When it comes down to Reel Adventures, they aim to please. Captain Xavier Lopez puts his talent and two decades worth of experience to work for you. Reel Adventures is versatile, so whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced angler looking for a challenge, the crew can adapt.

Fish with live or artificial bait. Try wading, go for drift fishing, sight casting, or even fly fishing. Take your family and kids out with you. Capt. Xavier never discriminates: you are here to not only catch fish and have fun doing it but also to learn something along the way.

Your day out will see you fishing in the Bay, exploring the flats of the Lower Laguna Madre. It is arguably on the of the best inshore fisheries in the world. Its waters teem with year-round species. Your main target will be Redfish and Trout but Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead can also be caught.

You will be fishing aboard a 21’ New Water Ibis. Capt. Xavier calls her the best flats boat on the water. It is wide and has plenty of room to accommodate up to 4 anglers. The boat’s flush deck allows an easy mounting and dismounting when wade fishing.

The experienced anglers will enjoy the boat’s Stiffy push pole for poling shorelines, sight casting, and fly fishing. Its cutting-edge hull design allows the boat to get into skinny waters and less pressured areas. The boat comes powered by a brand-new 200 HP Suzuki engine.

You will be provided with a quality gear and tackle by Penn and TFO, as well as lures, bottled waters, and ice. You will only need a valid Texas Saltwater fishing license. You may also want to bring snacks, drinks, polarized sunglasses, and sun protection.

Please note, that it is recommended to release Trout over 25’’.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    We will be targeting mainly Redfish and Trout. The technique will be determined by the clients' experience and preference. You will be fishing with live bait, artificial, or fly fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $450
    This afternoon trip will see you targeting fish with a fly, spinning rods, live bait or artificial. The fishing method will depend on your experience and preference. The target species are Redfish and Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    For those die-hard anglers! Let's spend some time on the water chasing Redfish and Speckled Trout with a fly or spinning rod.
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About the Captain

Xavier Lopez
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
27 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2018
Captain Xavier Lopez specializes in putting his clients and friends on the hottest fish in South Padre Island. Xavier has two decades of experience fishing the Lower Laguna Madre and knows the local honey holes. He enjoys sharing his passion with anglers of all skill levels. Capt. Xavier is a family-friendly guide who enjoys fishing with younger anglers and seasoned professionals alike.

About this listing

Targeted species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

New Water Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn spinning rods, TFO rods
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled Water
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Filleting included
Catch and Release Allowed
We recommend releasing Trout over 25"
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Lanny S.
MARVEL CAV PK, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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A perfect day fishing!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 6, 2022
I am an avid fly fisher, but mostly fresh water trout.  This was my first salt water fly fishing experience, and I was not...
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Norbert M.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning fishing with Xavier

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 5, 2022
Amazing early morning shift with Captain Xavier. He was very helpful given we are beginners and he know where we should stop...
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Kelly M.
Lincoln, NE
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5 Hour trip with Cpt Lopez

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 10, 2022
Cpt Xavier is an excellent guide, knows the waters, knows the equipment and the fish habits. In a fishing day that we heard...
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Christopher N.
Colleyville, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Capt. Xavier

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 10, 2022
Great day with Capt. Xavier who put us on some nice Reds!
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John T.
Hitchcock, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Had a great day with captain Xavier

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 31, 2022
Had a great time with captain Xavier. Done one trip on Thursday with a buddy and one on Saturday with my wife. Both trips were...
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FAQs about Reel Adventures

Reel Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn spinning rods, TFO rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Reel Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reel Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Adventures include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout