Are you ready to catch the big one? Then pick a trip with Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters! Captains Barry and Justin have been fishing together since they were kids and know everything there is about these spots. Their trips are suitable for anglers of all skill levels and ages, including kids and elders.

You’ll be fishing from a 27’ Ameracat catamaran that accommodates up to 6 guests. She was built in 2018, has professional navigational electronics, and she’s powered by twin 200 HP Suzuki engines. Besides providing a safe and fast ride, the boat also has all the equipment you need for a great day of fishing - outriggers, a live bait tank, and all kinds of rods and reels.

The trips range from 4 to 24 hours long, so there’s really something for everyone. Short trips can take you after Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, or Mackerel, while full day adventures can get you to land Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, or even Marlin. With this long list of possible catches, comes a long list of fishing techniques you can use. Challenge yourself and you’ll see that a harder way is also more fun!

The captain will cover your fishing equipment and license, so you only need to prepare your food, drinks, and sunscreen. If you’re keeping your catch for later, don’t forget to bring your cooler. If you need a pickup by boat, it can be arranged. Just make sure to discuss it with the captain in advance.

Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters is just what you need for a perfect day off. Leave your worries behind and set out to the hotspots of the Gulf!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $1,150
    The four-hour trip is one of our most popular trips. If you want to catch fish but not take all day doing it, this trip is for you. This trip allows you to run out to the fishing grounds, catch fish, and be back at the dock in no time. You don't need to be an experienced angler to enjoy this adventure, so everyone can come aboard. Target species are King Mackerel, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and Shark. Departure also available at 6:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m. if you prefer so.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $1,150
    The four-hour trip is one of our most popular trips. If you want to catch fish but not take all day doing it, this trip is for you. This trip allows you to run out to the fishing grounds, catch fish, and be back at the dock in no time. You don't need to be an experienced angler to enjoy this adventure, so everyone can come aboard. Target species are King Mackerel, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Shark, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – 6 am-12 pm
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    The Six Hour Trip is the perfect fit for most groups. It allows you to get a little further offshore but also not take up the whole day fishing. Target Species are Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Shark, Vermilion Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Bonito.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,400
    The six-hour trip is the perfect fit for most groups. It allows you to get a little further offshore but also not take up the whole day fishing. Target species are Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Shark, Vermilion Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Bonito, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,850
    This trip allows you to get offshore a little further and expand the target species. With this trip, you get to go further, catch different species of fish, and still be back at the dock in time to enjoy the rest of the day! Target Cobia, Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,450
    This trip is for the saltier fisherman who want to go way out and catch the BIG one. This trip consists of deep dropping for Grouper, Amberjack, Red Snapper, White Snapper, Beeliners, and many other species. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,850
    This trip allows you to deep drop for Grouper, Amberjack, Red Snapper, White Snapper, Vermilion Snapper (beeliners), and many other reef species. This also allows you to target some blue water species like Blackfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna as well as many others.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,350
    This is the longest and furthest trip and this allows you to go to the Tuna grounds, where the big guys live. Fish you may encounter and catch are the Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo, just to name a few.
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About the Charter Operator

Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
35 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2020
Barry and Justin are native islanders. Their families have fished the waters near the island for eight generations and counting. Before going into business together, Barry and Justin started fishing out of a small 12 ft. Aluminum boat that ventured out into the gulf several times! As teenagers, they both deck handed for charter boats until they had their own boats to fish on. Needless to say, these two know these waters (and fishing spots!) better than anyone. Captain Barry and Justin as the deckhand made a terrific team and were some of the top producers in the charter boat community for years. These guys still fish the waters when their schedules allow, and they are raising rodeo and tournament champions themselves! The ninth generation of islanders is growing up doing what Barry and Justin love - fishing. Dauphin Island holds a special place in our hearts, and we’d love the opportunity to showcase our fishing skills, as well as what the Gulf of Mexico has to offer!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Ameracat (Catamaran) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano reels, Avet reel and custom rods
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tipping is 15-20%
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
At least 4 years old; bring life vests
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Kellie G.
St Louis, Missouri
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5.0 / 5
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6-8 hour with Cpt. Gage. Great trip!

8 Hour Trip on June 3, 2020
We had a great experience with Dauphin Island Sport Fishing, we would definitely recommend them and will be back for our next...
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Brent B.
Winder, GA
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Caught our Limit!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 29, 2020
Amazing trip with my wife and kids (teenagers) on the last weekend of snapper season. Water was a bit choppy but clear, and...
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Todd P.
Very good
3.7 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Justin

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – 6 am-12 pm on June 1, 2022
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Walter L.
Fredericktown, MO
Excellent
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8 hour trip with Capt Gage and Jay

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 10, 2020
We celebrated our son’s graduation with a fishing trip with capt. Gage and Jay. It was better than we had hoped for. They...
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Kathleen R.
Houston, Texas
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Half Day Trip w Captain Gage & Jay

6 Hour Trip – 6 am-12 pm on June 20, 2020
We came down to Dauphin Island for a mini getaway and had an amazing time. Caught some amazing snapper. Gage put us right on...
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FAQs about Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters

Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,150 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 6 Hour Trip – 6 am-12 pm (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,450 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,850 per group - 18 Hour Trip (18 hours)
  • $3,350 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano reels, Avet reel and custom rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tipping is 15-20%)
  • Fishing License

Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo