Freebird Charters

24 reviews
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Freebird Charters is based out of Orange Beach, Alabama. The company is run and operated by Captain John, a professional and experienced guide who knows all the hot spots where the fish are hiding. If you are looking for a wonderful day on the water catching big fish, you have chosen the right captain to help you do so.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Freebird Charters aboard a 22’ Offshore center console, which comes powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. Originally built in 2001, the boat was restored in 2016 and can comfortably take up to six anglers. It has a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots and is rigged with navigational electronics, including a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. The vessel is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with a live bait tank and an ice-box to keep the fish fresh during the day.

Freebird Charters can customize a trip to meet any angler’s wishes. From a casual trip with the family for some tasty grouper to an expedition for a fly rod record Kingfish - a light-tackle charter is sure to suit your needs.

You will be targeting Cobia, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, King Mackerel, African Pompano, Bluefish, and who knows what else!

A trip with Freebird Charters comes inclusive with all the necessary equipment to make a great catch possible. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait, as well as the fishing licenses for you and your group. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip, ready for a ride home. You can feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks with you on board the vessel.

Big fish, comfortable boat, professional guide - it’s all here and it’s all fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 minutes ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Back bay fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Back bay fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Quick Trip (3 Hours)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (11AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Inshore fishing
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (2PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Inshore fishing
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (8AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Inshore fishing
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Fishing in the bay.
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About the Captain

John Sullens
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
79 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

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
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.63
out of 5 stars from 24 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tina S.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  July 25, 2020
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
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Joanne A.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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2 hour fishing trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   NEW  August 3, 2020
Captain John was awesome! He made sure we were all comfortable and ready to go before we left to go fishing and when we got...
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Paul D.
Winder, GA
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Great Trip with Captain John!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 29, 2020
I booked a 3 hour trip because I didn’t know if my youngest could handle a longer trip, should have booked a longer trip....
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Tara B.
Winder, GA
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2hr morning fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
Had a great experience fishing this morning. John & Chasity were amazing & patient with us as this was our 1st guided...
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