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
    Bluewater Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    24 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
    12 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,500
    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 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $2,100
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    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 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    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
    $1,350
    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 Oct 15 - Nov 5
    $1,350
    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 Oct 15 - Nov 5
    $1,350
    Red Snapper fishing 7 days a week from June 1 to August 2.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $850
    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
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $850
    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.
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About the Captain

Will Owens
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
2 Fishing Reports
207 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)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

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
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
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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

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Angler Rating
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90%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Daphne, Alabama
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12 Hour Trip with Great Escape

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling on June 10, 2021
Captain Will and his deckhand Zach really know what they are doing. They put us on the fish and we had a great day on the water....
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Chris U.
Jasper, AL
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Fishing with Will

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM) on July 22, 2021
Captain Will did a great job getting on fish did a good job even the sea was a little rough and Patrick the deck hand was good...
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Luling, LA
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6 hr snapper trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) on July 29, 2021
excellent trip captian Will put us on plenty fish and made sure we kept some quality fish. also very impressed...
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 hour trip with Captain Will

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM) on June 24, 2021
Captain will and the deck hand zack were phenomenal! We had our red snapper limit within 30 minutes of fishing, and caught...
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Winder, Georgia
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) on June 23, 2021
Great trip with Capt’n Will and crew. He knew the territory well and took us straight to the fish. Highly recommend!
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FAQs about Great Escape Charters

Great Escape Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (10 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling (12 hours)
  • $4,000 per group - Bluewater Trip (24 hours)

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

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