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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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Red Snapper Season is short so go to the expert

Apparently Captain Murphy owns several boats and also contracts fishing parties out to several other boats because his charters dominate South Padre Island fishing, whether its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We book the Fireworks Cruise a week before our trip to SPI and it was by far one of the highlights. From the time we boarded the crew was very helpful, courteous and ready to party. Saw a few dolphins but when the sun went down the music cranked up and it was on! Very adult, recommend for anyone coming... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

So much fun! A beautiful boat for a moonlit cruise that starts by seeing the dolphins and continues through the bay to watch the fireworks. DJ Guacamole is amazing! He mixes a mean dance combo. We had ages 3 to 65 and everyone had a great time! Thank you from the crew from San Antonio!

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East Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Apparently Captain Murphy owns several boats and also contracts fishing parties out to several other boats because his charters dominate South Padre Island fishing, whether its swallow water fishing in the bay or deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. It was Red Snapper season during the time we spent on SPI so my grown son and I bought... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I went with murphys with my wife knowing that it wasnt gonna be a spectacular trip for $75 a person. I have been on professionally guided offshore trips so i know how to fish. The captain either had no idea about how to fish or just didnt care. The crew is the reason i gave it two stars they were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was by far the worst charter ever complete waste of money! All we did was chase shrimp boats never getting a single bite! Then the captain wasted an hour and a half trolling With 2 poles for his own personal amusement instead of trying to find more fishing for the paying customers. We will not be suggesting this charter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited SPI and went on a bay fishing trip with Capatain Murphy's charters. The cost was very reasonable which allowed our family including a toddler to go and then my husband and son to take several trips out fishing alone thereafter. PJ and Jonathan(?I think) were just awesome. They interacted with all the guests and were hysterical! We... More 

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Universal City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Polite and courteous. Kept good spirits even when fish were not biting. We have encountered a lot of rude tourists on the island this weekend. My trip with them will encourage us to return. Thanks guys!

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Storm Lake, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

my son and wife came along we had the best time ever well my son and me my wife not so much but sea life is not for eveyone but as for my son and me we will be back as soon as possible best experience ever cant wait to go back thanks cap murphy. Not all people can take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My son was in town so we decided to go snapper fishing. We had never been before. We chose Captain Murphy's because we had been out on their dolphin watch and sunset cruises before through Isla Tours. The crew was very professional and accomidating. The boat was clean and well maintained. I also thought the cost of a half day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

All I can say is WOW! This was my first deep sea fishing trip and I will definitely be using Captain Murphy for my next trip. Not only were the Staff on the boat helpful, but it was obvious that the Captain knew right where to take us to catch alot of Red Snapper. Everyone on the boat caught their... More 

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