Angler’s Journey to South Padre Island

If you are planning your next vacation, consider booking a trip to South Padre Island. The barrier island is located off the southern coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico and is known as one of the best vacation destinations in Texas.

If you like fishing, the waters off South Padre Island have some of the best fishing on the coast of Texas. This is one of the top things to do in South Padre Island, you can either fish on a pier off the shore of the island or get on a boat for some deep-sea fishing. Read more about South Padre Island fishing charters below:

Deep-Sea Fishing

If you don’t have a boat, Osprey Cruises offers deep sea fishing charters. Deep sea fishing is in season year-round on the Gulf of Mexico and you can catch anything from kingfish to tuna, red snapper, and grouper.

Osprey Cruises charters can take you as far as 100 miles off the coast of South Padre Island on their 70’ boat. The boat is equipped with fish-finding sonar and a spacious cabin with both women and men’s restrooms. Osprey Cruises provides all the bait and tackle needed for deep sea fishing however you must get your own fishing license as required by the State of Texas for anyone over the age of 17.

Osprey Cruises offers two trips each day, a five-hour trip or an eight-hour trip. Five-hour trips cost $70 for fishermen and $35 for spectators, and eight-hour trips cost $98 for fishermen and $45 for spectators. Reservations for charters can be made on their website.

Bay Fishing

The Laguna Madre Bay on the west side of South Padre Island is also an excellent spot for fishing. Isla Tours offers bay fishing charters on their 49’ vessel. In the bay, you can catch everything from sand trout to shark, drum, and sheepshead, depending on the season.

Isla Tours offers three tours a day. A morning tour from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., an afternoon trip from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and an evening trip from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. All of the trips cost $25 per person and include bait and tackle. Reservations for the trips can be made on Isla Tours website.

Guests are allowed to bring a cooler onto the boat with whatever beverages and snacks you want as long as you don’t bring glass containers. Fishing licenses are required by the State of Texas for all people over the age of 17 and can easily be purchased online before your trip.

South Padre Island Fishing Charters

If you are looking for a place to stay on South Padre Island, consider booking one of our vacation homes. We have a variety of beachfront and beach view homes that can sleep anywhere from two to more than a dozen people.

For more information on our vacation homes to make a reservation, please contact us today.