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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Galveston, Texas are: Full list of top fishing charters in Galveston

The average price for a private 4 hour Galveston fishing trip is $576, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $974 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Galveston that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Galveston are:

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Many fishing charters in Galveston provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Galveston are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Galveston are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $534
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $627
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $827
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,900
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,399
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,950

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Galveston fishing charters are here to prove it. Whether you’re looking to test some of the state’s finest inshore fisheries, or chase huge pelagic fish offshore, fishing in Galveston has just what you need.
 
Highlighting the inshore action are Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and delicious Flounder. Between these four, you’ll have your hands full no matter when you wet the line. 
 
Reds and Specks are biting year-round, but the best time to target them is during the fall. Flounder fishing is on fire from October through December. These tasty flatfish are best targeted on evening gigging trips. Don’t worry, there are plenty of expert Flounder fishing guides to show you how it’s done!
 
Galveston’s nearshore fishing charters will put you on anything from Sharks, to Cobia and Mackerel. These 6-8 hour outings typically take you several miles out around artificial reefs and long-forgotten shipwrecks. Further offshore, you’ll find Galveston’s signature species, the iconic Red Snapper. Snapper fishing trips sell out fast, so make sure you find a federally licensed guide in time!
 
For anglers looking for a true adventure, there are the bluewater offshore trips. These outings typically last from 10 to 12 hours, targeting monsters like Blackfin Tuna, Ling, and huge Amberjacks. Since the action takes place as far as a 100 miles offshore, these trips usually come with a fuel surcharge.

Rules & Regulations

Unless they’re fishing from a bank or pier in one of the Texan State Parks, anglers age 17 and older need to have a license to fish in Texas. And yes, this includes angling on a fishing charter.
 
If you’re fishing for Snapper, you’ll be glad to know that the season in Texas state waters is open year-round. However, for angling in federal waters, the season is typically limited to around 60 days in June and July.
Galveston
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4.5 / 5
Based on 25527 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Weather can be cold, windy, and wet. But in between showers you will enjoy catching Sheepshead and Drum near the jetties and large Redfish and Drum in deeper water. 

February

February sees foggy mornings and large Redfish and Trout being caught over deeper ledges. Drum and Sheepshead are caught near the jetties and make for some great eating. 

March

Water temperatures increase and the fishing heats up just in time for Spring Break. It can be windy, but the back lakes and marshes provide protected waters full of smaller Redfish.

April

Speckled Trout and Redfish increase as the water heats up, with Sheepshead still a good catch and a good meal. Shark fishing gets exciting and Bull Reds and huge Black Drum appear.

May

Enjoy 80-degree temperatures and sunny skies. Trout and Redfish fishing is good, and you can also catch Bull, Hammerhead, Black Tip, Spinner, Sand Bar, and many more Sharks. 

June

Red Snapper season opens in Galveston! You can also try night time Flounder gigging for something different, or trolling nearshore for Kingfish, Cobia, and more.

July

Limiting out on Speckled Trout, heading offshore for Red Snapper, exploring the Gulf for Cobia and Mahi Mahi, and gigging for Flounder and Drum… July in Galveston has it all.

August

Warmer temperatures see bay fish head into deeper water. At the same time, Kingfish come closer to shore for some line-screaming action. Flounder gigging is heating up.

September

Daylight hours shorten and temperatures start to drop. Bull Redfish start to come into the bay in huge numbers to spawn, with 30-40 fish being caught in a day sometimes!

October

Bull Redfish and Trout are spawning, leading to incredible numbers of fish being caught in and near the bay. Flounder gigging is at its best - these trips book up fast in October.

November

Flounder gigging season closes. Weather conditions become unpredictable, but Speckled Trout and Redfish are plentiful in the back lakes and marshes.

December

Flounder gigging season reopens and this is the best time to catch a GIANT. You can also fish the back lakes and marshes for Speckled Trout and Redfish.

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Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Alex  G.
Alex G. Saint Anne, Illinois
November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Katherine  W.
Katherine W. Miami, FL
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
John  S.
John S. TENN COLONY, TX
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Amanda  H.
Amanda H. Lufkin, TX
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Tina  H.
Tina H. Willis, TX
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Very good
4.0 / 5
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Misty  L.
Misty L. Springfield, MO
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Oak Point, TX
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Clint  A.
Clint A. Merkel, TX
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Jesse  K.
Jesse K. Sulphur Springs, TX
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
John  C.
John C. Fouke, AR
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Ash  B.
Ash B. Haslet, TX
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Ron  B.
Ron B. Houston, Texas
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Sugar Grove, IL
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Henry  B.
Henry B. Dallas, Texas
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Timothy  R.
Timothy R. Hardin, MO
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?
Daniel Panniell And
Daniel Panniell And Baltimore, MD
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
LaVelle  V.
LaVelle V. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Longview, TX

Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(646 reviews)
We had an absolute haul of a day. Excellent experience 5/5. We would definitely come back for another
Kylar  F.
Kylar F. Houston, TX
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(319 reviews)
Capt Terry went above and beyond to make our trip successful. Took time to let us dolphin watch. Caring, thoughtful and knows the waters. Worth the money and time.
Kerry  C.
Kerry C. Kemmerer, WY
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(319 reviews)
Despite the January conditions and no one else on the water, Terry took us out. Cold, wind and outgoing tides made for tough fishing but Terry made it a success. Highly recommend! Terry works hard and is a great guide. Will fish with him again! Thank you.
Tom  H.
Tom H. Houston, TX
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(342 reviews)
We had a blast even after the bad weather. We knew that the odds was not on our side but we got on the fish anyway would book a trip with them and will be.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Burkburnett, TX
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Captain Tanner was awesome as was the person helping him. They were ready to go when we got there, and my Grandson wanted to fish for bigger fish like the Bull Redfish, or Black Drum. Cohen caught both. Tremendously fun outing, and we plan go out with them again next year when we are back in town.
Ron  M.
Ron M. Vineyard, UT
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We really enjoyed our trip. Eric was so helpful! This was a first time fishing trip for our family and we truly enjoyed it. We’ll be back!
Audrey  J.
Audrey J. Lubbock, Texas
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Tanner is an exceptional guide. He has a gift. Could not recommend this trip more highly. Excellent experience all around.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Houston, TX
Early Out Fishing
Early Out Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We didn't have a lot of luck with the fish but boy we had a good time. Captain Chris and John were so personable and they cared about us having a good experience. Unfortunately fish were not biting with the change of weather and all the dolphins around but that did not stop us from having a great time. We definitely will use Captain Chris and John (Mike inside joke) again and send anyone looking for a great experience his way.
Alex  G.
Alex G. Saint Anne, Illinois
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Extremely clean boat captain was great with keeping us fishing all the time. we got on the fish right away and stayed on the fish all the way through the tour. Kept the mood in the boat very fun! Tackle and gear was new and ready to go! Definitely had a great trip and would highly recommend this captain and his boat for future trips!
Jeffrey  M.
Jeffrey M. New Hartford, NY
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(319 reviews)
We did a 4 hour afternoon outing. I can’t say we had a huge haul, but not because Captain Terry didn’t try! Conditions just weren’t favorable. We would definitely book again if we had the opportunity.
Tommy  W.
Tommy W. Buffalo, New York
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Fishing was slow due to the season, but Capt Tanner did a great job of taking care of us
Tony  M.
Tony M. Austin, TX
Meador's Guide Service
Meador's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Tim is a guy who you want to learn from and fish with. You will have a blast and he definitely knows what he is doing. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good inshore guide in the area. He is very knowledgeable and will put you on the fish no matter the conditions. He is patient and you don’t need any experience to catch fish with Tim.
Nolan  D.
Nolan D. Sugar Land, TX
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(646 reviews)
What can I say? Great Captain, boat, and knowledge of the area. First time to experienced… highly recommend. Thank you!
Philip  B.
Philip B. McKinney, TX
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(319 reviews)
We were on vacation from Canada and wanted to go fishing in Texas. My wife booked us with Captain Terry. We were on the tail end of a cold front but that didn’t stop the Captain from getting us on the fish for a great day of fishing. Very knowledgeable and great guide, I would highly recommend him if you want to catch fish. Thanks Captain Terry!
Debbie  H.
Debbie H. Nepean, ON
Aqua Safari Charters – Island Girl
Aqua Safari Charters – Island Girl
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
The trip was a great experience for my family. It was something new and the crew made us feel right at home. They were very entertaining and knowledgeable. Definitely something we want to do again. Thank you for the memories
Travis  R.
Travis R. White Deer, TX
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(342 reviews)
It was our first boat fishing and Captain Richard and his crew Adrien were super supportive and tried their best to make our fishing trip the special one. It was great that all the fish we caught were cleaned and cut into pieces. We are so glad that we went and would definitely come back again. Highly recommend to anyone!!
CHIE  N.  K.
CHIE N. K. Houston, TX
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Amazing 4 hour trip in the gulf. Went out to the jetty and got on two monster reds when no one else could get on them. Cap was very helpful and easy to talk too. Very knowledgeable of the area and conditions. Would definitely recommend for a trip and can’t wait to go out with them again!
Ryan  M.
Ryan M. Huntsville, TX
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(646 reviews)
Our family had a great time! Caught more fish than expected….The captain found the right spots to catch enough for a family fish fry. He read the needs of the group very well. Will definitely come back again.
Estelle  A.
Estelle A. Amarillo, TX
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(319 reviews)
We had a great time! He definitely tried to make the experience good for us. We all caught fish, he was ready and organized, and he pointed out wildlife we don’t get to see in our area. Our party was a mixture of love to fish, and I will go if you want me to. We all had a good time.
Sheri  L.
Sheri L. Douglas, ND
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Fantastic day with Captain Matt! He worked hard to put us on fish, was super helpful with tips & tricks. Already planning another trip with h8m. I highly recommend!
Traci  W.
Traci W. Houston, TX

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