Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39'

Galveston offers up a huge variety of angling opportunities: battling gigantic Tuna offshore, hooking huge Red Snapper over the reefs, and exploring shallow inshore waters for Flatfish and Redfish. Get Hooked Charters Galveston offers guests the chance to experience all of this and more!

With a fleet of 5 full-time vessels and a motley crew of friendly, local captains behind the helm, this charter company goes above and beyond to make sure that no guest misses out on their dream angling adventure. From newbies and families to seasoned fishermen, everyone is welcome aboard!

USCG-licensed captain Mike Short started the business in 2007, wanting to put his years of experience to good use. Now, he works alongside a whole host of other experienced captains to offer a variety of adventures exploring Galveston’s waters. One thing’s for certain: they all can’t wait to show you ‘round the magnificent fishing grounds of your choice.

Step aboard the charter company’s 39’ Contender, and you’ll have all of Galveston’s prolific at your fingertips. This boat is equally adept at cruising inshore waters as she is at travelling up to a whopping 100 miles offshore. With room for up to 6 guests, as well as top-quality navigational and safety gear, she’s the perfect choice for a family adventure or fishing battle with your buddies.

Depending on the trip you opt for, you’ll have the chance to target a whole range of famous species. Inshore, it’s all about the Texan trio of Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. These trips are a great option for newbies and families. More seasoned anglers can opt for a bluewater offshore adventure, or even travel overnight for the chance to hook some gigantic Yellowfin Tuna.

Your captain will make sure you’re decked out with top-quality rods and reels, as well as bait and tackle. All you need to bring are snacks, drinks, and a fishing license. Get Hooked Charters Galveston are ready and waiting to show you just what these waters have to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Bay/Jetty Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    This morning trip will see you traveling only a short distance to get to some great fishing, which means it's very family friendly. It's the perfect introduction to Galveston's inshore fishing grounds! Your captain will have you targeting a variety of prized species, including the famous Texan trio of Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, so just bring snacks, drinks, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bay/Jetty Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    If you'd prefer a lie-in before heading out on your angling adventure, join your captain on this afternoon trip. It only takes a short journey to reach the hotspots, making it great for families and the perfect introduction to Galveston's inshore waters Your captain will have you targeting a variety of prized species, including the famous Texan trio of Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Your captain will provide all the fishing gear you need, so just bring snacks, drinks, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Late Afternoon Half Day Bay-Jetty
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    $750
    Late Afternoon Half Day inshore. 4 Hours of inshore fishing Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bay/Jetty Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    If you want to spend a little more time exploring Galveston's famous inshore waters, join your captain on this 6-hour adventure. You'll have the chance to cruise the bays and jetties for some world-famous fish, including huge Redfish, tasty Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Your captain welcomes guests of all ages and skill levels on this trip, and will make sure you're decked out with top-quality rods and reels, as well as bait and tackle. just bring snacks, drinks, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bay/Jetty Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $900
    If you want to spend a little more time exploring Galveston's famous inshore waters, join your captain on this 6-hour adventure. You'll have the chance to cruise the bays and jetties for some world-famous fish, including huge Redfish, tasty Flounder, and Speckled Trout. Your captain welcomes guests of all ages and skill levels on this trip, and will make sure you're decked out with top-quality rods and reels, as well as bait and tackle. just bring snacks, drinks, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Jetty/Channel Shark Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 20
    $1,000
    Get ready to target some seriously notorious beasts of the deep! If you're looking to see some Shark species up close and personal, or want to earn some bragging rights, this is the trip for you. Your captain will take you to the Galveston Ship Channel to throw big lines out for a variety of shark species, including Blacktip and Hammerhead. You'll be provided with all the fishing gear you need for a fun and productive day, so just bring snacks, drinks, and a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    State Water Offshore Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Oct 15
    $1,100
    This state water offshore trip will give you the chance to head offshore for a few miles to drift fish, troll a rig, or pull up on a shrimp boat for various Shark species. Other target fish include Jacks, Ling, Redfish, and an occasional King Mackerel. Children are welcome to join in the fun but must be age 8 and above. Your captain will provide fishing gear, so just bring snacks, drinks, and a license. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
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About the Charter Operator

Mike Short
Galveston, Texas, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2016
Captain Mike Short is a USCG-licensed captain and the proud owner of Get Hooked Charters. In his own words: "I have been fishing Galveston since childhood and always knew that, when I could, this is what I would do!" With a fleet of 5 vessels, Capt. Mike works alongside a whole host of experienced, friendly captains to ensure that no guest has to miss out on a fun and productive day of angling. He's joined by Captain Ron Woods, a USCG-licensed captain and veteran with over 45 years of experience in these waters; Captain Dakota Moore, a USCG-licensed captain who's fished all over the country; Captain Kevin Birch, who specializes in bay/jetty fishing and Shark hunting; Captain Danny Harman, an inshore and offshore saltwater fishing machine; Captain Donnie Wood, who's fished Galveston for many years; and finally, the latest edition, experienced angler Captain Clay Rhoden coming soon. Together, this incredible crew will show you some of the best angling action Galveston has to offer!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tripletail Tripletail
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by 3 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Close offshore State waters
Offshore Fishing
Up to 100 miles
Reef Fishing
Natural and artificial reefs
Wreck Fishing
Up to 100 miles offshore

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Bring your own equipment
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age on inshore trips, 8+ for offshore trips
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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ANTHONY S.
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Bay/Jetty Trip (PM) on April 21, 2022
Enjoyed the trip. Caught tons of fish, but even if we didn’t max out on Red Fish we would have still enjoyed the trip with...
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   State Water Offshore Trip on April 27, 2022
The crew did a great job. I have no complaints other than Mother Nature giving us all fits with the waves!
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John S.
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Rough water didn't stop the fun!

VERIFIED   Full Day Bay/Jetty Trip (PM) on September 22, 2021
Fishing conditions were less than ideal due to high winds and rough water, but the captain and first mate went above and beyond...
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Stephen S.
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VERIFIED   Offshore Deep Sea Trip on January 23, 2022
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Aaron P.
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VERIFIED   State Water Offshore Trip on August 21, 2020
We had a blast. Captain Dakota kept us in the fish all day.  I will definitely go back soon.
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FAQs about Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39'

Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Bay/Jetty Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Bay/Jetty Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Late Afternoon Half Day Bay-Jetty (4 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Bay/Jetty Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Bay/Jetty Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Jetty/Channel Shark Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - State Water Offshore Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Close offshore State waters)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 100 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural and artificial reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing (Up to 100 miles offshore)

Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 39' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)