Port Aransas Fishermans Wharf

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Port Aransas Fishermans Wharf

Port Aransas Fishermans Wharf
3.5
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6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Full service marina and retail store. Bait. Ice. Fuel. Come shop with us in our Store! Whether you are going fishing or just cruising around Port A, Fisherman’s Wharf Store has everything you need for great day on the water or in the sun. Apparel, Hats, Sunglasses and much more!
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3.5
272 reviews
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Zach A
Keller, TX3 contributions
Family
We had such a great time. Between the 3 of us, we caught our limit of about 47 lbs of Red Snapper. The crew was great at moving around and helping everyone out. We had 2 of the top 4 biggest fish. Most people caught their limit also. I think there were 56 fish caught out of a possible 72 max catch for the 36 people. That’s with 5-6 people not fishing at all, so all seemed to have a good outing. Will definitely return.
Written July 31, 2020
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tibike2017
Mansfield, TX53 contributions
Business is going thru new ownership. Great that they had all new tackle. Crew still learning and rough spots working together and organization. Went out on Sunday 6/14 on 8 hr. fishing trip on the Wharf Cat. There is 0 attempt at social distancing, the boat was almost full. We motored out 2 hours and most limited on Red Snapper within an hour. Two fish is a limit. There was little attempt to fish for anything else, as hooks were changed to surface drift fish. There might have been 5 fish caught in the next 4 hours. You can imagine the mess of 60 lines drifting on top of the water, tangles . No attempt to fish for Ling, Spanish Mackerel, etc. One person caught a large Wahoo early on and deck hands all went to get a picture w/ it while snappers were laying on the deck in the sun for 15-20 minutes before being put on ice. Biggest complaint was it took 2 1/2 hours to get all the fish thru the picture/processing while everyone w/ fish stood in the sun. Several of us demanded they at least ice down our fish while we waited. VERY Disorganized! One person to fillet 135 fish! They have redone their dock area and recently reopened, very much improved. A lot of opportunities to improve service. I have been fishing on this boat or Scat Cat at lease 10 times in the last 30 years.
Written June 28, 2020
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Elizabeth C
1 contribution
Couples
My husband and I went on the 0630-1230 fishing trip and had a fun time. The staff was very nice and started preparing the poles before stopping at the first site. My only complaint was fishing on only one side of the boat was difficult because it was overcrowded and lines kept getting tangled, but other than that it was a great experience. I would definitely rebook with them again.
Written June 6, 2020
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Glen B
Fairfax Station, VA3 contributions
This was a great fishing trip. I went on the 6:30AM trip, on opening day of Federal water's Red Snapper season. The Captain put the Scat Cat on top of a Red Snapper reef about 1 hour and 30 minutes after leaving the dock. On the trip out, the deckhands distributed nice quality rods and reels in rod holders along the sides and transom of the boat. The boat had about 25 fishermen on board and everyone caught their allowed 2 Red Snapper. The Captain moved the boat to a new location after everyone had their Red Snapper limit and we then fished for shark, There were at least 3 sharks kept by fishermen and I was told they are very good eating fish. On the return trip to Fisherman's Wharf marina the deckhand clean the boat from the bow to the stern and prepared the boat for the afternoon trip. I would highly recommend fishing on the Scat Cat or the Wharf Cat (sister ship). They are big, stable comfortable boats. The staff at Fisherman's Wharf are very helpful and answered all my questions before and after booking my reservation.
Written June 2, 2021
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Megan Pulliam
Tulsa, OK1 contribution
Family
Wow we get to Fisherman’s Ward with a confirmation email for our trip from 2-8. We get there at 1:40 to depart at 2 and they tell us the boat has already left. They changed the time from 2 to 1/30 and said they tried calling us at 1:30. I have an Apple Watch and phone so even if my phone e doesn’t ring my watch does. No missed calls. I showed them they indeed do NOT call me to reschedule. Then they said well we sent an email! No thee confirmation email states 2-8 I showed them. They then tell us we can take a trip tomorrow and when I decide that yea we will do tomorrow they tell me that it’s only for 2 people not a family of 4 but they can get us on Sunday. No Sunday we fly home. This was the one experience my husband and boys were looking forward to!!! We were refunded the money. Horrible business and do not ever recommend using Fisherman’s Warf.
Written July 30, 2021
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Whittlei
1 contribution
Family
If I could leave -5 stars I would. I participated in the 6:30am-12:30pm charter this morning. I was less than satisfied with the behavior of the deck hands. They behaved extremely unprofessionally, ordering patrons to move out of their (the employees) way and pull up our lines so that they could attempt to catch a shark. I was advised, as more than one of them dropped a line down, to pull my line up to make room for them. I’ve been on multiple charters in this area and not once before this trip has a captain stated that they purposefully placed the boat on the outside of the group of fish vs directly on top so as to assist paying customers with the experience of catching said fish. The deckhands weren’t very interactive during the 6 hour trip until they were going around the boat at the end asking for tips. Six hours to catch two fish and not be allowed to put a line back in the water is hardly what I expected with the price on this trip. The views were beautiful, it was the bluest water I’ve ever seen, but I will not be returning to this company.
