Welcome to surfside beach charters!Texas Saltwater Offshore Fishing and Family Fun Charters and Lodging.

We're your one stop for the ultimate offshore fishing experience and comfortable and convenient lodging.  Trust Captain Kevin Martin and Captain Johnny Welch, US Coast Guard licensed, with over 25 years of experience fishing the Freeport/ Surfside Beach area and the Gulf of Mexico. Great fishing fun for all ages and levels of experience.   We cater to families as well as the most avid angler.  There is something for everyone at Surfside Beach Charters from family fun to bachelor parties, to corporate trips,  One half day, full day, and overnight trips available.    We specialize in Red Snapper, Kingfish, Dorado, Ling, Amber Jack, Grouper, Sharks, Bull Redfish, Tarpon, Wahoo, Tuna, and even Billfish.  Let us customize a trip to your needs.  Surfside Beach Charters is conveniently located 1 hour from Houston and 30 minutes from Galveston in Freeport/Surfside Beach.   Our location provides easy access to some of the best Sportfishing on the Texas Gulf Coast.

By choosing Surfside Beach Charters you will  not only experience the best fishing our area has to offer, but you will also get to experience the unbelievable ride of our beautiful 2007 Glacier Bay Catamaran.  This boat was the first one of it's kind on the Texas Gulf Coast.  This boat measures over 32 feet long and is equipped with the top of the line equipment, tackle and electronics and also has the convenience of  having a bathroom on board.  Huge fish boxes below deck to accommodate anything you can throw in them.  If conditions are anything less than picture perfect, you'll be glad you're on this boat!  You won't bang or get wet! You have to experience it to believe it! You won't believe the ride!

2018 Federal Red Snapper Season opens June 1st through July 21st for charter boats with Federal Permits, so contact us to get a Freeport, Texas Offshore Snapper Trip Booked before all the spots are filled!


As you know, we have watched our Red Snapper regulations and seasons become increasingly restrictive over the past few years.  A couple of years ago they implemented a regulation stating that Federally Permitted boats are not allowed to fish for State Water snapper other than during the Federal season.  This year we have been given an 11 day Federal season.  Our Glacier Bay is a federally permitted boat and as a result has not been allowed to fish for snapper in State waters over the past two years.  To combat this problem, we have purchased a second boat to add to our fleet that will not be Federally Permitted.  It will strictly be a State Water boat and we will be able to fish for State Water Red Snapper year round.   Our new boat is a 30 foot Century and has top of the line electronics, a spacious bathroom, and a small cabin below deck for your comfort.  We think you will really enjoy the comfort and ease of fishing on this boat as well as giving you the opportunity to fish year round for State Water Snapper.  A second boat will also give us the opportunity to accommodate more fishermen during our busy summer months.  Now you can book a snapper trip any time of the year!