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“Second fishing trip we took on the island, this was the best by far!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters

Captain Murphy's Fishing Charters
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Second fishing trip we took on the island, this was the best by far!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

We had a hard time trying to decide where to book a fishing trip. We took one deep sea fishing trip at the osprey and it was a horrible experience. The difference between these two places was like night and day. Murphy's was a great experience, and I strongly recommend this place. Between two of us, we caught 15 fish all together plus a sting ray. We also saw some sea turtle while we were out. The guides were very helpful and friendly, especially compared to the guides on the osprey. Great experience overall

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“Disappointed but it could have been worse.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

Called 3 times before booking to confirm accomodations for our toddler, then show up at 6:30 am on day of trip to be told no one under five. (we told them she is 2 on the phone). So wife & daughter didn't get to go. Spent most of the day chasing shrimp boats & only catching snapper (which were out of season). Boat was too crowded with one family's ten kids, & they were all sick so there was no where to sit. Equipment was old. Wouldn't do this again.

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Magnolia, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“lots of fun fishing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

we took the all day deep sea. the deck hands are very attentive, friendly and the boat very comfortable. my first trip deep sea and i highly recommend this charter. caught lots of fish!!!!

Visited June 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family Service at its best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2011

My Family and i had a wonderful trip with Patrick Murphy. The whole Murphy family was around to help with our limitless questions. The fishing was great and the service was even better. We were concerned, because the last time we were in Padre we went with the Osprey and it was a terrible trip, it was catch your limit and race back in to the dock. With the Murphy's we caught our limit and fished for other fish and took turns trolling for another three hours. If you want personal service, generations of experience and a real adventure i recommend Capt. Nurphy's

Visited April 2011
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topeka kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“AWESOME TRIP”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2010

My husband and I took the 5 hr. trip with Captain Murphy years ago. When we decided to take our 9 yr. old grandson to South Padre, a deep sea fishing trip with Captain Murphy was first on our list! We stopped in the day before to reserve our trip. Captain Murphy is family run - meaning they are actual people who care. They took the time that day to introduce themselves, tell us a few fishing stories and show us the boat we would take for our 8 hr. fishing trip. They told us everything we would want to bring. Our grandson made a new best friend, "Tater" the deckhand. The next morning we arrived bright and early. The trip was FANTASTIC! Everyone caught more than their limit. The captain and all those helping were AWESOME! We couldn't have asked for a better group of people to take us on this experience. We will be back again next year!

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