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Bay Fishing South Padre Island provided by Isla Tours

Bay Fishing South Padre Island

Bay Fishing South Padre Island
4.5
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About
The fishing on the bay is great fishing, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Whiting, and many others, including Red Fish. Bay fishing trips primarily target tasty sand trout and whiting but customers will also have opportunities to catch red drum and black drum. Customers can also bring their own gear if they desire, but Captain Murphy’s will not be responsible for it. All persons fishing, ages 17 and older are required to have a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License. You can easily purchase a fishing license online by going to Texas Parks and Wildlife website and Fishing License
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Captain Murphy’s offers three-bay fishing trips daily aboard the 54-foot vessel Hard Bottom Too. South Padre Island Bay Fishing catches include sand trout, whiting, drum, shark, sheepshead and more (depending on the season). Captain Murphy’s provides the rod, reel, and all bait and tackle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Captain Murphy’s offers three-bay fishing trips daily aboard the 54-foot vessel Hard Bottom Too. South Padre Island Bay Fishing catches include sand trout, whiting, drum, shark, sheepshead and more (depending on the season). Captain Murphy’s provides the rod, reel, and all bait and tackle.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38329P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • We provide everything you need to fish with; rod, reel, tackle and bait.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Discount Coupons Not Accepted with this Offer
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 33256 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA Turn right off Queen Isabella Causeway, travel 1/2 mile, turn right into Sea Ranch Marina, keep right of Sea Ranch Restaurant, Look for Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters at end of blue and white buildings. Your fishing boat will be the Hard Bottom Too.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Only Children Age 5+ Allowed and must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • We provide everything you need to fish with; rod, reel, tackle and bait.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Discount Coupons Not Accepted with this Offer
Departure details
  • 33256 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA Turn right off Queen Isabella Causeway, travel 1/2 mile, turn right into Sea Ranch Marina, keep right of Sea Ranch Restaurant, Look for Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters at end of blue and white buildings. Your fishing boat will be the Hard Bottom Too.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Only Children Age 5+ Allowed and must be accompanied by an adult
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Sep 2020
A note from Bay Fishing South Padre Island
Face Masks are available for $1 purchase
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

4.5
10 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
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Average
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Terrible
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Hector H
1 contribution
Great fishing for the entire family.
Sep 2021 • Family
Excellent experience for the entire family. We had a great time, the crew was very good and keeping us laughing the entire time. Recommend it 100%. Majority of the people on the boat caught fish.
Written 13 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Phelicia R
12 contributions
Bay fishing with the best!
Aug 2021 • Family
These three guys were amazing and did an awesome job making sure everyone had a great time. If we ever return we want them to take us deep sea fishing. I would highly recommend!
Written 16 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingsislatours
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip! Thank you for the great review.
Written 18 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eddy R
United States1 contribution
Great first time
Great first experience fishing, not too lucky but fine. Fishing requires patience and we didn't have much. Enough place for everybody in the boat.
Written 4 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingsislatours
We are very happy you enjoyed your trip despite the lack of bite. Thank you for the review.
Written 5 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sherry K
1 contribution
Great time!
Jul 2021 • Family
My husband and kids had a bladder! The deck hands were helpful and made my kids have an amazing experience.
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingsislatours
Thank you for the great review. Glad your family had fun!
Written 3 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carla D
7 contributions
Fishing Fun
Jul 2021 • Family
The best part is seeing the unexpected wild sea life! Captain PJ was great! If you want to catch more fish bring your own fishing gear because you can cast out and have a better chance! PJ was amazing and very insightful. We didn’t catch much but the experience was great and we fished from three different spots in the bay.
Written 21 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingsislatours
The best part is your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed fishing with Captain Murphy's. Hope to see you again.
Written 24 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dusti
Spring, TX5 contributions
Better then the dolphin watch cruise!
The captain & 2nd captain were great & did everything they could to make sure we had fun & tried to help us catch fish BUT the weather definitely wasn’t cooperating! My youngest got to hangout with the captain and truly enjoyed the experience, he even got a shirt from the 2nd captain!!! I’d highly recommend the crew at Captain Murphy’s!!
Written 10 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingsislatours
That's AWESOME!!!! We are super excited your group had a fun time!!! Thank you for choosing Captain Murphy's and we hope to see you again.
Written 11 July 2021
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Gabriel Salas
1 contribution
Fishing not catching
Jun 2021 • Family
We didn’t catch many keepers but the experience was excellent. Crew was very attentive and entertaining. Will definitely book this again next month. One thing I didn’t understand…why no bananas? Ha!
Written 16 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
bookingsislatours
We are VERY HAPPY that even though the bite wasn't good you had a fun trip. FYI: The fear of bananas on board has its origins in the 1700s, when the Caribbean trade was in full swing. It was believed that boats carrying bananas had to move quickly to deliver the fruits before they spoiled, leaving little to no time for fishermen to troll for fish.
Written 17 June 2021
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ASHLEY A
1 contribution
Fun
Sep 2020 • Family
The two guides were amazing! They were so funny and made the trip! I will definitely use them again when we go back on our next trip!
Written 5 September 2020
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sarahC7794ZD
Saint Joseph, MO2 contributions
Unfortunately Disappointed
Dec 2019
We had such high hopes for this excursion but it was an utter disappointment. We did not find out until after we had been on the boat for two hours, we were actually on a four hour excursion. We learned this from other guests on the boat, not staff. Fortunately we did not have any other plans. What was really disappointing was the lack for fishing. When you have 15 people on a boat and no one catches a thing in 10-15 minutes, the boat should be moved. That was not the case. In four hours, we moved 4 times and a total of 10 fish was caught by all aboard. We actually went back to our first location a second time. It made no sense. The staff was not helpful at all. One of the staff fished the entire time. We will definitely go with someone else next time!!
Written 30 December 2019
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Brandy A
5 contributions
Bay fishing
Dec 2019 • Family
It had potential to be good. Not sure if it was the time of day or year we caught nothing only two out of 30 caught a fish. The crew was okay not overly friendly or eager. I would go back again because of the price. I would recommend saving up your money to take the deep sea fishing those came in with a haul!
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Stay away! Unreliable service!
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Affordable and dolphin-filled
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The time of our lives! Highly recommend!
I loved learning about the island! The weather was perfect the day we went on our tour (yesterday). We were able to
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Fun and entertaining!
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Great way to spend 2 hours in the water
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Relaxing time
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Great dolphin cruise/Port of Brownsville also
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Must do.
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Highly recommend for families
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