Champion Guide Service

Champion Guide Service is just what the doctor ordered for anglers who want a memorable kayaking adventure around Dauphin Island, Alabama! Captain Henry Arbona is an experienced fisherman who knows the local waters like the back of his hand, and he’s not afraid to share his experience with his customers.

Capt. Henry offers a variety of fishing expeditions for all levels of anglers. Whether you’re into surf fishing or you love the challenge of kayak fishing, you’ve come to the right place. Are you a passionate fly rodder? Your guide will take you to the local bay systems for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder and provide quality Orvis equipment for you to use.

On kayaking trips, you will cast your line up to 3 miles from the shore to test your angling skills against King and Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, and Sharks. Surf fishing is equally fun, but more suitable for beginners that want to try something different.

If you opt for kayak fishing, Capt. Henry has 4 14’ Vibe kayaks, each suitable for one person. There’s a variety of techniques you can try, but light tackle is by far the most productive one. The captain will have reliable navigational electronics that will make sure you stay on the hot bite constantly.

When it comes to conventional fishing gear, you can expect top-of-the-line Penn, Shimano, and Ray Fishing equipment. Capt. Henry will also take care of live bait and lures for all the trips. Little ones are always welcome to join you, but if you’re coming with kids on a kayaking trip, make sure that they’re 12 and older.

On your side, you should purchase a fishing license before your trip, and make sure you bring a spare change of clothing, plenty of sunscreen, food, and drinks. Capt. Henry will have everything else prepared, including life jackets for everyone.

If you’re ready for a completely unique fishing experience, turn to Champion Guide Service and get ready for a fishing adventure to remember!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    per person
    Rise and shine and go fly fishing with Capt. Henry for 4 hours and see how many different species you can land. In the cards are Redfish, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, and that's just to name a few. Don't forget to buy a fishing license before you head out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Fly Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    per person
    Maybe you're not much of an early bird, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the top-notch fly fishing action that Dauphin Island has to offer. Your guide will take you to the best fly fishing spots, and then it's time to cast your line and see what will favor your fly – Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, and the list just goes on. You'll need your fishing license, some drinks, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Kayaking
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you're a seasoned angler looking for your next thrill, then this kayaking trip is just what the doctor ordered! You will go anywhere from 1–3 miles from the shore to chase a plethora of hard-fighting fish like Sharks, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Amberjack. Bring your fishing license, refreshments, and snacks. Bear in mind that departure time is determined depending on the tide.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Surf Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you've never tried surf fishing but have always wanted to, this is a great chance to test the waters with an experienced captain. You'll be casting your line from the shore and into the surf for a variety of species including Pompano, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and even Tarpon if conditions align. A fishing license is a must for this trip, as well as your favorite drinks and snacks. Departure times are highly dependant on the tide.
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About the Captain

Henry Arbona IV
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
If you're looking for a captain that's been in love with fishing his whole life, then Henry Arbona is your guy. He's spent most of his life on the water and there's nothing he loves more than fishing and teaching others how to do it. Capt. Henry knows where all the best fishing spots are around Dauphin Island and he does his best to make his customers happy.

About this listing

Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

14 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment


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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:

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