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

Galveston Shark Fishing

Galveston shark fishing for: Big Sharks! Also Jack Crevalle, Bull Redfish, King Mackerel, Tarpon, and other big fish along the Galveston Beachfront
  • Up To 6 Passengers
  • 4 or 6 Hours
  • May - October

About Our Shark Fishing Trips

This is a specific type of trip with typically one thing on the agenda…. SHARKS!!!!!!! Although we may spend time to catch a few fish for dinner, the majority of the time will be spent looking for, and ideally catching lots of sharks along the beachfront and nearshore waters of Galveston. 

Shark fishing in Galveston is typically good in late spring to late summer, May-September. The best time of the year is definitely in late july to the middle of September! That’s when they are most abundant and plentiful around Galveston. Also when we have the chance at catching a big shark too!!!

Sharks can be caught on a variety of different live and dead baits, drifting and bottom fishing. They’re hard fighting and really fun to catch, although we don’t particularly like to keep them since they’re not great to eat. However, there are plenty of people out there that really enjoy eating shark, and we do allow legal sharks to be kept as long as it will be eaten and not wasted. As long as it is a legal species to harvest

We offer morning and afternoon half-day 5 hour trips for shark fishing in Galveston 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 shark 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 also include fish cleaning! All you’ll need are snacks, drinks (no glass), and a fishing license. We have a cooler on board (with cold beer!!!) 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.

This trip is usually fishing within 20 miles of Galveston. Common species can also include king mackerel, spanish mackerel, red drum, cobia, tripletail, 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.

FAQs About Galveston Shark Fishing

Honestly. If the fishing wasn’t good, we wouldn’t offer the trip. It often depends more on the weather conditions than the time of day. We can’t control the weather, but we spend enough time on the water to find fish nearly every trip of the year. There’s an average of 1 trip in every 150-200 that doesn’t catch some fish, so the odds are in our favor.

 

We only offer private charters for up to 6 people. Our pricing is per trip, not per person. All of our Galveston Fishing trips are the same price for 1-6 people. Since the input costs for the trip don’t really change depending on the number of people— neither do our prices. We offer a simple, straight forward price for the trip.

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.

If you arrive 10-15 minutes early, you can also buy your licenses at the marina bait camp as well.

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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