South Padre Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

South Padre Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in South Padre Island

South Padre Island: 16 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Port Isabel
Trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
South Padre Island
Trips from US $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(49 reviews)
South Padre Island
Trips from US $1,200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Port Isabel
Trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Port Isabel
Trips from US $1,050
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(38 reviews)
South Padre Island
Trips from US $475
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(16 reviews)
South Padre Island
Trips from US $1,200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Port Isabel
Trips from US $575

Deep Sea Fishing in South Padre Island

While South Padre Island is famous for its beauty and fantastic inshore angling, there’s even more to discover offshore. The distant waters feature all kinds of fish, ranging from delicious bottom species to ferocious pelagics. To get in on the action, all you need to do is hop aboard one of the many South Padre Island deep sea fishing charters.

For anglers itching to catch their share of Red Snapper or other reef dwellers, the adventure begins only 13 miles offshore at the RGV Reef. If you’d like to go for some Amberjack or Grouper instead, there are oil rigs just 5 miles further. These offer fantastic fishing for anglers of all skill levels.

But what if you’re in the mood for some pelagics? In that case, you’ll need to get ready for a longer journey. While you can catch King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi in the 30-mile range, the fishing gets really good once you hit the dropoff around 50 miles east of South Padre Island. There, you’ll find Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, and more.

Of course, Tuna also like to prowl through this part of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll see Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna racing along the offshore rips, edges, and shelves, along with other pelagic fish. However, your best shot at catching Tuna is to visit one of the oil rigs that can be found as far as 100 miles offshore.

Along South Padre Island, there are two main hotspots where you can find deep sea fishing charters. These are Port Mansfield and Port Isabel. The captains usually start their trips either from the local marinas or boat ramps. Just make sure you're ready for a journey. You'll need 8 or more hours on the water to get a proper taste of the deep seas. Also, don't forget your fishing license.

South Padre Island
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,780 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in South Padre Island

