Discover the beautiful nature and marine life that engulf Port Aransas, Texas and have a great time on the waters with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures. The 2021 Federal Red Snapper season is coming fast! Book your date on a federally permitted boat and spend 8 hours fishing for this delicious fish. Red Snapper trips are designed to give you plenty of time to limit out on Snapper before going after Kingfish and Blacktip Shark. The calendar is still wide open right now, so hop aboard Captain Todd Thomasson’s freshly renovated boat and make lovely memories on the water!

You’ll be using a 30’ Defiant catamaran boat that runs on two 275 HP Mercury Verado engines and can accommodate 6 guests. The boat’s fully rigged with modern navigation electronics that will keep you safe and on the right track all the time. It features a toilet and its fishing equipment includes outriggers and livewell. There will also be a first mate to assist you during the trip.

Traveling usually 12 to 35 miles off the shore, you’ll have the chance to target Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, and even Blacktip Shark. You’ll catch them by bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, jigging, and drift fishing, using both heavy and light tackle. Kids are welcome to come aboard but the captain highly suggests they be at least 8 years old. As for the fish you catch, you’re free to keep everything with you.

Captain Todd provides you with all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait, and will also clean and fillet your catch for free. You should just bring fishing licenses and the snacks and drinks of your choice.

Come visit Port Aransas Offshore Adventures and have a wonderful time on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Amberjack & Blackfin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $1,900
    This trip allows enough time to target many species and typically runs 30 to 60 miles offshore. Primary species are Amberjack and Blackfin Tuna. This also allows plenty of time for Beeliners (Vermillion Snapper), Mahi Mahi, and other sweet tasting table fare! This trip is priced for 4 anglers. Additional anglers are $100.00 each up to a total of 6.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Amberjack PLUS Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $1,700
    This is the "Reef Donkey" trip. 10 hours of hunting Greater Amberjack and other hard fighting fish such as Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and Shark. This trip still has time for B-Liners and some Mangrove and Lane Snapper. This trip is priced for 4 anglers. Each additional angler is $100.00 up to a total of 6. *We ONLY do Amberjack trips on 10 and 12 hour trips.
  • Private trip
    Morning Blast Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Oct 31
    $1,500
    Early morning action filled trip after Federal Red Snapper season has closed. Target species are fighting fish such as Kingfish, Shark and Cobia and Jack Crevalle. These are very popular fighting action trips. These trips normally run 15 to 25 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Shark Adventure
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 3 - Oct 31
    $1,400
    This trip is designed to introduce anglers to the big, bad, misunderstood SHARK. We will use heavy gear and target 100 to 300 pound sharks. You hook them, you fight them, observe them and take pictures and then RELEASE them unharmed. Well, except for a sore spot in the mouth! The Gulf of Mexico is home to a TON of species of sharks and they are truly amazing to see up close. These trips are for the fun and discovery, we will NOT kill sharks on these trips. Bucket list item.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $1,400
    The Red Snapper season for federally permitted boats lasts June 1 - August 3, 2021. Captain Todd has designed the trips for up to 8 hours to allow for a limit of Red Snapper and plenty of time left to go after some hard-fighting Kingfish and Blacktip Shark. These trips are designed to maximize fishing without coming in too tired to eat dinner. Just let him know and the captain can customize trips based on your requests!
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About the Captain

Todd Thomasson
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
Port Aransas Offshore Adventures is a completely family-owned charter business. Both captains, father and son, are fully licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captains. They love the beauty of the offshore world of the Gulf of Mexico and truly believe it's one of the best fisheries in the world.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Defiant (Catamaran) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 275HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Chad W.
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8 hour Red Snapper

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 27, 2021
Captain Todd and captain Zack are top tier. My party consisted of my dad, wife and two daughters ages 9 and 11. They put us...
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8 hour trip with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 21, 2021
We had a great day fishing in the Gulf of Mexico! We are all freshwater fishermen and this was our first offshore fishing trip. ...
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San Antonio, TX
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8 Hour Snapper trip was great!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 18, 2021
Zack met us at the dock to start the day and off we went. His boat made good speed to get out to the spots quicker than the...
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Whole Day Trip with Captain Zack

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 26, 2021
Captain Zack’s knowledge of fishing and the area was excellent. This was a trip for grandpa, sons and grandsons - we had...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 31, 2021
Captain Zach put us on the fish. Had a blast and will be back for sure. He said to throw some real nice snapper back because...
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FAQs about Port Aransas Offshore Adventures

Port Aransas Offshore Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,400 per group - 8 Hour Shark Adventure (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Red Snapper (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Morning Blast Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Amberjack PLUS Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 12 Hour – Amberjack & Blackfin Tuna (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portapotty for the LADIES.)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (We bait your hook and handle your fish if needed.)

Port Aransas Offshore Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Normally 12 to 50 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Port Aransas Offshore Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)