BigWave Charters

Public Harbor
Rockport TX, United States

Our Silverton 351 40’ loa is a cruiser that has been set up to comfortably fish from.
Dual line outrigger system
Dual cannon down riggers
Capable of trolling 11 lines

The boat seats 7 + captain on its fly bridge with staircase’s, not ladders both fore and aft offering a beautiful dry view and a great place to converse on the ride out and observe the fishing while waiting for your turn up to catch.

A two person port side exterior couch inset into the side rail for those who prefer outdoor seating while underway or fishing.

Two large sofas in an air conditioned cabin that are always comfortable to nap on while underway and a queen bed in the forward cabin, overnight trips can be booked for small groups

Full kitchen with an exterior gas grill we can cook some of your catch for lunch…. nothing better than that. (catering available at an additional charge)

Spacious bathroom facilities for a boat of its size with a fresh hot water shower

Room for 5 to bottom fish simultaneously if currents are suitable or to troll 11 lines at once for sail fishing

Large non skid swim platform with ladder convenient for dive trips

Our crew takes care of all the hard work, all you have to do is enjoy the ride, and fight the fish back to the boat.

Our Silverton 351 40’ loa is a cruiser that has been set up to comfortably fish from.
Dual line outrigger system
Dual cannon down riggers
Capable of trolling 11 lines

The boat seats 7 + captain on its fly bridge with s

Select date to see available trips and rates:

Trip Date:
  • Bill Fish Trip
    14 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 2300 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 250 each additional person
  • Full Day Offshore
    12 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1800 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Offshore
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1650 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Silverton (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 350HP Crusader 454xl engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

40 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Forward cabin Queen memory foam
seats 8
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
refrigerator freezer, microwave, electric stove top
Multimedia System
Dvd with flat screen
Wireless Trolling Motor
Dual connect
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
refrigerator freezer
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

John Fraleigh
Rockport, Texas, United States
Member since November 2015
I have always loved the water and fishing since age 8 and my first kayak prowling the back beaver ponds and lakes of north eastern Ct. in search of large mouth bass. This addiction has grown exponentially with age and now I live for the salt air and hook up with large pelagic species I currently posses a 100 ton masters license with towing
Response time: 10 hours
Response rate: 80%

Rockport Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.27 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fishing trip was great. We had to wait a few days because seas where to high. John was great to on rescheduling.

Fished August 9, 2017
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The trip created great memories however there wa a little boat troubles like there could be with anything mechanical. The captain did his best to repair and have a good outcome. Overall a good experience and will call him again to go fishing!

Fished August 2, 2017
John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 4, 2017

Looking forward to our next trip with you and your son.
We had a great time with ya’ll and your Wahoo Fillets are waiting for your return.
Safe travels
Capt. John

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Really good people, good captain, Leonard the deckhand was first rate. Caught a bunch of fish and puked. Awesome.

Fished July 21, 2017
John Fraleigh (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 22, 2017

We had a great time with your family.
Enjoy all that snapper.
Looking forward to doing it again.
Capt. John

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