Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters, South Padre Island

#12 of 22 in Wildlife in South Padre Island
Fishing Charter / Tour · Boat Tour
Deep Sea Fishing Trips: Our Specialty is Red Snapper. Other fish caught are Grouper, Ling, Bonita, Shark, Dorado, Amberjack and others according to Season.

Cost: $95 a person for a full day/ $65 a person for a half day

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m./ 6:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

Non-Fishing Person: Over 8 years of age $30.00 per person on a half day, $45 a person for a full day.

Children are permitted although we don’t recommend children under 5 years of age. Parents are solely responsible for their children. Regular fare is charged for any child over 8 years of age who fish.

Bay Fishing- $23 a person /$15 for spectators 4 years and younger is free. Main fish targeted is Whiting and Sand Trout. Other fish caught Red Drum, Sheepshead, Shark and Kingfish according to season.

Trip Hours 8 a.m. to 12 Noon

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Private Charter available: On all of our trips. Ask for prices in the office.

Private Charters: Minimum charges and deposit required on all charters. Deposit will be refunded if trip is cancelled due to bad weather or if we are notified in advance (at least 7 days) you can’t make the date scheduled.

Texas State Salt Water Fishing Licenses is required all year round. $11 for in state residents, and $16 for out of state residents for a one-day licenses.

All Equipment is furnished: Tackle, Bait and Stringers. We use Squid as our main bait. Other bait used is Mackeral and cut bait. (Our Suggestion: If you would like different types of bait, You are allowed to bring your own. example. Ribbon Fish, Ballyhoo, Mullet, Sardines. A large ice box is provided to keeping your fish in during your trip

Items Needed: Bring Along sunglasses, sun block lotion, sun hat, and your food and drinks for the day iced down in a small cooler. Warm clothes and/or rain gear according to season.

Sea Sick Medication: If you feel you need it, use according to directions. (Our Recommendation Bonine)

Crew: Captain Patrick and Kono are on the ball. They are there to help you in anyway- from help with tackle, baiting your hook and also to pulling off your fish. You just need to hollar out FISH ON! And they will be at your service. :) Tipping is Customary. So please let our Deck Hands know they are appreciated.

Deck hands will also filet your fish at the dock for you at $15 a stringer. You may clean your own fish if you wish. Facilities are available at the dock upon your return.

Reservations are required for all trips.

Located at : 1 Padre Blvd. Sea Ranch Marina Center, South Padre Island, Texas

For Further Information: Call: (956) 761-2764 (Office) (email) or visit us at our website at
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  • 6 years ago we fished with them, returned 9/12/ 2021, a weather front was coming in so the sea was a bit choppy. We ALL were warned of the rough seas. Our 10 year old son, myself and my husband were....  more »
  • It was a beautiful day for fishing, slightly overcast so it wasn't a scorcher. Ray, the deck hand and Oscar the captain were very accommodating, letting the younger ones help guide the ship...  more »

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