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Red Snapper Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Red Snapper Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Here on the Gulf Coast red snapper season is by far one of the busiest times of the year, and for a good reason. The core of red snapper season runs smack dab in the middle of the summer beach season which creates a perfect storm for lots of calls for Intercoastal Safaris. Over the past 2 years, our hospitality manager (Jeff Sanders) has compiled a list of frequently asked questions for red snapper rules. If this blog does not answer your specific question, please give us a call at 850-375-2223 and we will assist you in any way we can.


Can you guarantee me a fish?
A: While our success ratio is extremely high, we can not guarantee anything. Fishing just like any type of outdoor sport is an adventure in itself. As much as we would love to be able to guarantee a successful trip, mother nature sometimes has other plans.

Q: Do I need a fishing license?
A: No license required. All of our captains have charter permits that cover any guests that are fishing on their vessel. When you come on the fishing trip with Intercoastal Safaris, the only things you should bring are some sunscreen, cooler of beverages, and a good attitude. We will take care of the rest.

Q: Red Snapper Season… when is it?
A: This is always a difficult question to answer. Each year the Florida Wildlife Commission and the Wildlife Commission of Alabama change red snapper season dates each year.  If you’re looking to book a red snapper trip, a safe bet would be to plan your trip or vacation in the month of June.



Q: How many Red Snapper can I keep?
A: This also changes from year to year. For 2017 the limit is 2 per person on the boat. So bringing larger parties will allow you to bring back a bigger haul of snapper.

Q: How much does the cleaning of our fish cost?
A: Fish cleaning is included in your red snapper fishing trip unless you’ve booked a trip with us in the Panama City. Due to marina regulations, all fish cleaning must be done at the local docks seafood market, at a price of 0.75 cents per pound.

Q: How big is the boat we are fishing on?
A: The answer to this question can be located on the video below


For more information on this year’s red snapper season please call our office at 850-375-2223. Pricing, photos and additional information can be found by clicking here.


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