Reel Adventures

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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    For those die-hard anglers! Let's spend some time on the water chasing Redfish and Speckled Trout with a fly or spinning rod.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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.
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About the Captain

Xavier Lopez
South Padre Island, Texas, United States
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8 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in South Padre Island to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (18)
4.90
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Full day with Xavier
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Susan S.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Xavier

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 12, 2020
Super friendly guy. Answered all the questions our son had to ask. Very well equipped boat, up to date tackle. He put us on...
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Robin G.
Canyon Lake, TX
 5.00
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1-1/2 Days Fishing With Captain Xavier

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 5, 2020
Went out on 1/2 trip in the afternoon, then a full day the next day. Captain was quite knowledgeable, and worked hard to get...
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Alexander P.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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July 4th trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 4, 2020
Great July 4th trip with Captain Lopez . He knew where to bring in the fish.  Great to talk to we will be back soon for...
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Mike J.
United States
 5.00
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Full day with Xavier

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 7, 2020
Great trip, will book again for certain
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Brady S.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 8, 2020
Had an awesome time. Definitely recommend.
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