Galveston Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing 10-100 miles offshore for: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Dorado, Cobia (Ling), Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, Wahoo. * Galveston deep sea fishing distances & species vary by trip type.

About Galveston Deep Sea Fishing Trips

1/2 day: Typically 10 to 40 miles offshore. Fishing for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and more.
Full-Day: Typically 40 to 100 miles offshore. Amberjack, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Cobia (Ling), Wahoo, Sailfish, and more. 

We offer morning and afternoon half-day Galveston deep sea fishing for up to 6 people per boat, and often have great catches from both trips as well. So don’t worry if the morning isn’t available for the date you had in mind. This also allows you to sleep in and relax for the morning or enjoy a great afternoon on the beach in Galveston after your fishing trip too. Our online bookings have availability for trips in real-time as well, we recommend booking ahead to ensure your preferred date.

If this is your first deep sea fishing experience; don’t worry, free fishing lessons are included!!!

We also provide all of the rods and reels, fishing tackle and bait for the trip, there’s no fuel surcharge, and we include fish cleaning! All you’ll need are snacks, drinks (no glass), and a fishing license. We have a cooler on board to put drinks and snacks in, but feel free to bring your cooler as well. Remember that your captain and crew work hard to ensure that you have a great experience on your deep sea fishing experience, you can show them your appreciation with a 15-20% tip and a 5-star review online. Both are greatly appreciated.

During your Galveston deep sea fishing trip, we typically try to do a combination of bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and jigging. This gives us the opportunity to encounter a wider variety of fish species during your trip. Depending on the weather and conditions of the day, we may be limited to trolling and bottom fishing– which are typically most productive anyways.

The most popular deep sea fishing trip is our half day 6 hour trip, we are usually fishing within 40 miles of Galveston on a variety of different types of structures. We do not always fish oil and gas platforms, but also fish on sunken wrecks, natural bottom, scattered rocks, and other features too. Common species can include red snapper, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, sharks, red drum, sheepshead, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, ripletail, and others. The length of the trip is measured from dock to dock and starts at the scheduled time for the trip. We try our best to stay on time, as there are often multiple groups scheduled during the day to go fishing.

For the ultimate Galveston deep sea fishing experience, you’ll want to book a full-day 12 hour trip. This gives us more fishing time, goes farther offshore, and has more opportunity for a variety of different species too. A full day of deep sea fishing may not be for everyone, but it is the best opportunity to bring the most fish home for sure.

FAQs About Galveston Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing in Galveston is best from around mid April to mid October, weather permitting of course. The fishing is good all through the Spring, Summer, and Fall but for certain species some months may be better than others.

10 – 40 miles offshore on half day trips and 40 – 100 miles on full day trips.

Yes, anyone over the age of 17 is required by law to have a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. There are a number of options for licenses available, but we recommend a one-day license for most cases. You can purchase the licenses online or in person at Academy, Wal-Mart, or most any sporting goods store. Make sure when you purchase the license, it does include the oversized red drum tag on the license for any inshore or nearshore trip if you would like to keep a big Redfish on the trip.

We provide all the rods and reels, tackle and bait for the trip. Fuel is also included in the price of the trip. We are happy to provide fish cleaning services as well, especially with a generous gratuity of 15-25% for your trip.

We have a cooler on board with ice for your trip, or you can bring a cooler with snacks and drinks as well. We are committed to reducing the use of single-use plastic bottles and only have refilled, reusable water bottles on the boat provided. But feel free to bring your choice of beverages and packaging. No glass bottles allowed.
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Man in hood smiling and holding fresh caught redfish

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Fish the bay, jetties or rigs depending on the conditions


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Deck hand de-hooks shark caught on a Galveston shark fishing trip

Shark Fishing Trips

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Young boy holds giant red snapper fish he caught on a Galveston deep sea fishing charter


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