Captain Kelly’s

Deep Sea

State water Trips

Red snapper are a highly sought after species in the Gulf of Mexico because they are fun to catch, and great to eat. These fish can weigh up to 50 pounds and have bright red coloring that pops in pictures.

Deep Sea Headquarters is currently running 2, snapper trips a week. These trips max out at 39 people so book early!


Our private group charters in Port Aransas, Texas offer the perfect blend of adventure, team building, and relaxation for your group. Whether you’re planning a small group outing with family or friends, celebrating a bachelor/bachelorette party, or organizing a corporate retreat, we have you covered. 

Now Booking Spring Tuna Trips

Experience the ultimate tuna fishing adventure in Texas! Join us for a remarkable blend of summer camp nostalgia and grown-up excitement. Our overnight trips are exclusively designed for passionate anglers seeking an unforgettable experience. Prepare yourself for the opportunity of a lifetime as we provide you with unparalleled resources and expertise to reel in the fish of your dreams.

Daily Bay Fishing

3.5 Hrs // AM & PM

Off Shore Tours

5, 8, or 12 Hrs

Overnight Tours


Daily Bay Fishing

3.5 Hrs // AM & PM


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Off Shore Tours

5, 8, or 12 Hrs


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State Water Trips



Overnight Tours

24, 36, or 60 Hrs


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Did You Know We Have...

Ethanol-Free Fuel!

Full-Service Fueling Station

Deep Sea Headquarters is happy to provide the only ethanol-free gasoline in Port Aransas! Pull up your boat behind Deep Sea at the full service fueling station and fill up your tank!

Fresh Bait!

MacDaddy Baits

Need bait? We’ve got you covered. Purchase your live, fresh dead, and frozen bait available either from the boat dock, or inside the Deep Sea Headquarters retail shop!

To-Go Drinks!

Boat-up Tiki Bar at Fins Grill

Want a frozen or cold beverage to go, either for your evening on the boat or after returning to port? Stop by the Tiki Bar behind Fin’s Bar & Grill to get something icey to enjoy. 


After Your Trip... We Offer:

  • Fish Cleaning
  • Catch & Cook at Fins Grill & Ice House – “You hook ’em, we cook ’em!” 
  • Mounting Services
  • And more…

Fish Cleaning

Fish Cleaning

Fish cleaning is available upon return at the fish house conveniently located at Deep Sea Headquarters.



at Fins Grill & Ice House

Let us take your day’s catch and cook it up for you to enjoy while you sit and sip on a cold beverage!

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Mounting Services & more…

Mounting Services & more...

We offer superior mounting services for your biggest catches. Inquire in the business office. We also have a souvenir shop, tackle store, and bay boat rentals.

Dolphin Tours

Hop aboard The Scarlet Lady™ for an exciting Dolphin Watching Adventure Tours. Cruise along the waters of the Corpus Christi Channel in search of wild dolphins, flocks of sea birds, and enjoy viewing the iconic Lydia Ann Lighthouse.

Pirate Cruises

Join our pirate crew on the Red Dragon Pirate Ship in Port Aransas for pure entertainment. You’ll enjoy cannon fire, dolphin watching, sword fighting, treasure hunting, and much more!

deep sea fishing port aransas

Family Fun On The High Sea

Port Aransas is known as a Gulf Coast fishing capital and whether you just want a fun day on the water with friends, a child-entrancing cruise, or are a serious angler, the place to go is Deep Sea Headquarters. Port A is the perfect place for on the water adventure for people of all ages and interests, and the Gulf waters offer everything from tuna to red snapper in abundance.


Palmilla Beach recommends DSH because it’s owned and operated by Captain Kelly who began as a deckhand and rose to own the business (plus three popular Port Aransas restaurants, and a golf cart rental company). Kelly is a local who believes in customer service.