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 White trout, or take the shrimp net out and watch the dolphins play 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
    Quick Fishing Trip (3 PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    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
    $400
    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
    $400
    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
    $400
    2 hours of fishing in the Bay.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Fishing in the bay for trout.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $500
    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
    $500
    Fishing in the bay for trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,150
    A state water-only snapper trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,150
    A state water-only snapper trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    Reef fishing for all species of fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    Reef fishing for all species of fish.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $2,600
    Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Vermilion, and White snapper. Also deep dropping with electric reels chasing Golden Tilefish, Yellowedge Grouper, Swordfish, Red Grouper, and other species.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,000
    Snapper, grouper, amberjack, vermilion, and white snapper. Also deep dropping with electric reels chasing golden tilefish, yellowedge grouper, swordfish, red grouper, and other species.
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip – Tuna and Swordfish
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $4,200
    Night fishing for Tuna and Swordfish. Jigging for Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna.
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About the Captain

John Sullens
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
444 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2014
Captain John has been fishing with his dad and grandparents since he was probably old enough to hold a fishing pole. He has fished in Key West, Savannah, Georgia, and the Gulf of Mexico, all the way to California, and even Hawaii. The captain enjoys fishing and loves watching people catch fish. He hopes to see you on the water soon.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Crab Crab
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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, 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
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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 213 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (300)
Half day afternoon trip.
Half day trip with Captain John
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Angler Rating
176
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Bryan S.
New Whiteland, IN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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1st Charter Experience

VERIFIED   Quick Fishing Trip (6 AM) on September 20, 2022
A private charter is always something that I have wanted to do in all the years that we have been coming to Gulf Shores. Free...
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Stephanie L.
Holland, IA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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3 hour fishing trip with Captain Jerry

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (AM) on August 17, 2022
This was our 1st fishing trip experience and definitely not our last! I took my 2 kids who are 9 and 15! My son loves to fish...
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Cory G.
Rowlett, TX
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day PM with Captain Jerry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) on July 28, 2022
The Garrison Brothers from Texas had a blast the second year with the team at Gulf Coast Charters. Captain Jerry (spelling?)...
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Jenna J.
Mason, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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HOSPITALITY BEYOND

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) on July 27, 2022
When I was going to book this trip there were so many to choose from I started reading reviews. Captain John and crew had so...
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Michael C.
Boston, KY
Excellent
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Crew
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Great trip, good times and good people

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on July 27, 2022
This was our first time hiring a charter while looking for a fun and informative experience for our kids. Captain John and...
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FAQs about Gulf Coast Charters

Gulf Coast Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (3 PM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (6 AM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (9 AM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (Noon) (2 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (PM) (3 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (12 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • $4,200 per group - 18 Hour Trip – Tuna and Swordfish (18 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:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Coast Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Crab
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shrimp
  • Spanish Mackerel