Perched on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, with the warm waters of its scenic bays and bayous full of prized fish, Orange Beach is a great place for embarking on a fishing adventure.
There are excellent fishing locations dotted all the way along the Alabama coastline, from Dauphin Island to Orange Beach and everywhere in between, with some of the best inshore spots being Wolf Bay, Bay La Launch, and Bayou Saint John. Sport fishing can be enjoyed both on private charters or, for a more economical choice, as part of a group fishing expedition. Here are five of the best Orange Beach fishing charters.
12-hour Full Day Trip
Run and organised by Gulf Shore Fishing Charters, this all-day trip is a fun-filled and immersive way to experience fishing in the region. Aboard the fully air-conditioned Brianna fishing vessel, you’ll start your adventure by filling the live well with plenty of enticing live bait before heading offshore to seek out fish species such as Amberjack, Triggerfish, Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper and Scamp. If you ask nicely, the captain may even bust out his cherished Big Green Egg to cook up a meaty feast. Briana can accommodate up to 13 people and comes equipped with a bath and shower, microwave, refrigerator and freezer, as well as blue tooth radio so you fish against the backdrop of your favourite tunes. From $2,200 per group
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Kid-Friendly Private Inshore Fishing Experience
Head out onto the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico and try to catch some fish on this action-packed child-friendly fishing charter. Departing from Bear Point Marina, you’ll cruise out to sea with a small group of your family or friends, where you’ll get to work on your fishing skills while looking out for exotic marine life such as sea turtles, dolphins, and sharks. Tours run for either 2 or 3 hours. All fishing equipment plus bottled water is provided. From $279 per person
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Overnight Charter Fishing Trip
If a day’s fishing isn’t enough, how about booking you and your family or friends onto an overnight adventure with Orange Beach Sport Fishing Charters? Catering to both beginners and seasoned anglers alike, including children, these atmospheric one-night tours run over a full 36-hours aboard Miss Briana, a sleek, impeccably retrofitted fishing boat that’s equipped with a bath, shower, microwave, fridge and freezer. Overnight you’ll fish for Swordfish while you drift, before returning in the dead of the night to a rig to start jigging for black fin tuna. Once day breaks, you’ll put out the trollers and hunt for the elusive Yellow fin Tuna. On your second day you’ll focus on blue water fishing before returning to Orange Beach for early evening. Tours include breakfasts, lunches and dinners. From $3000 per group
4-Hour Private Near-Shore Fishing Charter
Ideal for fishing beginners, this half-day near shore bottom fishing adventure takes you you within eye sight of the beach, no more than 3 miles from the coast. During the trip your captain will focus on the near shore reefs and wrecks where an abundance of Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper and Lane Snapper can be found Keep your eyes open as this part of the Gulf is also plentiful with Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Sharks and a variety of other sea creatures. Beverages, drinks cooler, Bluetooth radio, bait and all equipment are included in the tour price. From $686 per group
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6-Hour Private Off-Shore Fishing Charter
This 6-hour tour takes you into the artificial reefs of Alabama, with its vast populations of fish species such as Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, and Amberjack. A great learning experience for new anglers, your captain will provide expert knowledge about the different types of tackle, bait and gear as well all the different species of fish the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Be sure to keep your eyes out for other sea life too. All guests are provided with complimentary drinks, equipment, and digital photos of the experience to take away as a memento. From $910 per group
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