Tides and Tails Guide Service

Capt. Mark Salazar Texas City, TX Incorporated Licensed Insured

Enjoy the most exciting bay fishing trip ever with Tides & Tails Guide service and Captain Mark Salazar!

Capt. Mark fishes West Galveston Bay and East Bay.  He runs a comfortable 25ft Boston whaler mainly using lures but also live bait. He does mainly drift fish but can also wade fish.

Capt. Mark will outfit you with all the gear rod & reels tackle.  There is ice water and Gatorade on board and he also will fillet your fish for you.

Tides & Tails Guide Service provides year-round, professionally guided Galveston Bay charters for families, individuals, and corporate groups. Capt. Mark is a fully licensed guide, fishing the Gulf Coast for more than 25 years. He offers your group of four his experience to an exciting and fun day of fishing!

Seasoned anglers as well as newcomers to fishing are always welcome! Tides & Tails Guide service is able to customize the perfect trip for your group! If you have more than four passengers we will coordinate with other charters to accommodate the large group. It will be like your own mini-tournament!

Capt. Mark pilots a 2016 custom built Mowdy 26ft Bay Boat powered by 250HP Suzuki engine. This clean and well-maintained vessel includes top-of-the-line navigational electronics, and all safety equipment meet the U.S. Coast Guard requirements.

Tides & Tails Guide Services provides quality tackle and gear for your Galveston Bay fishing trip. You will need to bring a Texas fishing license with Saltwater Stamp. Don’t forget the sunscreen, cap or hat, and sunglasses. Please wear appropriate shoes for the boat (non-skid). And of course, the camera to capture the memories!

In Galveston Bay we’ll fish for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Flounder. Capt. Mark specializes in drift fishing, which is where we toss the bait near the fish and let it drift by our target species in a very natural way. We’re happy to teach this fishing technique and are confident you’ll get it down in no time at all!

Bring your crew for a fantastic day of Galveston Bay fishing with Tides & Tails Guide Service! We look forward to seeing you on the water!

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

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  Launch Location

5510 Brigantine Cay Court, Texas City

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Trips start at $550

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1-4 guests

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2017 25' Bay Boat

300 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 12:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

1-3 people all rods & reels provided along with live bait.  Ice water and Gatorade provided on the boa.  Capt Mark will fillet your fish and bag them.

Close details

Fish Species

Black Drum
Spotted Seatrout

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Gear

  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Drift Fishing

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • 5 years old

Fishing Location

  • Inshore

About the Vessel


Capt. Mark Salazar

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

300 HP