With Saucier’s Guide Service, you can explore the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico out of Crystal Beach! Captain Ray Saucier has over 20 years of experience fishing the Galveston Bay area, so you can be sure that he knows all the best fishing spots.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 25’ Boston Whaler center console boat. Powered by a 250 HP Evinrude engine, the boat can get you to all the honey holes in no time. It comes equipped with GPS and a fishfinder to help you find the best spots, along with a trolling motor and anchor system to make sure you stay on the fish once you’ve found them.

Capt. Ray knows that everyone likes to fish differently, so he provides his customers with a choice of light and heavy tackle. You’ll have everything you need for a wide variety of fishing techniques including spinning, popping, jigging, and even fly fishing. While he focuses mainly on lures, he can also arrange live bait for you for between $20 and $100 depending on the group size and trip length.

Focusing on the inshore waters, you’ll go after a range of exciting, and highly-sought-after fish. Tough-fighting and delicious in equal measure, you’ll target Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Tarpon, and Sharks in various locations around the bountiful Galveston area.

All Saucier’s Guide Service trips come with a free cleaning and filleting service for whatever you choose to take home with you at the end of the day. All you need to do is remember to buy a fishing license ahead of time and come aboard for a thrilling day’s fishing.

For an enjoyable and exciting day on the Gulf waters, join Saucier’s Guide Service and have an unforgettable time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $850
    Spend your morning on the productive bays of the Texas Gulf shores. You'll spend 4 hours fishing the stunning inshore waters for some exciting and delicious fish. Test your skills against Redfish and Trout and try to fill the boat with these delicious creatures to take home for a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,000
    On this 8-hour trip, you'll head to the inshore bays just out of Houston. A stone's throw from the city, you'll get on the Gulf's productive waters in search of some thrilling and delicious fish. You'll try bottom fishing to lure the bite of species such as Redfish and Trout, among many more as you do your best to reel in plenty of tasty fish to take home to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon & Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    Stunning waters and picturesque landscapes await you along Texas' famous beaches. On this trip, you'll stalk the shallows going after some of the most sought-after species in the inshore and nearshore waters. Huge, strong, and tough-fighting, Tarpon and Sharks are favorites of anglers all over. 8 hours on the water will give you the maximum chance of reeling in a big one, as well as giving you plenty of time to hone your skills against these beasts.

About the Captain

Ray Saucier
Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, United States
14 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2016
Captain Ray Saucier has over 20 years of experience fishing the Galvestone Bay area, and has built up a vast wealth of local knowledge along the way. Running his own charter business was a lifelong dream, and now he has been able to make that dream a reality.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat specs

Boston Whaler (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
My charters are lure only except for Shark fishing
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Wasn't the best day to fish, but had a great time anyway!
Half a day with captain Scott
Half Day Trip with Captain Ralph
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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JD C.
Brazos Bend, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Wasn't the best day to fish, but had a great time anyway!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on June 11, 2022
Capt Ray did all he could to find us a spot to catch something on a really windy day.  Didn’t get to go out into the open...
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Gregory M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on July 28, 2022
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Wesley M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Ray

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on June 2, 2022
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Korey B.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half a day with captain Scott

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing on July 5, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Scott! We had 2 children aboard and he was patient and helpful with them and even helped...
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Carlton M. J.
Little Elm, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Awesome captain

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Tarpon & Sharks on June 26, 2021
Had a blast with my sons 15 birthday. Captain Ray was a great guide and patient with us as he taught us basic fishing skills....
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FAQs about Saucier’s Guide Service

Saucier’s Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $200 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Tarpon & Sharks (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Saucier’s Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Saucier’s Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (My charters are lure only except for Shark fishing)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Saucier’s Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Saucier’s Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Saucier’s Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon