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’ Resmondo 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
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $950
    Head out on an exciting 3-hour fishing and sightseeing adventure. You'll fish around Perdido Pass, trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel along with many other species. As you'll be on the move throughout the trip, you'll get to take in the marine nature of the Gulf of Mexico and maybe even see some dolphins.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $950
    Head out on an exciting 3-hour fishing and sightseeing adventure. You'll fish around Perdido Pass, trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel along with many other species. As you'll be on the move throughout the trip, you'll get to take in the marine nature of the Gulf of Mexico and maybe even see some dolphins.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,150
    This trip will see you venturing out to the nearshore Gulf waters in search of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, and Tuna.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $1,150
    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?
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,650
    This is a great family trip. You will be bottom fishing for different types of Snapper and trolling for the big King Mackerel!
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,650
    This is a great family trip. You will be bottom fishing for different types of Snapper and trolling for the big King Mackerel!
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,750
    This is a great family trip. You will be bottom fishing for different types of Snapper and trolling for the big King Mackerel!
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,750
    This is a great family trip. You will be bottom fishing for different types of Snapper and trolling for the big King Mackerel!
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,150
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    8hr SS Bottom Fishing & Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $2,350
    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. Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Wahoo, and Tuna are all among the popular catches.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,750
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $2,950
    Bottom fishing and trolling in the 20-30 mile range of of Orange Beach, deep sea fishing .
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $3,550
    Enjoy 12 hours of bottom fishing or trolling in the Gulf of Mexico deep sea fishing 35-45 miles off Orange Beach Alabama. Depending on the seasons catch Grouper, Red Snapper and Amberjack.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 358 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Amazing service and caught so many fish
Amazing service and caught so many fish
Amazing service and caught so many fish
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
92%
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Sam L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing service and caught so many fish

VERIFIED   NEW  10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea on May 11, 2024
Highly recommend riptide charters! This was our first time deep sea fishing and captain Seth and deck hand fisher made it the...
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Luke S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip with my son

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (AM) on May 8, 2024
Our fishing trip on the Riptide was an outstanding trip, the captain and mate, where very experienced very helpful on every...
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Kenny T.
Montgomery, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Tranum family trip September 2023

VERIFIED   10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea on September 3, 2023
Capt Seth and Fisher were great host from the start. Started the trip off 630am meeting up with Seth/Fisher. We booked a 10...
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David P.
Dawsonville, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Grandkids

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM) on May 28, 2023
My two grandsons, 4 and 5 wanted to catch some Red Snapper. Although they were out of season and had to release them the boys...
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Eric S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM) on March 24, 2024
Weather prevented us from going too far out but we boated close to our limit of Spanish.  Seth and Fisher were awesome, especially...
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FAQs about Riptide

Riptide offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $950 per group, additional US $95 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $95 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $1,150 per group, additional US $115 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,150 per group, additional US $115 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group, additional US $165 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group, additional US $165 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group, additional US $175 per person after 8 guests - 6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group, additional US $175 per person after 8 guests - 6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $2,150 per group, additional US $215 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (8 hours)
  • US $2,350 per group, additional US $235 per person after 8 guests - 8hr SS Bottom Fishing & Trolling (8 hours)
  • US $2,750 per group, additional US $275 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea (10 hours)
  • US $2,950 per group, additional US $295 per person after 8 guests - 10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer (10 hours)
  • US $3,550 per group, additional US $350 per person after 8 guests - 12 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Riptide, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Marine fresh water toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Riptide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait is provided based on availability and depending on what we’re fishing for. Sometimes we will stop and catch the good bait! )
  • Lures
  • First Mate (18 to 20 percent is the customary base on his performance )
  • Fishing License (Fishing Licenses are provided for all guests )

Riptide offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (How far we go offshore depends on the length of the trip or where the fish are biting! )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Riptide offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Riptide include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Seth Wilson
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
57 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
441 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2014
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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!!
Our Team
Jerry B.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Resmondo (Sportfishing) 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
How far we go offshore depends on the length of the trip or where the fish are biting!
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Marine fresh water toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Fishfinder
Furuno
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait is provided based on availability and depending on what we’re fishing for. Sometimes we will stop and catch the good bait!
Lures
First Mate
18 to 20 percent is the customary base on his performance
Fishing License
Fishing Licenses are provided for all guests

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Kids are welcome!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

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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:

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Mastercard
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Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

3hr inshore to rough to fish offshore!
3hr inshore to rough to fish offshore!
April 28, 2024
Had a great time fishing for galf top and Spanish Mackerel Inshore. Offshore fishing was out of the question, the guys still wanted to fish so we went inshore fishing and had a blast and caught some good fish!
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