Great Escape Charters are based in Orange Beach, Alabama and provide first class fishing trips. Their experienced crew has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico waters for over 20 years and possess exceptional knowledge. They offer exciting offshore fishing trips and love providing all of their guests with an experience of a lifetime.

You will head out on their 38’ Bertram sport fishing boat, which comes powered by twin 370 HP Cummins engines to get you to the action in no time. This beautiful vessel includes a flybridge with cover, as well as a full set of navigational equipment.

The spacious deck can accommodate up to six anglers, and the boat is rigged with outriggers, center rigger and live bait tank to ensure you are prepared for a day full of fishing action. For your comfort, the galley is air-conditioned and features a toilet, shower, and a kitchen with refrigerator.

Your adventure with Great Escape Charters in the Gulf of Mexico will begin by throwing out the trolling lures onto the water as you break out of Perdido Pass, to target Kings, Bonita, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, and other migratory species. You will then run up to 20 miles offshore, depending on the fish bite, and when you arrive at the fishing grounds your deckhand will have you baited up and ready to fish.

Great Escape Charters will give you the opportunity to fish for many different reef species, and as you return to the dock, the trolling lures will once again be set up to hopefully catch a couple of last bites. When you arrive at the dock, your deckhand will unload and hang your fish for pictures, which the crew will fillet and bag it for your enjoyment!

Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $800
    This is a 4-hour trolling trip for Kings, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses. 6 am departure in the summer and 7 am in other seasons. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $800
    This is a 4-hour trolling trip for Kings, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,400
    This is a 6-hour offshore bottom fishing and trolling trip for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and bottom fishing for many types of Snapper species. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,400
    This is an afternoon 6-hour offshore bottom fishing and trolling trip for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and bottom fishing for many types of Snapper species. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 24
    US $1,500
    Red Snapper fishing 7 days a week from June 1 - August 24. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 24
    US $1,500
    Red Snapper fishing 7 days a week from June 1 to August 24. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,875
    This is a full 8 hours of fun heading offshore for some bottom fishing and trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, as well as bottom fishing for many types of Snapper species. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,475
    This is 10 hours of serious offshore bottom fishing and trolling action for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and bottom fishing for many types of Snapper species. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,000
    For those interested in 12 hours of non-stop thrilling offshore action. We will go trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and others, as well as bottom fishing for many types of Snapper species. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    Bluewater Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US $4,000
    If you're looking for the ultimate great escape, this bluewater trip is the adventure to go on! You'll target some of the toughest-fighting, most prestigious fish out there including White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo. Make sure to come prepared as this is a trip that'll test your skills, endurance, and leave you with memories to last you a lifetime. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Tuna
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    US $8,000
    If you're looking for the ultimate great escape, this bluewater trip is the adventure to go on! You'll target some of the toughest-fighting, most prestigious fish out there including White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Blue Marlin, Tuna, and Wahoo. Make sure to come prepared as this is a trip that'll test your skills, endurance, and leave you with memories to last you a lifetime. The trip lasts for 36 hours. Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!
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FAQs about Great Escape Charters

Great Escape Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,875 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (8 hours)
  • US $2,475 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (12 hours)
  • US $4,000 per group - Bluewater Trip (16 hours)
  • US $8,000 per day per group - 2 Day Trip – Tuna (2 days)

When you book a trip with Great Escape Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Sonar
  • Radar

Trips booked with Great Escape Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Great Escape Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Great Escape Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Great Escape Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Will Owens
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
2 Fishing Reports
243 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2015
Captain Will Owens has been fishing since he was a little boy and says fishing is his true passion. He has been a professional captain for over 20 years and works with professional mates to ensure a great experience for everyone on board. Capt. Will is a fun and knowledgeable captain who likes nothing more than seeing his guests catch big fish!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Pacific Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Bertram (Sportfishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2009. Powered by 2 370HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
Any age as long as they wear USCG approved vests
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal

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