Fishing Report

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Reservations are made by calling either
409-762-8808 in Galveston,
713-223-4853 in Houston,
or emailing: dmccullin@yahoo.com

Payment: We accept cash, money orders or company checks.

Reservations are made by calling
either 713-223-4853 or 409-762-8808
or by emailing:

  • Monday - Friday - $70 per person ($50 Children 12 & under)
  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays - $80 per person ($60 Children 12 & under)
  • 36 hr tuna trips - $250 per person (maximum of 40 fishermen)
  • 60 hr tuna trips - $500 per person (maximum of 35 fishermen)
Day Trips - Our day trips depart at 7:30 A.M. and our schedule to return is about 7:30 P.M. We usually head out to blue water 40 to 60 miles offshore. Typical catches include Red Snapper when allowed, Kingfish, Bonito, Angel Fish and Shark.

Tuna Trips - 36 ht trips. Double limits allowed for red snapper (when season is open), amberjack, kingfish, etc., except no double limits on ling. There are no limits on blackfin tuna. On 60 hr trips the primary target will be yellowfin tuna with possible dolphin and wahoo. Click for more information

The Capt.John is the only deep sea party boat
in Galveston licensed to carry over 49 passengers
built since 1974

THE Capt. John launched May 24, 2004

Williams Boat Service, LLC, at Pier 19 in Galveston announces that the new boat has arrived. Third generation owner, Capt. Johnny Williams has named the boat in honor and memory of his dad, Capt. John H. Williams.

The Capt. John has been at Pier 19 since Monday, June 14th. Final preparations and outfitting for running offshore are now complete. The holdup at this point is the "reef fishing permit" from the National Marine Fisheries Service. This final piece of the puzzle should be here Thursday or Friday, even hopefully by Wednesday the 23rd of June. Whichever day, the next day is when the Capt. John will make its inaugural trip - the day we have all been waiting for. The beauty, speed and fishability of the Capt. John must be seen in person to get the full impact of this boat's qualities. Make your reservations on the Capt. John today for an offshore fishing experience you will never forget.

The Capt. John is a 75 foot long by 27 foot wide all aluminum catamaran. It is Galveston's fastest and most modern party boat. Its cruising speed is around 22 knots (25 mph) when fully loaded. The extended operating range available on day trips, with its great speed, will enable the Capt. John to fish additional areas that are not presently accessible. Day trips will take up to 83 fishermen offshore, while extended length trips of 36 hours to 60 hours will be able to accommodate up to 40. Bunks for the 40 fishermen make these overnight trips a comfortable reality.

The Capt. John was built by GEO Shipyard in New Iberia, Louisiana, and was designed by Schuller & Allan, Inc., Houston, using state of the art catamaran hull design technology to ensure comfort and safety. Two seven hundred horsepower turbo-diesel engines by Lugger are the power plants driving the Capt. John. Two 33 kilowatt Northern Lights generators supply the electrical power. For night fishing, the Capt. John has numerous mid-level outside lights, not to light the decks - the standard deck lights take care of that, but to attract baitfish into the water around the boat, then they will attract the tuna, etc. The cabin has dual air conditioners, insuring a comfortable atmosphere even on the hottest days. The upper deck, with its bench seating, provides an area for resting and sightseeing. A full service, dual microwave snack bar is located inside the cabin. A full electronics package for your safety and to aid the Captain to locate the fishing spots includes two radars, two bottom sonar machines, three radios, global positioning system and a weather fax for the latest weather updates, all supplied by Dorsey Electronics in South Houston. These items, along with the required structural changes, enables the Capt. John to be Coast Guard rated for a maximum range of 200 nautical miles offshore. Each fishing spot also has its own rod holder, and convenient bait trays are around the inside perimeter of the lower rail. Fish cooler boxes, built into the outside bench seating, assist in keeping your catch fresh. The boat's supplied tackle is Shimano TLD-25 lever drag reels, spooled with 80 lb. mono, mounted on custom built 6 ft. rods from Islander's Custom Tackle in Galveston . . first class tackle to match the Capt. John.

The Capt. John is a beautiful, efficient fishing machine we are all going to enjoy for many years.

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