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About Fred

“Licensed Captain. Inshore Captain services offered on a limited basis. I do not have the “Offshore” endorsement. At least 5 days prior notice required. I enjoy being on the water. Love to fish. ”

Aboard since 2015

From La Marque, TX

Reviews of Fred (105)

  • Fred is a stand up guy and easy to deal with. Days before we took the boat out he messaged me of the conditions and to put on extra layers since it will be windy+gust. When we took the boat out, the tide was too low to get back and we were stuck for 4 hours, updated Fred on the situation and he was very understanding. We were lucky to flag a John boat over to tow us out of the marsh into a deeper section of the bay. When we brought the boat back fred was more worried about our safty since it was windy cold when we were stuck for those extra 4 hours. I can't thank Fred enough for being understanding while we were in a situation that could of went south fast.

  • Our family had a great day with this boat. Fred is a real kind and good gentleman, answers my questions quick and very helpful for my planing. We will come back soon.

  • Fred is the coolest man in La Marque. Very knowledgeable about the area and charts your path out to some good fishing holes. And the boat was very clean and equipped with everything we needed for a few hours on the water.

  • Fred does great job

  • Boat was very nice and Captain Fred extremely helpful. Would recommend him without reservation.

  • Boat is just right for West Bay and jetty fishing. Fred is prompt and very pleasant to work with. This is our second time renting the boat from Fred this season. Hope to do it again soon.

  • Easy to work with. Reasonable price. Will rent again, thanks Fred!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 23rd

    Fred is super easy going and was a pleasure to deal with. The boat was perfect for our needs.

  • Boat is well suited for West Bay. Fred is very helpful with pointers, directions, and suggestions. Boat is as described. Clean, functional and fuel efficient. Will rent again for sure.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 06th

    Had a great time renting Fred‘s boat. Very knowledgeable. He gave us great advice which helped us enjoy our time. Highly recommended.

  • We had a great day exploring the area on Fred's boat. The boat was well maintained and Fred was very helpful. We will definitely rent again.

  • Amazing service amazing hospitality great boat all in all rate 10/10

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 14th

    Fred was very helpful and the boat ran great. Wonderful experience overall, would do it again!

  • We had a great day tubing! So much fun on a great boat! Captain Fred was fantastic! Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 13th

    We had a great day out on this boat! Very nice people and they were very fair and east to work with! We will rent from them again!

  • Everything perfect. Fred is very nice and helpful. Will rent again.

  • Had a great time with the rental from Fred. I did 2 days back to back. He had the boat in tip top shape, provided ice for the live well, a map detailing the in and outs of West Bay and provided guidance on some of his favorite fishing spots. Would definitely go back.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 04th

    Great service and we had best day with our kid
    Thank you!!

  • Great time! Fred is incredibly helpful and very accommodating. Took my dad and family fishing, loved the boat and our time there. Definitely booking with Fred again!

  • Thank you Fred, for allowing my friends and I to rent your fishing boat!! This was the greatest Father's Day gift a dad could ask for.
    Fred and his wife made the transaction very easy and smooth. Theu went over everything before letting us take off.
    I definitely would book with Fred again in the future.

  • Fred was very helpful on how to operate the boat,the ride was smooth and easy to use, an overall great experience! Will definitely be back for another rental

  • We had such a great experience! New to fishing the area but Fred was awesome! Very informative, showed us the GPS and spots to hit. He was very hospitbitable and welcoming. No way I'm not renting from him again. ( If will have us) Weather was not great and he tried to explain that to me prior. But I was realying on NOAA WEBSITE. What a joke😬 Always trust Captain Fred. I should write a bad review so I could keep this listing open all summer. But I am an honest man. 7 stars if they had it!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 21st

    Good times! Most enjoyable time with family. Fishing, tubing

  • very satisfied

  • Fred and his wife were knowledgeable and amazing hosts. This was our first time renting but won't be the last. Learning to navigate the boat out of the bay can be tricky and as we learned, quite expensive as we bent the prop blade. However, Fred was understanding and I had no problem paying for the damage. Lesson learned.

  • Great experience with Fred's boat, first time on Galveston waters. About 6 hours of awesome boating and fishing.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 05th

    Very responsive, easy access to the galveston area, easy in and out. Boat sips fuel.

  • Great boat and I plan to rent again!

  • Had a great day out on the water taking my three little girls and rest of the family. Did some sight seeing, saw dolphins, some fishing, and tubing. Renters should be experienced/comfortable operating a boat as there is a tight bridge if you want out in the main water and some shallow areas to navigate but we had no trouble. Fred was very helpful. Will be back!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 13th

    We had a great time on Fred's boat.

