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Galveston Fishing Charters

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Galveston: 156 fishing charters available

Line Check Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(617 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $545

Fish N Divers

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(337 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $540

Grace Fishing Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Nautilus Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

2 Reel Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $585

Reel Fishing Fever

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(306 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Galveston Offshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(613 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $495

Tommyboys Charter Services

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(31 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $370

SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(324 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Galveston

The average price for a private 4 hour Galveston fishing trip is $566, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $945 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Line Check Charters, Fish N Divers, and Grace Fishing Charter are some of the most popular fishing charters in Galveston, Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Galveston.

Line Check Charters, Fish N Divers, and Grace Fishing Charter all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Galveston.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25017 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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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
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
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 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
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. Cleveland, TX
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Jose  C.
Jose C. Fort Worth, TX

Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
Great trip in bit of rough weather. Still were able to catch a variety of fish and had a very good time.
Jakob  H.
Jakob H. Houston, TX
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(617 reviews)
We went out early for redfish, but they weren’t biting. But, we landed four nice bonnethead sharks. Captain Eric showed us how to cook them and we had some on the grill tonight. Delicious. All in all a great day on the water and we highly recommend Line Check Charters.
John  R.
John R. Harker Heights, TX
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Captain was amazing. He is helpful and he is very good for fishing. He knows the right spots, right baits and right time. I and my family enjoyed our trip
Nazif  F.
Nazif F. Houston, TX
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(175 reviews)
We had a slow start, the fish weren't biting but Captain Mathew didn't give up and got us where the fish were. Top notch charter service. Highly recommended !
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Lancaster, TX
Tommyboys Charter Services
Tommyboys Charter Services
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
All around great trip! I will definitely use Tommy boy charters again. Awesome trip for my 5 year old son. Tommy put us right on the fish.
Jordan  Z.
Jordan Z. Wylie, TX
Reel Smooth Guide Service
Reel Smooth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Mike is very professional. On time & attentive. Anything we needed help with, he was prepped & ready. My guests were happy and everyone caught fish! He knew where to find the good ones !
Steven  S.
Steven S. Cleveland, TX
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had a blast. Captain Saul and his first mate, Bradley worked hard to make sure we all (5) had a great time. He had his hands full tending to us all, but you could tell he loved his job. Would highly recommend these guys and plan on booking again with them.
Colleen  B.
Colleen B. Crescent, OK
Grace Fishing Charter
Grace Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
Great trip! Wanted some box fish and action was slow. Boats around us weren’t pulling box fish either. We shifted tactics and agreed to catch some bull reds and Aaron put us on the fish. Caught our fill. Aaron is knowledgeable and quick to rig. Runs a tight ship and was an excellent host.
Kyle  R.
Kyle R. Katy, TX
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We had an amazing & successful day on the water. He had us setup and fishing in no time. We caught several fish. Thanks Captain for making it a great day for us
Sophia  B.
Sophia B. SIENNA PLANT, TX
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(613 reviews)
This was a great trip! We had a blast. Thank you capt Shannon. Anyone thinking about doing some shark fishing should book this trip with him. Be prepared for a battle though cause they will fight! Dont be surprised if the captain sets you at a place for awhile and nothing bites, just be patient and they will start hitting back to back. We will for sure book again with captain Shannon.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Perrin, TX
Grace Fishing Charter
Grace Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
Was a perfect day. Beautiful weather. We had Arron Grace with Grace Charter. We told him what fish we wanted and he took us to a spot and boom, we are catching fish…a lot of fish It’s just a perfect day. Arron was the best. Can’t wait to rebook with Arron
Jon  B.
Jon B. Sachse, TX
Grace Fishing Charter
Grace Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
Matt Grace was a great guide and generally a good guy to go out on the water with. We landed some excellent fish and then he put us on some sharks to end the day. Will absolutely go back out with Matt Grace again.
Johnny  B.
Johnny B. Canton, TX
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Can’t say enough about Captain Mike and the experience we had. He definitely put us on the fish! Bull Reds, sheepshead, black drum, shark & trout were landed on our trip! We had an amazing experience!! Definitely coming back!
BROOK  R.
BROOK R. Celeste, TX
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Saul and Brad had us catching Reds before we even had enough bait to try around the Jetty’s. It was both an entertaining and successful day out with the family. September is for Reds and sharks.
Angela  G.
Angela G. Houston, Texas
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(230 reviews)
We had an amazing time with Tyler as our captain. We caught a lot of bull red fish. Best family trip we have been on and they were very accommodating with our scheduling difficulties due to the passing of a family member. We would highly recommend them and can't wait to book our next trip!
James  H.
James H. Orange, TX
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
This trip was awesome . We caught around 20 bull reds .(giants) a few sharks and of course catfish Our captain was very knowledgeable and took us right to the fish.
Jasin  E.
Jasin E. Atascocita, TX
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(46 reviews)
He was around 20 mins late due to boat issues but that’s life things happen. Once we took off, he did a great job at taking care of us. Put us on fish and helped when needed. Here two of the biggest ones we caught. Appreciate them taking us out and would recommend.
Derek  M.
Derek M. Houston, Texas
Fish N Divers
Fish N Divers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(337 reviews)
Let me tell you this was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had. We went out fishing at the jetties and had a blast caught some black top shark and Spanish mackerel. Was the first time I have ever been and already thinking about going again if your on the edge of doing so you won’t regret it. Thanks for all the hospitality can’t wait to go again!
Anthony  F.
Anthony F. Rogersville, MO
Spot On Charters
Spot On Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Rodney was at top-notch captain he put me on fish right away. I would highly recommend him as a captain. He will take good care of you especially when you’re seasick. He will give you a good history lesson and show you an old battleship from World War I and World War II. But he will also put you on sharks and many other types of fish. You won’t be disappointed!!! You’re in good hands.
Alvin  V.
Alvin V. Lufkin, TX
Grace Fishing Charter
Grace Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(333 reviews)
Took my 14 year old son and his friend for a trip and had a great time. The captain caught mullet with a cast net as we were anchored to add to shrimp and shad which led to catching many fish. All needs were taken care of and plan on scheduling trips in the future with Grace Fishing Charter.
Nolan  N.
Nolan N. Huntsville, TX

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