Olivia J Charters

Olivia J Charters offers fishing trips based out of Freeport, Texas. Captain Rodney Chapman will get you fishing the Gulf nearshore and offshore waters, and will work hard to ensure you have a fantastic and fun day out on the water.

Step aboard his 29’ Pro Sports ProKat center console with T-top, which comes powered by two brand new Suzuki DF 175 4 stroke outboard motors to get you to the fishing action in no time. This vessel boasts ample space for up to six anglers, and provides a stable and secure fishing platform from all areas of the deck. It comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, live bait tank, ice box to keep your drinks ice cold and your catch fresh, as well as a toilet for your comfort.

Olivia J Charters offers shared half day trips, as well as private half or full day trips, and Capt. Rod will be happy to show you the most productive methods to reel in your target species. Techniques include fishing with light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and drift fishing, and depending on conditions and the time of year you fish, you may find yourself chasing after Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Cobia, Shark, Jack Crevalle, Red Snapper, Redfish, Black Drum, and more. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, live bait, lures, as well as cleaning and filleting of your catch at the end of the day.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This all-day 8 hour charter will have you fishing the nearshore to offshore waters, depending on weather, time of year and species targeted. Species we may encounter include, Kingfish, Cobia, Shark, Jack Crevalle, Red Snapper, Redfish, Black Drum, and more. Price includes fishing gear, live bait, lures, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    up to 4 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    Half-day fishing trip nearshore for up to 4 anglers. Species targeted will depend on weather and time of year, and may include Kingfish, Snapper, Jacks, Redfish and many more. Price includes fishing gear, live bait, lures, and catch cleaning and filleting. NOTE: Departure time will be between 7:00am or 8:00am, and will be confirmed by the captain closer to the day.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $560
    up to 4 persons
    + $80
    each additional person
    Half-day fishing trip nearshore for up to 4 anglers. Species targeted will depend on weather and time of year, and may include Kingfish, Snapper, Jacks, Redfish and many more. Price includes fishing gear, live bait, lures, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $140
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    We are proud to offer trips on a per person basis. We do require a minimum of 2 people for the trip to run. Here we put mixed groups together in a head boat style but without the big crowds. We hope this option will provide a memorable trip that everyone can afford. On this trip, the captain will make a decision that he or she feels will give you the best chance of catching fish. Species may include Kingfish, Snapper, Jacks, Redfish and many more. Price includes fishing gear, bait and catch cleaning.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $140
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    We are proud to offer trips on a per person basis. We do require a minimum of 2 people for the trip to run. Here we put mixed groups together in a head boat style but without the big crowds. We hope this option will provide a memorable trip that everyone can afford. On this trip, the captain will make a decision that he or she feels will give you the best chance of catching fish. Species may include Kingfish, Snapper, Jacks, Redfish and many more. Price includes fishing gear, bait and catch cleaning.
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About the Captain

Rodney Chapman
Freeport, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
32 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
207 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
Capt. Rod has been a Coast Guard licensed captain since he was 18 years old, and holds a 50 ton masters license. He started working on a charter boat at the age of 10 in the state of Maine, where he grew up living on small island with his Grandfather Lou.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Pro Sports Prokat (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 175HP 2017 Suzuki engines.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 207 reviews
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November fishing
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Angler Rating
190
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Dawn L.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Just Book It!

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
This was my second time going out with Captain Rodney and his son Ethan and it did not disappoint! I brought my son along this...
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Shannon O.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Absolutely fabulous!!

VERIFIED   September 7, 2019
We booked super last minute just hoping for an ok afternoon fishing, instead we got an incredibly awesome experience we’d...
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Joe L.
Raymore, Missouri
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
We were lucky and picked a really calm day on the water.  Once we got on the fish, we just about caught a fish every time...
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Caryn W.
VLG LOCH LOYD, MO
 5.00
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Half day trip with Rodney

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
The water didn’t cooperate with us but Rodney still took us out to see how high the waves were. We ended up fishing a...
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Dellanoir D.
Houston, TX
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Fishing with Rodney

VERIFIED   August 31, 2019
These guys were great. I exactly got sea sick on the boat an they took completely over, they help my kids finish fishing, if...
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