Southern Water Charters

Get ready for a deep sea fishing adventure like no other! Southern Water Charters is located in Orange Beach, Alabama and they strive to be the top choice out of all charter boats in the area specializing in offshore sports fishing. They will get you to where you need to be faster than most of the other boats while still providing you with a fun and a safe ride.

Southern Water Charters is owned/operated by an experienced fisherman who grew up fishing in the area and knows the waters like the back of his hand. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned pro, with Captain Foster Hemphill at the helm, you’re sure to have a trip of a lifetime.

Their 32’ Contender tournament series center console is fully outfitted with safety gear and navigational electronics, including a Furuno GPS, a fishfinder, a VHF radio, and a radar. It also features twin 250 HP Yamaha Offshore V6 4.2L engines, outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and everything else needed for a top day on the water.

The vessel is equipped to take you both inshore and offshore. Orange Beach has long been known for its awesome fishery, and the crew can’t wait to introduce you to some of the finest offshore angling you’ll ever experience.

Come check out the bite fishing colorful reefs, wrecks, and even floating oil rigs. Just a few miles out, you can find Red Snapper (when in season), Triggerfish, various types of Grouper, Beeliner, Cobia, and King Mackerel. Spend a night on board and test your angling skills when searching for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Swordfish.

All trips come with professional gear, tackle, bait, ice, and fishing licenses. You’ll be using top-of-the-line Shimano reels and Esky custom rods. You will only need to bring your own food, drinks, and appropriate clothes.

Please add a 18-20% cash tip for deckhand and come enjoy a day of fishing in the sun on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hr Trip – Tuna (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 day trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $3,700
    up to 2 persons / day
    + $150
    each additional person / day
    This is an overnight trip. You will leave the dock sometime before noon, catch bait on the way, fish the oil rig platforms, fish the afternoon bite, fish throughout the night, fish the morning bite, and head back in. This is a trip for experienced fishermen. Beanbags will be included for sleeping. This trip is for a maximum of 4 anglers and kids under 13 years are not recommended. Please note that the price of this trip doesn't include a fuel surcharge.
  • Private trip
    18 Hr Trip – Tuna/Swordfish (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 day trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,700
    up to 2 persons / day
    + $150
    each additional person / day
    This is a short overnight trip. You will leave in the afternoon, get to the fishing spots around sunset, fish all night, fish the morning bite, and head back in. Bean bags are provided if you want/need to sleep. Expect to will be fishing for blue water pelagic species such as Tuna, Marlin, Swordfish, Wahoo, and others. You'll get to do a lot of trolling, some bottom fishing, jigging, and live baiting. This is a trip for avid fishermen, max 4 anglers. Please note the price doesn't include a fuel surcharge.
  • Private trip
    10–12 Hr Trip – Deep Water
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,150
    up to 5 persons
    + $500
    each additional person
    This is a full day (sun up to sun down) fishing excursion. This trip is offshore and includes reef fishing, deep dropping, and/or trolling. You'll be fishing for a variety of Grouper, Snapper, and other species. Kite fishing is also an option if you let the captain know in advance.
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Trip – Bottom Fishing/Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,450
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is similar to the 6-hour trip, but it gives you more time on the water! You'll be going offshore up to 50 miles. You'll be targeting Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, and many other amazing species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 6 persons
    This is a quick offshore trip of up to 30 miles out. You will fish the reefs and do a little bit of trolling. On this trip, it is possible to catch all kinds of Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, and many others!
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,150
    up to 6 persons
    This is a quick trip of up to 30 miles offshore. You will fish the reefs and do a little bit of trolling. On this trip, it is possible to catch all kinda of Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, and many others!
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    This is a quick trip offshore. you will fish the reefs and do a little bit of trolling.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr Trip - Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    This is a quick trip offshore. you will fish the reefs and do a little bit of trolling.
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip – Trolling/Shark (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Nearshore trolling is a great trip for anyone that prefers staying closer to shore, seeing the views, and just being out on the water. Shark fishing is only after dark. It's a short trip that keeps you close to home while still being able to catch a large fish.

About the Captain

Foster Hemphill
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2019
I've grown up on the water and have been fishing the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years. We always had boats and were frequently on the water. Operating a boat and fishing are like second nature to me. I've been fishing ever since I could hold a rod, my whole life. I've been a charter captain for 3 years now. The thing I really enjoy is putting people on fish and having them catch species they’ve never had a chance to catch before. I'm also great at teaching beginners how to fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Snowy)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Snapper (Red)
Swordfish

Tarpon
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha Offshore V6 4.2L engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.17
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Experience
June fishing trip
Foster is the best!
Foster is the best!
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Angler Rating
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1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
75%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Kyle M.
Mobile, Alabama
 5.00
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Tuna trip with a bonus Mahi

May 20, 2019
By far one of the best trips ive been on! With Southern waters charter they truly made this a memorable trip for us! Went out...
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Thomas B.
Gainesville, Florida
 5.00
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Charter 6-1-2019

May 27, 2019
Captain Foster took me and several clients offshore yesterday for a day of fishing.  His Contender is very fast so we...
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Anita S.
United States
 5.00
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Best Day Of Fishing Ever!

June 3, 2019
Captain Foster took our family on a fun day of fishing. We caught our limit of Snapper in about an hour of fishing. We caught...
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Sarah M.
Tylertown, Mississippi
 5.00
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Foster is the best!

June 4, 2019
Foster grew up on the water and is an experienced captain who will make sure you catch your limit and have a great time doing...
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Mark F.
Huntsville, Alabama
 3.33
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 29, 2019
We caught nothing.  That was the experience…
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