Red Snapper Fishing Charters In Galveston

Easily find a Galveston fishing guide that fits your needs. Confidently book your next day on the water.

4.74/5 Average Rating


Experts Available 24/7

Licensed & Insured Guides

100% Weather Guarantee

Recently Booked Red Snapper Fishing Charters Near Galveston, Tx

Fishing in Galveston

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter

100% (2)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,255
Fishing in Galveston

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Deep Sea Trophy Fishing

100% (3)
38 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,135
Fishing in Galveston

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Offshore Thrills Weekend

100% (1)
42 ft 1 - 18 People From $3,273
Fishing in Galveston

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Deep Sea Adventure

67% (3)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,750
Fishing in Galveston

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Extreme Offshore Adventures

NEW
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,200
Fishing in Galveston

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Near Shore

NEW
23 ft 1 - 3 People From $825

Most Popular Types of Red Snapper Trips in Galveston

“Our Damn Good Guides go above and beyond to provide you an incredible trip, and we’ve handpicked every single one. We’re passionate about the outdoors and about empowering people to find the perfect-match guide for the trip of a lifetime, every time.”

Jonathan and Attison   |   Co-founders   |   Austin, Texas

More Red Snapper Fishing Charters Near Galveston, Tx

Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (8 or 12 Hour) in Galveston

On this trip, you'll choose between an 8-hour or 12-hour deep sea excursion between 40 and 80 miles off the shore of Galveston. On the 8-hour trip, we'll head about 40 miles offshore targeting red snapper, kingfish, mangrove snappers, triggerfish, Spanish mackerel, and mahi mahi. On the 12-hour trip, we will be between 70 to 80 miles offshore (blue water) red snapper, kingfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi grouper, amberjack, and always a possibility of a sailfish. The boat is capable of cruising at 34 knots, getting us offshore and onto fish fast. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (8 Or 12 Hour)

NEW
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,475
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Big Shark Hunt offshore in Galveston

Climb aboard with our Captain and get ready for an action-packed day of shark fishing! Captain is known for reelin’ in some big sharks - sometimes exceeding 10 feet in length - so make sure you get a good stretch in before coming out. These trips have a range of up to 35 miles one way. Expect to target Black Tip, Spinner, Sand Bar, Bull, Fine Tooth, Black Nose, Dusky, Tiger, and Nurse sharks. These 8-hour adventures can host up to 6 people and are for anglers with more experience, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain requires you to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). You can also purchase live bait for an additional fee. Get ready for a monster day of fishing with our Captain! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Big Shark Hunt Offshore

NEW
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,090
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Luxury Snapper Fishing in Galveston

Embark on an exhilarating deep-sea fishing adventure targeting the prized Red Snapper in the abundant waters of Galveston. Whether you're an experienced angler or just starting out, our skilled crew is ready to guide you on an unforgettable journey. With skill levels ranging from advanced to beginner, everyone can join in on the excitement and create lasting memories. Our fishing techniques are tailored to maximize your chances of hooking a Red Snapper. From bottom fishing to cut bait fishing, heavy tackle fishing to jigging, and live bait fishing, we employ a variety of proven methods to entice these magnificent creatures. Our crew members are experts in their craft and will provide hands-on guidance, ensuring you have the best chance of landing the big one. Galveston's deep-sea waters are teeming with not only Red Snapper but also a diverse array of other species. During your trip, you might encounter other exciting catches, adding even more thrill to your adventure. So, grab your fishing gear, bring your enthusiasm, and join us on a deep-sea Red Snapper trip in Galveston. Book your excursion today and get ready for an unforgettable day of angling on the open waters. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Luxury Snapper Fishing

NEW
57 ft 1 - 6 People From $3,960
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for 48 Hour Deep Sea - 55' Viking in Galveston

This trip utilizes many different techniques of fishing and targets multiple varieties of species. Whether chasing a dream fish you are wanting to check off your bucket list or looking to fill your freezer with delicious table fare we've got you covered. We can custom tailor any trip to suite your needs. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

48 Hour Deep Sea - 55' Viking

NEW
55 ft 1 - 6 People From $15,950
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for 36 Hour Deep Sea - 55' Viking in Galveston

This trip utilizes many different techniques of fishing and targets multiple varieties of species. Whether chasing a dream fish you are wanting to check off your bucket list or looking to fill your freezer with delicious table fare we've got you covered. We can custom tailor any trip to suite your needs. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

36 Hour Deep Sea - 55' Viking

NEW
55 ft 1 - 6 People From $11,220
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Blue Water Adventure in Galveston

Embark on an action-packed 24-hour long offshore adventure with Captain Michael! You will target Swordfish, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Tilefish, Wahoo, Amberjack, and Grouper—some of the biggest fish in the Gulf! Depending on the types of fish you want to catch, Captain Michael might recommend that you leave early in the morning and return the following morning, or leave mid-day to fish overnight and come back the next day. On these extra long trips, you'll have the opportunity to head over 80 miles off the coast to the Flower Garden Banks reefs, some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world! Surrounded by bottomless blue waters, the Flower Garden reefs protrude from the ocean floor atop underwater hills and salt domes and bring buzzing underwater communities closer to the surface. Get ready to see some manta rays, massive coral heads, and hundreds of species of fish. Captain Michael will provide all of the fishing bait and tackle. All you need to bring is a Texas saltwater fishing license for those over 16 years of age, sunscreen, as well as some food and drinks. You might want to stretch a little before the trip - it’s not uncommon to catch lots of big fish with Captain Michael. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Blue Water Adventure

NEW
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $4,400
See All Red Snapper Trips in Galveston

Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston red snapper fishing charter

What are the best red snapper fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 39 red snapper trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter guided by Michael, Galveston Deep Sea Trophy Fishing guided by Brandon, and Offshore Thrills Weekend guided by Houston.

Our guides in Galveston are rated a 4.74 out of 5 based on 2556 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Red Snapper charter is Hitchcock.

Looking for kid friendly red snapper guides / fishing lessons in Galveston? Check out our beginner and family friendly red snapper guides in Galveston.

What types of red snapper fishing charters are common in Galveston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for red snapper in Galveston as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Galveston are bottom fishing, trolling, and heavy tackle fishing but jigging and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Galveston red snapper fishing charters cost?

for red snapper in Galveston prices can range anywhere from about $810 to $4,000, but the average price for a half day trip for red snapper in Galveston is $800. The average price for a full day trip for red snapper in Galveston is $2,530.

What month is best for red snapper fishing in Galveston?

The most popular season for red snapper fishing in Galveston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 69 days in advance.

Do I need a Galveston fishing license for red snapper and what are the bag limits for red snapper in Galveston?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Galveston, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Galveston. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Galveston.

What is red snapper fishing in Galveston all about?

Red snapper fishing in Galveston is a popular activity among anglers due to the abundance of these prized fish in the Gulf of Mexico waters. Known for their vibrant red coloration and delicious flavor, red snapper are typically found around artificial reefs, wrecks, and natural structures on the Gulf floor. Anglers can target red snapper year-round in Galveston, but the peak season typically occurs from late spring to early fall when the fish are most active and abundant in the area.

To catch red snapper in Galveston, anglers often use a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait, cut bait, or artificial lures. Dropping baited rigs to the ocean floor and waiting for a bite is a common strategy, with anglers using heavy tackle and strong line to reel in these strong and stubborn fish. Patience and persistence are key when targeting red snapper, as they are known to inhabit rocky structures and put up a fierce fight when hooked.

In addition to their popularity among anglers for their sporting qualities, red snapper also hold significant economic importance in the Galveston fishing community. The annual recreational red snapper season in federal waters off the Texas coast allows anglers to harvest a limited number of fish, contributing to both the local economy and the cultural heritage of recreational fishing in the area. Whether fishing for sport or sustenance, red snapper remain a prized catch for anglers visiting Galveston's bountiful waters.

