Freeport – Blue Fin Boat

For the first time in 20 years I am planning a deep water Texas Pelagic from the Upper Texas Coast at Freeport. The Blue Fin boat is being chartered for an exploratory Texas Pelagic trip to the eastern East Breaks area over the deep waters continental slope. It is a fast boat capable of 20 – 23 knots so despite it being a longer distance of 65 to 75 nautical miles to the shelf edge from Freeport we should still be able to make it out to deep water in 4 hours or less depending on sea conditions. 

Late May and early June is the height of Storm-Petrel season in the Gulf of Mexico and should be prime time for a possible Wilson’s Storm-Petrel. This exploratory trip is planned to get farther east that any previous Texas Pelagics in the hopes of finding one of these Wilson’s in Texas Waters. It should also be a good time for many other Texas Seabirds.

The Blue Fin is a 48’ USCG inspected aluminum vessel certified for up to 17 passengers. The boat is powered by twin Cummins diesels, and equipped with Furuno electronics for navigation and fish finding, as well as standard safety equipment and EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon). The cabin has air conditioning, tables and bench seating, restroom, microwave and bunks in V berth. The combination of size and speed of the boat makes it perfect for long range and overnight trips. We run overnight Tuna trips and Deep Drop trips. We are one of the few private charter boats that can carry over 6 passengers on the Gulf Coast.

















Link to Blue Fin Charters website:

Here is a map to the Blue Fin dock in Freeport: