Reel Safaris Charters LLC

625 29th Avenue North
Texas City TX, United States

Reel Safaris Charters is a company that does it all, from fishing jetties to trolling for that Marlin of a lifetime, you will always find the trip you are after. You can also fish in confidence that they have you covered, with a great, clean boat and a hugely experienced captain.

Whether you want a 4-hour stint fishing around the local jetties, or an all-day adventure 40+ miles offshore, you will find no better boat than Reel Safari’s 25’ Seacat. Her twin-hull design means she is as stable on the move as the is standing still. She comes rigged to the gills with the latest gear and tech to get you pulling in the very best wherever you are fishing.

When fishing in the bay, her high-tech electronics will help sound out the best spots in the murky inshore waters, and her stealthy trolling motor will make sure you don’t spook the fish before even getting to them. Head offshore, and the vessel really comes into her own, with a cruising speed of 30 knots to get you out to sea in no time, and outriggers for the best trolling once you get there.

But there are many great vessels fishing out of Galveston Island, what makes these guys special? Quite simply, there are very few captains with the experience and skill of Captain Chris Hayes. Fully USCG and TPWD-licensed, with full federal fishing permits, Captain Chris is as professional and reliable a captain as you will ever meet.

Captain Chris has been running charters for over 20 years, and it shows on every trip he runs. He will discuss all your options with you from the moment you book to make sure you get exactly what you are after. Once on the water, he and his skilled mate will throw themselves completely into your trip to make sure you stay hooked up all day long.

So whether you want a chance at landing Marlin, or are just looking for a fun afternoon with the family, these guys have the boat, and the experience, to make sure you don’t leave disappointed.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Bluewater
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
    Head way offshore, fishing 40+ miles out for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Billfish. This is what fishing is all about, so get your game face on and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Deep Sea
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Fish the Federal waters up to 40 miles offshore, targeting Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and more. This trip usually runs 7-10 hours.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Sate Water
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Target a variety of species up to the 9-mile state water line. Your day could involve anything from chasing Shrimp boats to target massive sharks, to fighting big Tarpon offshore, and much, much more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 625
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the day fishing for the ocean's ultimate predators! Target a variety of shark species in this exciting inshore trip. This trip usually runs 6-7 hours.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bay & Jetty
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day fishing inshore for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and more! This trip usually runs 6-7 hours.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay & Jetty (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing in the bay for Redfish, Trout, Flounder and more. This trip usually runs 4-5 hours.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Bay & Jetty (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Head into the bay to target tasty inshore favorites like Redfish and Trout on this 4-5-hour inshore charter.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Seacat (Catamaran) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 115HP 225 yamaha 4 strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Capt. Chris Hayes
Texas City, Texas, United States
Member since March 2016
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Chris Hayes is a USCG licensed captain and TPWD licensed and insured professional all water guide with over 20 years experience fishing the local coastal waters from the flats in the bay to the blue water offshore. He specializes in blue water big game, deep water structure and monster shark fishing. He has fished numerous big game tournaments and has experience running sport fishers, party boats and offshore supply boats. He is a member of the Texas National Outfitters and Guides Association and the Houston Big Game Fishing Club and donates several trips a year to Wounded Warriors and the physically disadvantaged kids’ fishing teams.
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 92%

Customer Reviews

3.22 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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First of all we were told that boat would leave at 7-7:30. Capt. showed up at 8:45. An 18’  boat w 2 seats. There are 5 of us in the boat. First mate,capt, and myself w 2 guests. The boat was not his, it was rented because his was broke. We finally get out and cannot go to State water because size of the boat. Never left the bay. Then at 1:30 Capt. says he has another trip to do and we would have to start wrapping up. He brought us back to the dock at 2:30. We may have had a total of 5 hrs. fishing. I paid him in full when I got there and then we also tipped him. Very, very dissappointed. I trully feel like I was cheaten out of my trip and still had to waste my hard earned money. Also finally I booked this trip w 2 wks notice and called and text the Capt. at least 6 times , and he finally text me back the night before the trip to tell me where to be at 7 am the day of the trip. The people I took are from out of town. We all had to drive 2 hrs that morning just to get there and wait….....Horrible experience.

Fished August 3, 2017
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Got a late start around 8:15-8:30, day was overcast and current was rough. Fishing was poor. Tried several different areas and it just didn’t happen at no fault of Chris’. We understand that happens, it’s just disappointing.

Fished July 25, 2017
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Loved our trip, first time experience in chartering a boat, was not sure what to expect, but my son loves fishing and Cap. Chris was outstanding, took us to different places to catch different fish, my son wanted to land a shark of any size, however, he caught 1 large stingray that was a fighter, so the experience was awesome for him.

Fished July 22, 2017
Capt. Chris Hayes (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 23, 2017

Thank you, the pleasure was all ours and we hope to fish with you again soon!

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