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: 15 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(53 reviews)
South Padre Island
Trips from US $1,200
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
South Padre Island
Trips from US $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Port Isabel
Trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Port Isabel
Trips from US $1,050
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Port Isabel
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(186 reviews)
South Padre Island
Trips from US $1,050
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 29,146 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in South Padre Island

Go to enjoy being out on the water in nature. Fishing can be hit or miss. Just relax and enjoy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to enjoy being out on the water in nature. Fishing can be hit or miss. Just relax and enjoy.
South Water Charters
South Water Charters
Just like fishing on the lake you're gonna have good days and bad days. That's just life, if you don't catch anything don't blame your captain. We happened to luck out and catch a good amount of fish and a few things we couldn't keep. It was amazing to catch different types of saltwater spices.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just like fishing on the lake you're gonna have good days and bad days. That's just life, if you don't catch anything don't blame your captain. We happened to luck out and catch a good amount of fish and a few things we couldn't keep. It was amazing to catch different types of saltwater spices.
South Water Charters
South Water Charters
Tropical storms in the area at the time make the fishing very hit or miss. They will make you really have to work for the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tropical storms in the area at the time make the fishing very hit or miss. They will make you really have to work for the fish
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
Water with a big storm coming in made for a rough ride out. We were first timers and evidently this was pretty choppy! All in all, we were successful and enjoyed our captain, first mate, and the whole fishing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water with a big storm coming in made for a rough ride out. We were first timers and evidently this was pretty choppy! All in all, we were successful and enjoyed our captain, first mate, and the whole fishing experience!
Todds Sportfishing
Todds Sportfishing
The guides know best. Trust in their local expertise, no matter how much experience you have.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The guides know best. Trust in their local expertise, no matter how much experience you have.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
We had a tropical storm hit in Mexico a few days ago, not not a fair comparison.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a tropical storm hit in Mexico a few days ago, not not a fair comparison.
Dunkin Guide Systems
Dunkin Guide Systems
Make sure that you select the best fishing boat captain for you. I couldn't have been happier with my selection.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure that you select the best fishing boat captain for you. I couldn't have been happier with my selection.
Drift Water Charters
Drift Water Charters
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
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

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in South Padre Island