Steven’s Guide Service is your best Port Aransas fishing charter. This part of Texas is abundant with a large variety of fish species and the coastal scenery is second to none. You will be welcomed with a friendly smile and treated like family. A unique combination of a friendly atmosphere and a vast knowledge will make your day out on the water an experience you won’t soon forget.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Steven’s Guide Service aboard a 26’ Majek Illusion boat, which can run in less than 6’’ of water where the other boats won’t dare to go. Built in 2015, comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. It provides comfortable fishing space for up to 4 people. A multimedia system is fitted on board for the anglers to relax in between the bites. The vessel’s trolling motor enables a quiet ride.

Whether you want to fish the oyster reefs, the nearshore rigs, or the channels – Steven’s Guide Service will always find the hottest spots around. Choose which trip suits you best, be it a half day morning adventure, an afternoon ride, or an eight-hour action. Steven’s Guide Service specializes in catching trophy Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout, as well as Black Drum. The captain is very familiar with the methods that work best, including light tackle, bottom fishing, and drift fishing.

An adventure with Steven’s Guide Service comes inclusive with everything you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. You will need to bring a Texas saltwater fishing license, along with waders, a hat, sunscreen, your camera, food, and drinks.

Now just book a trip to your liking and join Steven’s Guide Service, for a trip that will leave you with a bag full of fish and lifelong memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:35 AM
    $700
    If you want to have a fun day out and spend all day fishing, this package is ideal for you. This trip will provide you with plenty of time to test out multiple spots and get on some hot action. Species you'll be able to target include Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Spotted Seatrout.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $500
    The perfect trip for anglers looking to sample the local fishery and target some exciting species on the waters of Port Aransas. During this trip, you will be targeting Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder and even take a short run in the bays.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:15 PM
    $500
    Anglers new to the sport will find this trip to be perfect for them. This package is all about catching Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, and Flounder with a short run in the bays for more fishing time. This trip will start later in the afternoon, so if you are not an early bird - look no further!
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About the Captain

Steven Simanek
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
177 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
I was born and raised here in Port Aransas and I’ve been fishing these waters for over 30+ years. I try and fish 360 days a year whether it’s with clients or myself, so to say I’ve got lots of knowledge of the surrounding bays. I like to site cast for Redfish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Majek Illusion (Dual console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Great Time

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on July 5, 2021
My family of four went out with Captain Steven for the morning. My two daughters 7 and 11 both caught fish including a 28 inch...
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5 Hour Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on April 28, 2021
Wife and I did a five hour trip with Steven.  He was waiting when we got to the dock and we left on time.  About 15 minutes...
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Bay Fishing With Captain Steven Simanek

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on March 4, 2021
In a word, OUTSTANDING! Why? Steven is very professional, communicates in a timely manner, is calm and patient with his customers,...
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Half day trip with Steven

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on June 3, 2021
Steven was a great guide. He made the best out of bad weather when we started. We caught lots of BIG fish, which was the goal....
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Fabulous Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on September 1, 2021
We were a four group: three out of four had never been on a charter or caught a red. I’ve been out on several charters and...
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FAQs about Steven's Guide Service

Steven's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Steven's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Steven's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

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

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

Top targeted fish species with Steven's Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout