Rockport Family Fishing Charters

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Captain Dan Wilkerson and his Rockport Family Fishing Charters are all about fun and safe angling adventures. Dan values good ethics and respects everything the beautiful world of outdoors has to offer. A day out on the water aboard his boat is an exciting opportunity to check the bite and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Capt. Dan will put his talent to work for you. He will guide you through the basics before you make your first cast to make sure you know how to use the tackle properly. If you have never held a fishing rod in your hands before, Dan is your guide.

A successful trip in Capt. Dan’s book is not just a cooler full of exciting fish but also seeing his previous clients applying the skills they gained from the trips with him. Plus, there is nothing better than seeing a child’s smile when they catch their first ever fish! And the best part? Kids under 10 fish for free!

Grab your kids or fishing buddies and hop onboard Dan’s 23’ Carolina Skiff center console. This is a seaworthy fishing machine with enough room for up to 5 anglers. It can cruise at a hair-raising speed of 45 knots thanks to its 150 HP Suzuki engine. The boat is rigged with Simard electronics, a wireless trolling motor, and a livewell loaded with bait to make sure nothing can resist your hooks.

Rockport Family Fishing Charters has tailored a variety of packages that will suit any angler’s needs. Take a look below and choose one… or even two!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day - The Whole Enchilada
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip will get you and your peeps a whole day on the water stalking Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepsheads and Drums. All the equipment, bait, and tackle will be provided as well as fish filleting services after the trip. We'll start early and fish till you cant handle any more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day - Redfish on the Halfshell
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will get you and your peeps most of the day on the water stalking some of the finest redfish and trout in Texas. All equipment, bait as well as fish filleting services are provided
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Fish and Chips (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will get you and your group an afternoon on the water hunting some of the nations finest redfish and trout. All equipment, bait and fish filleting services are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Fish Sticks Kids Special
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This company has always had one main purpose and that's to get kids interested in fishing. Pricing is for 2 adults and up to 2 children under the ages of 10. This trip includes bait and tackle that will be tailored to your child's age. Be sure to bring your camera cause we're gonna make some lasting memories! Message for custom rates.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Dan Wilkerson
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
Member since November 2017
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I grew up down here in Corpus Christi. My dad took me fishing ever since I was a young boy and it has turned into a lifelong passion of mine to teach and encourage people to spend time with their families out on the water enjoying nature and catching memories that will last a lifetime. My business relies on the main principals: safety and training. I inspect the vessels daily to ensure vital systems are working properly and conduct routine emergency drills. I hold a USCG 50 ton masters license, well above the requirement to operate an inshore guide boat. You can be confident that your family's safety aboard my vessel is at the top of my list. Honestly, you can bet the farm that you will get the trip you paid for. I will shut the doors and throw the keys in the bay before I take a dollar that I didn't earn. Good ethics – you can count on fishing with a guide that respects nature, fishing regulations, and other boaters.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jimmy A.
Spring, Texas
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   NEW  June 15, 2019
Had a great trip with Capt. Dan, my 8 yr old son and 13 yr old nephew.  Capt. Dan knew right where to go for whatever...
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Gregory L.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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Great trip on the water

VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
Capt. Dan was excellent in communicatiing prior to the trip.  He asked questions of what we wanted to catch, my children’s...
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Michael T.
Killeen, Texas
 5.00
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Shark fishing with Capt Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  June 9, 2019
We had an awesome time with Captain Dave.  He got us on the fish and we caught plenty.  He also got my daughter her...
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John K.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Over and Above

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
Went with Captain Dan on the family tour with my Dad and 7-year-old daughter. Dan knows the area very well and provided a great...
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Brett T.
The Colony, TX
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   April 26, 2019
Highly recommend this trip, especially if you’re taking out kids like I did. Captain Dan is very good with the kids and a...
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