BOOK YOUR TRIP ONLINE
Be the FIRST on the boat and book online!
Trip reservations for 2019 will open for booking on December 10, 2018 and will be available online by clicking the “BOOKING” link. If you call us to reserve, we will be using the same online booking portal to make your reservation. We encourage you to use the online link to make your reservation and AVOID the busy signal!
This easy, secure, online reservation system will help to streamline our booking and is more convenient for you. We appreciate each and every one of our guests and if you experience any issues, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or call (409) 763-5423 for assistance.
JANUARY 30-hour trips are available for online reservations NOW - click here to book!
LATEST REPORT - December 11, 2018
The New Buccaneer with Capt Matt Smith and 2nd Capt Sam Hardeman took 38 anglers on a 30-hour safari trip that returned Tuesday. The trip was fortunate to make it out as there was a two day window of decent weather. This trip was originally planned to leave Sunday and return Monday and our many thanks to our customers who were able to modify their plans so the trip could depart on Monday and return Tuesday. Weather is a huge factor for these trips and unfortunately, the Wednesday-Thursday trip had to be cancelled due to deteriorating weather.
Tuna fishing was good but bottom fishing was a little slow. They returned with 24 yellowfin tuna, 101 blackfin tuna, 58 vermillion snapper, 2 scamp grouper, 4 creole fish, and 1 big scale pomfret.
We are the innovators and original operators of catamaran fishing vessels in Galveston, Texas. Everything from rod, reel and bait to electronic radar equipment are designed to help make your fishing day a success.
Our Galveston Party Boats crews are courteous and alert...standing by to help the novice or old pro to a better catch. Our boat captains will be sharing half a century of gulf prize fishing experience with you, experience that counts when you want to take home a prize catch!
We invite you to call 409-763-5423 for information or reservations for the following trips:
Inshore Gulf Fishing: A 6-hour trip ( 1pm to 7 pm). All tackle and squid bait furnished. 10-20 miles into the Gulf of Mexico waters. (call or check calendar for dates)
Deep Sea Fishing: A 12-hour trip (7:30am to 7:30pm). All tackle and squid bait furnished. 40-80 miles into Gulf of Mexico.
Bay & Jetty Fishing: A 4-hour trip (8am to Noon and 1:30pm to 5:30pm). All tackle and squid bait furnished. 5 - 7 miles into Galveston Ship Channel.
Deep Sea/Rig Fishing: An 8-hour trip (7am to 3pm). Tackle and squid bait furnished. 20-40 miles into Gulf of Mexico.
Safari/Tuna Fishing: A 25- or 30-Hour trip, 80-150 miles into Gulf of Mexico.
RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS AND REFUNDS:
For Deep Sea Trips, payment in full is required in advance. Rail positions are assigned when reservations are made. For Bay Trips, groups of five (5) or more require a $10 deposit per person. Phone orders are highly recommended; please bring the card with you the day of the trip. Credit card slips can only be signed by the card holder, meaning the person whose name is on the card MUST come in to sign the slip at some point before the trip departs. To avoid deposit forfeiture, a three (3) day notice is required when cancelling or rescheduling any of our trips. Seven (7) days is required for cancellations on the 25- and 30-hour tuna trips. Groups with no shows are not given tickets for the no shows. Rider customers are not allowed to keep a bag limit.
Please note that reservations are ALWAYS recommended. During the peak season, it is very likely our boats will be full and trips are sporadic during the Fall and Winter months. Because of this, walk-up customers do not always get on board. All trips are WEATHER PERMITTING and also depend on PRIOR BOOKINGS to ensure sufficient reservations to justify trips. If you have reservations, it is always best to confirm before coming down.
RED SNAPPER SEASON:
Most types of snapper are legal all year. The Red Snapper season is set by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Sign up for their newsletter / text alerts at www.gulfcouncil.org. The season opens and closes at the discretion of the Federal Government. Bag and size limits are subject to change and seasons are not always the same from year to year. Due to strict regulations, situations may arise where offshore trips may return prior to the scheduled return time. All Federal Regulations are strictly enforced.
For safety reasons, alcohol, glass, hard and styrofoam ice chests, buckets, strollers, child car seats, chairs, or anything with wheels are NOT permitted aboard. SMALL (six-pack size 8x10x8 inches) soft coolers / insulated bags and one (1) gallon water containers are allowed with non-alcoholic beverages. All bags are subject to search and persons found with alcohol or contraband will not be allowed aboard and will not received a refund. NO LORANS OR GPS ALLOWED ONBOARD. Silly maritime superstition:no bananas allowed aboard (we know it sounds stupid).