You will not find a more experienced and professional fishing guide in South Padre Island or Port Isabel than Captain Gilbert Vela.
Spaces book far in advance. Use the link to go to our booking page and check for availability.
Trips times vary with the weather and the season. Call or use our booking form to check availability and times.
For over 30 years Captain Gilbert Vela has helped create memorable moments for people from all over the world. He has a generous and gregarious spirit that welcomes in all who are willing to be guided by his knowledge and actions. But, dammit, when he says, “Cast!” you better have your stuff together or he is likely to throw you in the bay!
From the waters of deep south Texas to the lush savannas of Africa, and to the jungles of the Amazon and hideaways in between, it is safe to say Gilbert has been there done that. As an award winning fishing guide, Captain Vela brings a personal and effective approach to every trip he guides, which is why his clients love him and why they keep coming back.
Gilbert is a very talented and very fun guide! I had not been fishing for awhile and Gilbert took my husband and I. He was a total gentleman in helping me out (I needed help) and guided/taught me throughout the day. He knows the fish and gave us a great day-I highly recommend Gilbert!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…there is nobody that knows the water like Gilbert Vela. He is by far the best capitán in South Texas! Pura Vida!!!!!
There’s going fishing with a fishing guide and then there’s fishing with captain Gilbert Vela!! Simply put the best and most professional captain anywhere. Oh yeah did I mention be prepared to catch the HELL out some fish!! Ask him about the jalapeños!!!