Great Escape Charters

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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 32’ Luhrs sport fishing boat, which comes powered by twin 330 HP Yanmar 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 a fighting chair, 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    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,
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    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,
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bottom/Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    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,
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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,
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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, .
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (Late PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This is an afternoon 4-hour trolling trip for Kings, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, .
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This is an afternoon 4-hour trolling trip for Kings, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. Price includes rods, reels and terminal tackle, lures, live bait, fishing licenses, .
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About the Captain

Will Owens
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
141 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2015
Captain Will 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. 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
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 330HP Yanmar engines.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.62
out of 5 stars from 134 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Michael J.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
We went out with Captain will and his first mate had one of the best days anybody could ever ask for on the water Captain was...
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Doug W.
Andalusia, AL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   November 23, 2019
The three of us had and a wonderful time. Captain Will was very accommodating. We had to reschedule because of weather with...
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Seborn C.
New Orleans, LA
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VERIFIED   October 13, 2019
The captain and mate were people oriented all day long. They made this trip more enjoyable and was honest up-front...
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Cody P.
Denham Springs, LA
 5.00
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12 hour trip with captain Will

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
Had an awesome trip with Captian Will and deck hand Larry “aka: Hermie” on the Marlin Madness. They worked hard...
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Andrea B.
Greensboro, NC
 5.00
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Half Day with Will & Alex

VERIFIED   November 29, 2019
Great trip , a lot of fun.  Wonderful with kids and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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