What are the most popular months to fish for red snapper in Galveston?

The red snapper seasons in Galveston, like many other regions along the Gulf Coast, are subject to regulations aimed at sustainable management of fish stocks. These regulations dictate when anglers are permitted to target and harvest red snapper in federal waters off the coast of Texas. Typically, the recreational red snapper season in federal waters spans a few months during the summer, with exact dates varying from year to year and being determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) based on scientific data regarding fish population health.

Anglers eagerly anticipate the opening of the red snapper season in Galveston, as it marks a time when they can pursue these prized fish with greater flexibility. During the open season, anglers have the opportunity to venture offshore and target red snapper using various fishing techniques, including bottom fishing with live bait, cut bait, or artificial lures. However, it's important for anglers to stay informed about any changes to season dates, catch limits, or other regulations issued by NOAA or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to ensure compliance and promote sustainable fishing practices.

Outside of the designated red snapper season, anglers in Galveston can still enjoy fishing for other species that inhabit the area's diverse marine ecosystem. From speckled trout and flounder in the bays to kingfish and grouper offshore, there are plenty of opportunities for anglers to pursue a wide variety of fish year-round. While the red snapper season may be limited, the waters of Galveston offer ample opportunities for anglers to enjoy the thrill of fishing and the beauty of the Gulf Coast landscape throughout the year.

What techniques are popular for catching red snapper in Galveston?

In Galveston, red snapper fishing techniques vary depending on factors such as water depth, current conditions, and the angler's preferred style. One popular method for targeting red snapper is bottom fishing, where anglers drop baited hooks or artificial lures to the ocean floor, where these fish typically inhabit structures like reefs, wrecks, or underwater ledges. Using heavy tackle and a sturdy rod, anglers can entice red snapper with natural baits such as squid, mullet, or cigar minnows, or opt for artificial lures designed to mimic the fish's natural prey.

Another effective technique for red snapper fishing in Galveston is known as drift fishing, which involves allowing the boat to drift naturally with the current while anglers cast lines or drop baits along the way. This method is particularly effective when fishing over large areas with scattered reef structures or when targeting red snapper in deeper waters. Anglers may use a variety of bait options, including live or cut baitfish, to attract red snapper as they drift along the ocean floor. Drift fishing allows anglers to cover more ground and increase their chances of hooking into a prized red snapper.

Additionally, vertical jigging is gaining popularity among anglers targeting red snapper in Galveston. This technique involves dropping heavy metal jigs or lures vertically through the water column, allowing them to flutter and imitate injured baitfish. Vertical jigging is effective in deeper waters or when red snapper are holding at midwater depths, and it can produce aggressive strikes from these powerful fish. Anglers often experiment with different jigging motions, speeds, and colors to find what works best on any given day, adding an element of excitement and versatility to their fishing experience in Galveston's rich waters.

What other species are popular in Galveson?

Aside from red snapper, Galveston offers anglers a diverse range of species to target throughout the year. One popular catch is the speckled trout, also known as spotted sea trout, which inhabit the bay systems and coastal waters around Galveston. These fish are known for their strong fight and are often targeted by anglers using live bait, artificial lures, or fly fishing techniques. Speckled trout fishing can be particularly productive during the cooler months of the year, making it a favorite among local and visiting anglers alike.

Another sought-after species in Galveston is the flounder, known for its distinctive flat body and unique hunting behavior. Flounder can be found along the sandy bottoms of bays, estuaries, and nearshore waters, where they lie in wait to ambush passing prey. Anglers typically target flounder using live bait such as mullet or shrimp, as well as artificial lures like soft plastic jigs. Flounder fishing is especially popular during their migration periods in the spring and fall, when these fish move through the area in search of spawning grounds.

