Captain
Donnie O'Neal

Member since October 2015

Galveston, United States

Background
Capt. Donnie has lived in the Galveston area since he moved there as a kid in the mid 60s. As soon as his family settled in, his dad purchased a 25' cabin cruiser, and since then Donnie knew that he was going to spend the rest of his life on and near the water. He has been fishing Galveston Bay, the Galveston Jetties the offshore opportunities in the area most of his life.
Techniques
Capt. Brad employs a wide range of techniques when he's fishing inshore around Galveston Bay and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hey, I'm Captain Donnie O'Neal

Galveston, United States
Background
Capt. Donnie has lived in the Galveston area since he moved there as a kid in the mid 60s. As soon as his family settled in, his dad purchased a 25' cabin cruiser, and since then Donnie knew that he was going to spend the rest of his life on and near the water. He has been fishing Galveston Bay, the Galveston Jetties the offshore opportunities in the area most of his life.
Techniques
Capt. Brad employs a wide range of techniques when he's fishing inshore around Galveston Bay and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Galveston
trips from
US$ 450
Galveston
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US$ 550

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We had an amazing time with captain Donnie and his mate Matt :) we will definitely try to do it again!

Fished July 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thanks Asher.


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

This was my 16 y/o son’s dream.  Donnie and Brad were wonderful.  Brad got us on the fish quickly.  He was very professional and understanding with our novice fishermen.  We caught a lot of fish!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

We had an awesome time. Brad was very knowledgeable about where to go to keep the excitement in fishing! He kept us catching the whole trip! This made the trip very much worth the money!  We caught a 26” trout and a 150-200 lb stingray!! If you haven’t been out in the ocean fishing, I recommend this company. Very professional, knowledgeable and super nice!

Fished July 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Thanks Stepheny,come see us again.Tight lines…Seaplay Sportfishing

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Very intent on exceeding our expectations. Had a good trip would highly recommend to anyone

Fished July 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thanks Brian.

Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 9, 2017

I have been on several guided fishing trips and this is one of the best so far!  Captain Brad knew where to find the ‘honey hole’ for trout, sheephead and redfish.  We caught one every 15-20 minutes.  Then we went shark fishing and got a few small ones and a 5 footer.  Was very fun!  Well worth the money!

Fished July 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 10, 2017

Glad you had a good time.Tight lines…Donnie

Went fishing on Saturday, July 8, 2017

We had a good time, captain knew what he was doing, caught fish right away. 
Kids friendly,!! every thing was just like expected.
We are ready to come back next year.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Thanks Todd.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

We had a wonderful trip, stated out at the jetty catching trout, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel & black drum. We then moved out in open water and caught black tipped shark, tripletail! We had a blast we will definitely book this charter again! The guys that helped us on the boat (Brad & Matt) were great very knowledgeable!

Fished July 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thanks Bobby.


Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

We drove down from out of town and must say, our fishing trip with fishseaplay.com was amazing.  Mr. Donnie got things set up with zero hassle or issues, and when out fishing Captian Brad and First Mate Matt were professional, knew what they were doing, and where the fish were. Expertise at it’s finest
-James

Fished June 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 30, 2017

Wow,thanks Jim!

Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

We can’t wait to book another trip, we could not have asked for a better experience! The captain knew exactly where to go, to get the most and biggest fish. My daughter caught a large shark, which was the highlight of our trip.

Fished June 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thanks Melany

Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Fishing was great crew was the best we even caught 4 sharks which was some I have always wanted to do. A lot of fun

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Weather was questionable until the morning of the trip.  But we were able to go out and it was awesome!  Started raining and the waves built up the last hour or 2,  I think most captains would of said we are going back.  But Capt. Brad was super cool and would’ve stayed out until our time was up, if we wanted to stay out.  Point is even though the weather wasn’t favorable we all caught tons of fish and had a blast making memories.  I’d totally do it again.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, June 2, 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thanks Philip.


Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mother nature didn’t make it easy on finding fish.wind &waves made it a bit of a challenge so we didn’t catch as much as we would have liked but the captain did his best and we did catch a few and we had a blast!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thanks


Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Captain Brad put us right on the fish and was super friendly. We had a blast and will be back soon.

Fished May 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 29, 2017

Thanks Joe.

Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

I will definitely be back to book with this charter. The boat was awesome.. Fishing top notch

Fished May 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thanks Mike

Went fishing on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Great boat, wide beam, easy to fish from.  Donnie and Matt were top notch to fish with.  After some timid bites from trout we had a good time reeling in sharks, threw some large ones back!

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 27, 2017

Had a great fishing day.  Guide Brad did an excellent job under unfavorable weather conditions.  We still caught a lot of fish and had a good time.  Would definitely recommend this company.

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 7, 2017

Everything went as represented.  Friendly captain, clean boat.

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 8, 2017

Thanks Judy,Glad you had a good time.Fish on .......

