Galveston Fishing Charters

Whether you are an experienced fisherman or just a beginner, Galveston Fishing Charters will get you hooked on fishing just by being in the salty outdoors! The Galveston bay systems are healthy and full of a variety of species. Captain C.R. Maher has more than 25 years of experience fishing these waters and enjoys sharing his knowledge with anglers of all ages.  So bring out the kids and let them experience the love of fishing.

You will fish aboard a 25’ Boston whaler powered by twin 115 HP Mercury engines. With a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots, this craft can get you to the fishing grounds in no time. She comes equipped with advance fishing technology, including GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait well. On board you will find all the gear you need.

Capt. C.R. aims to give you the very best saltwater fishing trip every time, whether you find yourself fishing the shallow waters inshore or chasing a hard fighting catch 1-5 miles from the coast.

You can fish inshore any time of year for the likes of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum. Calm conditions and a quick ride back to shore make inshore fishing trips ideal for first time anglers and families with small children. Test the waters for a few hours or spend all day catching as many fish as you can.

In summer you can fish the nearshore waters for larger species such as Kingfish, Tarpon, and Sharks. These hard-fighting fish never fail to disappoint and you may just bring home some new bragging rights.

Galveston Fishing Charters include spinning and baitcasting gear. Live bait is available for an additional cost. You are welcome to keep your catch and Capt. C.R. will clean and fillet it for you.

Anglers age 17 and above must bring a Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp.

Book your next trip and come experience the thrill of fishing in Galveston Bay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $425
    This is a 2 person only trip It is 4 hours from dock to dock. Live bait is extra cost and will be charged at market prices
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $525
    On this trip, you can target Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and more. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Just be sure to bring a Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp. 3 people max.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 1
    $750
    Spend the day fishing Galveston Bay for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Remember to bring your Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp. 3 people max.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 30
    $775
    On this trip you will head 1-5 miles from shore, targeting Shark, Kingfish, Tarpon, and Jack. All gear is provided. Just remember to bring your Texas state fishing license with a saltwater stamp. 5 people max.
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About the Captain

C.R. Maher
Houston, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2017
Captain C.R. Maher has been fishing the Galveston Bay Complex for more than 25 years. He enjoys fishing with clients of all ages and skill levels, from families and kids to the experienced anglers. He loves to teach various fishing methods, whether using live bait or throwing a variety of artificials.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Boston whaler (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Half day fishing with the best Captain ever!! Captain C.R. Maher
Half day fishing with the best Captain ever!! Captain C.R. Maher
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Mick W.
Taylor Lake Village, TX
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   4 Hour trip on November 23, 2021
Capt. Maher is a great guide. He will put you on the fish. I highly recommend his service
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Melinda F.
Katy, TX
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Half day fishing with the best Captain ever!! Captain C.R. Maher

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing on July 16, 2018
July 16, 2018 Feild boys with Captain C.R.
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FAQs about Galveston Fishing Charters

Galveston Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour trip (4 hours)
  • $525 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bay Fishing (8 hours)
  • $775 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Nearshore (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Galveston Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Galveston Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Baitcasting and spinning gear)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Galveston Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Up to 5 miles)

Galveston Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Galveston Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Speckled Trout