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
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - May 15
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $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
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - May 15
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $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
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - May 15
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $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) – Summer
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 7
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This is a great summer 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) – Summer
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 7
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This trip you will see bottom fishing offshore for Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and Grouper. (All fish have seasons, and limits.)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    For a great fall fishing experience, book this trip and go offshore to enjoy the beautiful nature this area has to offer. Do some bottom fishing for creatures like Amberjack, Triggerfish, Grouper, and Snapper. Ask your captain what fish you'll target, since they all have seasons and limits. Capt. Rex will have all the fishing gear you need. All you need is some sunscreen and some food and drinks to stay refreshed. Get ready for an unforgettable trip on these productive waters!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    If you're an early bird, book this trip and go offshore to spend 6 hours on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You'll go bottom fishing for different species including Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish. These are all seasonal species, and they have limits, so speak to your captain about the target fish. You'll find all the gear on board. Don't forget to bring sun protection, and some food and drinks. Have a great fishing adventure on these fish-rich grounds full of honey holes!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    Head offshore after a good night's sleep and spend 6 hours basking in the sun in the Gulf of Mexico. Prepare to go bottom fishing for species like Amberjack, Triggerfish, Snapper, and Grouper. Feel free to ask your captain about the target fish, since all species have their seasons and limits. All the gear will be available for you on board, just make sure to bring sun protection, and some food and drinks. Come and make some great memories in the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    After you've had a good night's sleep, hit these productive fishing grounds and go offshore to spend the day in the beautiful nature of this area. You'll bottom fish for a variety of species like Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, and Triggerfish. These species all have seasons and limits, so you can confirm the target fish with your captain. He'll have all the equipment you need. Bring some sunscreen, some food and drinks, and you're all set to make some great memories on this fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Get an early start, and enjoy this winter trip offshore. You'll spend 6 hours enjoying some of the most beautiful nature in the area. On this trip, you'll go bottom fishing for fish like Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Grouper. All species have seasons and limits, so ask your captain about the fish you'll target. All the equipment you need will be on board, just bring some sun protection. