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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $950
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,450
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,450
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 19
    $1,500
    Red Snapper fishing 7 days a week from June 1 - August 2.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 15
    $1,500
    Red Snapper fishing 7 days a week from June 1 to August 2.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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,
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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,
  • Private trip
    Bluewater Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    16 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip – Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $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.
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About the Captain

Will Owens
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
2 Fishing Reports
231 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 (Offshore sport fishing) 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

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days 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.
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 215 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (191)
Fishing with Will
Fabulous
Fabulous
+188
Angler Rating
172
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Steve S.
Decatur, Illinois
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour trip with Great Escape!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) on June 15, 2022
From the moment we stepped onto the dock we were greeted by the first mate George and Capt. Will. The boat was incredible,...
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Nicholas B.
Brighton, MI
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour trolling with Captain Will

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) on April 1, 2022
We went out with Will and George. They took great care of us. We trolled for an hour or so and caught 3 fish. Then they took...
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Ryan P.
Palmetto, Georgia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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A+ Day on the Water

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling on August 20, 2022
Will and George provided an awesome experience for me and my buddies on a bachelor trip. The boat has been recently updated...
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Brian W.
Cumming, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Trip with Capt Will

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) on June 18, 2022
I’ve owned several boats and fished most of my life. We had a great trip today with Capt Will from Great Escape charters....
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Gene P.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) on July 15, 2022
We had a blast!!  Will worked his butt off to keep us on the fish.  George the 1st mate never let a hook go without bait. ...
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FAQs about Great Escape Charters

Great Escape Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,875 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (8 hours)
  • $2,475 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (10 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (12 hours)
  • $4,000 per group - Bluewater Trip (16 hours)
  • $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