Dunkin Guide Systems Inc.

Capt. Douglas Dunkin South Padre Island, TX Incorporated Licensed Insured

My name is Captain Douglas Dunkin and I am the owner and operator of Dunkin Guide Systems, Inc. I have been guiding the waters around South Padre Island, Texas for over 30 years.  I love to fish and enjoy teaching clients about our local ecosystem.

While fishing is important, seeing our bay and near shore waters is first.  I take all types of guests from novice to children as well as expert.  I provide all tackle, bait and fish cleaning in my price. For twenty years I have had a no fish, no pay policy and that means legal fish you can keep and eat.

With Dunkin Guide Service, your group fishes from my new 2017 Dargle Bay Boat with 200HP Suzuki engine. I can accommodate up to 5 passengers with comfort. We’ll navigate our shallow bay, which avergaes only 3 feet in depth. We’ll see dolphin wildlife and fish up close and personal; our underdeveloped back bays are jewels of the Texas coast and a must-see for all island visitors.

I’ll make sure to create a memorable and safe excursion for your group. Even if you’ve been fishing for years, you’re sure to learn something from Dunkin Guide Service and have a great time. We’ll be fishing for the various inshore species of South Padre Island, including Black Drum, Red Drum, Snook, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and Mangrove Snapper just to name a few.

Morning charters start early and we will target the species that are most active depending on the weather and wind. The excitement of casting to Reds and Trout can’t be adequately expressed, you have to experience this sport to fully appreciate the adrenaline rush that pulls anglers to the water time and time again!

Redfish is extremely popular in the fall months, as this is when they start their migration to spawn. We’ll be sight fishing, looking for their tails on the topwater. Make sure you have polarized sunglasses, which will help with the reflection off the water.

South Padre Island fishing is some of the best off the Texas Coast, let me guide you to a great day on the water! Book with Dunkin Guide Service today for the best guide in the area! Bring your camera and let’s make some memories.

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

33384 State Park Road 100, South Padre Island

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Trips start at $395

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1-5 guests

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2019 22' Center Console

200 HP engine(s)



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1/2 DAY AM

Includes 2 guests
+$50.00 per additional guest, Max 5 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50.00  $ per additional guest • Max 5 guests)

Trip time: 7:30am to 12:30pm (5 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Morning charter: starts 7;30 a.m. during the fall and winter.  We will target the species most active depending on the weather and wind.  Gives us plenty of time to be out on the water. No Catch No Pay

bait and fish cleaning included in the price
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Fish Species

Black Drum
Mangrove Snapper
Spotted Seatrout

Additional Details

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Minimum Age

  • no age limit

About the Vessel


Capt. Douglas Dunkin

Boat Type

Center Console

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Engine Horsepower

200 HP