When you set your sights on a Galveston, Texas getaway, it’s easy to fill up an itinerary with the activities you’re most looking forward to enjoying. Galveston is a great place to spend time on the sand, explore historical stops, or simply savor the view. It’s also a place where those with a passion for casting a line will find fascinating charters and fishing spots to explore! The following is the perfect place to start when you have three days to spare in the name of fishing fun and you want to make the most of every moment.
The very first day of your angling journey to Galveston will start at the Galveston Pier with a fishing pole in hand after a hearty breakfast in the comfort of your vacation rental. Located at 9001 Seawall Boulevard, this pier dates back to 1971 and is a fan-favorite stop among locals and visitors alike. There are convenient gear rentals available at the pier, and passes are valid from the time of purchase until 5:00 pm, so you’re free to linger as long as you’d like. Beyond the exciting catches you might reel in, it’s also a scenic spot to enjoy spending time.
This afternoon, link up with the professionals at Nautilus Charters to enjoy a day on the waves perfecting your skills and making the very best catches possible. This family-owned and operated fishing charter company has served the Galveston area for more than 20 years and has a variety of trips to choose from that take your skill level and preferences into account. They have half and full-day trip options, and their vessels are outfitted with the latest technology and top-notch equipment as well.
Tonight, dine in sophisticated style at Gaido’s to celebrate your first successful day of fishing fun. This is a beloved and upscale seafood stop in town with great views and friendly service too. You’ll find Gaido’s at 3828 Seawall Boulevard and a reservation is typically recommended.
After breakfast this morning, make your way to Seawolf Park where you’ll kick things off on day two with a focus on all things flounder. Seawolf Park is found on Pelican Island and the waters around here are teeming with flounder passing through the Galveston ship channel. You can fish from the jetties or bulkhead for just $9 per person. These waters are also commonly a great place to reel in redfish all year round. If you’re fishing with family, you’ll be pleased to note this destination also has a playground for little ones to enjoy.
Your Galveston afternoon on day two will be spent with the team over at Grace Fishing Charters. After lunch, hop onboard a Grace Fishing Charter vessel and get ready for a fun adventure. This company is family-owned and operated and has served the area for more than 10 years. They’re happy to help you pick and choose from their many fishing charters available ranging from offshore to inshore alike. Everything you need for a successful afternoon on the water is included in the cost of the tour and ready for you upon arrival.
When you’re back on land, attend to your appetite with a dinner enjoyed at Katie’s Seafood House. Open from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm daily, Katie’s Seafood House is found at 2000 Wharf Road and serves up a menu of locally sourced fare as well as delicious cocktails in a waterfront setting.
The final day of your angling journey to Galveston begins at Galveston Island State Park. Here, you’ll find an array of landscapes to explore as well as ample options to enjoy fishing from the canoe and kayak launches or even from the beach. You won’t need a fishing license to fish in state parks here, so you’re good to go with a pole and line in hand.
After lunch, it’s time to unwind on the waves with the team over at Galveston Offshore leading the way to amazing catches. This fishing charter company specializes in offshore fishing adventures that can be customized to your skill level with ease. They have experienced captains and crew members ready to help you turn your outing into an unforgettable experience. With Galveston Offshore, you can choose to enjoy a deep-sea fishing trip, a shark fishing adventure, or a tun fishing outing as well. The crew is always friendly and helpful and ready to answer any questions you might have along the way.
Tonight, celebrate all of your amazing catches by treating yourself to dinner at The Spot. Located at 3204 Seawall Boulevard, The Spot is a fan-favorite spot for casual waterfront dining that’s open from 11:00 am until 11:00 pm on the weekends and until 10:00 pm on weekdays. Happy Hour is on from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and the menu features everything from burgers and fish tacos to wings and cocktails too. Take a seat on the colorful patio and get ready to spend an evening enjoying every flavorful moment with family and friends.
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