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Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-2764
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Description: Family owned and operated since since 1961. We are located on South Padre...
Family owned and operated since since 1961. We are located on South Padre Island, TX. We provide deep sea fishing trips going out 20-30 miles out. Our specialty is Red Snapper, Other fish caught are Grouper, Amberjack, Dorado, Shark and Kingfish according to season.
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Bay Fishing

There are many boats in the Bay area which offer sea and bay fishing, but none compare with Captain Murphy's! His boat isn't the new expensive craft that others own, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Joy W
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Verden, Oklahoma
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Verden, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There are many boats in the Bay area which offer sea and bay fishing, but none compare with Captain Murphy's! His boat isn't the new expensive craft that others own, but artistically speaking, his boat has more character. It actually LOOKS like a fishing boat....The cost was $26. and the time spent in the bay was around 6 hours. Catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This has to be one of the best values, and most interesting things to do on SPI, especially for $10! You can't beat that. The trip was about an hour and a half long. The presentation was a lot of fun. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The Dolphins were as much fun. Following the boat, and putting on a show... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We booked a shark fishing trip with Capt. Murphys as a holiday family gathering (15 seats). We arrive to the pier only to be told that "they had tried calling us for hours" (i had no missed calls) but they were unable to take us past the jetties because the waves were too high. However they would still chum the... More 

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Edinburg, Texas, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

first time I spent time gas and money to go there, since I live 2 hours away from S.P.I. and the old boat got broken in the middle of the trip and they took us back to land, the gave us the money back but, what about the travel expenses to get here? what a waste of money and time.... More 

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Cambridge, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went bay fishing with Captain Murphy. The captain was super night and helpful however not many people on our boat caught much. not sure if it was just an off day or if we couldn't find the right locations.

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Southlake, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

All Day Deep Sea $90 per person. 7:30p - 3:30p I will start with the one good thing: 1) the young staff worked hard, were kind and helpful Now the bad things: 1) 2 hours out to shrimp boat to get bait in trade for beer, wasted time ($30 beer for 4 large baskets of bait) 2) Crashed into shrimp... More 

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Los Angeles
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Called today to book a trip with my family and was treated very horrible for asking questions .. It was some old lady screaming to me on the phone !!!! Why would a business do that to you if your your spend $$$&& .Who is running this place ???... Don't go here !! Don't call !! Stay away !!!

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San Juan, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We went fishing on the 19th in the afternoon. We weren't catching anything the first 2 hours. The last 2 hours we caught more fish but not enough to keep. Kyle and Adam did a great job getting us to the fish. My daughter had lost her cap during the trip and when we moved to a different spot they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went out in a 4 hour bay fishing trip 7-15-2014 on the Hard Bottom with Kyle and Adam. These 2 guys were awesome! They went above and beyond what I was expecting. I have been on bay fishing trips elsewhere and they don't even come close to what we experienced. If you ever want to go fishing while in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

$65.00 down the drain! Signed up for a half day of deep sea fishing but only had 2hrs of actually fishing; spent most of the time traveling. When I asked why all I received was attitude and excuses about currents, tides and captain's preferences...They claimed to give us an extra 30 minutes of fishing but they failed to recognize that... More 

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