Captain Xavier Lopez

  (10 years experience)


Reel Adventures



South Padre Island, TX

Master GuideTechnical FishingFly FishingGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsSaltwater Fishing
FliesLive BaitLuresReelsRods

South Padre Island and the lower Laguna Madre are home to some of the best flats fishing opportunities in the world. Xavier Lopez is a versatile captain with over two decades fishing these waters. When you fish with Reel Adventures, you've got lots of options whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced angler looking for a challenge. Fish live bait or artificial lures. Captain Xavier knows how to really take advantage of the fantastic lower Laguna Madre flats fishing, and he specializes in wading, drift fishing, sight casting, and fly fishing. His goal isn't just for you to catch fish and have fun doing it; he wants you to learn along the way too. Captain Xavier runs a 22’ New Water Ibis. Capt. Xavier, one of the nicest flats boats on the water. It is wide and has plenty of room to accommodate up to 4 anglers. The boat’s flush deck allows an easy mounting and dismounting when wade fishing, too. You will be provided with a quality gear and tackle from Penn and TFO, as well as lures, bottled waters, and ice. You will only need a valid Texas Saltwater fishing license. You may also want to consider bringing snacks, drinks, polarized sunglasses, and sun protection.

Guide Boat

New Water Boatworks

Capacity: 4 Guests


Guide Territory


Bahia Grande

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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