Bow To Stern Fishing Tours

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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!



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  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Get the most out of a day exploring southern Texas's rich waters on this 9-hour trip. Using light tackle, you'll get to bottom fish for the bite of some prized fish. 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, making you work hard to fill the boat so you can head home with a delicious treat for dinner.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Weekend Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    Come and spend your weekend at an island resort where you can escape the hustle and bustle but also enjoy all the city's activities. There's a barn-style restaurant on the island, a full kitchen with dining area, and a professional chef to cook your meals. Not forgetting the fishing, of course! You'll spend 2 days out on these productive waters, going after a range of exciting and delicious fish. From Sharks to Sheepshead, Flounder to Trout, Redfish, and more, there's no end to what you can catch!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $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. Each of these beauties will make you work for your catch. Using light tackle, you'll get the most out of your time aboard, testing your skills to the max.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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. Bottom fish 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.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Cast & Blast
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 18 - Jan 20
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    Combine the best elements of the outdoors on this exciting trip. Head out on the water for 7 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. All the gear you need will be provided, so get ready for a thrilling experience.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bring Your Own Kayak
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $340
    price breakdown
    $340
    Bring your own kayak and experience the magic of fishing on your own in the shallow waters. With an experienced guide and the support of the main boat, you'll test your angling skills to the max. Go after the wealth of exciting fish here as you bottom fish, pop, or jig on light gear. Get ready for a workout before earning yourself a well-deserved delicious treat. Children 15 years old and above are welcome.
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About the Captain

David Rappelet
Houston, Texas, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
70 Customer Reviews
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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

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

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
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Lunch

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.68
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92%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Katie B.
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Morning trip

VERIFIED   March 10, 2020
In my head, like to think I’m a tough girl, but I’m really just a pink-wearing, I-don’t-want-to-get-dirty type of girly-girl....
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League City, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2020
Capt. David our my sons experience and overall safety first! Great experience, highly recommended- we had a great day on the...
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Tom F.
Houston, TX
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Best day fishing ever!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 4, 2020
Captain Dave was amazing.  We had some first time fisherman and young children with us and Dave really took the time to...
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Eric R.
Spring, TX
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Last fishing trip before school starts!

VERIFIED   August 11, 2020
We had a slow start but Capt David never got nervous.  He just kept making adjustments based on water conditions, weather,...
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Fort Worth, TX
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Half Trip with David Rappelet

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
Three of us went out fishing with David and had a blast!! Great guy!  My girl has never fished before and after today...
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