    Fred was very kind and patient explaining how to use the boat for first time users like us. His boat was great for fishing.
    We are definitely coming back again!

  • We had a wonderful time. Fred is very nice and helpful. This was my first time renting a boat and the experience was trouble free. The boat ran great and Fred is a great owner.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 12th

    Awesome experience👍🏻
    Boat was clean and handled well. Fred was very helpful and knowledgeable about different areas to have a successful trip would definitely recommend!!

  • My wife and I, and my friend and his wife had a good time on Fred’s boat. We used it for fishing and his boat has everything you’ll need for a good fishing trip. We will definitely be renting again. Thanks Fred.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 02nd

    We did a multiday rental with Freds 20’ seahunt. The boat was as described. Fred was very accommodating and available. Would rent again.

  • We had another great time renting the boat from Fred!

  • The boat was awesome! The bay was choppy today and the boat handled it well. Fishing was fair but I did catch a really nice 24” red drum. Fred was great to work with and an all around easy going guy. I will recommend this experience to all my friends.

  • Always a great experience with Fred, he’s a good guy. The boat was clean, easy to navigate and everything worked fine. Will rent again for sure.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 12th

    Another GREAT experience with Fred. Boat was in excellent condition and performed above expectations. Fred even went out on the water the day before our rental to answer weather conditions and gave us an updated fishing report.

  • Fred was awesome. Very helpful and very personable. Perfect experience.

  • Is was a pleasure doing business with Fred. He was very acommidating, responsive, and his boat was clean and ready for a great day on the bay. I will definitely look to Fred when booking our next fishing trip!

  • Fred's boat is located too far from the inter-coastal. The real problem was Fred's boat. In the afternoon a storm was approaching so we started back to his house. The steering broke and we were stranded. The storm came with 40kt winds and torrential rains.I truly felt our lives were in danger. After the storm we called Fred and he came and met us in his other boat. Then asked us to help him tow his boat back to a marina. It took 3 hours to do so. Afterwards we asked for a discount. He said we had full use of the boat so no discount. Contacted Boatsetter and they agreed we should have received a discount. They refunded their fee and contacted Fred. He still said no. I would use caution when dealing with him. Boatsetter did the right thing. Fred did not...

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 31st

    Super responsive and boat was excellent!! Great Rental and great person.

  • was really fun and fred was helpful!

  • Fred was absolutely wonderful! Fun boat great day.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 26th

    Captain Fred rocks! We want to come back soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 26th

    We had a great time with Captain Fred! His boat was incredible and he was very attentive to us (1st time fishermen). It was a great experience, we will be back!

  • Outstanding, went over the boat with me and made sure I knew where everything was located on the boat. Very enjoyable and pleasant, thank you Fred

  • We had a great experience renting the boat from Fred and will definitely rent again.

  • We had an awesome experience! Fred was great! Super easy to get along with and everything as promised. We highly recommend!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Dec. 01st

    Rented from Fred twice now and both times have been an excellent experience. Highly recommend

  • Fred was extremely quick to respond to my last minute booking request. He offered advice on where to fish in the area and was friendly through the whole process. The boat was really well kept, and we had a blast taking it out.

  • Everything worked out well. The water was a bit low so it was harder to get the boat out to the Intercoastal, but that’s not Fred’s fault. Overall, the boat was super clean and worked well. It was a bit of a maze to get the boat out, but he had a gps system that made the course easy to follow and made sure to give us proper guidance.

  • Fred was extremely helpful and willing to help. He made many special arrangements for me and helped make it an excellent experience for my family and friends. The boat was in great shape and all the accessories (life jackets, inflatables, etc) worked great also. I will rent this boat again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 10th

    Captain Fred was Awesome! The boat was well maintained and Fred explained everything we needed to know in detail. A pleasure to work with and a wonderful day on the bay! We’ll definitely rent again from Captain Fred. Thank you Captain Fred!!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 09th

    Awesome boat. Very helpful and definatly looking to do a full day next time

  • Fred is very accommodating, everything went very smoothly.

  • Very nice guy, boat ran great. Went out of his way to help in any way needed! Will rent from him again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 28th

    Had a fun time on the water in Fred's boat. He really does everything he can to make sure you're well prepared for you're adventure and coverage I comfortable taking it out. Will rent from again.

  • Great experience! Would definitely rent from Fred again.

  • Good boat and all we expected

  • Fred was Great. Explained all functions of the boat. While fishing at the Galveston Causeway the US Coast Guard conducted an inspection of Fred's boat and found no deficiencies. I would rent from Fred again.

