Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters, South Padre Island

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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  • Amazing trip. Best hour and a half with the best value. Saw so many dolphins and other sea creatures! The captain and crew were fun, personable and had great information about the island, bridge and t...  more »
  • Went on the dolphin watch and had a blast!! Captain Patrick got us up very close to the dolphins and supplied us with lots of fun facts, information about the area, and some good old fashioned sea lif...  more »

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