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 2023 Federal Red Snapper season has been announced and it runs June 1 - August 25th this year. We will book fast, so pick your date while you can! Red Snapper trips are designed to give you plenty of time to limit out on Snapper before going after other awesome species of fish, so hop aboard Captain Todd Thomasson’s freshly renovated boat and make lovely memories on the water!

You’ll be aboard a much larger fish catching machine this year! Welcome aboard our 43’ Hatteras sport fishing vessel. The boat’s fully rigged with modern navigation electronics that will keep you safe and on the right track all the time. The Miss Lib features all the comforts of home. She is fully air-conditioned, including the bridge. She has 2 staterooms, a full bathroom and shower, a full-size refrigerator, and a full kitchen. A spacious salon to relax in or watch TV, bring the kids’ favorite DVD if they get bored heading out or back in! There will also be a first mate to assist you during the trip.

Traveling usually 20 to 60 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 6 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. 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! Note: we have been forced to add a fuel surcharge to each trip, it is paid at the time of the trip. Diesel has gone insane for now!  Each trip lists the surcharge amount.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip- Snapper season
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 27
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $2,150
    Captain Todd has designed the trips for up to 8 hours to allow for a limit of Red Snapper and plenty of time to chase some other amazing fish that the gulf has to offer. These trips are designed to maximize fishing without coming in too worn out. Just let us know and the captain can customize trips based on your requests! The Red Snapper season runs June 1 - August 27. DUE TO THE HIGH FUEL PRICES A $500 FUEL SURCHARGE IS DUE THE DAY OF TRIP.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip–Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 24
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $2,650
    PAOA has designed the trips for up to 10 hours to allow for a limit of Red Snapper and plenty of time left to go after some amazing fish that the gulf has to offer. These trips are designed to maximize fishing time when 8 hours just isnt enouch! Just let us know and the captain can customize trips based on your requests! The Red Snapper season runs from June 1 to August 27, 2022. DUE TO HIGH FUEL COST A FUEL SURCHARGE OF $600 IS DUE THE DAY OF THE TRIP.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - Dec 31
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $2,700
    Spend 10 hours in the beautiful gulf in comfort aboard the “Miss Lib”! 10 hours offshore can be spent trolling or bottom fishing for species such as mangrove snapper, grouper, vermilion snapper, king mackerel, barracuda, wahoo, dorado, and many more. All gear and bait are provided to maximize your chance of success and, of course, the trip can be customized to fit your needs, just let us know so we can plan accordingly. DUE TO THE HIGH PRICE OF FUEL $600 FUEL SURCHARGE IS DUE THE DAY OF THE TRIP.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - May 31
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $3,000
    Ten hours not enough? Looking for that possible fish of a lifetime that you'll never forget? The 12-hour adventure on the "Miss Lib" gives you plenty of time to go chase after some of the biggest and baddest fish in the gulf! Some of the species targeted include King Mackerel, Barracuda, Rainbow Runner, Wahoo, Dorado, and much more! DUE TO THE HIGH PRICE OF FUEL A $700 FUEL SURCHARGE IS DUE THE DAY OF THE TRIP.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 24
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $3,000
    Ten hours not enough? Looking for that possible fish of a lifetime that you'll never forget? The 12-hour adventure on the "Miss Lib" gives you plenty of time to get a limit of red snapper (during the season) and then go chasing some of the biggest and baddest fish in the gulf! Some of the species targeted include King Mackerel, sailfish, Rainbow Runner, Wahoo, Dorado, and much more! DUE TO HIGH FUEL PRICES A FUEL SURCHARGE OF $700 IS DUE THE DAY OF THE TRIP.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    14-16 hour Billfish trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 1
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $4,250
    14-16 hours aboard the “Miss Lib” targeting some of the biggest and baddest fish in the gulf! Swordfish, blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo and more! Spend the day deep dropping for swordfish, tilefish, grouper and more, or, trolling for some of the fastest, most exciting fish in the gulf! Spend the day in over 1000ft of water looking for the true catch of a lifetime! For any info on the best times, please inquire. Due to high price of fuel a surcharge of $800 is due day of the trip.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
  • Private trip
    36 hour Offshore trip(overnight)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 31
    Price for up to 6 persons
    US $9,000
    Looking for the possible fish of a lifetime? Need to just get away for a day?Spend 36 hours aboard the “Miss Lib” 70-100 miles offshore trolling looking for Trophy’s such as marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi and more! Trolling not for you? Time can also be spent daytime sword fishing in depths over 1500 feet or deep dropping for tilefish, grouper, and more! Spend 36 hours out on the water targeting some of the most powerful and exciting fish the gulf has to offer! To book please contact captain
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Marlin (White)
    White Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Joey E.
Austin, Texas
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10 hour with captain Zach

10 Hour Trip – Offshore Adventure on August 5, 2023
Went out on two 10 hour trips with Zach and wasn’t disappointed. Started off trolling and snatched a few mahi and ended up...
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Nick G.
Baytown, Texas
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Deep Drop Trip with Captain Zach

14-16 hour Billfish trip on September 10, 2023
This boat and crew are exceptionally professional! I have fished offshore on all sides of the continent and this was one of...
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Joseph H.
Fort Worth, TX
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Overall, a good time

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Offshore Adventure on September 19, 2023
Won’t lie; would have liked a little more action, but that’s why they call it fishing (with an emphasis on the ing) sometimes...
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William H.
Roanoke, TX
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip- Snapper season on July 24, 2023
Had a great trip awesome boat and crew. Trolled caught a few and caught limit on red snapper. Will do it again next year.
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Odia R.
Texarkana, TX
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip- Snapper season on July 21, 2023
Great crew and boat. The Captain knew exactly where to take us. Caught the limit!
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FAQs about Port Aransas Offshore Adventures

Port Aransas Offshore Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $2,150 per group - 8 Hour Trip- Snapper season (8 hours)
  • US $2,650 per group - 10 Hour Trip–Red Snapper (10 hours)
  • US $2,700 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore Adventure (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore Adventure (12 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (12 hours)
  • US $4,250 per group - 14-16 hour Billfish trip (16 hours)
  • US $9,000 per day per group - 36 hour Offshore trip(overnight) (2 days)

When you book a trip with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Full bathroom with toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait included(not always used if not effective at the time))
  • Lures
  • 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 60 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Port Aransas Offshore Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Todd Thomasson
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
77 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.
Our Team
Zachery T.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Hatteras (Sportfishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 535HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Normally 12 to 60 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Full bathroom with toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait included(not always used if not effective at the time)
Lures
First Mate
We bait your hook and handle your fish if needed.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
6 years old and above strongly suggested
You Keep Catch
Fishing cleaning available at dock
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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