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
    3 Hour Intro Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 23
    US $450
    Perfect for first timers or those who want a quick trip. Expect to stay close to the marina to maximize fishing time. Enjoy the fishing and views from Perdido Pass, Alabama Point, and the Alabama Coastline! This trip is designed for the purpose of the experience , rather than trying to fill the cooler!
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Intro Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 23
    US $450
    Perfect for first timers or those who want a quick trip. Expect to stay close to the marina to maximize fishing time. Enjoy the fishing and views from Perdido Pass, Alabama Point, and the Alabama Coastline! This trip is designed for the purpose of the experience , rather than trying to fill the cooler!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    US $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 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    US $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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $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
    6 Hour Trip-Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 17 - Feb 28
    US $750
    With a 6 hour trip being the longest trip we offer, expect to be able to cover more water, fish longer, and target multiple species by fishing with different techniques! This trip is a 6 hour inshore and near shore up to 3 miles in the gulf, weather and conditions permitting. *THIS IS NOT AN OFFSHORE TRIP* Lets go fishing!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Sep 1 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $800
    This is a trip for the Alabama state water Snapper season. You'll fish 6-9 miles out, weather permitting, for the boat limit of Red Snapper. This trip is designed to get out, get them, and get back. You'll bottom fish with live and/or cut bait for strictly red snapper. Wish to continue fishing for other species? Take a look at our 6 hour. Conditions must be nice for this trip. If it is too rough, we will cancel and you will be offered an inshore trip at the appropriate price. Lets go fishing!
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Sep 1 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $800
    This is a trip for the Alabama state water Snapper season. You'll fish 6-9 miles out, weather permitting, for the boat limit of Red Snapper. This trip is designed to get out, get them, and get back. You'll bottom fish with live and/or cut bait for strictly red snapper. Wish to continue fishing for other species? Take a look at our 6 hour. Conditions must be nice for this trip. If it is too rough, we will cancel and you will be offered an inshore trip at the appropriate price. Lets go fishing!
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip- Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 24 - Sep 1 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $1,000
    On this trip, expect to fish for red snapper first, and then two hook rig fish for vermillion snapper inside 9 miles. Depending on the bite that day , we may also come inside 3 miles to troll and/or livebait for mackerel. We can also shark fish by request! Conditions must be nice for this trip. If its too rough, it will be canceled and you will be offered an inshore trip at the appropriate price. Lets go fishing! 6 hour only offered in AM
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 306 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Michael C.
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What a great trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on February 10, 2024
We had a great day with Captain Ben. It was raining in the moring of our trip, so Ben called us to ask if we still wanted to...
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Sarah W.
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Intro Trip (AM) on May 21, 2024
Our family of 5 had a great experience with Captain Ben. He was very professional from the minute we booked our trip through...
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Nick K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on August 24, 2023
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James M.
Excellent
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Snapper (AM) on August 19, 2023
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Mitch S.
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 22, 2023
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FAQs about Great Southern Fishing Charters

Great Southern Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Intro Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Intro Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Shark Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip-Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Snapper (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Snapper (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip- Snapper (AM) (6 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 (Varies daily )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Included with the trip )
  • First Mate (Depending on type of trip , mate will be on board )
  • Fishing License (All license is included for duration of the charter )

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)

Meet the Captain

Benjamin Knight
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
ID & license verified
306 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
Varies daily
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Included with the trip
First Mate
Depending on type of trip , mate will be on board
Fishing License
All license is included for duration of the charter

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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
Children are welcome , above the age of 4 is recommended.
You Keep Catch
Season permitting
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
Based on each individual’s limitations

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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