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 Snapper, 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
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This trip is just right if you want to spend more time on the water trying your hand at catching more than one species. During Snapper season, it is the best choice as you have time to get to the reefs and start fishing for Mackerel, Snapper and other species. With top of the line gear and everything you need at the ready, you'll have a great time fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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.

About the Captain

Benjamin Knight
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2020
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

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Great trip with Captain Ben. He worked hard to find the fish.
Great trip with Captain Ben. He worked hard to find the fish.
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Matthew T.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Heck of a day with Ben.

VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
Ben was friendly from the start, and let us pick how we wanted to fish. I have been on dozens of charters and he is at the...
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Jeremy R.
Winder, Georgia
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3/4 day trip with Capt. Ben

VERIFIED   August 6, 2020
First time out salt water fishing for my son, my father-in-law, and myself. It was amazing! Capt. Ben made this trip an experience...
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Garet E.
Lynn Center, IL
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Half day trip with Captain Ben

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
This was our first outing taking a fishing trip like this.  My son and I had a great time! Captain Ben provided great...
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Kevin T.
Madison, Mississippi
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Captain Ben

VERIFIED   July 26, 2020
Captain Ben was awesome. He was knowledgeable and a real cool guy to fish with. He took me and my sons out on real short notice...
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Isaac W.
United States
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4 hour AM trip

June 26, 2020
Took a fishing trip with Great Southern Fishing Charters while on vacation in AL.  It was an awesome experience and will...
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