Southwest Sportfishing invites you on an offshore fishing adventure in the waters of Port Aransas, Texas. The charter is owned and operated by Captain Roger Sorenson who has spent a lifetime guiding happy guests to the fish of their dreams.

Fishing is done aboard a 33’ Bertram Express cruiser originally built in 1984, with a capacity for six persons. Powered by twin 275 HP Catapillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots, the vessel is fast and safe in getting you to the offshore grounds. It features a GPS and a fishfinder used to locate the most productive spots, a livewell for the bait, and an icebox for the catch.

The vessel is super comfortable featuring a full-size toilet, a bed, a kitchen, and all the safety features needed including life jackets for adults and 2 kids’ life jackets for under 75 pounds. Capt. Roger’s boat also has a set of outriggers that are used when trolling.

Capt. Roger will take you to the offshore waters where Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Sharks, and Red Snapper can be found. Using a variety of fishing techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, and drift fishing, you will target the species in season.

The crew has Okuma and Shimano rods and reels, as well as a variety of tackle and lures. You will need a fishing license, a cooler for your catch, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and something to eat and drink on the trip.

Enjoy a day of fishing out of Port Aransas with Southwest Sportfishing and have the time of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $2,250
    The 12-hour trip consists of Amberjack (in season) drift fishing for Blackfin Tuna (fall season) and/or trolling for Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Marlin. Last Call does not have a fighting chair, therefore all fishing is done with standup tackle.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $1,600
    This is an 8-hour trip to the offshore waters where you can target Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, and more!
There are 3 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Roger Sorenson
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
102 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Roger started chartering out of Port Aransas in the late '70s. He says: "My dad started bringing me here when I was a kid and I fell in love." He fishes the offshore waters and finds it very satisfying when he sees his guests catch great fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Flybridge) originally built in 1984. Powered by 2 275HP Catapillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Port Aransas Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (122)
4.9
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 102 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing with Roger
12 hour
12 hour
+119
Angler Rating
96
4
0
1
1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
91%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 102 reviews
Brandon G.
Euless, Texas
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Red Snapper with Captain Sorenson

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 5, 2021
Captain Sorenson and Kyle are the best. We were greeted at the dock with handshakes and a great boat. After a quick ride out...
Brandon G. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
2 persons find this review helpful
You and 2 people found this helpful
  Roger Sorenson Captain replied

Kathe M.
Weatherford, Texas
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

AWESOMENESS!!

8 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 31, 2021
If you want a great personalized fishing experience this is the Captain to go with.  We’ve fished for two years now with...
Kathe M. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Kathe M. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Brandon J.
Garland, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  4.7
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

July 8hr off shore trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 13, 2021
We can not recommend this Captain enough! We were on the boat for two hours to reach the fishing spot. When we got there we...
Brandon J. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Brandon J. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

John B.
Spring Branch, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

8 Hour with Capt Roger and Dan

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 20, 2021
Excellent job by Captain Roger and Dan on running a top-notch fishing operation. Captain Roger was outstanding on getting us...
John B. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Roger Sorenson Captain replied

Danny S.
Sweetwater, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 27, 2021
We had a wonderful time our captain Roger and deck hand Dan best people and charter we have been on make you feel at home...
Danny S. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Danny S. recommends Southwest Sportfishing
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

FAQs about Southwest Sportfishing

Southwest Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Southwest Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full size)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southwest Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okuma and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate

Southwest Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Southwest Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Federally Permitted Red Snapper in Season.)
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southwest Sportfishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo