Where is the Best Place to Catch Red Snapper?

Are You Visiting During Snapper Season?

Where is the Best Place to Catch Red Snapper?

Red Snapper season is one of the most exciting 45 days along the Gulf Coast. Locals and visitors alike look forward to this time of the year. Red Snapper are fun to catch, beautiful to take pictures with, and delicious to eat. These three reasons are why the fishing season is so looked forward to and why it is so short. It is heavily regulated to ensure the species grow each year and continue to flourish in the Gulf of Mexico. This year, the season began on June 17th and will run until July 31st. If you are visiting during this time, we highly recommend you book a fishing charter and join in on the fun. If you are looking to book a last-minute stay, there is still time to get out on the water. You may be asking “Where is the best place to catch Red Snapper?” We have listed information below about where to book your stay and which fishing charters to reserve to make the most out of the experience. Make sure to tag us in the pictures you post of your Red Snapper haul so we can repost them on our page, @southern_vacationrentals!


If you have ever visited Destin, FL before, you have probably heard it called The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. One reason it is labeled this is that it has the largest fishing fleet in all of Florida. From professional fishermen who compete in tournaments to fishing charters who give guests an experience of a lifetime. This is one of the best communities to stay in along the Gulf of Mexico if you are looking to go Red Snapper fishing.

A great rental to consider would be Cottages by the Bay. It is within walking distance of HarborWalk Village where a lot of the fishing charters are docked. There are so many charters to choose from. We have listed our favorite fishing charters in Destin, FL below.

  • Salty Jig
  • Sea Winder Charter Boat
  • Destin Fishing Charters
  • First Light Fishing Charters

Orange Beach & Gulf Shores

Both Orange Beach and Gulf Shores have options when it comes to booking a fishing charter for Red Snapper season. Orange Beach even hosts a few incredible fishing tournaments each year that attract hundreds of anglers to compete. It is even considered to be the Red Snapper fishing capital of the world! The Gulf terrain includes thousands of artificial reefs nearshore that attract many different species, including the Red Snapper.

These two communities are close enough together so that if you choose to stay in Gulf Shores, you can still drive over to Orange Beach and participate in the fun. A great place to book your stay would be The Wharf in Orange Beach. All you would need to do to hop on a charter is head downstairs! Continue reading for a list of fishing charters in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores to consider for your vacation.

  • Gulf Island Charters
  • Distraction Charters
  • All Jack’d Up Charters
  • Reel Surprise Charters

When it comes to “Where is the best place to catch Red Snapper,” it doesn’t get much better than Destin, Orange Beach, and Gulf Shores! Book your stay today.