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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    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. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $580
    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. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $580
    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. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $290
    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 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $290
    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
32 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
324 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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 Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

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
3 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
87%
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Shared AM on November 13, 2021
What a great morning trip!  Captain Rod and First Mate Ethan were completely awesome.  They work their tails off making sure...
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Emily M.
Galveston, TX
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Half day shared trip with Captain Rodney

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Shared PM on July 2, 2021
We had a wonderful time with Captain Rodney! He’s very knowledgeable about where to find the fish. There were a couple spots...
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Shared PM on April 9, 2021
The boat was great, really clean and well taken care of!  It had gps , depth and fish finder and plenty room.  I thought...
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Pleasant Hill, IA
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Afternoon trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Private PM on July 5, 2021
Great crew. Started strong, then the fish went into hiding.  Limited out on kingfish with some acrobatics by the fish at the...
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Maple Heights, Ohio
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Shared PM on June 5, 2021
Okay for everyone that reads this is recant on a bad one Captain Rodney and Ethane go beyond the call of a charter I’m differently...
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FAQs about Olivia J Charters

Olivia J Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $145 per person - Half Day Trip - Shared AM (5 hours)
  • $145 per person - Half Day Trip - Shared PM (5 hours)
  • $580 per group, additional $80 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Private PM (5 hours)
  • $580 per group, additional $80 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Private AM (5 hours)
  • $875 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip - Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Olivia J Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable enclosed )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Olivia J Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Olivia J Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Olivia J Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Olivia J Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)