Hingle's Guide Service

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  • Private trip
    4 hours Morning trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    Fish Galveston Bay and jetties for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Drum. This is the most family friendly trip and the best way to introduce someone to fishing.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hrs Afternoon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    Youll fish for speckled trout, redfish, sheepshead, drum on this trip.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Bull Red Run
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Oct 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $500
    Fish the beachfront and out to 9 miles into the gulf for sharks and bull reds. Fish the beachfront, around the end of the jetties and chase shrimpboats out to 9 miles on the hunt for sharks, bull reds, jack crevalle and maybe king mackeral.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $600
    This is a 5-hour Bay trip that gives you lots of time to get on the fish. You'll get the chance to battle species like Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bay fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $700
    6-hour Bay trip that gives you lots of time to get on the fish. You'll get the chance to battle species like Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Whiting
    Whiting
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Hingle’s Guide Service fishes the waters of Galveston, Texas. With its aquatic life, saltwater habitat, and outstanding angling opportunities, Galveston will make you want to always come back for more.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Captain Darrell Hingle aboard a 24 ft boat, which is powered by a 200 hp Suzuki engine. It can comfortably take up to five guests and is fully rigged with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, including a VHF radio, a fish finder and GPS

. It’s also equipped with a livewell to keep the bait swimming.

Whether it’s Redfish, Trout, Flounder, or Shark you’re after – the Captain has all the knowledge and the equipment to get it done. He has been fishing the Galveston area since he was a child and knows all the hottest spots where the fish are hiding.

Each trip with Hingle’s Guide Service comes inclusive with all the necessary fishing equipment to make a great catch possible, such as rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. The Captain will also clean and fillet the catch for you to take home for dinner or just fill the freezer.

For your adventure in Galveston, you will only need to bring your fishing licenses, food, and drinks. For added convenience, Captain Darrell can also pick customers up from Crystal Beach and Port Bolivar.

Do we fish if it’s raining or windy?  Safety is a priority.  If there are severe storms in the area or if the wind is out of control, I’ll suggest we delay or try to reschedule the trip.  There’s no sense in going out and being uncomfortable, and I will never put us in danger.  But if it’s just a little rain, let’s go – the fish are already wet!

It’s all about catching!



Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 68 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (119)
Excellent time.
Trip with family
Trip with family
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Angler rating
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
96%
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Chris E.
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1/2 Day Bay fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  4 hours Morning trip on July 3, 2024
Had a great trip with Darrel for a 1/2 day bay fishing trip. Boat was clean, well maintained, and the captain knew his way...
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Andy Z.
Excellent
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Multiple species

VERIFIED   4 hours Morning trip on March 30, 2024
Super windy made it tough but we still managed to catch some fish, tried lots of spots nobody was catching at and still caught...
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Jack S.
Excellent
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Friendly and effective guide

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip on July 2, 2024
Darrell put us on some trout, even though it was a tough day.  Great fun; recommend Capt. Hingle to anyone looking for a good...
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Hanson S.
Excellent
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Excellent time.

VERIFIED   NEW  4 hours Morning trip on June 27, 2024
Captain Darrell was a great guide.  We caught a decent amount of fish and really enjoyed ourself.  I took my son and we had...
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Adrian S.
Excellent
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Best trip i ever had

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on March 23, 2024
I needed to disconnect to clear my mind after a taxing work week at the Hospital. Capitan Darrel, not only had a clean...
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FAQs about Hingle's Guide Service

Hingle's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 hours Morning trip (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hrs Afternoon Trip (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Bull Red Run (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Bay fishing Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Hingle's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Hingle's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Hingle's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Hingle's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hingle's Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting

Meet the Captain

Darrell Hingle
Galveston, Texas, United States
27 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
69 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2015
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I’m from Galveston, have been fishing as long as I can remember. I started guiding in 1996 both offshore and bay. Now I am solely focusing on bay and jetty fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Boat specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Payment

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
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Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Summer time trout fishing
Summer time trout fishing
June 30, 2024
Leaving the dock and getting on the fish early has been the ticket lately. The summer heat is on and the fish are acting accordingly. Catching limits and lots of throw backs every trip lately, but by 0930-10:00 its pretty much done.
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