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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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Girls trip 2015!!!

First night on the island, we did the fireworks cruise. The DJ and staff made sure we had a great time. It is BYOB and that was nice to have a pizza and your beverage of choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
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Brownsville, Texas
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are just so disappointed with the customer service at Captain Murphy's fishing charter. We prepaid for vouchers for bay fishing and were not able to use them. We inquired several times when we arrived and they never had enough people to go out. We ran a restaurant for many years with limited dates on vouchers and never denied anyone... More 

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1 Thank Lynn L
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Try booking a trip with this company, if you can... I bought a promotional voucher for a fishing excursion and had my trip cancelled 3 times by them, the last time an hour before our excursion because they say they didn't get enough people on the boat. Me and my family had made arrangements to travel to South Padre Island... More 

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Thank Scheibeler
Springfield, Virginia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

My kids have been asking to go fishing on a boat since they were five, and this trip (at age 7) we decided to do it. I shopped around and most of the quotes I got were for $400 - $550 for 4-5 hours. We stumbled on Captain Murphy's and paid only $23 per person, $20 after a three dollar... More 

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Marble Falls, Texas
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We went bay fishing with family and friends and had a great time. The guys in charge made it fun by telling stories, jokes and information about the fish we were catching. They even gave us some info about the island and it's history. We will definitely go again the next time we are at S. Padre.

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Thank DTrevinotx
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Another company had left us at the dock, and their management was rude to us when we expressed our frustration. One of Captain Murphy's crew members saw that we had been left, walked over and said, "Hey. Don't worry about it. We have some space on our boat. Hop on for free." (We found out later that the captain himself... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

First night on the island, we did the fireworks cruise. The DJ and staff made sure we had a great time. It is BYOB and that was nice to have a pizza and your beverage of choice while the DJ played the current tunes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Arron S
Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 Thank srsEastTexas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

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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