Osprey Cruises is a must when planning your vacation activities in South Padre Island. Sight-seeing, dolphin watching and birding; deep-sea and bay fishing; pirate adventure cruises and high speed thrill rides; all aboard our fleet of 6 US Coast Guard certified vessels.
Go first class aboard our custom 53 foot bay fishing boat with the latest in navigation, fish-finding, and safety equipment. Constructed in Palacias, TX, the Bay King is designed for fishing the Laguna Madre. No other craft matches it!
You’ll catch more than fish. With beautiful view of the Laguna Madre, you catch beautiful photos at one of the best inland bay fishing areas in Texas. We have a great variety of catches that include everything from whiting to tarpon, ling and shark. Typical catches include whiting, trout, red fish, black drum, and sheepshead.
Sustainable fishing practices
We practice catch
Help us make fishing a durable recreation. We support sustainable fishing practices so that you, and generations to follow, may enjoy the opportunity to fish by catching only what we need and releasing what we don’t.
All billfish and other gamefish (tarpon, mako, etc) will be freed as soon as possible. All non-edible fish (jack crevalle, bonita, etc) will be released at boatside unless used for bait.
Any and all fish that the catching fisherman does not intend to clean and eat will also be released before gaffing or landing. At this time, we allow the gaffing and landing of some shark species, but encourage fishermen to release these fish as well after enjoying the sport of playing them.
We are not in the business of killing fish. Our purpose is to provide you with the opportunity to experience the thrill of fishing and savor the taste of fresh-caught fish while preserving the species for future generations.