If you’re looking for a larger scale sea experience, check out Captain Murphy’s fishing charters. There might be more people fishing and exploring the seas with you, but what you get back is a huge variety of experiences. Captain Murphy’s offers a long list of itineraries, from deep sea fishing trips to $10 per person eco tours. Everyone can find something to enjoy with Captain Murphy’s during your stay on South Padre Island.
Captain Murphey’s Fishing Charters Eco Tours
Kids will love the eco tours. You can watch dolphins swimming in the bay and spot birds along the shoreline as you cruise the ocean. While the boat cruises, it drags a specialized net to catch sea creatures such as starfish, toadfish, stingrays, squid, octopus, various invertebrates, pin fish, eels and a whole lot more. Staff will teach you about the creatures before returning them safely back to the bay.
Deep Sea Fishing
Captain Murphy’s, one of the top South Padre Island fishing charters, offers half- and full-day deep sea fishing experiences. Most of the fishing is done around wrecks and artificial reefs 5 to 25 miles from shore. You’ll have the chance to catch red, vermillion, dog tooth and cubera snapper, mackerel, dorado, amberjacks, sharks, sailfish (catch and release only), tuna and grouper. Prices start at $65 per person.
For people of all ages, Captain Murphy’s offers a bay fishing experience that is quick and affordable. Trips last up to four hours and take place three times daily. For just $25, you’ll have the chance to catch sandtrout, whiting, drum, shark, sheepshead and more. All bait and tackle are provided.
If you’re fascinated by the industry in the Gulf and want to know more about its history, check out Captain Murphy’s four-hour narrated tour. Your ship will cruise from South Padre Island down to the Port of Brownsville. You’ll learn about the cargo-carrying vessels docked along the coastline and about decommissioned naval vessels and the oil rigs. It’s also a great chance to admire the island’s ecological diversity. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seabirds, and birds of prey.
Captain Murphy’s fishing charters is a great way to experience your firsts in the Gulf of Mexico—from your first saltwater fishing experience to your first tour of the Texas coastline. This company has it all. Best of all, you’ll be just minutes away from your Franke Rentals vacation home. Call us today to learn more about South Padre Island fishing charters and to book one of our beautiful vacation rentals!