Wild Bill Charters

From booking your trip to landing the fish of your dreams, our friendly and knowledgeable crew is here to make your trip on the Wild Bill one that you’ll never forget. We offer a wide range of trip options from 4 hour near shore trolling trips, to 12 hour bottom fishing trips as much as 50 miles off shore. All of our trips are private and can accommodate anywhere from 1 to 6 guests. Trip options are tailored to the season to provide our clients with the best chance of a successful day on the water.

Captain William is a lifelong fisherman and father of five. He has been fishing the Gulf for the last 25 years. Grab the guys or bring the family for a fun filled day on the water. He and the crew will provide unforgettable memories in a environment that is tailored to the client!



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,850
    up to 6 persons
    If you are in search of a trophy, the twelve hour trip is for you. The Wild Bill will depart at 6:30am and head due south for the deep water, with the option of trolling along the way. Clients will have the opportunity to target some of the same fish as other trips as well as Amberjack and Grouper and other species that favor deeper waters.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    The 8 hour trip offers an exciting day of both bottom fishing for Snapper and Beeliner as well as trolling for King Mackerel and casting for Cobia!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    Want the best of both worlds? Not only do our 8 hour trips offer clients plenty of time for both trolling and bottom fishing, but also the opportunity to go out further where the bigger fish are!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Six hour trips are our most popular option! Available for departure at either 6:30am or 1:30pm. These half day trips offer clients the chance to bottom fish. We well be targeting many species such as Snapper, Trigger Fish, and Beeliner.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Our 6 hour bottom fishing trip offers hours of fun as we spend a half day catching Red Snapper along with tons of other tasty reef dwelling fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Six hour trips are our most popular option! Available for departure at either 6:30am or 1:30pm. These half day trips offer clients the chance to bottom fish. We well be targeting many species such as Snapper, Trigger Fish, and Beeliner.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Six hour trips are our most popular option! Available for departure at either 6:30am or 1:30pm. These half day trips offer clients the chance to bottom fish. We well be targeting many species such as Snapper, Trigger Fish, and Beeliner.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Four hour trips are available daily at both 6:30am and 1:30pm. These trips predominantly consist of near shore trolling and sight fishing 2 to 10 miles offshore. We will be targeting King and Spanish Mackerel as will as the occasional Cobia or Bonito. The four hour trips offer the opportunity for fun and action packed fishing for a reasonable duration and price!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Four hour trips are available daily at both 6:30am and 1:30pm. These trips predominantly consist of near shore trolling and sight fishing 2 to 10 miles offshore. We will be targeting King and Spanish Mackerel as will as the occasional Cobia or Bonito. The four hour trips offer the opportunity for fun and action packed fishing for a reasonable duration and price!
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About the Captain

William Watt
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
Captain William has been a 1600-ton captain for over 20 years, running vessels as large as 320 feet. A lifelong fisherman, he's fished waters from the Gulf of Mexico through the Caribbean Sea, out into the Atlantic and beyond as far as the Gulf of Guinea and the Persian Gulf. He knows all there is about offshore sportfishing and will show you how to troll, bottom fish, and sight cast to land a trophy-sized monster.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1999. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins 450C engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 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
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
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Experience
8hr trip with Wild Bill
Great Day on the Water!
Great Day on the Water!
+22
Angler Rating
20
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Darrell S.
Decatur, AL
 5.00
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Half Day (2 of them) with Capt Bill Watt

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
Capt Watt and his first mate were the best during both of our half day fishing trips.  Capt Watt was very friendly and...
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Sean S.
Murfreesboro, TN
 5.00
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Great experience!! A+ service

VERIFIED   June 19, 2019
My Father’s Day gift to my stepfather was to take him fishing while on vacation.  I booked with Captain Wild Bill...
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Kansas City, MO
 5.00
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Bucket list check!

August 12, 2019
Had an amazing time on our trip. The boat was super clean and comfortable. Captain William and Anderson were knowledgeable,...
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Craig W.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
 5.00
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6 hr AM trip

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Very family friendly fishing trip.  This was our first gulf fishing trip and our guide and 1st mate put us on a variety...
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Robert B.
Wentzville, MO
 5.00
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8 Hour

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
The boat and gear were in excellent new condition.  Captain Wild Bill and deckhand Derek were professional, helpful and...
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