Freebird Charters is based out of Gulf Shores 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. He has multiple captains running the trips with him. If you are looking for a wonderful day on the water catching several different types of fish, you have chosen the right charter to help you do so.

Enjoy your fishing trip with Freebird Charters aboard a 24’ Blazer Bay center console, which comes powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine. Originally built in 2009, 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 inshore fish to an expedition of shrimping and watching the dolphins - a light-tackle charter is sure to suit your needs.

You will be targeting White Trout, Whiting , Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, King Mackerel, Pompano, Stingrays, Black Tip Sharks, Blue Crabs, 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.

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $400
    Fishing in the bay.
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (11AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $400
    Inshore fishing docks artificial reefs Rock jetties for trout redfish sharks stingrays.
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (2PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $400
    Inshore fishing. Fishing docks Rock jettys and artificial reefs. Trout redfish and sharks.
  • Private trip
    Quick Fishing Trip (8AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 35 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $400
    Fishing for trout redfish sharks and Ray's.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (10AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $500
    On this trip, you will be fishing from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. inshore and back bay.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (6AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $500
    Inshore, back bay.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $500
    Start your trip in the afternoon and spend 3 hours fishing inshore and back bay.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    Back bay fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $600
    Back bay fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Trolling trip 4 HR
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Trolling for Spanish and king mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Trolling trip 6 HR
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,200
    Trolling for Spanish and king mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,500
    Fishing reefs and gas platforms.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,500
    Fishing reefs and gas platforms.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 274 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Jeremy S.
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Great Trip and excellent service!

VERIFIED   Inshore Trip (AM) on May 21, 2024
I was hesitant to book a Charter as I’d never done so before, at the urging of a friend they directed me to Captain John....
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Jeremy S.
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Captain John will put you on fish!!!

VERIFIED   Inshore Trip (AM) on June 13, 2024
From the very first of the trip Captain John said I will find you all fish, if they are not at the first spot we will keep...
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Kaelin H.
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Kids first inshore fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (10AM) on June 4, 2024
My wife and I took our three kids - ages 7, 6, and 5 out for a morning of trout fishing with live shrimp. After the boys got...
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David A.
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Awesome Trip!!!!!

VERIFIED   Trolling trip 4 HR on March 21, 2024
The bait barely hit the bottom on the first cast and had a fish on. We ended up bringing home 18 sheepshead and ran out of...
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Todd C.
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Fishing Okies

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (10AM) on December 29, 2023
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FAQs about Freebird Charters

Freebird Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (11AM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (2PM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Quick Fishing Trip (8AM) (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (10AM) (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (6AM) (3 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Trolling trip 4 HR (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Trolling trip 6 HR (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)

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

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

Freebird Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Freebird Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Freebird Charters include:
  • Catfish
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Shrimp
  • Skate
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting

Meet the Charter Operator

Freebird and Gulf Coast charters
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
1 Fishing Report
572 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. He and his six other captains will make sure you have fun while fishing.
Our Team
John S.
Captain
Chastity W.
Captain
Kimberly S.
First mate

About this listing

Targeted species

Catfish Catfish
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack
Mackerel (Atlantic) Atlantic Mackerel
Pompano Pompano

Boat specs

Blazer Bay (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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