests, runs on a speedy Yamaha 250 V6 SHO engine, and uses all the modern GPS and fishfinder navigation technology. It features a multimedia system, wireless trolling motor, and livewell.

You and Captain Justin will go after many fine species, such as Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, sharks, and many more. Using light tackle, you can attract your prey by spinning, drift fishing, and Flounder gigging. You are free to keep the fish you catch.

Before you start your journey, make sure to have some food. Captain Justin provides everything from the equipment to catch cleaning, and even drinks. Bait is not included in the price, so be sure to ask the captain what your options are.

Come fish with Open Boat Fishing Services and enjoy a wonderful day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $550
    Come enjoy 5 hours of fishing all of West Bay Galveston sand flats and back bays. You will target multiple species including Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and many other species. You will throw live bait or lures, it's your choice (live bait market price is not included in the charter price).
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bay (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $550
    Have a fun day of fishing in many different bays and sand flats of West Bay Galveston. You will go after multiple species including Flounder, Trout, Redfish, and many others. You and the captain will throw live bait or lures, depending on your choice. Just keep in mind that the live bait cost is not included in the charter price.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $700
    Come enjoy a full day of fishing all of West Bay Galveston sand flats and back bays. You will have lots of fun chasing Trout, Redfish, Flounder, as well as many other fine species. You can throw live bait or lures, whatever you prefer. Just remember that live bait comes at an extra cost.
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About the Captain

Justin Albert
Galveston, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Captain Justin grew up fishing in South West Florida. He moved to Texas in 2009. and has been running boats since 2005. The captain enjoys being out on the water and the outdoors.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Boat specs

Nautic Star (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 56 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
The captain provides water and sports drinks

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Eric M.
Dallas, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Justin

VERIFIED   Special 5 hour trip for Eric Montemayor on July 2, 2022
Talk about a blast! We booked this trip extremely last minute and wasn’t expecting much. Justin is one of the most down to...
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Sophia E.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 18, 2022
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Scott V.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Justin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) on July 9, 2022
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FAQs about Open Boat Fishing Services

Open Boat Fishing Services offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Bay (AM) (5 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Bay (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Open Boat Fishing Services, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Open Boat Fishing Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (The captain provides water and sports drinks)

Open Boat Fishing Services offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Open Boat Fishing Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Open Boat Fishing Services include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout