Great Southern Fishing Charters

Great Southern Fishing is your perfect choice for a fun day of fishing! Choose one of their trips, come on down with your loved ones, and let Captain Benjamin Knight do the rest.

His 24’ Blazer Bay center console can comfortably accommodate a party of 6, where 4 can fish at the same time. It’s equipped with all the necessary safety and navigation gear so you can focus on the fishing itself and leave nothing to chance.

Capt. Ben fishes using a variety of techniques like trolling, popping, and spinning, making his choice depending on the fish you are after. The light and medium tackle the Captain provides is all brand new, top of the line Penn gear. Live bait is usually prepared for you before the trip.

On his 6-hour trips, he can go up to 8 miles, weather permitting, but often fishes inshore and nearshore. No matter how far out you go, this type of trip gives you the biggest chance to target a variety of fish like Flounder, Bull Shark, Kingfish, and more. But if Speckled Trout, Redfish, Bluefish, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper are what you want on your hook, then his 4-hour trip is the right choice for you.

Fishing licenses for all anglers are provided. Any fish you decide to keep at the end of your trip, the crew will happily clean for you. Tips in the 15-20% range are always appreciated.

The captain recommends you wear closed-toed shoes and bring any food and beverages you want. The cooler on board will keep them nice and fresh during your trip.

Come aboard with Great Southern Fishing Charters and take your family fishing in style!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    This trip is the most popular choice for families or small groups. You can usually start fishing just after 10 short minutes on the boat. Your gear and fishing licenses are included. Expect to go after Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Speckled Trout among others, season and weather permitting.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    This trip is a great choice if you want to do some fishing and sightseeing with your family or a group of friends. Do you want to do some cruising? That's also an option! You'll have plenty of time to change spots and try different styles of fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $650
    Want to try your hand at catching a trophy? On this trip, you’ll do some light tackle fishing for legal Shark baits and then free line baits across active areas! Want to have your trophy mounted? The captain can take care of that as well! These trips are catch and release only, as the majority of sharks are not good table fare. Pictures and measurements for both the anglers and the mounts are made boat side for the safety of passengers and crew. Have fun fishing!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $650
    Want to try your hand at catching a trophy? On this trip, you do some light tackle fishing for legal Shark baits and then free line drift baits across active areas! Want to have your trophy mounted? The captain can take care of that as well! These trips are catch and release only, as the majority of sharks are not good table fare. Pictures and measurements for both the anglers and the mounts are made boat side for the safety of passengers and crew. Have fun fishing!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This trip is just right if you want to spend more time on the water trying your hand at catching more than one species. With top-of-the-line gear and everything you need at the ready, you'll have a great time fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - Sep 28 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    This is a trip for the Alabama state water Snapper season. You'll fish 6-8 miles out, weather permitting, for the boat limit of Red Snapper. You'll bottom fish and fish with live bait for multiple reef fish including Mangrove Snapper, Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - Sep 28 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    This trip will take you 6-8 miles out during the Alabama state water Snapper season. You'll be bottom fishing and using live bait to target multiple reef fish including Mangrove Snapper, Mackerel, and others.
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About the Captain

Benjamin Knight
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
207 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
Angler's Choice
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I was born and raised in Florence, AL and have fished my whole life. I started guiding in 2014 and have loved every minute of it. Everything from Bill to Trout fishing I enjoy but it’s taking families out that is my absolute favorite. Nothing compares to seeing a child catch their first fish, and knowing you had a part in bringing about such joy. Bring your families to my boat and you’ll have them hooked on fishing in no time!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano

Boat specs

Blazer Bay 2400 (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Brand new Garmin 94sv
Fishfinder
Brand new Garmin 94sv
Live Bait Well
usually prepared before the trip
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Depending on type of trip , mate will be on board
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Season permitting
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 207 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great day on the Gulf
Great day on the Gulf
Great day on the Gulf
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Angler Rating
199
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Jennifer B.
Kimberly, Alabama
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5 Hours of Pure Fun With Captain Ben!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on October 14, 2022
We had the absolute BEST time today with Ben!! He took us to a prime spot and had us catching mangrove, catfish, red snapper,...
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Chad T.
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Charter Fishing Trip with Captain Ben Knight

4 Hour Trip (AM) on December 31, 2022
I would highly recommend Captain Ben Knight- Great Southern Fishing Charters! I’m from the Mid West and I always book him....
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Kimberly B.
Germantown, Illinois
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1/2 Day, Morning Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 29, 2022
We absolutely could not have asked for a better first time experience for our family! Hands down recommend! Ben and Tim were...
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John O.
Shadeland, IN
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4 hour trip with 3 kids under 10

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 21, 2022
My three oldest (9,6,4) have freshwater fishing experience, but were looking to try their hand at saltwater fishing on our...
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Laura D.
Springfield, MO
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5 hour trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on February 6, 2022
First off, Ben is the reason this trip was amazing! He was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and a great conversationalist....
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FAQs about Great Southern Fishing Charters

Great Southern Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Snapper (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Snapper (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Great Southern Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Brand new Garmin 94sv
  • Fishfinder Brand new Garmin 94sv
  • Live Bait Well usually prepared before the trip
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Great Southern Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Depending on type of trip , mate will be on board )
  • Fishing License

Great Southern Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Great Southern Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Great Southern Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)