Even though water covers most of the earth’s surface, humans spend most of their lives on land and a small portion in the air while they’re sleeping. Float on with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a four-hour bay-fishing trip for two (a $40 value)
- $39 for a four-hour bay-fishing trip for four (an $80 value)
Isla Tours provides all bait, tackle, rods, and reels for four-hour BYOB fishing trips on the 49-foot bay boat, the Hard Bottom Too. Common catches range from sand trout and perch to black drum and sharks, depending on the season. Trips can be scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m., or 7 to 10 p.m. Passengers 17 and older must have a valid fishing license and can bring their own snacks and meals aboard.
For Isla Tours’ owner Captain Stephen Murphy, the Gulf of Mexico is not just the place he has fished and sailed for more than 30 years—it’s an old family friend. In 1961, his grandfather Eddie Murphy founded the boating company and dedicated himself to touring the Gulf’s waters. Since Eddie’s tenure, however, the company has changed substantially. Now operating under the name Isla Tours, its fleet incorporates three boats, which range from a 67-foot double-decker vessel to smaller ones with covered seating. Aboard these vessels, Captain Stephen—who has set multiple state fishing records—leads deep-sea-fishing adventures, sunset cruises, and dolphin-watching tours, during which passengers can glimpse pods of binocular-toting dolphins on people-watching tours.