Galveston

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Galveston Fishing Charters

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Galveston: 159 fishing charters available

Fish N Divers

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(320 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $4,239

Line Check Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(608 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $4,278

Nautilus Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $5,102

Grace Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(322 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $4,710

Reel Fishing Fever

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(302 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $3,532

2 Reel Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $4,592

Galveston Offshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(599 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $3,886

Tommyboys Charter Services

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $4,710

Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(30 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $2,904

Salty Rods Charters – 29'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(41 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from HK $4,317

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Galveston

The average price for a private 4 hour Galveston fishing trip is $561, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $957 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Fish N Divers, Line Check Charters, and Nautilus Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Galveston, Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Galveston.

Fish N Divers, Line Check Charters, and Nautilus Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Galveston.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Galveston fishing charters are here to prove it. Whether you’re looking to test some of the state’s finest inshore fisheries, or chase huge pelagic fish offshore, fishing in Galveston has just what you need.
 
Highlighting the inshore action are Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and delicious Flounder. Between these four, you’ll have your hands full no matter when you wet the line. 
 
Reds and Specks are biting year-round, but the best time to target them is during the fall. Flounder fishing is on fire from October through December. These tasty flatfish are best targeted on evening gigging trips. Don’t worry, there are plenty of expert Flounder fishing guides to show you how it’s done!
 
Galveston’s nearshore fishing charters will put you on anything from Sharks, to Cobia and Mackerel. These 6-8 hour outings typically take you several miles out around artificial reefs and long-forgotten shipwrecks. Further offshore, you’ll find Galveston’s signature species, the iconic Red Snapper. Snapper fishing trips sell out fast, so make sure you find a federally licensed guide in time!
 
For anglers looking for a true adventure, there are the bluewater offshore trips. These outings typically last from 10 to 12 hours, targeting monsters like Blackfin Tuna, Ling, and huge Amberjacks. Since the action takes place as far as a 100 miles offshore, these trips usually come with a fuel surcharge.

Rules & Regulations

Unless they’re fishing from a bank or pier in one of the Texan State Parks, anglers age 17 and older need to have a license to fish in Texas. And yes, this includes angling on a fishing charter.
 
If you’re fishing for Snapper, you’ll be glad to know that the season in Texas state waters is open year-round. However, for angling in federal waters, the season is typically limited to around 60 days in June and July.
Galveston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24873 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Weather can be cold, windy, and wet. But in between showers you will enjoy catching Sheepshead and Drum near the jetties and large Redfish and Drum in deeper water. 

February

February sees foggy mornings and large Redfish and Trout being caught over deeper ledges. Drum and Sheepshead are caught near the jetties and make for some great eating. 

March

Water temperatures increase and the fishing heats up just in time for Spring Break. It can be windy, but the back lakes and marshes provide protected waters full of smaller Redfish.

April

Speckled Trout and Redfish increase as the water heats up, with Sheepshead still a good catch and a good meal. Shark fishing gets exciting and Bull Reds and huge Black Drum appear.

May

Enjoy 80-degree temperatures and sunny skies. Trout and Redfish fishing is good, and you can also catch Bull, Hammerhead, Black Tip, Spinner, Sand Bar, and many more Sharks. 

June

Red Snapper season opens in Galveston! You can also try night time Flounder gigging for something different, or trolling nearshore for Kingfish, Cobia, and more.

July

Limiting out on Speckled Trout, heading offshore for Red Snapper, exploring the Gulf for Cobia and Mahi Mahi, and gigging for Flounder and Drum… July in Galveston has it all.

August

Warmer temperatures see bay fish head into deeper water. At the same time, Kingfish come closer to shore for some line-screaming action. Flounder gigging is heating up.

September

Daylight hours shorten and temperatures start to drop. Bull Redfish start to come into the bay in huge numbers to spawn, with 30-40 fish being caught in a day sometimes!

October

Bull Redfish and Trout are spawning, leading to incredible numbers of fish being caught in and near the bay. Flounder gigging is at its best - these trips book up fast in October.

November

Flounder gigging season closes. Weather conditions become unpredictable, but Speckled Trout and Redfish are plentiful in the back lakes and marshes.

December

Flounder gigging season reopens and this is the best time to catch a GIANT. You can also fish the back lakes and marshes for Speckled Trout and Redfish.

