Galveston Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Galveston

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 US $603, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,019 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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The top 3 types of fishing in Galveston are:

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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Galveston?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Galveston are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $546
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $783
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $827
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,686
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $2,625
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $3,250

Fishing in Galveston

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 Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Galveston

Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to wait it out. We had several bites but ultimately only pulled up two VERY large Drums in four hours. Still such a cool experience
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Book with Dream Catcher Charters, you can not go wrong with this charter company.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Dream Catcher Charters, you can not go wrong with this charter company.
Dream Catcher Charters – The Dream Catcher
Dream Catcher Charters – The Dream Catcher Houston, TX
Try hitting summer fishing, as the fish will be more active! But anytime is a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try hitting summer fishing, as the fish will be more active! But anytime is a good time.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Galveston waters are great for fishing! Plus the island is a beautiful resort town. Not sure what’s prettier, the gulf at sunrise or sunset.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Galveston waters are great for fishing! Plus the island is a beautiful resort town. Not sure what’s prettier, the gulf at sunrise or sunset.
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender
December isn’t prime time but our side of coming in the wrong season we have zero complaints
Excellent
5.0 / 5
December isn’t prime time but our side of coming in the wrong season we have zero complaints
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
In November, wear jeans and a shirt and a hoodie. If you have a water repellent jacket, that will be perfect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In November, wear jeans and a shirt and a hoodie. If you have a water repellent jacket, that will be perfect.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Grace Fishing Charters
Grace Fishing Charters
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters 32'
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters 32'
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
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5.0 / 5
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Get a really good Captain. The Captain makes the day. His/her knowledge of the areas are very important. Knowing the spots and their communications with other Captains are instrumental in catching fish. By the way, fish are tricky little creatures. Sometimes they are not very happy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a really good Captain. The Captain makes the day. His/her knowledge of the areas are very important. Knowing the spots and their communications with other Captains are instrumental in catching fish. By the way, fish are tricky little creatures. Sometimes they are not very happy.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
This was our first time, and we all caught a fish, but he said they usually are biting better
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time, and we all caught a fish, but he said they usually are biting better
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Do it! Your Captain will provide you with their knowledge and expertise, an amazing adventure!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it! Your Captain will provide you with their knowledge and expertise, an amazing adventure!
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Weather can be hit or miss same with the fish. The red fish do seem to be running in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be hit or miss same with the fish. The red fish do seem to be running in October.
Meador's Guide Service – Galveston
Meador's Guide Service – Galveston
Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers Hutto, TX
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Galveston?

Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(784 reviews)
Our captain made this day fantastic for us Norwegian. Not the best weather,but Shannon did a great job and was WERY helpfull for the kids! We all got fish,and all of us will remember this day full with adrenalin.
Knut  G.
Knut G.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(784 reviews)
Captain Shannon is afantastic Captain and Guide. Informed us what is legal to what length. My wife and I caught some fish excited my wife. Enjoyed our offshore time and will return again! Thank you Captain Shannon.
Lanh  K.
Lanh K.
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(200 reviews)
Can’t wait to come back to captain Rene! Caught several sheepshead’s , drum and a spotted trout.
Troy  M.
Troy M.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
This was out first time on a small fishing boat. We enjoyed it very much. Captain Hewitt was extremely knowledgeable about the various strategies of what was happening in the 'minds' of the fish so that we could have a better chance at catching them. We would highly recommend Captain Hewitt!
Audrey  M.
Audrey M.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(784 reviews)
Didn’t get to take any fish home but still caught some big ones! Captain Shannon was awesome and would definitely do another trip with him again!
Anthony  A.
Anthony A.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
I fish a lot, but not in Texas so I hired LIV for a day on the bay. Several factors contributed to a slower than average day, none that had to do with the captain or his knowledge base. Captain Anthony is a true professional, extremely knowledgeable, and a good guy to hang out with. I will fish with him again. He worked above and beyond to get us on fish. Boat was, nice, food outstanding, gear was perfect. If you book with LIV you will not be disappointed. Cy
Cyril  S.
Cyril S.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(784 reviews)
Awesome day on the gulf. We did a four hour jetty trip. Captain Shannon was great. Very informative and kept us entertained!_
Rob  K.
Rob K.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(777 reviews)
Captain Eric was Awesome !! We caught some big fish including a 40 pounder! Highly recommended.
Sweetser  H.
Sweetser H.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(784 reviews)
We had a blast with our two boys (ages 7&4) I would definitely recommend using his life jackets since I had anxiety the first 30 mins we chose not to use them. We caught two very large Drums and had several bites. Great experience, captain Shannon was great and even took us for a harbor tour near the end of our time.
Darean  R.
Darean R.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(784 reviews)
Thank you Captain Shannon!! This is the first time I have ever caught such a big Black Drum where I needed help bringing it in. A good time was had by all.
Audrine  K.
Audrine K.
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Had a really nice trip with Captain Mike, enjoyable conversations and had a beautiful day on the water . Will go fishing with him again .
Matt  S.
Matt S.
Tommyboys Charter Services
Tommyboys Charter Services
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Went out with Tommy and had a great time! We got fish within the first few minutes! I know that isn’t an always achievable experience hung but made for a great day! Thanks again Tommyboy!
Kyle  T.
Kyle T.
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters 32'
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters 32'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
This trip was worth every penny. Captain and deck hand both were very helpful. Would highly recommend.
Ryan  S.
Ryan S.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(784 reviews)
This trip was amazing. The captain was very helpful with everything would definitely be using this captain again!
Philip  G.
Philip G.
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(87 reviews)
We had so much fun with Tyler the weather wasn't being nice, but the knowledge Tyler had of the locations and of the fish we were targeting was exceptional. We will be booking another trip in the future.
Adam  W.
Adam W.
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters 32'
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters 32'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
The Captain of Ocean Outlaws Fishing is very professional, goes out of his way to make sure you catch fish and have a fun experience. The vessel was gas and bait ready, clean, and more than adequate for the trip. Nothing but good things to say about this charter and the captain.
Kevin  P.
Kevin P.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Took my wife and son out on the water wit captain Anthony for the second time and wasn’t disappointed yet again! We caught black drum and me and my son caught our first flounders. Also my wife and I caught a few crabs. Fun times and we will be back soon. Highly recommend Captain Anthony Hewitt.
Walter  H.
Walter H.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(20 reviews)
Anthony is a great captain. The next time I am back in the area on vacation I will be booking another trip with him.
Matt  M.
Matt M.
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(200 reviews)
My son and I had a great trip with Captain Rene. Would definitely recommend. Great patriot and veteran.
Scott  L.
Scott L.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We chose an inshore jetty for 4 hours. We originally booked on a Saturday, but the weather was looking rainy and windy. The captain contacted us several days ahead of time to give us an opportunity to change our reservation for a chance with better weather. We are so glad we did! The captain was very personable and helpful from initial contact through the end of our excursion. We had a wonderful time and caught a few fish in early February! We highly recommend!
Marsha  C.
Marsha C.

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