Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'

The Island Fishing Guru team takes pride in really making the moment count! With more than 25 years of experience in the waters off of Galveston, Texas, its captains bring the most comprehensive fishing knowledge to your charter trip, making your time spent with Island Fishing Guru the ultimate experience! Texas climate allows fishing year-round, so never hesitate to call.

Whether you are a novice or a serious angler, this crew has your back. It offers pre-made packages or it can custom design your Galveston fishing vacation. Island Fishing Guru LLC takes pride in being able to deliver one of the best fishing charter experiences in the gulf!

Your crew will do its best to make sure you have a safe, fun, and productive day on the water. This involves 4 to 10-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, King Mackerel, Snapper, and Shark depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, big game fishing, and drift fishing.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 30’ Contender boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a wireless trolling motor.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Please make sure to buy a valid fishing license ahead of time. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

The fishing starts just minutes after leaving the dock, which gives you plenty of fishing time with your family or friends. Our prices reflect the experience you’ll have.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Island Fishing Guru LLC!

Note: Other charters wait until you get to the dock to tell you that you owe a surcharge for your gas and bait. There are no surprises with Island Fishing Guru, as its price is its price.

The crew goes out rain or shine – unless there is lightning!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Bay (4PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $370
    If you don't quite have your sea legs or want to start your kids fishing with shore close by, we recommend the 2-hour bay trip. It is a super relaxed time fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and occasional baby Shark (the ultimate happenstance for kids!). The departure is also possible at 5:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Hour – Bay (11AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $370
    If you don't quite have your sea legs or want to start your kids fishing with shore close by, we recommend the 2-hour bay trip. It is a super relaxed time fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and occasional baby Shark (the ultimate happenstance for kids!).
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Bay (1:30PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $370
    If you don't quite have your sea legs or want to start your kids fishing with shore close by, we recommend the 2-hour bay trip. It is a super relaxed time fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and occasional baby Shark (the ultimate happenstance for kids!).
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Bay (6 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $370
    Like a quickie? The 2-hour trip is perfect for those wanting to break into fishing. Perfect for those with limited time or for newbies. This is not a "fill the freezer" kind of trip. It is really to acquaint you with saltwater fishing and to help you understand what "sea legs" means. It's a fun time! The price includes up to 4 people. $50 charge for each additional person to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Bay (6AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $370
    If you don't quite have your sea legs or want to start your kids fishing with shore close by, we recommend the 2-hour bay trip. It is a super relaxed time fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and occasional baby Shark (the ultimate happenstance for kids!).
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Bay (8:30AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 21 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $370
    If you don't quite have your sea legs or want to start your kids fishing with shore close by, we recommend the 2-hour bay trip. It is a super relaxed time fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and occasional baby Shark (the ultimate happenstance for kids!).
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty (11AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $650
    This fun jam-packed 4-hour excursion will explore jetty fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Stingray, and Black Drum. This price includes 4 people with an additional $50 per person up to 6 people total.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty (3:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    This 4-hour fun-packed trip will take you exploring jetties. Come chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Stingray, as well as Black Drum. The trip price includes 4 people with an additional $50 per angler up to 6 anglers total.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty (6AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    This fun jam-packed 4-hour excursion will explore jetty fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Stingray, and Black Drum. This price includes 4 people with an additional $50 per person up to 6 people total. Other charter companies wait until you get to the dock to inform you they have a fuel and bait surcharge. All of our prices include gas and bait so there are no surprises.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Jetty/Shark (1:30PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,140
    This is the trip for those desiring to head to the jetties for fish or sharks. We anchor down for the huge thrill of catching the bad boys of the gulf – sharks! We know how to handle them. One keep per boat. Four people are included in the price, with $75 for each additional person up to 6 people total.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Jetty/Shark (6AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,140
    This is the trip for those desiring to head to the jetties for fish or sharks. We anchor down for the huge thrill of catching the bad boys of the gulf – sharks! We know how to handle them. One keep per boat. Four people are included in the price, with $75 for each additional person up to 6 people total.
There are 43 people looking at this charter.

About the Charter Operator

Island Fishing Guru LLC 30'
Galveston, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
21 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2022
Island Fishing Guru's team started fishing these waters more than 25 years ago! These anglers love watching people get hooked on fishing while creating lasting memories. They also love providing an extensive knowledge base to the more experienced angler to give them the leading edge in fishing offshore.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

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
Age 5 and over
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

Not included in the trip

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes

Galveston Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (5)
Last Minute trip
4 hour trip with captain Eric
4 hour trip with captain Eric
+2
Angler Rating
16
2
1
0
1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 21 reviews
JD V.
Midland, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Captain Eric is Awesome!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Jetty (11AM) on July 23, 2022
Hauling a 7 year old and a 4 year old out fishing is challenging on parents, Captain Eric came through clutch on being helpful,...
JD V. recommends Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Island Fishing Guru LLC 30' Charter Operator replied

Rigoberto G.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2022
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting.
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful
Mark review as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this review helpful

Victor L.
Houston, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day PM trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Jetty (11AM) on July 16, 2022
It was our first time out fishing in a boat.  The boat was very clean and roomy.  Captain Eric was friendly and knowledgable. ...
Victor L. recommends Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Island Fishing Guru LLC 30' Charter Operator replied

Jessica J.
Texarkana, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Last Minute trip

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip – Bay (4PM) on August 7, 2022
We had a great end to our vacation. We caught several fish in our short time out.  Thanks for being patience with our son!...
Jessica J. recommends Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Mark review as helpful
You found this review helpful
  Island Fishing Guru LLC 30' Charter Operator replied

Park W.
Haslet, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Best Captain best boat best fishing!!!

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Bay (11:30AM) on June 6, 2022
We were catching big fish when no one else was!! Captain Eric is THE BEST at what he does. You need to check out their boat...
Park W. recommends Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Mark review as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this review helpful
  Island Fishing Guru LLC 30' Charter Operator replied

FAQs about Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'

Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $370 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Bay (4PM) (2 hours)
  • $370 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Hour – Bay (11AM) (2 hours)
  • $370 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Bay (1:30PM) (2 hours)
  • $370 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Bay (6 PM) (2 hours)
  • $370 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Bay (6AM) (2 hours)
  • $370 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Bay (8:30AM) (2 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty (11AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty (3:30PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Jetty (6AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,140 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Jetty/Shark (1:30PM) (7 hours)
  • $1,140 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip – Jetty/Shark (6AM) (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Wahoo