Galveston is also home to a variety of offshore species, including king mackerel, cobia, and mahi-mahi, which offer exciting opportunities for offshore anglers. King mackerel, also known as kingfish, are known for their fast runs and aggressive strikes, making them a thrilling catch for anglers trolling or live bait fishing offshore. Cobia, often referred to as ling or lemonfish, are prized for their size and strength and can be found near wrecks, reefs, and other underwater structures. Mahi-mahi, or dolphin fish, are known for their vibrant colors and acrobatic leaps, providing anglers with an exhilarating fishing experience offshore in the waters of Galveston.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    we had a great time who was great captain was even better than took us to all the fish were made at home made us feel comfortable. Really appreciate the trip.

    Gerald Y. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a GREAT time. Started on time, stayed out past end time! CPT Jeb is personable, knowledgeable, and professional. Although we didn’t limit out, CPT Jeb kept the hooks baited and wet giving us the best opportunity at fighting the big bull reds!

    Kevin M. with Derwyn B. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain experience really did my group well! Great way to celebrate a bachelors party. They helped in many ways, especially when there was last minute adjustments needed due to weather. They were all in ! Captain Jason & Connor gave us the experience we needed !

    Crockett G. with Jason W. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jason had us on the fish early. Great day of fishing. Probably caught at least 30. Great day on the water with my family and very laid back Captain. Appreciate you Captain Jason and we will definitely be booking again

    Dustin H. with Jason W. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had an outstanding time!

    Henry C. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Cole and his first mate Liam were great! They put us on the fish and we both got our limits on 3 different species!

    Zach M. with Leaf P. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Houston’s crew (Bobby and Gabriel) was awesome. My family and I had a great experience and made crazy fun memories. Recommend deep sea fishing with these guys highly. Thanks Kevin

    Kevin M. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My boys had a great time fishing. Thank you Captain Rodney!

    Christina . with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing time. Rodney and Ethan were not only very helpful and professional, they were friendly and made the trip enjoyable. When the fish we were catching were too small to keep Rodney took us to another spot where we caught larger fish and 3 sharks! I cannot wait to come back. Maybe this will be a yearly trip for us from now on. Great Captain and First Mate.

    Tanesha M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The guide was not inviting. He never introduced himself and had no concern for our well being. We had two guests who were sea sick and he never showed any concern. While he did finally agree to bring them back to shore, his lack of respect for us as customers and human beings was not professional.

    Dustin P. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great! Got wore out reeling in so many fish! Captain Steve was the best.

    Ernest B. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had an awesome trip! The weather and the seas were perfect. Captain Rodney and crew put us right on the fish and they were extremely accommodating plus they were on the spot getting fish in the boat and re-baiting hooks. Will book again!!!

    Darren C. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We went out on a 12 hour trip and had an amazing time. We caught lots of fish and enjoyed the captain and his mate they were very knowledgeable and put us on several different kinds of fish both big a small. Want to say thanks and will use them again.

    David J. with Michael R. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time me and the guys really enjoyed the trip!...

    George M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time, awesome guides

    Dalton B. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Love Mike and Deisy, we had a great time fishing and lunch, we will be back….

    Larry W. with Mike S. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Aaron and Captain Eric were awesome! They both worked their tails off the entire trip. I would definitely book another trip with them again!

    Justin D. with Rodney H. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    This was our second trip this year with Captain Mitchell and we had a blast. This guy knows fishing! He has yet to let us down in finding the good fish!

    George M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Put us right on them, very fun trip and comfortable boat.

    Kyle M. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Crew worked hard to get us on as many fish as possible. Very good trip and would definitely use them again if back in the area.

    Chad L. with Rodney C. of Freeport, Texas

What's biting in Galveston?

View Red Snapper Fishing Reports from our damn good guides.

Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?

Our guides are Damn Good Guides, which means they’re licensed, insured and vetted by our team of outdoor experts who know them on a first-name basis. We hand pick our Damn Good Guides, and our network spans all across the country and beyond.

The proof is in the pudding, and we’re incredibly proud of our 4.9 / 5 average review score. Hit the button below to see more trip options:

See All Red Snapper Trips in Galveston