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Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters

1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
956-761-2764
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

we were in town the last week of march and went out bay fishing on thurs cool windy day not much fish the guide explained the rods prior to leaving shore but had bascially no interaction with us after that. he spoke english but despite us trying to engage him a couple times he did not ask us if we... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I totally enjoyed this captain murphy was very informative and interacted with the passengers very well asked for help spotting dolphins so everybody would know where to look an added little attraction was his dog murphy price was great too thanks for a nice trip

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went out on the 4 hour bay fishing trip yesterday. Not much luck fishing...my husband caught a small one that had to go back and I fed the fish all my bait (usual for me). Out of 9 people only 2 fish were keepers. But....it was a beautiful day, we saw dolphins and the ride was... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This was our first time there and was highly disappointed. The weather called for 3 to 5 foot waves and we were in 6 to 12 waves and swells. Needless to say, the captain kept on going out when 10 out of 22 people were sick, included one of his own crew, with 7 of them unable to fish. This... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was on the Thunderbird on Tues 01/01/14. It was the best experiance on a party boat ever, limited out with four red snappers in less than one hour. The crew was exceptional and did a great job. I will strongly reccomend them. Hey capt. Murphy this is Chicago writing this review.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife and I took our 4 (almost 5) year old on a 4 hour bay fishing trip. We were impressed with both our fishing experience and how well the crew interacted with our son. We had a great time and caught lots of fish. We will be using them again next time we are in the area.

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Edinburg, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Had a great time, caught a lot of fish.. If you have younger children or those who might be taken in with sea sickness try dramamine or ginger!! WORTH THE MONEY!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed our trip to Padre and this was one of the highlights. Although we mostly caught shark, it was so much fun, and the crew are genuinely good people. I had a feeling it would go well when our captain arrived at 7am and chipper as could be, even though he usually works 7 days a week. When... More

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Douglas, Wyoming, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

WORST TIME EVER! Captain was a complete arrogant jerk. Fishing time was a whole total of 30 minutes out of 7 hours on the water. No help givin at all to anyone needing it. Arrogant enough to ask for tips at the end of trip and told us to write complaints on the back of a $100 and throw it... More

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captainmurphy, Owner at Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters, responded to this review

I'm truly sorry that you did not have a good time. We do the best we can in helping everyone out. Our captains and crew try their best at staying positive and making jokes and playing around with customers is certainly one way they do this. Its a boat joke as in writing your complaints on a Bill and put... More

Bridgeport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Great time. We hit a pocket of sharks and everyone caught one. Half of the guest got sea sickness. Take Dramamine before hand, should help. I can't fault the crew for motion sickness. Would go out with them again.

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