Written July 30, 2021
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Roving256152
Goldthwaite, TX2 contributions
Friends
If I could give it no stars I would. We arrived at 6am to be 1st in line to pick our spots because it is 1st come 1st serve as I was told over the phone. Obviously that doesn't matter because I was cut in front of by a couple that showed up late. I even told the crew they said tough luck. The off duty deck hands took up the entire back of the boat told us paying customers it was off-limits while they fished the entire time. They told us they were going to put out big lines to catch shark or whatever. One line was put out at the very end of the trip for about 20 to maybe 30 minutes. I guess this was to justify their reasoning on telling the paying customers the entire back of the boat was off-limits. I witnessed the off duty deck hands catch several fish. They filled up an entire basket. I gave them the benefit of doubt that they would split them between customers that didn't catch anything. Definitely not I watched them clean and keep every fish they caught. By forcing everyone to the sides of the boat to fish only made it over crowded and very difficult to catch anything. Every time you'd hook up you'd become entangled with at least 3 to 5 lines. It made it almost impossible to catch anything. While the off duty deck hands where reeling in fish after fish. I have several pictures of proof as well. Definitely wouldn't waste my time or money. I also added a picture of the deck hands taking up the entire back of the boat and them fishing.
Written May 11, 2021
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Justin S
1 contribution
Family
My trip went red snapper fishing where there is a limit of 2 per person and everyone was given 2 tags for their fish. They need to communicate that once you catch your 2 limit you stop fishing. In my group of 5 people we had to give up 5 of our tags to others that had caught more than their limit. I was only able to actually catch 1 fish and my son and daughter didn’t get to catch any, since we had to give up our tags. This is the second time this has happened. The boat was also so crowded that it was a constant battle to just keep our lines from getting tangled. Almost every time we started fishing, our lines would get caught up with other people and we missed out. There were several times that before we could get our lines all the way to the depth instructed, the captain was blowing the horn to reel them back up and moving the boat.
Written July 13, 2022
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Robert B
Houston, TX6 contributions
Scat Cat is a great boat. Outside deck is covered, so the sun and rain stay off you. The boat was smooth and the beer is cold. Inside was nice and cool in the June heat. I did the 10 hr trip and we went 30 miles out and was told 150-200 feet deep. The crew was very helpful and I would take the trip on the boat again. The Captain let one of our kids drive for about 30 mins and trained him well. He has a job waiting for him in 10 years. The boat had about 35 fisherman for about 60 spots so it was not that full which was nice for us. Equipment was good and bait worked fine. We used frozen squid. There was a group of retired veterans that brought on 3 or 4 poles of their own and sat on the rear of the boat and had a great old time. Everyone caught there red snapper limit in the first few stops so we moved on the b liners (vermillion snapper) and we caught plenty. A sand shark was caught and a few king fish. Catching a hour nap on the way back, tops off a great trip. After pictures at the pier, you can take you basket over to the chop up station and get your catch cut up for 50 or 60 cents a pound. It was busy, so we had to come back 2 hours later. The pier is nice and clean and all the staff was great.
Written June 9, 2021
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Les G
Argyle, TX27 contributions
This trip was a mixed bag for our party of 9 people. The facility was very nice, the deckhands were awesome but some of the methods FW used were not good to us.
First off, I notified the captain that we had an older disabled gent in our party and we requested he be led to the back of the boat where is was shady all the time and not near as rough. We were instructed to sit him down near the back of the boat and someone would come down and situate him properly. This was never done. 1st strike. The captain made two stops to find fish unsuccessfully and after an hours ride we ended up in the area of the flower garden reefs. Our party of 9 were all given two snapper tags apiece which we all filled. 18 fish total. I kept track of the tag numbers on my phone.
We arrived dock side, fish were brought up and hung for pictures and piles on the deck. Two or three of the deckhands started yelling our numbers for us to collect our catch. Numbers were flying fast and constant. Our group ended up short of fish. Obviously someone had taken a few of our fish during the melee. My complaints fell on deaf ears of the deck hands. I finally had to go to management to air our problem. The manager was able to find us enough fish to satisfy the total number. Next came the fish cleaning. 3 in our group thru in together to get our 6 fish cleaned and bagged. These were all big snapper, but what we got back amounted to 8 fillets. 4 Short. Back to management I went. At this point he just held his hands up and told us tough luck. After spending ~1500 bucks on this boat for the measly fish we caught, I cant give this any better of a rating.
Written August 7, 2021
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