No products in the cart.
Galveston Fishing Charter Company
Ask A Question
We strive to exceed your expectations. More questions? Let us know how we can help you, please. Up Above Adventures FAQ tools include guide reviews, maps, tips, how to book, & what to expect. Let us help you book the trip of a lifetime, call (409) 761-5550.
What should I bring?
We suggest that customers bring drinks, lunch, snacks, sunscreen, fishing clothes, hats, boat shoes, beach and hand towels, sunglasses, and zip lock bags if you want to take fillets back with you.
What is provided?
Everything you need for saltwater fishing. Rod, reels, bait, tackle, ice, and fishing license. Fish cleaning and great service with a great attitude.
What and why should I tip the captain?
The crew work for a daily wage and tips just like waiters and waitresses. Tips are discretionary; however, it is customary to tip the crew 20% for good service.
Is the price of the charter for each person or for the whole group?
The price listed on our pricing page is for your entire group. You can have up to 6 people in your group. This is a private charter, therefore we do not group you with other people. It will only be your group on the boat with the captain and our crew.
Do I Need A Fishing License in Texas?
In Texas, anyone 17 years of age or older must have a valid fishing license in order to legally fish in public waters. There are different types of licenses available depending on the type of fish being targeted and where they will be fishing. Knowing the regulations and obtaining the correct license can help ensure that anglers have an enjoyable and safe outing on Texas' waterways. You can purchase a license at Wal-mart or Academy or online at www.tpwd.texas.gov. If you are a “Rider” on our charter and are not fishing, this does not apply.
What is needed to reserve a trip?
All you need is a date you want to go, then either pay online at our website or call our offices with a credit card to hold the reservation. By calling the office they will place a hold on the credit card for the fishing charter, you can change the payment method at the time of the charter.
Does a half-day trip provide enough time to catch fish?
The answer is most of the time, yes. Since we fish every day and if the ocean conditions allow us to go, we usually know where to find the fish. We typically travel between 8 and 15 miles to the fishing grounds on half days. This means that riding time will be between 45 min and an hour depending on how far we go. Most half days will enjoy about 3 hours of fishing time.
Are we guaranteed to catch fish?
We guarantee that we will try very hard, but fishing is fishing and we cannot control all the factors that the ocean provides. With that said, our Captains are very good and usually, if they aren’t catching fish, no one is. We strive to be completely honest with our customers. We truly want everyone to have a great experience and promise to always strive to provide that!
What happens if I need to cancel my yacht charter?
Because of the work, and costs, involved in the preparation of a charter, there are bound to be penalties applied should you need to cancel your charter.
- Free cancelation 20 days prior to the scheduled date
- A 25% Deposit is required for all trips. Trips should be paid in full prior to leaving the dock. We accept all major Credit Cards, Apps, and cash
- Full refund if canceled 20 days prior to the date of the trip. Customers can reschedule up to 7 days prior without losing the deposit.
- If the customer doesn’t reschedule prior to 7 days before the date of the trip, the deposit may be forfeited.
- If the customer doesn’t cancel or reschedule or show up on the date of the trip, they will be charged the full price of the trip booked.