The most unique and addictive angling in the world can be found in the Gulf and back bay waters of Alabama, and Gulf Coast Charters are giving you the opportunity to explore it for yourself. They target a wide variety of fish including Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish, White Trout, Sheepshead and more!

Gulf Coast Charters customize their trips to suit the needs of the angler on the day. Whether you want to enjoy a casual trip with your family and friends to target some tasty Grouper, or take your fly rod out for a record breaking King Mackerel, they have a light tackle charter to suit your wishes.

Whatever brings you to the Alabama Gulf Coast, even if you are not the avid angler in search of a world record catch, fishing aboard a charter vessel can be one of the finest times you will have here. Whether it’s a small group on a small boat in search of a fishing adventure, an all-day trip with a large group, or night-fishing in the summer months, it’s all here and it’s all fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $450
    Fishind in the bay for trout.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    Fishind in the bay for trout.
  • Private trip
    3 hr inshore trip in the bay.
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Fishind in the bay for trout.
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (3 PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $300
    2 hours of fishing in the Bay.
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (6 AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    2 hours of fishing in the Bay.
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (9 AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $300
    2 hours of fishing in the Bay.
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (Noon)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $300
    2 hours of fishing in the Bay.
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About the Captain

John Sullens
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
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Member since December 2014
I've been fishing with my dad and grandparents since I was probably old enough to hold a fishing pole. I have fished in Key West Savannah Georgia the Gulf of Mexico all the way to California I've even been to Hawaii fishing so I really enjoy fishing I love to watch people catch fish hope to see you on the water soon.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Offshore (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Fishing with John
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Christy W.
Foley, Alabama
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Two Hour Family Trip!

VERIFIED   Quick Fishing Trip (3 PM) on June 2, 2021
This was our first fishing trip on a boat. Our goal was to catch fish, and for our son to enjoy his time out on the water....
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Jacob D.
Raleigh, NC
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2 Hour Morning Trip

VERIFIED   Quick Fishing Trip (9 AM) on May 11, 2021
This was an awesome trip. It was mine, my dad’s, and my brother-in-law’s first chartered fishing trip, and Captain John...
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Seth T.
Pocatello, ID
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2 Hour Trip With Captain John!

VERIFIED   Quick Fishing Trip (3 PM) on April 28, 2021
As two non-fishers this was great fun! Even though we were only on a short 2 hour trip Captain John helped us catch a giant...
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Cory G.
Rowlett, TX
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2Hr In Shore Trip

VERIFIED   Quick Fishing Trip (9 AM) on July 23, 2021
We had a blast. We like that the charter was close and that the Captain (Lane) was a very cool dude. Lane put us in the best...
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Bill M.
Arab, AL
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Great morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on July 15, 2021
Captain John was great. He took us to the first spot and we were on fish so fast he couldn’t keep up taking them off. Second...
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FAQs about Gulf Coast Charters

Gulf Coast Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (6 AM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (3 PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (9 AM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (Noon) (2 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (AM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (PM) (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 hr inshore trip in the bay. (3 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf Coast Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gulf Coast Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Gulf Coast Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Gulf Coast Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Coast Charters include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel