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 23-ft boat, which is powered by a 175 HP Mercury engine. It can comfortably take up to four guests and is fully rigged with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, including a VHF radio, a fish finder, a GPS, and a radar. 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.

It’s all about catching!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 hrs afternoon trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $475
    Youll fish for speckled trout, redfish, sheepshead, drum on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Bull Red and Black Drum trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $475
    This trip is pretty relaxing until its not. Fish along deep channel edges for huge red fish and black drum.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Jetty/Beachfront/Bay AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $475
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $700
    This is a 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.
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FAQs about Hingle's Guide Service

Hingle's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 hrs afternoon trip (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Bull Red and Black Drum trip (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Jetty/Beachfront/Bay AM (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day 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:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Darrell Hingle
Galveston, Texas, United States
23 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
52 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2015
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

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

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

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 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

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Spring Break fishig fun for the entire f
Spring Break fishig fun for the entire f
February 7, 2024
Fishing Galveston bay at spring Break is a great way to spend a day outdoors. These trips are family friendly and really laid back. This time of year we really target fish that are readily available, eager to eat, pull hard and taste great. Often called bay snapper, the sheephead is a great fighter, always hungry and the expression when kids see their ugly mug is great. A bonus to these fish is that you can take them to several restaurants on the island or on Bolivar peninsula and have it cooked for you! The other fish that get the nod this time of year is the black drum. 49-50 lb fish are common. It’s a great way for kids and adults get to experience pulling a Volkswagen off the bottom without going offshore. Most of these are over the 30” max legal length so a quick pic and back in the water. As a bonus we usually catch bull reds too. If the drum is the Volkswagen of the sea, the bullred is the Ferrari with reel screaming runs, they will test your skills. Book now before the best days are gone!
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