Coastal Charters – Texas Bet

With Captain Danny Dorman at the help, Coastal Charters knows exactly what it takes to show you an incredible day on Port Aransas’ world-famous waters!  Whatever your experience level, Capt. Danny and his crew can’t wait to have you aboard and will take you to the best spots around for that picture-perfect moment.

The crew of Coastal Charters is made up of extremely friendly and experienced anglers, who they pride themselves on paying attention to every single guest who comes aboard. They especially love teaching kids and beginners everything about the different fish species available in this area, as well as fishing techniques.

You’ll begin your adventure on board a 36’ Twin Vee catamaran, originally built in 2006 and powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki engines. This speedy beauty is painted in the area’s national colours and can fit up to 6 anglers. Bring along the whole family, or your best angling buddies!

She’s decked out with a GPS, radar, and VHF radio for connection with the USCG, as well as an excellent fish finder to help you locate the best fishing spots. She also contains all the necessary safety equipment you’ll need, including life jackets, a life raft, CPR-trained crew, and EPIRB. In addition, this vessel is equipped with a full toilet and bed and is wheelchair accessible.

Capt. Danny and his crew will take you offshore fishing in the rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where species such as Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Tuna varieties, and Amberjack come to play. You’ll also be targeting Wahoo, Mackerel, Cobia, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Rainbow Runner, and that local favorite, Red Snapper, depending on the seasonality. Your crew will show you the best techniques to use to hook your dream catch.

A first mate will be present on each trip, helping you at all times. Rods, reels, tackle, and a variety of bait will be provided for you, too. Just grab a fishing license and hop aboard Coastal Charters for an incredible adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,800
    This trip is designed for up to 6 people who want to spend some serious time on the water! You'll be heading offshore to come up against some prized species such as Grouper, Snapper, Shark, Mackerel, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, and Cobia. Bring lunch and protective clothing, as well as a fishing license – your captain will provide everything else. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,200
    This is a great way to experience the best of Port Aransas' waters! This trip is for up to 8 people and will see you offshore fishing for Sharks, Mackerel, Red Snapper, and Grouper, among others. Bring lunch, sunscreen, and some protective clothes, as well as a fishing license. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Spearfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,900
    If you're looking for something a little different, join your captain on this spearfishing adventure! This trip will see you targeting different species such as Amberjack, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. Your captain will provide fuel and ice for your catch. You will need to bring your own spearfishing equipment, and a valid fishing license.
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About the Charter Operator

Coastal Charters
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
104 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
Captain Danny Dorman has spent his life on the water – fishing runs in his blood! Both his father and grandfather were avid fishermen so he learned, from an early age, the tricks of the trade and acquired a passion for fishing. He has held a 100 Ton Captain's License for over 10 years and enjoys meeting new clients of all skill levels. Captain Dorman's favorite fish to catch are Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Mako Sharks. He and his team will do their best to make sure you have a memorable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

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

Boat Specs

Twin Vee (Catamaran) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Stephenville, TX
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Did an 8hr trip with Captain Tim and Deckhand Matt

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on June 17, 2021
Definitely did not disappoint, they do know where the fish are. Will be booking a trip with these 2 gentlemen again.
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San Antonio, TX
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Offshore Trip on July 15, 2020
Captain Blake and his mate Casey were fantastic. They were young but knew exactly where the fish were and how to get them in...
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Round Rock, TX
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on April 10, 2021
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Saginaw, TX
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on March 27, 2021
The boat we were originally booked on was too be larger. But was told the engine was out however we could have sworn we seen...
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Marcus V.
Lockhart, TX
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12 hour charter with captain Danny

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Trip on July 15, 2018
This is the absolute best fishing charter I have ever been on, with every single stop captain Danny put us on fish within minutes....
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FAQs about Coastal Charters – Texas Bet

Coastal Charters – Texas Bet offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,900 per group - Full Day Spearfishing Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Full Day Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - Extended Full Day Offshore Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Charters – Texas Bet, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Coastal Charters – Texas Bet include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate

Coastal Charters – Texas Bet offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Coastal Charters – Texas Bet offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Charters – Texas Bet include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)