Just out of Houston, a whole world of exciting fishing awaits. Leave Baytown’s shores behind and cross the Trinity Bay to fish the world-famous waters of Galveston. Bow To Stern Fishing Tours cater to anglers of all levels, giving beginners the chance to land their first catch, and helping more experienced guests fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. These waters are home to a range of prized species, so don’t miss out!

Set out aboard a 24’ Shallow Sport center console, restored in 2019. Shallow and light, she’ll provide a dry and smooth ride for up to 4 guests. Powered by a 200 HP Evinrude outboard, and equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and anchoring system, you’ll reach the sweet spots with ease. Hit up the shallow hotspots, casting from the flat deck to fill the ice box.

You’ll specialize in light tackle, bottom fishing, spinning, and drift fishing, as you get the most out of these productive waters. If you want to try your hand at fly fishing, then bring your own gear and use this technique to land your target. From Redfish to Trout, Flounder to Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel to Perch, Catfish, Sharks, and many more – there’s no end to what you can catch.

Test your skills and strength and fill the boat on what promises to be an exhilarating day. Your captain will provide all the necessary equipment, as well as water to keep you hydrated throughout. On full day trips, he’ll even provide a “captain’s lunch,” so get ready to fill up! On half day trips, feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks aboard and make the most of your day.

With over 25 years of experience fishing these productive waters, the crew knows exactly what it takes to get you on the fish. Bow To Stern Fishing Tours offer you the chance to experience these waters like no other. Come aboard and fill the boat on the fishing experience of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Hook and Shoot
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 5 - Nov 27
    US $560
    Combine the best elements of the outdoors on this exciting trip. Head out on the water for 6 hours, going after the delicious fish that live in the inshore waters of Texas, while also hunting for delicious ducks. A true Texan tradition, you'll live like a local, getting the most out of these productive waters and their rich surroundings. Must have your own shoot gun, ammo, and thermal chest waders. Live bait is available at the customer's expense.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Hook and Shoot
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 3 - Jan 29
    US $560
    Combine the best elements of the outdoors on this exciting trip. Head out on the water for 6 hours, going after the delicious fish that live in the inshore waters of Texas, while also hunting for delicious ducks. A true Texan tradition, you'll live like a local, getting the most out of these productive waters and their rich surroundings. Must have your own shoot gun, ammo, and thermal chest waders. Live bait is available at the customer's expense.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $400
    Head out first thing in the morning to catch the early bite of a range of exciting and delicious fish in Texas' productive inshore waters. Spend at least 5 hours on the water, going after Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Catfish, Shark, and many more tough-fighting species. Using light tackle, you'll get the most out of your time aboard, and each of the beauties will test your skills to the max. Live bait is available at the customer's expense.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $525
    Spend your afternoon exploring the rich shallow waters of the Trinity Bay and her tributaries. These rich waters are overflowing with a range of prized, exciting, and delicious fish just waiting to be turned into dinner. Using different fishing techniques with light tackle to attract the likes of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Sharks, and many more on what promises to be an exhilarating experience. Live bait is available at customer's expense.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    9 Hours - Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    Get the most out of a day exploring southern Texas's rich waters on this 9-hour trip. You'll be using different fishing techniques to test your skills against Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Shark, and more. Each of these will give you a run for your money, giving you the chance to fill the boat so you can head home with a delicious treat for dinner. Live bait is available at the customer's expense.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    2 Day Fishing Get-A-Way
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US $775
    You'll spend 2 full days out on these productive waters, going after a range of exciting and delicious fish. From Red Fish to Trouts, Flounder to Drum, and more, there's no end to what you can catch! Come and spend your getaway where you can escape the hustle and bustle but also enjoy all the city's activities. There's a professional chef to cook your meals. Not forgetting the fishing, of course! Live bait is available at the customer's expense.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Whiting
    Whiting
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4.6 / 5
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Experience
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
92%
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Memorable Birthday Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on February 10, 2024
We booked a fishing charter with this service for my son’s birthday, and I must say, it exceeded all expectations! Despite...
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Robert H.
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 20, 2023
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Carlos L.
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The bite was hard

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) on July 5, 2024
Captin Rappelet was awesome, very Entertaining, and was sharing tips and pointers. So, that we could catch fish on our own,...
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 16, 2024
Captain David knows fish! We caught a lot and also had a lot of good laughs. With his good vibes attitude paired...
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Awesome day, and memories to last a lifetime!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 1, 2023
Captain David was an amazing guide. We caught 50 to 60 fish, had 6 SOLID keepers. Captain David took care of my boys nonstop...
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FAQs about Bow To Stern Fishing Tours

Bow To Stern Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $280 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Hook and Shoot (6 hours)
  • US $280 per person - 6 Hour Trip – Hook and Shoot (6 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 9 Hours - Full Day Trip (9 hours)
  • US $775 per day per group, additional US $200 per person after 3 guests - 2 Day Fishing Get-A-Way (2 days)

When you book a trip with Bow To Stern Fishing Tours, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bow To Stern Fishing Tours include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No, cleaning and packaging of catch is included. We bring the fish to a cleaning station and take your picture of your successful trip then clean your fish.)
  • Drinks (Water & Gatorade)
  • Lunch (Only on Full Day Trips)

Bow To Stern Fishing Tours offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bow To Stern Fishing Tours offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bow To Stern Fishing Tours include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

David Rappelet
Houston, Texas, United States
9 Fishing Reports
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152 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
I come from a long line of fishermen. We have fished these waters since I was a child, and I raised in Louisiana waters as well, along with my grandparents. I became a full time fisherman to teach and share the enjoyment of the sport and all it has to offer.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Boat specs

Shallow Sport (Center console) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
No, cleaning and packaging of catch is included. We bring the fish to a cleaning station and take your picture of your successful trip then clean your fish.
Drinks
Water & Gatorade
Lunch
Only on Full Day Trips

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Children who are 8 year old and above are welcome
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
American Express
PayPal

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Recent fishing reports

Another fun and successful trip
Another fun and successful trip
July 4, 2024
Even tho the water was fresh and extremely slow tides i knew exactly where you put my clients on fish. They dialed in and couldn't stop catching.
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This return client is addicted. Happy 25
This return client is addicted. Happy 25
July 2, 2024
You know you are a great guide when your return client for the 25th trip keeps catching fish and says hes addicted.
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Double boat trip full of trash talk
Double boat trip full of trash talk
June 15, 2024
Got these guys on a ton of fish and these guys left with bags of filets and smiles
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