About Us

Buena Vida Charters is offering daily nearshore fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico. Join Captain Champ as he takes you out on the water to catch a variety of fish. If you’re looking for a safe and fun ride, come along with us.

Whether you’re looking for a short time out or want to spend the better part of the day doing some fine angling, Captain Champ has something for you.

Trips aboard Buena Vida Charters are quick and easy at 5 and 8 hour options, with pick-up and drop-off available in Port Aransas.

Captain Champ will welcome you on his 31’ Bertram flybridge boat. Powered by two 315 HP Yanmar Turbo Diesel engines, it is capable of reaching speeds of up to 30 knots. The vessel can accommodate up to five anglers, taking you around Texas state waters up to nine miles out.

The boat has a toilet, bed, flybridge and the necessary safety equipment for a comfortable and safe ride. Equipped with outriggers, it uses GPS and fishfinder to put you on the right track.

You will be fishing the wrecks and platforms for Snapper, Grouper and Sharks while drifting baits for Kingfish, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. Try your hand at bottom fishing and trolling as well as jigging.

The captain and his first mate will supply you with rods, reels and tackle as well as live bait and lures. If you’re successful, you will keep your catch and earn yourself a tasty meal. Just wear comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses (polarized so you can see things in the water.)


Add an ice chest full of your favorite snacks and drinks, and you are good to go. Meals and snacks can also be provided upon request. So grab your outdoor gear and come along to have a trip to remember!