Wild Bill Charters

Get ready for some serious fishing with Wild Bill Charters. From 4-hour nearshore trips to 12 hours up to 50 miles out, they’ll show you the best the Gulf has to offer. Test your skills and strength against some real monsters of the sea and fill the boat with something delicious to take home.

Anglers of all ages and levels are welcome aboard with Captain William Watt. A lifelong fisherman, he knows what makes a good trip and can’t wait to share his skills and experience with you. Bring the whole family along for an unforgettable day on the water.

Aboard the 36’ Luhrs offshore sportfishing boat, you’ll find everything you need for a productive day out. There’s space for up to 6 guests on deck, and the modern cabin comes fitted with a TV, kitchen, bunk, and full head toilet for your full comfort.

She’s also a serious fishing vessel. The livewell will be full of bait, while the outriggers will let you troll a wide surface of the water. Try bottom fishing the wrecks or even drop deep out in the open ocean. Capt. William will even set you up to kite fish, so test your skills to land that dream catch.

Shorter trips will see you troll the nearshore waters for a range of delicious fish. Go after Cobia and Mackerel in an attempt to fill the boat. If you head to the wrecks, you’ll mix up your fishing techniques, trying bottom fishing for Snappers and Groupers, as well as trolling.

Meanwhile, longer trips will provide you with the holy grail of fishing. Prepare for the fight of your life as you target monster Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and many more exciting and delicious fish. Show off your skills and head home with all the bragging rights and a tasty treat to go with it.

Capt. William and his first mate will do everything to cater to your needs. At the end of the trip, they’ll even clean and fillet your catch for you to take home. Bring some drinks and snacks and make the most of your day out. Wild Bill Charters is waiting to show you the Gulf’s famous fisheries.



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    This mammoth trip will give you the chance to go after the catch of a lifetime in the Gulf's deepest waters. You'll troll on your way out to warm up and fill the boat with some delicious species that live nearshore, before the serious business takes place far out away from shore. Battle it out with monster Tuna and Mahi Mahi and you'll be in for the fight of your life. These monsters will do anything to get off the end of your line, so test your strength to take them home for dinner.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for the best of both world, then this trip is for you. Spending 8 hours – a full day – on the water will allow you plenty of time to mix up your fishing styles. Try trolling the open waters and bottom fish the wrecks as you maximize your returns and fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. You'll get to head out into the Gulf where the fish get big and test your skills and strength against Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Mackerel, Amberjack, and many more prized species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the best part of your day in the productive nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico battling it out with some popular, highly-prized game fish that will also make for excellent table fare. Bottom fish the wrecks and shallow waters to entice the bite of a range of Snappers, such as Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and Beeliner, in addition to some tasty Triggerfish. These creatures promise to put up a tough fight to get off the end of your line so get ready to battle it out to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This popular fishing trip will give you the chance to bottom fish the nearshore shallow waters for some exciting and delicious fish. Test your skills and strength against tough-fighting Snappers and Triggerfish among many more as you seek to fill the boat. These prized creatures will make you work hard for your rewards, but the prospect of a tasty treat at the end of the day make this trip simply irresistible.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Start the day as you mean to go on and engage in a morning's thrilling fishing nearshore as you try to catch something delicious for lunch. Head out first thing in the morning to catch the early bite of some prized species, as you troll and sight fish to fill the boat with King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Bonito, and many more. This short trip promises non-stop action for a cheaper price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    There's always time to go fishing, so don't miss out just because you're busy in the morning. Come aboard refreshed and ready to go after some tough-fighting and delicious fish nearshore. Get your fish on as you troll and sight fish to catch Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Bonito, and many more during this action-packed trip. Fill the boat and head home with a delicious treat for dinner.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Trolling Special!! (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 22 Aug - 30 Aug
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Limited Time Offer! This 4 hr trolling special offers an awesome opportunity to target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Cobia at a huge discount!
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Trolling Special!! (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 22 Aug - 30 Aug
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Limited Time Offer! This 4 hr trolling special offers an awesome opportunity to target Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Cobia at a huge discount!
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About the Captain

William Watt
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
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23 Customer Reviews
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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 Cancelation
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 20% deposit
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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
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Experience
8hr trip with Wild Bill
Great Day on the Water!
Great Day on the Water!
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Angler Rating
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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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