  • Had a great time. Boat ran well. Looking forward to coming back soon.

  • The boat was nice and ran well. Great gas mileage also. The water was low which caused problems while trying to plane until we arrived at the channels. I would give a better rating but the experience was not so great because of the water levels. Getting from the dock to the channels took some time but the open water experience was great.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 16th

    Had a great time Fred is easy to get along with very helpful will rent again thank you

  • Our experience with Fred was awesome. From pickup to drop-off, everything was a breeze. He had everything ready to go at 7am. Every piece of equipment we had asked for was waiting on us. He even helped us carry our things down from the car. On top of all that, the boat was perfect. All we were doing was cruising around the bay, but it is set up perfectly for fishing as well. As a matter of fact, I'll be renting again to do just that. Give Fred a try and you will be glad you did.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 07th

    Fred did a fantastic job the boat was ready to roll full of gas first thing in the morning and everything we needed was ready ( life jackets ect) we came to fish and the fishing was off due to a cold front but that's fishing definitely not Fred or the boats fault boat rides great we had some good chop on the water and no problems for the deep v that said the boat will go in very shallow water when I come back I will definitely rent from Fred again

  • 4/5 stars (4/5)
    Oct. 15th

    Had a great time. Thank you

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 08th

    Fred was awesome as always! We'll be back.

  • Fred is a great guy. Boat was great value and ran perfectly.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 12th

    Fred was great
    The boat ran without any problems..
    Definitely recommend too anyone.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 16th

    Everything was just great

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 29th

    Boat and electronics is kept in great condition and Fred goes the extra mile to make your trip excellent!!!

  • Second time renting. Boat was again in great condition and Fred was again professional and friendly. Will be back.

  • Fred was a great guy to deal with. He was very accommodating and we had an awesome time. The boat was clean and ran great. Looking forward to renting in the future with him.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 02nd

    Great boat, great experience, great owner. We will be back ASAP. Thanks Fred!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 20th

    Fred boat was in very good condition, Fred was very helpful showing how everything works on the boat. Was a great day on the water, will definitely rent again.

  • Boat was in great condition. Fred was very kind and answered all of our questions before going out. Was a fantastic day from a great location, would definitely rent again.

  • Easy and painless renting from Fred. Great experience for my family!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 07th

    It was a very enjoyable experience renting from Fred. He showed me how everything on the boat worked and gave me some great places to fish. He is our go to boat rental in the Galveston area now. I will be definetly be renting again in the future.

  • Took Fred's boat out last weekend and it was a wonderful experience. Fred is a great host and was very very helpful in pointing out where to go. I recommend taking his boat and look forward to next time

  • He was very nice and full of information will recommend him for anyone that has enough boat experience to have some guidance to take out their own boat.. Highly recommended by me and my friends that went with us

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 27th

    It was an excellent trip and fred was very helpful with everything.

  • What a great experience! We rented from Fred very last minute and he was nothing but helpful and accommodating. He answered all my questions right away and before i knew it we had a boat reserved for the upcoming weekend. The boat itself was very nice. Well maintained, well equipped and ran great. Fred had life jackets for us and even drove us out of the channel (and picked us up) since there was some moderately difficult spaces to navigate. From there he made sure we felt comfortable with the boat, made sure we knew how to use the navigation and gave us tips for getting around the area. Fred also gave us his cell number and was available all day for any questions or concerns. Overall this was a great value, an easy and pleasant transaction and a day we will never forget. We will be back to see Fred for sure and would recommend him to others as well! Thanks again, Fred! We had a wonderful time!

  • Boat-Bound; I had a great time on my fishing day. Fred was a great host and very helpful, boat was clean and ran great. I would love to go again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 29th

    We had a great time with Fred's boat! The boat is in great condition and has a nice GPS. Fred gives a good briefing on how to use the boat and had lots of helpful advice on how and where to fish. Highly recommended!

  • Fred was amazing and his boat was perfect! The entire process was easy and he thoroughly explained everything we needed to know. He was always a text away if we had any questions and was genuinely concerned if we were having a great time. We had an amazing experience and caught a good and diverse amount of fish. Fred helped us identify all the types of fish and gave us pointers as to which are better to eat and what not. I would highly recommend Fred and his boat and will definitely be renting from him in the future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 18th

    This was my first time renting a boat and Fred made it very easy. He was very responsive to questions and offered a lot of advice. Renting from Fred worked out very well. We look forward to renting his boat again.

