Galveston Fishing Charters

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Galveston: 191 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
(95 reviews)
Galveston
trips from US $475
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(59 reviews)
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trips from US $500
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(54 reviews)
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trips from US $550
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4.9 / 5
(115 reviews)
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trips from US $550
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5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
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trips from US $650
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trips from US $375
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
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trips from US $525
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4.9 / 5
(56 reviews)
Galveston
trips from US $600

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 $1,027 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:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $391
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $512
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $682
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $808
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,440
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $2,625

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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 28580 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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

If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Expect to get a little wet and a little dirty with fish and bait slime and water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to get a little wet and a little dirty with fish and bait slime and water.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Understand the time of year your are fishing and set your expectations appropriately. Communicate with the captain in advance of cooking to get fishing reports and ask the types of fish that are being caught and how many. We did these things and the trip turned out as expected.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand the time of year your are fishing and set your expectations appropriately. Communicate with the captain in advance of cooking to get fishing reports and ask the types of fish that are being caught and how many. We did these things and the trip turned out as expected.
Early Out Fishing
Early Out Fishing
Just check the wind speed. We went out on a pretty windy day and we still caught some but im sure it's much nicer out there when the wind is calm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just check the wind speed. We went out on a pretty windy day and we still caught some but im sure it's much nicer out there when the wind is calm
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Fish are always biting in Galveston somewhere! March can get windy but you will find fish wherever you go
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish are always biting in Galveston somewhere! March can get windy but you will find fish wherever you go
Get the Net Fishing Charters
Get the Net Fishing Charters
I know you can never do anything about the weather but if you have a trip with wind forecasted be prepared you may not have a great experience and may not catch fish. But as I have always heard and I say, that is why they call it fishing and not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I know you can never do anything about the weather but if you have a trip with wind forecasted be prepared you may not have a great experience and may not catch fish. But as I have always heard and I say, that is why they call it fishing and not catching.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Pay attention to the weather. You want to monitor the rain and wind as much as possible. It will determine how good your first experience turns out.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pay attention to the weather. You want to monitor the rain and wind as much as possible. It will determine how good your first experience turns out.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Listen to Capt. Bubba, he knows his stuff! And, if you listen, you will catch a bunch! Very attentive and helping you with bait immediately to get your pole back in the water. We weren’t professionals and it was nice to have help but not make you feel incompetent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to Capt. Bubba, he knows his stuff! And, if you listen, you will catch a bunch! Very attentive and helping you with bait immediately to get your pole back in the water. We weren’t professionals and it was nice to have help but not make you feel incompetent.
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Galveston gets busy on the weekends. Allow for travel time to get to your pickup location. The weather and water conditions change daily so prepare for that clothing and time wise. Maybe allow for some flexibility in your schedule if time, conditions, and your captain allow for it. Stay in touch with your Captain pre trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Galveston gets busy on the weekends. Allow for travel time to get to your pickup location. The weather and water conditions change daily so prepare for that clothing and time wise. Maybe allow for some flexibility in your schedule if time, conditions, and your captain allow for it. Stay in touch with your Captain pre trip.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Totally recommend Line Check Charters & Captain Eric! He got us on fish quickly & was lots of fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Totally recommend Line Check Charters & Captain Eric! He got us on fish quickly & was lots of fun!
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Not flats fishing. Be prepared for some 4 plus foot seas but the fishing was fire.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not flats fishing. Be prepared for some 4 plus foot seas but the fishing was fire.
Early Out Fishing
Early Out Fishing
Depending on the time of the year, you will catch the species of fish that are moving. We fished the jetty’s and during the 2nd week of March you can expect to catch mostly Sheep head and Black drum. You cannot keep the bigger Black drum. Sheep head are great eating though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depending on the time of the year, you will catch the species of fish that are moving. We fished the jetty’s and during the 2nd week of March you can expect to catch mostly Sheep head and Black drum. You cannot keep the bigger Black drum. Sheep head are great eating though.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
The older captains have great wisdom, but the young bucks are working hard to prove themselves. Liam, a young buck was outstanding. He got us on the fish early and often.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The older captains have great wisdom, but the young bucks are working hard to prove themselves. Liam, a young buck was outstanding. He got us on the fish early and often.
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Not as diverse a set of fish from which to choose to go after versus maybe a bit later. The one’s we did go after though were plenty ready to bite.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not as diverse a set of fish from which to choose to go after versus maybe a bit later. The one’s we did go after though were plenty ready to bite.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
The best time to catch redfish and sheep fish is during the spawning season and the best time for shark fishing is in the summer months especially July.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time to catch redfish and sheep fish is during the spawning season and the best time for shark fishing is in the summer months especially July.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Call Captain Rene if this is your first time ocean fishing. He’s been doing this for a long time and knows the best spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Rene if this is your first time ocean fishing. He’s been doing this for a long time and knows the best spots.
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
It was a bit chilly (61 degrees) so bring layers if you’re going in March!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a bit chilly (61 degrees) so bring layers if you’re going in March!
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Galveston?

Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(821 reviews)
I really enjoyed every moment of this fishing trip. I had planned this for my boyfriend. Much needed therapy. We created some great memories, and will be back again to book another trip.
Cami  M.
Cami M.
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
What an amazing day!!! We caught fish right out of the gate and wound up coming home with over 25 keepers! A mix of black drum and speckled trout!! Only bad part of the day was the monster that got away!! Thanks again, Rex! We will see you next year!
Cindy  B.
Cindy B.
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Captain Eric was awesome! Wonderful day of fishing! Definitely will use him again!
Tony  M.
Tony M.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(821 reviews)
Shannon was an excellent guide and made the experience outstanding. We have fished all over the country and will be returning to fish with Shannon again based on experience we had! Super personable and extremely knowledgeable about his craft and the area, even suggested a restaurant we could go to that would cook our catch!
Kyle  W.
Kyle W.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Corey was awesome! This trip was a Christmas Gift from my wife. It was the best fishing trip of my life. We caught our limit, and caught big fish. Captain Corey knows his stuff. He knows the waters, and where to catch a lot of big fish. I cannot recommend more. Awesome trip!
Christy  T.
Christy T.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Corey put us on the fish really quickly and kept us moving to get us towards our limit. He did an awesome job of teaching us about the area and what the fish were doing that day. I highly recommend going out fishing with Corey!
Logan  W.
Logan W.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
Another fantastic trip jetty fishing with Captain Matt. He always works hard to put his group on fish and ensures they have a great time. I highly recommend and I know we will be back!
Traci  W.
Traci W.
One More Cast Fishing Charters, LLC
One More Cast Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
My wife and I had a blast fishing with Captain Izzy! He went out of his way to put us on the fish and we caught a lot of different species. Would highly recommend him as a guide.
Clay  T.
Clay T.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(821 reviews)
Had a great afternoon with Captain Shannon! He moved things along and kept us on the fish until we all caught our limit. Captain entertained the boys with a couple stories, and filleted all the fish when we got back. Had a great time. Would do it again!
Chad  M.
Chad M.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
We had a great day on the water. Corey made sure the trip was what we wanted. He was very knowledgeable and put us right on the fish. Everyone caught fish! I would definitely book with him again.
Jack  B.
Jack B.
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(444 reviews)
Well like the captain said they weren't exactly jumping in the boat but we did catch some sheepshead. Man they put up a fight! Then we went out a few feet and fished for sharks. It didn't take long and we were reeling them in 1 after another. Wished it lasted longer but it was a good time. The captain knows what he's doing and the boat is nice.
Kyle  W.
Kyle W.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(821 reviews)
Wow...what a trip!! From start to finish, the trip more than met our expectations! The captain knew right where the fish were biting. Captain Shannon was knowledgeable and accommodating. I highly recommend!!
Michelle  T.
Michelle T.
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(444 reviews)
Fishing was good all day. Caught fish at every spot. Hooked up a 35 inch red. With expertise of captain richard put it in the boat.
Bradly  M.
Bradly M.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
Captain Matt was very personable and professional. Handled all fishing needs and wasn’t 5 minutes before we were reeling in fish which lasted until we left. Great time and the captain was a really good guy. Recommend nautilus charters to whoever wants a good fishing adventure.
STEVE  S.
STEVE S.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(821 reviews)
Captain Shannon was awesome to hang out with and catch fish!! He got on fish right away and when they weren’t biting would change locations and get us right back the fish.
Cody  G.
Cody G.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
We had a wonderful time on our trip. Our captain worked hard to get us to lots of different areas with different species to catch. Very respectful, patient, and kind with our boys, too!
Jessica  D.
Jessica D.
One More Cast Fishing Charters, LLC
One More Cast Fishing Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Awesome experience, great getaway from the family on our family getaway. Puts you on the fish!
Ray  D.
Ray D.
Reel Smooth Guide Service
Reel Smooth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Wasn’t ideal conditions but we were in it to learn new techniques and for the experience. We caught fish and learned a lot. The captain was so great! We plan to book with him again.
Mindy  J.
Mindy J.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(821 reviews)
This was my first fishing charter, Shannon was super easy to get along with and listen to. We limited out on Black Drums and were able to take filets home! Looking to book another charter during a later season for deeper water! Highly recommend. He also steered us to Hulu Huli Hut which will cook your catch too!
Mikhaila  T.
Mikhaila T.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Had a great time out fishing with Capt. John! He was very knowledgeable and his boat and equipment were top notch. John had us on fish from the first cast and we were able to go home with plenty to eat! Would highly recommended booking with Big Tex Charters!
Michael  F.
Michael F.

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