If you’re looking for an autumnal adventure that’ll see you hooking into seriously impressive saltwater species, come down to Gulf Shores, located in Alabama, and join Reel Time Charters for a first-class fishing trip! With an experienced captain at the helm, you’ll be cruising the hottest fishing grounds for your dream catch – whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned angler, they’ll get you on fish!

You’ll be cruising the waters on your captain’s 30’ Contender, built to accommodate up to 6 anglers, with plenty of room on board for you to fish at the same time! She’s decked out with top-of-the-line navigational gear, including GPS and fishfinder to get you to the hotspots, as well as life jackets in a variety of sizes, and an icebox to store your catch. Get ready to fill it up!

The fishing grounds offshore are home to a real “who’s-who” of saltwater superstars. You’ll have the chance to jig, troll, spin, and even bottom fish for anything from huge Wahoo, to a variety of Snapper, including Red Snapper when in season. Besides these, you’ll target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and whatever else is biting. Never fished before? Don’t worry! Your captain will show you the best techniques to use, and your hooks can be baited unless you want to do it yourself.

Your trip includes top-notch Shimano rods and reels, live bait, a variety of tackle, and a valid fishing license. Come aboard Reel Time Charters – all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and a passion for reeling in some incredible fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    $500
    On this trip, you’ll be trolling of the beach in search of Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    On this trip, we will target all sorts of bay fish including Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, and more. Fun for the whole family. These trips are run on the 22' Blazer Bay boat. Departure also possible at 11:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    On the trip, you and the crew will target all sorts of inshore fish aboard a 22' Blazer Bay.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
    This trip we will fish for bottom species vermillion snapper white snapper and any other fish that’s in season good fishing for anytime of the year!!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Trigger season is fun for all ages, so bring the kids out for some exciting bottom fishing! On this trip, you can expect to target Red Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 15
    $1,000
    Snapper season on the Gulf Coast is amazing and lots of fun for the whole family. But be sure to book soon because these trips go really fast!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Nov 15
    $1,000
    Not a morning person, but still want to catch the action of hooking Redfish? No worries, Circle Hook Charters offers afternoon Snapper runs as well. This trip is loads of fun for the whole family! But be sure to book quickly because these trips go fast.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    On this trip, you will target reef fish on the bottom in depths up to 100'.
  • Private trip
    6 hr morning
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    0n this trip we will target all sorts of reef fish snaper mainly
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About the Captain

Randall Sullens
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
178 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
Reel Time Charters is a local charter business that's run by a captain who was raised on these waters. He's been fishing for over 20 years, starting at the age of 10. Capt. Randall grew up exploring saltwater grounds with his grandparents, and he loved every minute of it! Apart from the fishing grounds of Alabama, he also spent time fishing in Savannah, GA, and he uses the wealth of knowledge he gained from these experiences to provide guests with top-notch angling adventures. His favorite part of the job is seeing other people catch fish! He also loves teaching his guests his favorite techniques, as well as local tips and tricks, to reel in their dream catch. Your captain also has some impressive catches under his belt, having once reeled in 100 lbs Tuna!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
Pompano Pompano

Boat specs

Twin vee (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Portable in console
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Prepared before your trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tips are appreciated!
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 131 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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4 hour inshore with Captain Randell
4 hour inshore with Captain Randell
Loved the inshore trip!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Jennifer W.
Centerville, OH
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4 hour inshore with Captain Randell

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore on August 1, 2022
Captain Randell was amazing with our kids who have never been fishing before. He gave us really great tips and tricks that...
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Jason F.
Gray, KY
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4 hour inland trip with captain Hunter

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore on June 29, 2022
  This was a great trip. We did a 4 hour inland trip. We caught probably 50 fish several different species of fish small and...
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Raymond H.
Minonk, IL
Excellent
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4 hour bay fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore on August 6, 2022
My wife, son , and myself had a great time and the captain had us on the fish right away. We fished 3 different areas and each...
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STEVE S.
Duluth, Georgia
Excellent
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Caught or limit.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore on June 21, 2022
We had a great trip. We had Randals son in law Hunter for our Boat Captain and we caught our limit (45) white trout in less...
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Amber H.
Heath, TX
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Loved the inshore trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore on July 27, 2022
Great fun!  Very helpful, fun, and definitely recommend.
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FAQs about Circle Hook Charters

Circle Hook Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Trolling (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Red Snapper (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 hr morning (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Circle Hook Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Portable in console
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Circle Hook Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before your trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated!)
  • Fishing License

Circle Hook Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Circle Hook Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Circle Hook Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)