Galveston Offshore Fishing Charters

Galveston Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 60 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(41 reviews)
Galveston
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(87 reviews)
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Excellent
4.5 / 5
(154 reviews)
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(194 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(270 reviews)
Galveston
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Galveston
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Excellent
4.7 / 5
(18 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $500

Offshore Fishing in Galveston

Open seas, big fish, and salt in the air: offshore fishing in Galveston has it all. You may think you know all about this small island to the south of Houston. But when you get out on the water, you’ll find that in all that time you’ve spent on land, you’ve only scratched the surface.

What to catch

Galveston offshore fishing can start just a few miles from the coastline, depending on the terminology your guide uses. But for most people here, it’s when you get 20-30 miles from the coast that offshore fishing really begins. These ‘close offshore’ waters are home to King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia (Ling), Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and more. Travel further out, and you’ll be coming across the likes of Amberjack, big Snappers and Groupers, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Wahoo, and a whole host of other species. Book an extended trip overnight, and you could even find yourself hooked on a Marlin!

Top fishing techniques

Galveston offshore fishing charters can usually be found fishing around the offshore oil rigs. These are hotspots for pelagics, who just love exploring the structure and rooting out the bait fish within. Guides will usually split their time between trolling around the structures and tying up on the downcurrent side of the rig, drifting natural bait and/or jigging or bottom fishing. Reefs and wrecks, valleys, and grass lines also attract a good amount of fish throughout the year, making for consistent action on most offshore trips.

When the shrimp boats come out, things get even more exciting. Kingfish, Sharks, and much more are often found in huge quantities around these boats’ spidery limbs. Simply put, Galveston offshore fishing trips can see you hooking up with some of the top predators in the ocean, all in a single day trip.

Some of the best guides will be prepared for the big fish to not cooperate, though. Fishing is fishing, but head offshore out of Galveston armed with light tackle, and you could be battling the likes of Bluefish, Spadefish, Trippletail, and many more good eating and fun fighting fish.

Galveston offshore charters operate all year round, weather permitting. But with the best fishing usually being between May and October, be sure to reserve your spot before it's too late!

Galveston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Offshore Fishing in Galveston

Wonderful way to start. Everything is provided and not too strenuous. Great for the entire family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wonderful way to start. Everything is provided and not too strenuous. Great for the entire family.
Alan  N.
Alan N. Corinth, TX
Make sure you talk to your captain before you go. He or she is going to make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you talk to your captain before you go. He or she is going to make or break your trip.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Dallas, Texas
The captain takes care of every part of fishing. We caught a bunch of fish we never see in Kansas. We saw dolphins on the way to our fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain takes care of every part of fishing. We caught a bunch of fish we never see in Kansas. We saw dolphins on the way to our fishing spots.
Mary  B.
Mary B. Overland Park, KS
yes, very easy to review ratings and find the best boat at the target destination.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
yes, very easy to review ratings and find the best boat at the target destination.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Humble, TX
Very experienced Captain and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this crew and will be fishing with them again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very experienced Captain and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this crew and will be fishing with them again.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C.
April, be prepared to deal with weather. Still a great variety and quality of fish. Galveston Offshore was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April, be prepared to deal with weather. Still a great variety and quality of fish. Galveston Offshore was great.
Stefan  D.
Stefan D.
Book with this captain, you can not go wrong with him. The boat is more than we expected.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book with this captain, you can not go wrong with him. The boat is more than we expected.
Cassie  H.
Cassie H. Houston, Texas
Definitely get a guide if you plan on going on the ocean. Worth every penny. You feel a lot safer and they put you onto some really great fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely get a guide if you plan on going on the ocean. Worth every penny. You feel a lot safer and they put you onto some really great fishing spots.
Harley  W.
Harley W. Houston, Texas
Find this Captain and look to be treated to an exceptional day of fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find this Captain and look to be treated to an exceptional day of fishing.
Bill  V.
Bill V. Shenandoah, TX
Plenty of spots to find fish either from the shore or the numerous charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of spots to find fish either from the shore or the numerous charters.
Nathan  S.
Nathan S. Temple, TX
Stay close to the charter boats marina because it will save you so much time in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay close to the charter boats marina because it will save you so much time in the morning.
Michael  H.
Michael H. Wylie, TX
Check with the captain about what you need on your fishing license to make sure you don’t limit yourself. He was very accommodating and helpful!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check with the captain about what you need on your fishing license to make sure you don’t limit yourself. He was very accommodating and helpful!
Wendy  N.
Wendy N. Alden, Iowa
Prepare for a great experience and remember Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and fish aren't always hungry ???
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for a great experience and remember Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and fish aren't always hungry ???
Robert  V.
Robert V. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Look up solar lunar clock- shows “major and minor” bite times. Try to book your trip during the major or minor.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look up solar lunar clock- shows “major and minor” bite times. Try to book your trip during the major or minor.
Miles  F.
Miles F. Durham, CA
It’s Texas so weather and wind are unpredictable but still some of the best fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s Texas so weather and wind are unpredictable but still some of the best fishing!
Kimberly  C.
Kimberly C. Houston, Texas
A Jetti trip for Sheep’s Head and Black Drum will not disappoint with Grace Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A Jetti trip for Sheep’s Head and Black Drum will not disappoint with Grace Charters.
David  L.
David L. Saint Croix Falls, WI
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

Top Targeted Offshore Fishing Species in Galveston