  • Fred was great he covered all bases throughly boat was very clean.nice guy great boat we had allot of fun on our end of summer fishing trip

  • We had an amazing experience in renting Fred's boat. He was extremely helpful and made excellent recommendations for our fishing experience. The boat ran very well and the navigation system was top notch, it helped guide our way on our fishing experience. We would definitely rent from Fred again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 16th

    Rented from Fred again and again we had a great experience. The boat was even better than the last time with the new depth/fish finder and Fred was very accommodating. Highly recommend and will be renting from again once we get a chance.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 12th

    My kids and I had a long fun day of bay fishing with Fed's boat. He let us pick it up early in the morning. He was very through in showing me the boat's features. The Garmin with the Hook-N-Line GPS digital map helped us get to a fishing spot right out of the gate and move directly to others the rest of the day. We caught fish at almost every location we chose. At the end of our fishing day it was especially useful making sure we were heading back to Fred's.
    We are going to rent Fred's boat again, maybe for tubing the lagoons nearby.

  • We had a great trip. Fred was so patient explaining the details of his boat. Boat was clean and easy to drive. The navigation system was awesome. Drove the boat from Omega Bay to the west end of Galveston. Kids had a super time tubing and wake boarding.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 18th

    Fred keeps his boat in excellent condition and it ran great. He went out of his way to be sure we had a safe and fun trip. Even we did not catch very many fish, we had memories that will last a lifetime and plan on using his boat again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 09th

    Fred was great !! Very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. His boat was very easy to use and has everything you need for a full day on the water including fishing. We didn't have much luck that day but it was still fun. I plan on using Fred again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 16th

    It was a pleasure to deal with Fred. We will definitely rent his boat again.

  • I could not have asked for a better boating experience than the one I received when I rented from Mr. Fred. He was very accommodating, and extremely helpful from the beginning to the end. I was not to familiar with the waters in the area so he showed on maps and on the gps where all the good fishing spots were. The boat itself was in great shape and it handled very well. We stayed pretty dry most of the ride so that was a plus. all in all it was a great experience and I would recommend renting from Mr. Fred to anybody!!!!

  • Fred's boat was very enjoyable to rent. He was very accommodating and really explained the waters and even showed me places to fish. The experience was great my wife, daughter and I had a wonderful time and would definitely rent again. Thanks again Fred

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 26th

    Fred was great, rental went smoothly, allowed us to change our rental date 2 days prior due to weather. He even scouted some fishing spots for us during the week. His boat was great, just as described, dry ride, very fuel efficient. We had a great fishing trip, we will definitely rent from Fred again and highly recommend him!

  • Great boat and owner. Fred was very laid back and went above and beyond to ensure that we could keep our bait alive. Boat was comfortable and reliable with all the accessories necessary to make our trip successful. We had a great time and highly recommend renting from Fred!

  • Fred is a pleasure to work with, very accommodating and the boat was great. It was our first time in Galveston and it was a fun place to go fishing. Will definetly be back to rent again

  • Boat is ready when i need it fred its an awsome guy renting this boat makes my fishing trip perfect

  • Fred was great! He showed me how to use the navigation to get where I wanted to go. The boat is very nice. My family really enjoyed spending the day on the water in Galveston Bay, Kemah, Seabrook, and Clear Lake. The boat was in great shape and Fred offers a fair price. I will contact Fred first, the next time I am trying to spend the day on the water!

  • Fishing was great boat was great i can wait to rent the boat againe freds is a great person

  • Fred was very accommodating. The boat was very reliable. And very fuel efficient. We rented the boat for a full day but due to the heat and my wife getting over heated we went in early, Fred offered for us to go cool off and come back later that evening and finish our trip. I definitely will rent from this man again.

    I knew the weekend was going to be a fair one for boating/fishing out of Galveston and I needed some buddy time with some close friends of mine. I found the boatbound website and found Mr. Fred P., and his great/well-to-do boat a Sea Hunt Triton 202. We were a party of 3, and Mr. Fred accommodated us through his initial contact and well through the day after the rental with his fine customer service. Mr. Fred is a class act and not to mention provided us with a very accommodating and reliable boat with which we had a "AWESOME & MEMORABLE" day on the water to remember it all by. It does make it even better that we caught fish!!! Mr. Fred mentioned places we could try and what to watch out for as we head out of his boat slip and beyond. If the opportunity presents itself we'll be calling Mr. Fred "REEL" soon!!! I would highly recommend Mr. Fred P. and the Sea Hunt Triton 202 for your next boat rental!!!
    Chris, David,Alex