Fisherman's Wharf, Port Aransas

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  • We were scheduled to fish with dolphin dock but they did not have enough people for their boat and told up to go to Fisherman's Wharf. They held the boat for us. I want to say there were 18 of us on t...  more »
  • When we are in Port A we always take the Jetty Boat to St. Joe Island. Nice to get away to where there are fewer people and no cars! Well worth the time and $! Our kids have done it since they were li...  more »
  • Me and my wife had decided to go out to "St Joe' island. The staff inside the building was decent. On the other hand me and my wife watched the ferry captain yell at some kids because he wanted them t...  more »
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  • Went on the 12 hour trip, on the Scat Cat. The crew was great, and were incredibly helpful to everyone on the boat, they were running back and forth to ensure everyone was doing okay. The deckhands also made sure the kiddos on the boat were able to catch the big King fish, whenever they had one on the line, they would offer the pole to a kid and help them reel in their big catch, the kids even got to keep the fish! The Captain made sure that he was anchored where the fish were at, if no one caught anything within 30 minutes- an hour we would move on to the next spot! At the end of the trip everyone was very pleased, and the deckhands made sure everyone was able to walk away with at least one fish. I would definitely go back!
  • A tropical storm ruined our offshore fishing plans in Galveston. We called this place and they were our saving grace, promising a sure fire fishing trip within our budget. As we were paying for our bay fishing trip the day before the off shore fishing trip they nonchalantly said our trip was cancelled and no one else would go out on a private charter. We drove all the way there from Oklahoma and they didn't even have the courtesy to warn us in time to book a trip. They offered an overnight trip the day after and said it was really great because YOU CAN SLEEP ON THE BOAT!! Sleep? Sleep through a 1k fishing trip? Impractical! We were really robbed of precious time to book another trip. Everywhere we called for an 8 hr was already booked! We finally found a smaller private charter for less time that was available from Woody's. Captain Aimen was awesome! We caught the limit of Red Snapper. They worked tirelessly to get the fish we were hoping for. I suggest calling them or Dolphin Dock instead. You can't trust Fisherman's Wharf! I understand that trips get cancelled especially in potential bad weather. I don't understand waiting all day to tell us. Give people time to make other arrangements. There were plenty still willing to go but all booked by the time they told us. Oh! And they messed up our bay trip. They gave us a half day quote for full day so it was about $200 more expensive than expected! When we came back it was a 2 hour wait to clean our 4 fish that were not big at all.
  • The Wharf Cat was a terrible experience! I don't even know how to start this. The women in the office were happy to take your money and explain very little. Once we finally figured out where to board we had a meeting. They went over the rules but did not say anything about not being able to switch sides but we found that out later. Captain Casey and one of the deckhands were very rude. Actually rude is not the word. We went on the 5 hour trip and the only enjoyable time was the hour trip going out. Apparently we were not on the captains favorite side therefore we kept getting put on the "short side". The folks on the long side had a nice time as they were catching fish and our side didn't even get any bites. When someone did hook a fish the old deckhand would yell at people to move and shove them out of the way if they were not fast enough for him. One hour was completely wasted because a passenger hooked something huge and they made all the other passengers put our poles up to wait on him to reel in his catch Which ended up getting away. We didn't get to put our poles in the water for very long before we were having to put them up again. One time while moving to another location the couple beside us put there poles up as directed but forgot to put the hook on the reel and the deckhand walked up fixed it and said he didn't like that and if it happened again they couldn't fish. How disrespectful! Then on the way back they have enough gall to ask for tips!! One last sketchy thing happened and it was to do with the "jackpot" they took at the beginning of the trip for biggest fish caught. The guy who ended up with the biggest fish didn't even enter the jackpot but the deckhand lied for him. I know this because they were sitting behind me. This place was not worth the time and money and I highly recommend you to go elsewhere!!
  • I booked a charter for the bf and I on Tuesday.. We where booked on the Scat Cat...it was at least 12 people on board ...I had the best of time fishing.....the two gentleman that where our deckhands on board where absolutely fabulous..they where constantly busy assisting each an every person on board with all the equipment and with anything else.. Even the captain waa involved in what was going on around his boat....I was the only lady on board for that day... I can't say enough of how fantastic our experience was on this trip... ..a job well done to the boat captain and his two deckhands that day....I am looking forward to future trips aboard again
  • We went to St Joes Island and bought the tickets at Fisherman's Wharf. The lady behind the desk was not friendly and didn't explain anything about the trip...like where to load our stuff and such. The captain of the boat was awful! He was rude and completely disrespectful. In fact when we were leaving the island a group in front of us said he was throwing the "f" bomb over the loud speaker. All in front of passengers that included children. The people that run this are not concerned about being friendly at all. Aside from that the island was fantastic! It was truly stunning. No seaweed, no tar, clear water. People do leave their trash which is a BIG EYE sore. This would truly be a gem if the right people were involved! 5 stars for the beach and 0 stars for the staff.

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