Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat

If you are looking to spend your next vacation in Alabama, join Orange Beach Fishing Charters. Captain Rex Williams will take you to the most productive fishing spots around, where you can reel in some exciting fish species.

Aboard his well-equipped 45’ Hatteras sportfishing yacht, you don’t have to compromise. The boat features everything you need to feel right at home, including air-conditioning, a multimedia system, restroom, shower, and a kitchen.

The boat can accommodate up to 6 people. Don’t hesitate to make this a fun family experience, since kids of all ages are welcome. Capt. Rex prides himself on his knowledge, and he will be happy to teach your kids everything about fish.

You’ll fish using custom-made rods, and Van Staal and Shimano reels. The bait will be ready before the trip, making it easy for you to get straight to fishing! The crew will be happy to clean your catch as well, so you can easily enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Depending on the trip you choose, you can go bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish. You can also go further offshore and target species like Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Tuna.

Besides the captain, there’ll be a first mate on the ‘Black Hat’. It’s customary to tip the mate between 15% and 20%, and it’s the only additional cost you can expect.

The captain will provide a cooler and ice to keep the fish iced down, but make sure to bring a small soft-sided cooler for your food and drinks. All you have to do is pack your lunch and favorite drinks and hop aboard. Make sure to bring some sun protection so you can relax and enjoy your day.

Bring your adventurous spirit, and go out with Orange Beach Fishing Charters for a memorable day!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    If you're a real water lover, spend 12 hours on board for an unforgettable adventure. You'll go bottom fishing for different species including Grouper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and Snapper. You will also try trolling for creatures like Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna. You can ask the captain about the target species depending on the season. All the equipment will be provided on board. All you need is sunscreen and some food and drinks, and you're ready for a great time!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    This is the trip to go on if you really love being out on the water. You'll spend 10 hours enjoying the scenery and the beautiful nature of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll go offshore to bottom fish for Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper, and Snapper. You can also experience trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi. The captain will provide all the equipment, just bring some sunscreen. Bring food and drinks to stay refreshed, and spend the day making great memories!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    Want to spend a whole day fishing for some of the most prized species in the Gulf of Mexico? This is the trip to book to get those fish off your bucket list! On this trip, you'll head offshore and go bottom fishing for Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and Grouper. Also, you will experience trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Marlin. All the equipment will be provided for you, just make sure to pack some sun protection. Bring some food and drinks, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    This is a great trip to go on in the early morning. Spend 6 hours offshore soaking in the beautiful nature of the area. Go bottom fishing for different creatures – Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Grouper. You can ask your captain about the target fish, since they're seasonal and have limits. He will have everything you need on board, just bring some sun protection, and some food and drinks. Prepare for a great offshore adventure and make some new memories on these beautiful waters!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,200
    This trip you will see bottom fishing offshore for Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and Grouper. (All fish have seasons, and limits.)
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About the Captain

Marty Starling
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since June 2015
Captain Marty has been fishing these waters for over 25 years. He loves making educational trips, where he can teach people all there is to know about fish. He’s a 4th generation commercial fisherman, so he pretty much grew up on the water. Capt. Marty loves seeing people enjoy themselves on his boat, the looks on their faces when they catch a huge fish, and showing them the amazing scenery. Marty grew up tournament fishing, fished up and down the whole east coast, and even went to Hawaii when he was 20 to fish for Marlin. He considers himself to be a professional, he’s knowledgable and willing to explain everything to his guests. He likes to feel his guests out and try to tailor their trips to what he feels they’ll enjoy the most. He says fishing is what gets him out of the bed in the morning, he’s really passionate about it and not in the business for the money. He wakes up thinking what fish he’s gonna catch and what kind of adventure he’s gonna have with his clients.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 389HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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James P.
Winder, Georgia
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Awesome time was had by all

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter on December 29, 2020
There were 5 of us, all first time fishing in big waters.  Had a wonderful experience.  Crew was extremely knowledgeable...
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter on November 27, 2020
The captain & first mate were excellent, very personable & friendly.  We had our kids with us & they really enjoyed the trip,...
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Great trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 11, 2020
we went out on the Black Hat for a 6 hr trip but had a little mechnical issue they had to tend to before the trip. The trip...
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Opelika, AL
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall on September 12, 2020
Our trip was right before a hurricane. The waves were awful and made for a rough trip, but the captain and deckhand were great...
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Baton Rouge, LA
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6 hour trip (a.m.) with Captain Rex and Deckhand Corey

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on June 12, 2020
Great weather. Engaging captain (but it was not who we thought it would be); the advertisement and the correspondence was with...
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FAQs about Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat

Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Van Staal and Shimano reels, custom rods.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Gratuity is appreciated.)
  • Fishing License

Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Handline
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)