Offshore Fishing

Enjoy the beautiful Gulf of Mexico and its unique fishery with the longest standing offshore fishing fleet in Port Aransas. Fisherman’s Wharf is home to the largest, fastest and most stable party boats in Port Aransas. Our seasoned captains and crew onboard the fleet of large catamarans offer various trips to provide you and your family a fun and memorable experience.

Jump on our boats, the Wharf Cat or the Scat Cat, and take a trip for the whole family, or to test your skills in the deep blue. We offer the following trips to accommodate exactly what you are looking for!

PARTY BOAT TRIPS

THE 5-HOUR TRIP

Spend a half day offshore with our 5-hour trip. A great trip for beginners and advanced anglers alike, this trip offers everything you need and nothing you don’t. The 5-Hour Trip targets a variety of species including King Fish, Red Snapper (when in season), Spanish Mackerel, various Sharks, Ling, Spade Fish, Trigger Fish, Jack Fish. All bait and tackle are supplied and full concessions are available.

5 hour trip image-edited
Port Aransas Fishing - 6 Hour Trips

THE 6-HOUR TRIP

Who doesn’t love to spend an extra hour fishing? For those of you that want to make the most of spending half your day offshore, join us for our 6-hour trip. A great trip for beginners and advanced anglers alike, this trip offers everything you need and nothing you don’t. The 6-Hour Trip targets a variety of species including King Fish, Red Snapper (when in season), Spanish Mackerel, various Sharks, Ling, Spade Fish, Trigger Fish, Jack Fish. All bait and tackle are supplied and full concessions are available.

THE 8-HOUR TRIP

Make a full day of your adventure with our 8-Hour Trip and spend the day offshore fishing for your big catch. The 8-hour trip offers more time at the fishing grounds targeting King Fish, Red Snapper (when in season), Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Dorado, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ling, Spade Fish, Trigger Fish, Jack Fish, Bonito, and Blackfin Tuna. Bait and tackle are included, and full concessions are available. Book now for a full day offshore fishing in the beautiful water of the Gulf of Mexico.

8 hour trip image-edited
Fishing in Port Aransas, TX - 9 Hour Trips

THE 9-HOUR TRIP

Trying to make the most of your journey offshore and want to target bigger fish with an extra hour of fishing time? Join us for our 9-Hour Trip and spend the day fishing for your big catch. The 9-hour trip offers more time targeting King Fish, Red Snapper (when in season), Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Dorado, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Ling, Spade Fish, Trigger Fish, Jack Fish, Bonito, and Blackfin Tuna. Bait and tackle are included, and full concessions are available. Book now for a full day offshore fishing in the beautiful water of the Gulf of Mexico.

THE 12-HOUR TRIP

The 12-Hour trip is a staple of Port Aransas offshore fishing and provides a true fishing adventure. This is a long range trip and allows you the opportunity at a very diverse bag of targeted species such as King Fish, Red Snapper (when in season), Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack (when in season), Sharks, Ling, Dorado, Trigger Fish, Jack Fish, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda and Yellow Fin Tuna. Bait and tackle are included and full concessions are available.

12-hour-trip-crop
Port Aransas offshore fishing trips

THE 56-HOUR TRIP

For the full offshore experience, we offer a 56-hour Tuna-specific trip in the Fall and Winter months (October thru March). Spend 2 nights offshore fishing the deep-water rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Targeting Yellowfin Tuna under the lights using live or dead baits, artificial flying fish, jigs, and surface poppers. Other species targeted while either drifting at the deep-water rigs or trolling in the blue water include Dorado, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Barracuda, Mako Shark and other shark species. Even the occasional Blue Marlin is not uncommon on this trip. All bait and tackle will be provided but we strongly recommend that you bring your own gear. Full concessions are available.

OUR PARTY BOATS

THE WHARF CAT

  • Length: 72 feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 78
  • Aluminum Catamaran Hull
  • Hull Designed for Stability
  • Fast for More Time Fishing
Wharf Cat Image

THE SCAT CAT

  • Length: 72 feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 78
  • Aluminum Catamaran Hull
  • Hull Designed for Stability
  • New Engines and Generator for 2020
Scat Cat Image

VIEW OUR FISHING REPORT

PRIVATE TRIPS

PRIVATE OFFSHORE

We also offer Private Offshore bookings for groups of any size. Reserve the Wharf Cat or Scat Cat and have the entire party boat to yourselves. This is ideal for large parties such as business groups, family reunions, wedding parties, birthday parties or a large groups of friends.

Another option we offer is an offshore trip on a private charter boat. These boats range in size and price and are ideal for taking 2-10 people out at a time. Big game fishing on one of these boats offers a great way to take the family or small groups out for a more intimate fishing experience.

These private offshore trips offer flexibility on scheduling and targeting the species of your choice.

For availability, pricing, and group discounts, please call the Fisherman’s Wharf.

TESTIMONIALS

We had an incredible time offshore today. Captain Jay put us right on the red snapper and my kids had a wonderful time. We will definitely be back.

Kim G.

I was worried because the surf had been so big at the beach the past few days, so we were a little scared of our trip being too rough and getting sick. We ended up being really surprised at how smooth the trip out ended up being, and how the boat didn’t rock too bad while we were out there, and everyone caught fish. It was a great day!

Walter M.

I have brought my dad down for the last few years and tried most of the boats in Port Aransas and want to say just how nice the trip was on the Wharf Cat. I was told it has just been redone on the inside and it was great! The deck hands were some of the nicest we have ever had, especially with my dad being older, they really looked after him and made him feel special. It has taken a while but we don’t have to keep looking for who to go with. This is the best!

Hector V.