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Address: 1 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: 956-761-2764
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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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Summer 2016 Family Trip to South Padre Island

If you are looking to spend some great quality family time which might include fishing, then you need to check out Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters. While my family and I were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking to spend some great quality family time which might include fishing, then you need to check out Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters. While my family and I were in South Padre Island, the kids wanted to do some fishing. I called Captain Murphy's and was able to purchase a night charter trip. For a family of two... More 

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Thank Timmec
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crew on the Thunderbird was great ! Put us on red snapper from the get . Everyone limited . Deckhand Roy was great even though I brought a banana on the boat . It's bad luck I was told . Had a great time I will be back soon .

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Thank gibby64
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you go into Captain murphys there is a board labeled "deep sea fishing" and " Bay fishing" with picture of what people have caught. My dad and I wemt bay fishing expecting to catch big fish like snapper and such just like the pics. When we got out there we found out that we were only fishimg for sand... More 

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4 Thank derekgriego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got thr at 8:05 for the bay fishing trip and the boat had left told us to come back at 12:30 for the next trip, so we did. We showed up paid $50. There was just gonna be my party of 2 and another party of 8. The captain of the boat is telling the party of 8 if... More 

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1 Thank veronica s
McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor experience. Worse customer service ever! Requested change in date and secretary never returned my call to advise me on whether the owners would approve change. However i was misled to believe they would. When I called for the third time they finally told me it was to late to late to change and I would lose my money even... More 

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1 Thank Gabe S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booking your trip: Make sure that you call in advance and book your trip with Hilda. She is a very sweet lady and does offer specials throughout the weekends for $20 pp. Make sure to show up at least 1/2 hour before your trip. Loved the 7-10 pm boat as it was not too hot and we had an opportunity... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although our side of the boat wasn't having any luck catching any fish, the crew stayed out there so we would have a chance. They said it was there worst day yet :( the crew caught a fish and let my daughter reel it in, so that was nice. My son unfortunately got sea sick and didn't fish at all.... More 

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1 Thank IOWAGIRL069
Killeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We took the sunset dolphin cruise, it was a price friendly and the crew made the trip a lot of fun. We did see dolphins, although they were not very close, the sunset was beautiful, the ride was well worth the money.

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1 Thank Tammy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time going out. We were only supposed to go out 19 miles, but went an additional 11 miles. Captain Murphy wanted to make sure that we caught our catch for the day he went the extra mile, 11 miles to be exact. The only drawback was there were so many people that we were getting tangled in... More 

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Thank Sheila N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I went on the 4 hour bay trip, and actually caught fish. I caught 18 or so besides the trash fish, and some other people gave me theirs. We caught mostly whiting and white trout. Boat wasn't crowded; three deck hands for 10 fishermen. Deck hands were great and cleaned my fish!

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