How it Works

How Our Packages Work

Fishing

You depart on your fishing trip immediately after breakfast. Your guide’s boat is right outside the back door of the lodge. Rods, reels, and artificial lures are provided by your guide, but you are welcome to bring your own. Natural bait (shrimp, piggy perch or mullet) can be added to your trip but is subject to seasonal availability. Please note that we do not use live croakers at Getaway Lodge due to the adverse impact we believe this bait has on our fishery. Please see our Rates page for the cost of natural bait.

Bay fishing can be wading or drift fishing. We group waders and drift anglers on separate boats if possible and limit the number of anglers on drift fishing boats to 3 anglers for safety reasons. You return to the Lodge about 2:30 – 3:30 in the afternoon unless you prefer to come in earlier. While you are relaxing around the Lodge your guide will clean your catch and pack in freezer bags for travel home.

Guides do not supply wading belts, wading boots or waders. Stingray resistant boots and belts are available for rent at the lodge for those who want to try wade fishing. Please see the Rates page for rental cost.

You are welcome to take beer or liquor on the boat while fishing.  For safety reasons glass containers are not allowed on the boats.  Please be sure all beverages are in aluminum or plastic containers.

Cast & Blast

Our Cast & Blast usually consists of morning fishing and afternoon dove or duck hunting. Your guide’s boat is right outside the back door of the lodge. Rods, reels, and artificial lures are provided by your guide, but you are welcome to bring your own. Natural bait (shrimp, piggy perch or mullet) can be added to your trip but is subject to seasonal availability. Please note that we do not use live croakers at Getaway Lodge due to the adverse impact we believe this bait has on our fishery. Please see our Rates page for the cost of natural bait. Shotguns and ammunition are not included in the package but can be supplied. See Rates page.

Cast & Blast packages are Bay fishing only and can be wading or drift fishing. We group waders and drift anglers on separate boats if possible and limit the number of anglers on drift fishing boats to 3 anglers for safety reasons.

Your fishing guide will return you to the Lodge around noon for a hot lunch. You might have time for a short nap before heading out hunting. A light dinner will be served after your group returns from hunting that evening. Your fish and birds are cleaned and packed in freezer bags for travel home.

You are welcome to take beer or liquor on the boat while fishing.  For safety reasons glass containers are not allowed on the boats.  Please be sure all beverages are in aluminum or plastic containers.

Licenses

At Getaway Lodge we strive to comply with all applicable game laws and regulations.  Anglers must have a valid Texas Parks and Wildlife issued Fishing license with Saltwater Endorsement and hunters must have a valid Texas Parks and Wildlife issued Hunting License.  Waterfowl hunters must have a Federal Migratory Bird stamp and any hunter born on or after September 2, 1971 must have proof of hunter education certification or proof of deferral of certification.  Licenses may be purchased online at https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/ or purchased locally in Port Mansfield.

Rooms & Lodging

Our packages include a complimentary extra night of lodging with each day of fishing or hunting. If you fish or hunt one day, our packages include your room for 2 nights of lodging. If you fish or hunt for 2 days, our packages include your room for 3 nights of lodging. You can relax, savor your experience and not worry about coming in off the water early or having to drive home tired out after a day on the water or in the field.

Most of our rooms have 2 queen beds and our rates are double occupancy. Each room has a private bath and toilet. While you are out your room will be freshened by our staff with clean towels and your bed made up.

Food & Drink

All meals are served family style buffet.

Fishing Package Meals: A full breakfast is served before sunrise on fishing days with morning coffee available by 5:30 AM or so. Lunch is a sack lunch with a sandwich, chips and a snack for each angler. The boat will be stocked with bottled water by your guide. Soft drinks are also available in the lodge. After fishing there is time to relax. Dinner is usually served between 6:30 and 7:30 PM. Please note that dinner is not included with the additional night of lodging but can be provided.

Cast & Blast Package Meals: Our Cast & Blast usually consists of morning fishing and afternoon dove or duck hunting. Breakfast is served before sunrise with morning coffee available by 5:30 AM or so. Your fishing guide will return you to the Lodge around noon for a hot lunch. You might have time for a short nap before heading out hunting. A light dinner will be served after your group returns from hunting that
evening.

Please let us know as quickly as possible if any member of your group has food allergies or requires a special diet. With sufficient advance notice, we can gladly accommodate special meals and diets such as vegetarian, gluten free or dairy free.

Beer, Wine, & Liquor

We do not have a liquor license and do not provide alcoholic beverages. However, you are welcome to bring your own. Mixers, water, soft drinks, club soda, tonic water, limes, ice and cups are provided.

There is a small liquor store in Port Mansfield which we encourage our guests to patronize for any last minute needs or additional supplies. Beer and wine are also available in the local bait & tackle/convenience stores.

You are welcome to take beer or liquor on the boat while fishing.  For safety reasons glass containers are not allowed on the boats.  Please be sure all beverages are in aluminum or plastic containers.

Internet Access

Wi-Fi coverage throughout the lodge is included at no additional cost in your package.

Dogs

We love dogs at Getaway Lodge. However, dogs are not allowed inside the Lodge. You are welcome to bring your dog but please bring a kennel or crate for your dog to stay in. Our grounds are not secure, and your dog’s safety is your responsibly. Finally, please clean up after your dog.

Tips

Getaway Lodge has a no tip policy for our house staff.  We believe our house staff is adequately compensated and tips are not required.

Our guides are dedicated to providing you the very best outdoors experience.  Please feel free to reward their efforts if you feel they have provided exceptional service.  Typical guides tip is $100.00 – $125.00 per day for fishing or $100 – $200 per day for Cast & Blast guides

Tips may be added to your bill if you desire or they can be paid directly to guides.