Southwest Sportfishing

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
    $2,150
    price breakdown
    $2,150
    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. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • 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
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This is an 8-hour trip to the offshore waters where you can target Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, and more! Red Snapper available in season, and can be caught in state waters only (no more than 9 miles). Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
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About the Captain

Roger Sorenson
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
71 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) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
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Experience
8 Hour Offshore Trip w\/ Captain Roger and Deckhand Dan
8 hour with Captain Roger
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Ryan L.
Dallas, TX
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8 Hour Offshore Trip w/ Captain Roger and Deckhand Dan

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 21, 2020
Our trip with Captain Roger and his first class deck hand, Dan, was nothing short of a perfect day. Roger and Dan have a great...
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Shawn K.
Creedmoor, TX
 5.00
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8h - best trip ever.

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 10, 2020
You looked at all rest, now book the best.  Best trip ever. Highly recommend.  Roger and Dan are the best crew I...
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Earl S.
Houston, Texas
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8 he top with Captain Roger

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 2, 2020
Great trip!  I wanted to take my four boys on a fishing trip they would remember for the rest of their lives.  Captain...
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Jessie W.
San Antonio, Texas
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12 Hour

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on July 3, 2020
Total Experience was great. This was a first time but will definitely not be the last. The fun started as soon as we walked...
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Amber S.
Dallas, TX
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip on June 19, 2020
I booked this trip for my husbands birthday present. Unfortunately, it was a pretty choppy day and I ended up getting terribly...
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