We did, last Sunday. As my graduation gift, my pa chartered a trip for myself, him, my father in law, and the Boy. The Boy, being 8, was perhaps the most excited, yet he handled himself extremely well. He also managed to sleep about half the trip - I think he was a little seasick, and the dramamine warns that it can cause severe drowsiness. Still, when he was awake, he managed to reel in 3 fish - none of them were "keepers," though we did hold on to two of them for bait fish.
We also had a few pictures of him, including one of him holding a 30 inch mackerel, which is about 2/3 his size.
Our charter was with Captain Dan, who we used through Working Man Charters, out of Freeport, Texas. I highly recommend this charter; Captain Dan was outstanding as a captain, Captain Bill was quite personable (we were unable to use his boat, it had a necessary repair on the day we were going out, but he called me personally to explain and apologize - there was no need for the apology, they were really outstanding all around), and Lynn, Bill's wife and booking manager, was terrific in giving us information and letting us know the plans.
This was my second charter, and it was light years better than the first. Captain Dan and the deckhand, Jim, were terrific with the Boy, patient, kind, friendly, and took time to talk to him, not at him. They were both terrific with bait, location, advice, and help. I had a terrific time, the grandfathers had a great time, and the Boy couldn't have had more fun, I don't think, on a boat for 9 hours.
We took home the limit on Red Snapper (good eats), and one mackerel, though we had a couple more mackerel bites, that we couldn't reel in, and several more snapper that we had to toss back, with a few other fish thrown into the mix.
If you find yourself in the greater Houston/Galveston/Freeport area and want something to do to take up your day, Working Man Charters is the place to go.