Went fishing on Friday, April 21, 2017

We had an amazing trip. They fish were biting like crazy!  My 74 year old mother said she had more fun than she ever thought she would. We had a great family bonding experience. Will definitely be back again

Fished April 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thanks Michelle


Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We had a great time. Caught a lot of fish. Captain Brad took to a great place out of the high winds.  As soon as we anchored, we were catching fish (redfish, black drum and sheepshead).  Limited out on big redfish and sheepshead)

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Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

We came town for a work meeting and booked this trip as a way to enjoy and area none of us had much experience with. We all enjoy fishing and we’re excited about this experience. Captain Brad did an amazing job keeping us on fish, and well entertained in the process. They were very accommodating and made sure we were getting everything we’d hoped for. We can’t wait to come back for another trip. Well done, guys!

Fished April 2017

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thanks Kelly.

Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

1st class operation. If you want to catch fish and have a great time then you need to book with these guys.

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Thanks,Glad you folks had a good time.


Went fishing on Monday, March 27, 2017

Had a great time with Brad and rest the crew.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Donnie and Brad were awesome!!  We had a great day of fishing!!!!

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thanks


Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Great fun. Great boat. If you’re thinking of booking a smaller center console you’re going to miss out on the comfort of the Seaplay V. Will come back for offshore.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

for the time of the year the weather was as good as it gets and the fishing was fairly good.  the boat captain was good and knowledgeable.  He was attentive to our lines and did a great job.

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thanks,Glad you enjoyed your trip.Tight lines….

Went fishing on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Captain Brat is patient and has lots of experience. We caught 18 fishes totally.

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 11, 2017

Really enjoyed the trip.  My 3 sons enjoyed the boat ride and the thrill of catching sheepheads and watching dolphins.

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thanks Vincent.

Went fishing on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 22, 2016

Our trip was a good experience overall. We would use Sea Play again.

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TJ
Went fishing on Sunday, October 23, 2016

Great fishing trip, great exprience.

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Went fishing on Friday, October 14, 2016

We had a great time. It was exciting to catch a variety of fish. My husband and I got a little nauseous, so I would suggest plenty of sleep, water and Dramamine before hand lol but we had a great time. The best fishing experience so far and we will use this company the next time we book a charter in the area!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Two friends and I had a great time on the Sea Play.  Would consider doing this again soon.
John Williams

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 10, 2016

Great!

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Went fishing on Friday, September 2, 2016

Excellent trip! We were on the fish all day. We weren’t fishing. We were Catching!

Fished September 2016

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thanks for the kind words.Mother ocean was good to us that day!

Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

It was our first time salt water fishing and Captain Donnie was courteous and accommodating setting up the jetty trip for my son,  grandson and granddaughter. The boat was awesome and Captain Brad worked great with the kids, was so helpful, patient and very knowledgeable of the waters, the equipment and the fish.  Caught some fish and finished up with grandson catching a small shark! Exciting!  Fun!  We loved it and will for sure call SeaPlay next time we’re in Galveston.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 18, 2016

Great captain and crew. Would definitely go with these guys again. nice boat with a toilet. Very important on a 6 hour trip. Especially for the wives and kids.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 1, 2016

The Sea Play Sport Fishing Trip was a very nice trip. The boat was in very good shape. We travelled over to the Bolivar and fished near the Jetty. We caught Sheephead and Sand Trout. We ran out of live bait after about 3 hours and this ended our fishing around the jetties. We then tried to catch big Fish in the Bay (off of cut bait mullet) This was fruitless as the big fish were not biting.  The crew was good, supportive, engaging and fun. My biggest critique is that the cost of the trip was $500 but we had to come up with an additional $150 for the crew. I suggest that an estimated expected tip should be encluded on the webpage. That way the customer is not surprised about this additional cost.

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Thanks for your kind words. Seaplay Sportfishing

Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

We had a great time and will be back. The Captain “Brad” was friendly and knowledgeable, hw was also very patient with all three of the children. Well worth what we paid and an all around enjoyable experience.  Thank you Matt Lewis

Fished June 2016

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thanks for the kind words.Tight Lines…SeaPlay Sportfishing Team

Went fishing on Friday, April 8, 2016

Took several of by sons out for a day of fishing and had a blast.  Crew made us feel right at home and gave us a most enjoyable trip.  We caught fish and had a good time.  Scheduled a trip for the rest of my sons two weeks later.  Really appreciate the fact that the crew cleaned our catch!  We were treated like royalty.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Captain Donnie and crew promised we would have fun and catch fish and they delivered. We got a cooler full of fish and my grand daughter and grandson caught a 50 lb black drum, the largest fish of the trip and that was a lot of fun.
Thanks fellows for a great memory
The Kennedy Party

Fished March 2016

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 25, 2016

Glad you guy’s had a good time.


Went fishing on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Very professional yet personable crew. Great experience for the whole family.

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Went fishing on Thursday, December 24, 2015

We were so pleased to squeeze in a last minute flounder fishing trip over the Christmas Holiday. Down early with rare free time -Donny & Brad were gracious enough to take us out Christmas Eve morning and put us on the flounder right away!

Fished December 2015

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Donnie O'Neal (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 1, 2016

Thanks Ken.Tight Lines….Donnie