Riptide Fishing Charters

Riptide Fishing Charters is your key to the finest angling in and around Orange Beach, Alabama. The company is operated by an aggressive fisherman who knows the local waters like the back of his hand. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned pro, Captain Seth Wilson will take care of you.

Come and enjoy a day of fishing in the sun on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Troll the nearshore waters for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Wahoo, and Tuna. Head to the rock bottom up to 500ft for Snapper and Amberjack. Check the bite in the Gulf for Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and who knows what else? If it swims and can bite a hook, the crew will catch it. It’s as simple as that!

Just hop onboard the ‘Rip Tide’, a 45’ Respond custom boat. Her twin 400 HP Detroit Diesel engines will power you to the hottest grounds in the area. The Rip Tide provides plenty of fishing space for up to 18 anglers.

The Rid Tide is fully outfitted with navigational and fish finding electronics, including a Furuno GPS, a fish finder, a VHF radio, and a radar. She features a flybridge to spot any action going on beneath the surface, as well as an air-conditioned cabin. There is also a fighting chair on board for those who are up to a challenge, a toilet for your maximum comfort, and many other professional tools and accessories. All aboard!

If you have a fishing technique you would like to try, just let your captain know. You will be provided with licenses, bait, tackle, and ice. If you have favorite rod and reel, feel free to bring it.

The fish cleaning service and a tip for the deckhand are not included in the price

The Rip Tide is docked at Zekes Marina.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore/Bottom
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,640
    up to 6 persons
    + $264
    each additional person
    Head out up to 50 miles out and fish rock bottom between 180ft and 500 ft. Target Amberjack, various types of Snapper, Grouper, and Scamp. This trip is the same as the 10-hour one, only you go farther and fish longer.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    + $220
    each additional person
    This is for the serious fishermen who want an opportunity to catch big fish and lots of big fish. We fish rock bottom between 180ft and 500ft. We try to catch Amberjack, Snapper of all variety, plus Grouper and Scamp.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,760
    up to 6 persons
    + $176
    each additional person
    Sometimes 6 hours are not enough and a 10-hour trip is just too much... This trip gets you off the beach and offshore where you can catch the big fish. Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Wahoo, and Tuna are all among the popular catches.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,320
    up to 6 persons
    + $132
    each additional person
    This is a great family trip. You will be bottom fishing for different types of Snapper and trolling for the big King Mackerel!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,320
    up to 6 persons
    + $132
    each additional person
    This is a great family trip. You will be bottom fishing for different types of Snapper and trolling for the big King Mackerel!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 31 May
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    + $88
    each additional person
    This trip will see you venturing out to the nearshore Gulf waters in search of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $880
    up to 6 persons
    + $88
    each additional person
    This is a great family trip. You will be fishing the nearshore Gulf waters for Wahoo, King Mackerel, Spanish Macker, Tuna, and who knows what else?
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 31 May
    $660
    up to 6 persons
    + $66
    each additional person
    This package includes 3 hours of deep sea fishing for the whole family. You will be catching King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and others, great fun!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $660
    up to 6 persons
    + $66
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip includes 3 hours of deep sea fishing for the whole family. You will be targeting King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and many other species.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Resmondo (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2004. Powered by 2 400HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
18 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Seth Wilson
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since December 2014
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I grew up fishing out of Orange Beach, with all of my spare time being spent on the docks of Sportsman's Marina catching Flounder, White Trout, and Croaker. My hobby later turned into a career, after I spent time charter fishing with some of the greatest captains in the area. I now own and operate the Riptide, a 45' Resmondo that specializes in big fish and family fun!!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 97%

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4.74
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Brad B.
Orange Beach, AL
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
There were eleven of us on the trip.  The weather was great. We caught our limit and everyone had a blast.  Drew,...
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Terri F.
Winder, GA
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Half day trip with Captain Seth

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2019
Great Captain and crew! Very accomadting team.  Our entire party caught alot of fish! Everyone from their 70s down to...
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Panama City Beach, FL
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Half day trip with the Rip Tide

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
We purchased a 3 hour trolling trip for ten people.  We left on time, boat was clean, and the captain and his first mate...
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Pinson, AL
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6 Hour - Bottom and Trolling

VERIFIED   June 2, 2019
This was a great experience for 3 generations of a family to have a good time. Captain Seth continuously put us right on the...
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Scotty S.
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Rip Tide deep sea fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 10, 2019
Myself and my four teenager children had a great time on this trip. The captain knew his business and put us on a huge school...
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