Very different than a traditional charter fishing trip, gulf is very shallow so you cast the entire time. You have to get a good captain that can teach novice fishermen how to cast and reel. Don’t cheap out or you’ll have a tough 5 hours
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very different than a traditional charter fishing trip, gulf is very shallow so you cast the entire time. You have to get a good captain that can teach novice fishermen how to cast and reel. Don’t cheap out or you’ll have a tough 5 hours
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Either do a personal charter with Henry or fish the Jetti at the state park
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Either do a personal charter with Henry or fish the Jetti at the state park
Henry's Charters
Henry's Charters
Wind was strong making it challenging, but that is just the nature of it. They can’t all be perfect days
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wind was strong making it challenging, but that is just the nature of it. They can’t all be perfect days
Rio Fishing Guide Service - SPI
Rio Fishing Guide Service - SPI
Don’t bring a bunch of snacks, you won’t have time to eat them. Too busy bringing in fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t bring a bunch of snacks, you won’t have time to eat them. Too busy bringing in fish!
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Book a trip with Hector Lopez, he does everything possible to make the experience a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Hector Lopez, he does everything possible to make the experience a great time.
Capt.Hector Lopez Fishing Charters
Capt.Hector Lopez Fishing Charters
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are going in February, don't expect to limit out due to the nature of the fish! They are less active this time of year. The captains will put you on fish though, and it is always an amazing experience to fish the Texas bays!
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Capt. Jerry Bradford is top notch Capt. He is a must book for a fun time of fishing and will put you on the fish. Had a great time and found a chater for life when we vist. If you want a no presure great time fishing then pick Capt. Jerry you are not just a client you are famly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt. Jerry Bradford is top notch Capt. He is a must book for a fun time of fishing and will put you on the fish. Had a great time and found a chater for life when we vist. If you want a no presure great time fishing then pick Capt. Jerry you are not just a client you are famly.
Laguna Madre Madness
Laguna Madre Madness
Top notch charter and captain from booking until he cleaned all of our fish! Amazing day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Top notch charter and captain from booking until he cleaned all of our fish! Amazing day
Laguna Madre Madness
Laguna Madre Madness
Captain said that the seaweed is worse this time of year which makes it harder with lures.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain said that the seaweed is worse this time of year which makes it harder with lures.
Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters
Get'm Hook'd Fishing Charters
Take a private charter if you want a more personal experience, otherwise go out into the gulf on a bigger boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a private charter if you want a more personal experience, otherwise go out into the gulf on a bigger boat.
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Hire an expert guide like Captain Hector Lopez and tell him what kind of fish you want to catch. He knows the different locations that hold different species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire an expert guide like Captain Hector Lopez and tell him what kind of fish you want to catch. He knows the different locations that hold different species.
Capt.Hector Lopez Fishing Charters
Capt.Hector Lopez Fishing Charters FAIR OAKS, TX
Trout were slow because of the Texas heat but overall a great time, even in the dead of summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trout were slow because of the Texas heat but overall a great time, even in the dead of summer.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters San Antonio, TX
The water was warm, definitely worth fishing on the laguna, I would recommend the morning because I think it would be really hot in the afternoon if there wasn't much of a breeze.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was warm, definitely worth fishing on the laguna, I would recommend the morning because I think it would be really hot in the afternoon if there wasn't much of a breeze.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters San Antonio, TX
Book early and on weekdays if possible. Figure at least16 oz of water or Gatorade per hour per person. Your cooler and your ice and drinks. Save the alcoholic drinks for the ride back in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book early and on weekdays if possible. Figure at least16 oz of water or Gatorade per hour per person. Your cooler and your ice and drinks. Save the alcoholic drinks for the ride back in.
Todds Sportfishing
Todds Sportfishing McAllen, TX
Don’t worry about bringing lunch if you just do the 5 hours trip. You are so busy taking it all in and fishing that a snack is not necessary. Bring a small cooler for beverages and they provide everything else. Bring sunscreen and a positive mind and your will enjoy every second.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t worry about bringing lunch if you just do the 5 hours trip. You are so busy taking it all in and fishing that a snack is not necessary. Bring a small cooler for beverages and they provide everything else. Bring sunscreen and a positive mind and your will enjoy every second.
SPI Freedom Fishing
SPI Freedom Fishing
We have enjoyed deep sea fishing, shore fishing and bay fishing in South Padre. Regardless of which type of trip you choose, you're very likely to catch something. Plan to keep your catch -- many restaurants offer at least a few different ways to cook it for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have enjoyed deep sea fishing, shore fishing and bay fishing in South Padre. Regardless of which type of trip you choose, you're very likely to catch something. Plan to keep your catch -- many restaurants offer at least a few different ways to cook it for you.
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures
Emilio’s Fishing Adventures United States
Fishing is a little more concentrated to specific locations given the water temperature, but the fish are definitely there and it's definitely a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is a little more concentrated to specific locations given the water temperature, but the fish are definitely there and it's definitely a good time.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters Frisco, TX
Captain Noel and Prime time fishing is the best one to take you out and if you are at South padre Island in a RV stay at the KOA on the island and Captain Noel will be willing to pick you up and drop you off at the camp ground boat ramp.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Noel and Prime time fishing is the best one to take you out and if you are at South padre Island in a RV stay at the KOA on the island and Captain Noel will be willing to pick you up and drop you off at the camp ground boat ramp.
Prime Time Fishing—Family-Friendly
Prime Time Fishing—Family-Friendly Oak Glen, CA
This isn't like fishing the Upper Laguna Madre. The water is extremely shallow and the fishing more difficult. Find a guide who will work for you even on the slowest of days.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This isn't like fishing the Upper Laguna Madre. The water is extremely shallow and the fishing more difficult. Find a guide who will work for you even on the slowest of days.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters Salado, TX
I believe SPI is better for experienced fishermen but then again, you can begin fishing anywhere...so YES!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
I believe SPI is better for experienced fishermen but then again, you can begin fishing anywhere...so YES!
Snook On A Hook
Snook On A Hook Ardmore, AL

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