Bow To Stern Fishing Tours

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
    9 Hours - Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Fishing Get-A-Way
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $675
    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!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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. 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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Hook and Shoot
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 18 - Jan 20
    $275
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Kayak excursion
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $340
    Bring your own kayak or borrow one of ours to 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
4 Fishing Reports
103 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

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, 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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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Zach H.
Houston, Texas
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Great trip with Captain Dave!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on September 4, 2021
Probably one of the most memorable fishing trips we have had - right from the start we were catching fish left and right, and...
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Half day morning trip with Capt. David Rappelet

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 11, 2021
It was a tough day of fishing with no salt in the water and Capt David having issues with his outboard motor.  Capt David...
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David C.
Houston, TX
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Great time on the Water!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 2, 2021
Really great time fishing with David. He helped out a ton showing us the ropes. Even spent extra time with my 6 year old son...
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Houston, TX
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Afternoon Fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on June 19, 2021
We fished a half day trip, and while we did not get any keepers, Captain David kept it entertaining.  Our kids really enjoyed...
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Full day trip with captain David.

VERIFIED   9 Hours - Full Day Trip on February 27, 2021
Great experience, almost limited out due to his scouting and overall knowledge of the area, no other crew caught anything but...
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FAQs about Bow To Stern Fishing Tours

Bow To Stern Fishing Tours offers the following trips to customers:
  • $170 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Kayak excursion (5 hours)
  • $275 per group, additional $89 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Hook and Shoot (6 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $45 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $45 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $675 per day per group - 2 Day Fishing Get-A-Way (2 days)
  • $700 per group, additional $45 per person after 3 guests - 9 Hours - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

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
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (Live bait available for $20)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • 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
  • Flounder Gigging

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