Coastal Charters – Texas Bet

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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.

Each trip includes snacks and water, as well as help from the first mate. 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
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Spearfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    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 Captain

Daniel Dorman
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
45 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

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

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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.84
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Julie R.
San Antonio, Texas
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Full day trip with Captain Danny

VERIFIED   July 23, 2019
We had an amazing day of fishing . Capt. Danny and his mate were very friendly and helpful. They made sure that each of us...
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Cedar Vale, KS
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8 Hr Trip with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Captain Jake and First Mate Banjo gave us exactly what we asked for! A limit of Red Snapper and several King Mackerel. We had...
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It was an amazing and awesome experience and would definitely use them again. 212 pounds of fish to take home.  Thanks...
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Denton, TX
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Full day trip with captain Blake

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Captain Blake and deck hand Braden put us on fish made sure we got our limit on red snapper plus 7 bonus mangroves great guys...
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Casey S.
Killeen, TX
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8 hr trip with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
The wife and I caught some 40 lb Kings, sharks got some good ones before we got them in the boat. We had a great time!!
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