STSL Adventures – Eastbound & Down

STSL is a guide service, born from life-long fishermen and women who enjoy sharing their passion for the ocean as much as possible. This offshore fishing charter service is based in the Freeport/Surfside, TX area.

When you step off the boat at the end of the day, the captain and the crew want you to leave feeling like you are now a part of their fishing family! They work hard to ensure that years from now you will have fond memories and fish tales to share! From the inexperienced to the seasoned, they offer a fun and relaxed trip, while staying attentive to safety for all.

You will be fishing aboard a 36’ Contender center console, called Eastbound & Down. This boat is built to fish, move quickly, and keep you dry! The boat was bought and restored in 2018. For your comfort, there are bean bags to sit on, a T-top to keep you in the shade, and a toilet. For your safety, the vessel is equipped with USCG approved life jackets, a life raft, EPIRB, VHF radio, and a satellite phone.

The Gulf of Mexico offers a plethora of fish species to target. Depending on the season, sea conditions, and currents, you can expect to target Red Snapper, Kingfish, Ling (Cobia), Mahi Mahi, and Sharks on an offshore trip. Their deepwater trips will take you on the hunt for Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper, Tilefish, and Tuna. If you really want to get into the sport of sportfishing, book an overnight trip and try for a variety of incredible species!

The fuel cost is included on all trips, except for the overnight trip. Your captain will provide you with tackle, bait, water, and ice. Just show up with food and drinks, sunscreen, towels, shoes with non-marking soles, sunglasses and a hat. All ages are welcome on the boat but anyone 17 or older will need to purchase a fishing license from Texas Parks & Wildlife. Single day licenses are available.

STSL Adventures have the ultimate goal – to put a smile on your face and fish in the box!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip – Deepwater
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    On this trip, you'll go out to 100 nautical miles for up to 5 people. Targeted fish include Wahoo, Marlin, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Tuna, Mako Sharks, and many more. Please note that this is the only trip where the cost of fuel is not included in the price! The additional cost will be based on the current price of fuel at the marina, on the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deepwater
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This guided fishing trip will take you out to 100 nautical miles. Targeted fish are Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Mako Sharks, and more. Fish can be cleaned back at the dock for $20–$60 per batch (the entire catch). The price varies according to the amount caught.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    You will go out to 50 nautical miles for. You'll mostly target Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Ling, Grouper, and more. Purchase your fishing license on time, bring snacks, and drinks for the day. Everything else is included in the price.
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About the Charter Operator

SouthTexas Salt Life Adventures
Puerto Libre, Texas, Estados Unidos
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since Mayo 2019
Captain Jeff Naylor has been running fishing boats since before he could legally drive a car! He grew up with a passion for all things outdoors and has funneled that passion into creating SouthTexas Salt Life Adventures. Capt. Jeff has spent many years on charter boats deck handing and learning the ropes. Tired of paying for charters where he still didn't get to catch the type of fish he wanted, he founded STSL Adventures in 2017. Capt. Jeff is happiest when he is helping others catch fish.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
Grouper (Snowy) Grouper (Snowy)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by 3 250HP Yahama engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

36 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Charles C.
Houston, Texas

8hr Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Junio 14, 2020
The most amazing guide trip I’ve taken… Hands down this crew knows what there doing sweet boat and A LOT OF FISH…Our...
Charles C. recommends STSL Adventures – Eastbound & Down
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