Great Escape Charters run exciting inshore and nearshore fishing trips on the Gulf of Mexico, based out of Orange Beach, Alabama. With over twenty years of fishing experience on the Gulf, this friendly and knowledgeable crew strive to make every charter the experience of a lifetime.

Join them aboard their 21’ McKee Craft center console, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha 4-Stroke motor with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots. The boat comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, VHF radio, a live bait tank, as well as a wireless trolling motor and anchoring system to navigate you into any shallow hotspots.

The vessel is wide and spacious, with plenty of room to accommodate up to 4 anglers. The deck has plenty of seating for all and also features a flat casting area so that you can get into the perfect fishing position.

On trips with Great Escape Charters, you’ll target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snapper, Sheepshead, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, and other inshore and nearshore species.

They will guide you through various techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling. You’ll also be provided with rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and fishing licenses on all trips. At the end of the day, they will clean, fillet, and bag your catch for your enjoyment.

Enjoy a Gulf fishing adventure like no other with Great Escape Charters!

Please make sure to tip the deckhand the customary 20-25% to award their effort and hard work!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Head out on a 4-hour inshore fishing trip for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheephead, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and many more inshore and nearshore species. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear, bait, and lures. Feel free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and sail away!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Head out on a 4-hour inshore fishing trip for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheephead, Spanish Mackerel, and many more inshore species. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear, bait, and lures. Feel free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and sail away!
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About the Captain

Will Owens
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
2 Fishing Reports
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195 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2015
Captain Will Owens has been fishing since he was a little boy and says fishing is his true passion. He has been a professional captain for over 20 years and works with professional mates to ensure a great experience for everyone on board. Capt. Will is a fun and knowledgeable captain who likes nothing more than seeing his guests catch big fish!

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Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

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

Boat Specs

McKee Craft (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on March 29, 2021
Captain was very patient and helpful with my two boys. The fish weren’t very cooperative but that’s fishing. Overall a...
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4 Hour Trip with Captain Andy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 24, 2021
Captain Will had something come up and we went out with Captain Andy instead and had a great trip. We have been on many charters...
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Afternoon outing with Captain Pat

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on April 6, 2021
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The captain canceled

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Fishing with Will

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 22, 2021
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FAQs about Great Escape Charters – 21’

Great Escape Charters – 21’ offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Great Escape Charters – 21’, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Great Escape Charters – 21’ include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Great Escape Charters – 21’ offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Great Escape Charters – 21’ offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Great Escape Charters – 21’ include:
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout