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 60 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $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)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $1,050
    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 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,050
    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
    6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $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!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $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!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,000
    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
    8hr SS Bottom Fishing & Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,250
    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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    $2,500
    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
    10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $2,800
    Bottom fishing and trolling in the deep sea.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $3,350
    Enjoy 12 hours of bottom fishing or trolling in the deep sea.
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FAQs about Riptide

Riptide offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group, additional $95 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (3 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $95 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (3 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $105 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $100 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $165 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $165 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,750 per group, additional $175 per person after 8 guests - 6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,750 per group, additional $175 per person after 8 guests - 6 Hour–Trolling/Bottom Summer (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group, additional $200 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per group, additional $225 per person after 8 guests - 8hr SS Bottom Fishing & Trolling (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group, additional $250 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea (10 hours)
  • $2,800 per group, additional $280 per person after 8 guests - 10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer (10 hours)
  • $3,350 per group, additional $335 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
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Sonar
  • Radar

Trips booked with Riptide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Riptide offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore 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
52 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
427 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!!

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

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
Furuno
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 350 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (383)
Great family adventure!
Great family adventure!
Morning Trolling Trip with Capt Seth & Fisher
+380
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
91%
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Kenny T.
Montgomery, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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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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Michael V.
Middleville, MI
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6 hr morning bottom fishing and trolling

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom (PM) on April 4, 2023
Captain Seth and his deck hand, Will, put together a top notch experience for our fishing trip.  We had 5 adults and 7 kids. ...
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Robert B.
Alexandria, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Trolling/Bottom on February 4, 2023
We had scheduled for Saturday but Captain Seth called to warn us the sea was going to be rough and suggested moving to Sunday...
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Nate O.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great family adventure!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM) on November 20, 2023
Kids loved it!  Parents had a great time and boat and crew were very accommodating and knew where to find fish despite a...
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Michael M.
Spring, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day on The Riptide

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM) on August 2, 2023
Really appreciated the crew on this trolling charter. A great ride, weather perfect, and was awesome first charter for our...
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