Shoal Charters

Shoal Charters specializes in offshore, reef, and wreck fishing trips out of Dauphin Island, Alabama. Not only do they want you to have a great time while on your trip, but to also send you home with a cooler full of groceries! Captain Stedman Rice has fished the Gulf his entire life and has perfected his craft.

He can accommodate the inexperienced fisherman to the hardcore angler. Capt. Stedman has a wealth of knowledge of the Gulf waters and will strive to make your trip more than memorable!

You will be riding on one of the best center consoles on the market – a 37’ Freeman 37VH catamaran. “Get Tight” comes powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki four stroke engines and can carry up to 6 anglers of all skill levels. Fresh on the water in 2016, it features top-notch marine electronics and safety gear, a restroom, outriggers, tuna tubes, a live bait tank, and an ice-box.

The Get Tight is safe, reliable, and fast – you won’t waste any time traveling to the top fisheries. Your main target species will be an incredible variety of Grouper (Gag, Black, Red, Scamp, Snowy), Snapper (Red, Vermilion), Amberjack, and Kingfish. You can also go after heavy-weights such as Swordfish and Yellowfin Tuna. Depending on the trip and target species, you’ll be focusing on deep dropping, trolling, jigging, or popping.

All the needed fishing gear and lures will be covered by the charter, although the crew mainly fishes with live bait. They usually catch it the day before the trip to ensure that it’s fresh and appetizing, which is especially important when fishing for Snapper. They also provide water, but you’re welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks. The mate will even clean and fillet your catch after the trip!

Shoal Charters will show you the best these plentiful waters have to offer and make sure you go home with a smile!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    The main targets on this 12-hour trip will be Tuna and Swordfish. Reef fish may be caught instead of those if customers want more time in the water. This trip is perfect for more experienced anglers looking to land their next trophy!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    This 10-hour trip will see you deep dropping for an incredible variety of Grouper (Gag, Black, Red, Scamp, Snowy) and Tilefish. All the neede gear will be covered by the charter.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Grouper will be your main target species on this 8-hour trip. You'll be mainly focusing on Scamp Grouper, but Snapper can be caught as well (kept during Snapper season). Other targets are Cobia, Amberjack, and Triggerfish (when in season).
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    This is a nice quick trip that will give you a good bang for your buck. You can catch anything from Snapper and assorted reef fish to Triggerfish and Amberjack when in season. All the needed gear will be provided.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 8
    up to 6 persons
    Your main target species on this 6-hour trip will be Red Snapper (when in season). Other species will be available, Including Cobia and some Grouper. The captain will supply all the needed fishing gear.

About the Captain

Stedman Rice
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
Response time 12 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Stedman Rice is the owner and the operator of Shoal Charters. He has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico his whole life and knows these waters like the back of his hand. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience with his customers, no matter their skill level. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice, he's your guy!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp)
Grouper (Snowy)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Freeman 37VH (Catamaran) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki Four Stroke engines.

37 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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