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It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Tina  H.
Tina H. Willis, TX
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Very good
4.0 / 5
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Misty  L.
Misty L. Springfield, MO
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Oak Point, TX
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Clint  A.
Clint A. Merkel, TX
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Jesse  K.
Jesse K. Sulphur Springs, TX
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Ash  B.
Ash B. Haslet, TX
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
John  C.
John C. Fouke, AR
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Ron  B.
Ron B. Houston, Texas
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Sugar Grove, IL
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Henry  B.
Henry B. Dallas, Texas
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Timothy  R.
Timothy R. Hardin, MO
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?
Daniel Panniell And
Daniel Panniell And Baltimore, MD
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
LaVelle  V.
LaVelle V. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Longview, TX
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. Cleveland, TX
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Jose  C.
Jose C. Fort Worth, TX
Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!
Collin  S.
Collin S. Round Rock, TX
Get a guide!!! They have all the right equipment and experience to be sure you catch some great fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide!!! They have all the right equipment and experience to be sure you catch some great fish.
Heather  H.
Heather H. St Louis, Missouri

2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Man my 8 year old son had the time of his life. The icing on the cake was his catch of the day. We will most definitely be back. Thanks Tanner for the saltwater experience.
James  D.
James D. Houston, TX
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
We went after sharks and we got them! It was slow but the tide wasn’t in our favor. Nonetheless, great trip. Capt. Colton was so nice. Took my 65 yr old extremely hard of hearing daddy and he was so considerate and kind when dealing with him!
Kathy  G.
Kathy G. Richardson, Texas
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(63 reviews)
Me and my wife had a great time with Captain Mike I wish it would’ve been a little longer, but we had to go in a few hours early. Thanks Captain Mike see you in October. It was a great pleasure.
Keith  D.
Keith D. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Captain Justin whit keeping it reel , is awesome to fish with. My son and I had a blast... Highly recommend!!!!
Gary  P.
Gary P. Sumner, TX
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Captain was incredible helpful with scheduling. We had a great time. We would absolutely choose Keep’n it Reel again
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. Temple, TX
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(316 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time. I liked the captains (Brad) attitude and was very personable and great to fish with.
Darren  L.
Darren L. Ennis, TX
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Captain Mike’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
We had a great time and caught several nice fish. Mike does such a great job. He knows his stuff. I could not of had more fun!!
Danny  B.
Danny B. Houston, Texas
Reel Fishing Fever
Reel Fishing Fever
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(302 reviews)
Captain Terry made our trip so enjoyable. The birthday boy, our son, loved it as he caught the biggest fish, 28 pounder red and the boat ride was awesome in itself.
Gina  G.
Gina G. San Antonio, TX
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters
Ocean Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Our trip was awesome. Four guys, one boat and a one captain. Both Captain Bubba and his boat are excellent and we will definitely come back! Bubba is even keeled and very patient. The 32 ft Boston Whaler is a great boat to go out in. Highly recommend!
Gary  S.
Gary S. Austin, TX
Salty Rods Charters
Salty Rods Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Captain Colton did an amazing job putting us on fish. Professionalism is the word I would use to describe the day. Thank you.
Newly  L.
Newly L. Houston, Texas
Fish N Divers
Fish N Divers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(320 reviews)
We had a great time! There were 5 of us and Captain Matt made sure we were constantly baited and in the water. He answered all our questions (we had many since it was the first time for some of us), and made sure we were catching fish the entire trip! We had a blast and will definitely do this again with him!
Tina  H.
Tina H. Willis, TX
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Eric was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. We would recommend him as a tour host to everyone. We will be back.
Jesse  G.
Jesse G. Mead, OK
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Capt Tanner helped us make the trip for the boys something they'll never forget. The looks on the boys' faces makes it worth it!
Larry  T.
Larry T. Houston, Texas
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Limited out on red fish first half of the day. Had a blast and captain was a good time and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Casey  R.
Casey R. Sanctuary, TX
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
Great day caught 4 shark and 2 gaftop, lost a few. Rick is an amazing captain this was are second trip with him and we plan on more.
Douglas  G.
Douglas G. Clodine, TX
Salty Rods Charters
Salty Rods Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
We had a blast!! We will being this again. They was amazing. Words can not explain how much fun we had. Since it was our first time they explained everything to us. It was a BLAST!!!!Thank you for the fun!
Cecilia  M.
Cecilia M. Wickett, TX
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(316 reviews)
Great time with Brad!! Very knowledgeable of the area. Caught several Sharks and a Sting Ray!! Excellent experience.
Rodney  L.
Rodney L. Colorado Springs, CO
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(599 reviews)
Captain Shannon was awesome, our first trip got canceled due to stormy weather and captain Shannon moved his stuff around so he could reschedule. Shannon was really patient with my little brothers ages 12 and 13. It was a slow day fishing but by the end of our trip captain Shannon had us right over the fish and we were catching them left and right. We will definitely be booking with him again next time we are in Galveston. Thank you again for the fun experience!
Zakaria  B.
Zakaria B. Omaha, NE
Grace Fishing Charter
Grace Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(322 reviews)
Went with my son and his wife. 3 rookies and Capt Aaron was patient and tried to teach us in a kind way. Got a 27 inch trout and a couple large reds. Great day
James  B.
James B. Humble, TX
Grace Fishing Charter
Grace Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(322 reviews)
Purchased this trip as a Father’s Day trip and it truly did not disappoint. Love hearing all the memories that were made.
Bailey  G.
Bailey G. Troup, TX

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