Join Gulf Island Charters and Captain Ty for a fun-filled, catch and release fishing adventure! Start your day on the water in Orange Beach, a place blessed with a year-round fishing season. Capt. Ty has been fishing in this area most of his life, and there’s not a good fishing spot he hasn’t found. Taking a trip with an experienced guide like he is, is the best way to have lots of catch, learn useful tricks, and feel safe on the boat.

Capt. Ty specializes in kid fishing trips where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Their fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. The fish you can expect to hook are Catfish, Croaker, White Trout, and Black Drum, just keep in mind all catch will be released.

You’ll be fishing on his 25’ Caroline skiff center console that runs on a 150 HP Evinrude engine. With a capacity of 6, it’s the perfect vessel for small groups and family trips. The boat is extra wide, so there’s more than enough space for everyone to fish at the same time. A full array of Simrad and Furuno navigation electronics will ensure you’re on the right track during the trip. There is no porta-potty but the captain will be more than happy to bring you somewhere if needed. 

Your fishing equipment is covered, so you only need to bring some snacks and drinks. Join Gulf Island Charters and spend a memorable day with your loved ones!

This boat may be subject to changes and run by Captain Donald Roy as well.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour - Shrimp Charter
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $425
    Shrimping is completely interactive where you will participate in the shrimping process. This is a very educational experience where you will learn about many underwater species. The species we catch in the net are shrimp, stingrays, crabs, and a wide variety of fish. Bottlenose dolphins will follow the net and when we retrieve the net they will often follow the net to the boat and remain close to the boat while the bi-catch is returned.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour - Shrimp Charter AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $425
    Shrimping is completely interactive where you will participate in the shrimping process. This is a very educational experience where you will learn about many underwater species. The species we catch in the net are shrimp, stingrays, crabs, and a wide variety of fish. Bottlenose dolphins will follow the net and when we retrieve the net they will often follow the net to the boat and remain close to the boat while the bi-catch is returned.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour - Shrimp Charter PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $425
    Shrimping is completely interactive where you will participate in the shrimping process. This is a very educational experience where you will learn about many underwater species. The species we catch in the net are shrimp, stingrays, crabs, and a wide variety of fish. Bottlenose dolphins will follow the net and when we retrieve the net they will often follow the net to the boat and remain close to the boat while the bi-catch is returned.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 31
    $425
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, these trips are Catch and Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 31
    $425
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, these trips are Catch and Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 31
    $425
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, these trips are Catch and Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Shrimping&Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $425
    This fun trip will keep you interested and excited the whole time. The captain will show you how to handle the nets and collect everything that got caught. You can also expect Dolphins following the boat, hoping to get their share of the prey. Toss them a few! Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, all fish on this trip will be released.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Shrimping&Fishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $425
    This interactive trip will keep everyone onboard invested and entertained. Bring your kids, let the captain teach them how to fish and collect the catch from the nets. Don't forget their snacks and drinks. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, all fish on this trip will be released.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Shrimping&Fishing Evening
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $425
    Beat the heat and go shrimping in the evening. Whether you're a family or a group of friends, you'll enjoy this short, fun tour. The captain will keep you engaged and active during the trip, so you'll learn a thing or two. Keep your camera ready for the Dolphins! Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, all fish on this trip will be released.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 31
    $425
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, these trips are Catch and Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 31
    $425
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to salt water fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, these trips are Catch and Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 31
    $425
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, these trips are Catch and Release.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour - Shrimp Charter
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $325
    Shrimping is completely interactive where you will participate in the shrimping process. This is a very educational experience where you will learn about many underwater species. The species we catch in the net are shrimp, stingrays, crabs, and a wide variety of fish. Bottlenose dolphins will follow the net and when we retrieve the net they will often follow the net to the boat and remain close to the boat while the bi-catch is returned.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour - Shrimp Charter AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $325
    Shrimping is completely interactive where you will participate in the shrimping process. This is a very educational experience where you will learn about many underwater species. The species we catch in the net are shrimp, stingrays, crabs, and a wide variety of fish. Bottlenose dolphins will follow the net and when we retrieve the net they will often follow the net to the boat and remain close to the boat while the bi-catch is returned.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour - Shrimp Charter PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - May 1
    $325
    Shrimping is completely interactive where you will participate in the shrimping process. This is a very educational experience where you will learn about many underwater species. The species we catch in the net are shrimp, stingrays, crabs, and a wide variety of fish. Bottlenose dolphins will follow the net and when we retrieve the net they will often follow the net to the boat and remain close to the boat while the bi-catch is returned.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (5 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 29 - Dec 31
    $325
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Just keep in mind that due to the nature of fishing, these trips are Catch and Release.

About the Charter Operator

Gulf Island Charters
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
179 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2016
Captain Donald Roy has been fishing the waters of Louisiana and Orange Beach, Alabama since he was a little boy. His longtime goal was to finally start doing what he so loves. Customer satisfaction is something he and his team take very seriously, and are always doing everything they can to make sure all their guests are having fun, especially the little ones.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Shrimp Shrimp

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff extra wide (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3 hour trip dolphin watch and fishing
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Fishing Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Michael B.
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 hour late afternoon trip with Captain Ty

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) on July 22, 2021
Captain Ty was awesome.  My wife and I were very impressed that he made the trip special for our three kids (9 year old boy,...
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Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (AM) on June 23, 2021
I have 4 kids (ages 9, 8, 6, and 4) and I wanted a family friendly charter to introduce them to the idea of fishing off a boat....
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Half Day with Captain Ty- Captain Don

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM on June 15, 2021
A 1/2 day of fishing turned into a 1/2 day of staying out of a storm.  We probably shouldn’t have even left the dock. ...
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Fishing with Captain Ty

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM on June 10, 2021
This was our family’s 2nd time to use Ty as our Captain. He was keen to our request to just fish and he took us to a spot...
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In Shore Trip with Capt. Ty

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM on July 22, 2021
Let me first say that Capt. Ty did a wonderful job. He was patient, funny, laid back and helped us find dolphins while we were...
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FAQs about Gulf Island Charters – Skiff

Gulf Island Charters – Skiff offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour - Shrimp Charter (2 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour - Shrimp Charter AM (2 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour - Shrimp Charter PM (2 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (5 MAX) (2 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour - Shrimp Charter (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour - Shrimp Charter AM (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour - Shrimp Charter PM (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Shrimping&Fishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Shrimping&Fishing (PM) (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Shrimping&Fishing Evening (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (3 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (AM) (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf Island Charters – Skiff, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Gulf Island Charters – Skiff include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Fishing License

Gulf Island Charters – Skiff offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Only on calm days)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Gulf Island Charters – Skiff offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Island Charters – Skiff include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Shrimp