Galveston Red Snapper Fishing Charters

Galveston Red Snapper Fishing Charters

Best Red Snapper Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 50 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(310 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(95 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $700
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $875
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(227 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $375
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $600
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(34 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $1,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $750

Red Snapper Fishing in Galveston

Red Snapper
  • Size 5 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

(Lutjanus campechanus)

Galveston is emerging as the runner up in Gulf Red Snapper fishing hotspots, with large fish available to target during summer in nearshore state waters (up to 10.35 miles out) at depths of around 120ft and more. Federal waters can be fished recreationally in June, but only for a short time frame (about 10 days, depending on the annual regulations).
 
During colder months, Snappers move farther out, at least 20 miles offshore, effectively disabling recreational angling from taking place. However, during this time, a number of catch share programs are available to sportfishers. These are offered by commercial fishermen as alternatives that allow going on trips and catching Red Snapper for free, with the option of purchasing fish from the landings afterwards.

Galveston Red Snapper Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Red Snapper fishing in Galveston varies moderately throughout the year. High season is June to August. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.
Galveston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,991 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Red Snapper Fishing in Galveston

They are very attentive to the young fishers. If you have young children or teenagers this is the charter you should take. Great people
Excellent
5.0 / 5
They are very attentive to the young fishers. If you have young children or teenagers this is the charter you should take. Great people
Smoke 'N' Reels Fishing Charters – 33'
Smoke 'N' Reels Fishing Charters – 33'
Wear a swimshirt and take the early morning fishing trip. The earlier the better!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear a swimshirt and take the early morning fishing trip. The earlier the better!
Meador's Guide Service – Galveston
Meador's Guide Service – Galveston
Make sure you drink plenty of water and have plenty of sunscreen. I highly recommend picking a charter (2 Reel Charters is who we picked) because they will know where a lot of fish are.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you drink plenty of water and have plenty of sunscreen. I highly recommend picking a charter (2 Reel Charters is who we picked) because they will know where a lot of fish are.
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Have realistic expectations. The fish are just as susceptible to changes in weather as an other animal. They move as it changes. The captain can’t control the weather (or the waves) and can’t put fish where there aren’t fish (you’ll never catch a tuna in Galveston Bay, for example)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have realistic expectations. The fish are just as susceptible to changes in weather as an other animal. They move as it changes. The captain can’t control the weather (or the waves) and can’t put fish where there aren’t fish (you’ll never catch a tuna in Galveston Bay, for example)
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Don’t waste your time with anyone else, Check Line Charters is the only charter I’ll be using from now on
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t waste your time with anyone else, Check Line Charters is the only charter I’ll be using from now on
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Can be crowded if it's on the weekend and obviously can be hot. But it's better than August!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can be crowded if it's on the weekend and obviously can be hot. But it's better than August!
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
It was too choppy to really travel further out but overall it was a good experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was too choppy to really travel further out but overall it was a good experience
Reel Men Fishing Charters
Reel Men Fishing Charters
The clouds were out just enough for it to be sunny, but not killer. My family and I had a lot of fun. Thanks for your time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The clouds were out just enough for it to be sunny, but not killer. My family and I had a lot of fun. Thanks for your time.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Yes, the crew are dedicated to fishing as it is their passion. They explained everything to my two sons 10 and 12. I also learned a ton as a single mom. We were able bait our hooks, cast, and real in the fish we caught by their guidance. If anyone needed help they were there to assist.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, the crew are dedicated to fishing as it is their passion. They explained everything to my two sons 10 and 12. I also learned a ton as a single mom. We were able bait our hooks, cast, and real in the fish we caught by their guidance. If anyone needed help they were there to assist.
Frisky Reds
Frisky Reds
Lots of dolphins were out playing near the offshore jetty that was cool to see and the boat that was near us caught a black tip. We got on a big drum and we got on a bunch of reds and a small drum near one of the bridges overall Zack was amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of dolphins were out playing near the offshore jetty that was cool to see and the boat that was near us caught a black tip. We got on a big drum and we got on a bunch of reds and a small drum near one of the bridges overall Zack was amazing.
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Great captain to work with if you have any interest in a Galveston fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great captain to work with if you have any interest in a Galveston fishing trip
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Dramamin started the night before. Bring sunscreen, battery operated fan, drinks, snacks and a good attitude.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamin started the night before. Bring sunscreen, battery operated fan, drinks, snacks and a good attitude.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
The temperature was great but the wind was a problem and kept us nearer to the shore than we liked. Weather in May is varied so you just have to keep that in mind.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The temperature was great but the wind was a problem and kept us nearer to the shore than we liked. Weather in May is varied so you just have to keep that in mind.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Go with Captain Corey. He is very professional, friendly, customer service oriented.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Corey. He is very professional, friendly, customer service oriented.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Captain Steve will discuss the trip with you and fully prepare you for the experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Steve will discuss the trip with you and fully prepare you for the experience!
Tejas Salt Fishing
Tejas Salt Fishing
If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Expect to get a little wet and a little dirty with fish and bait slime and water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to get a little wet and a little dirty with fish and bait slime and water.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters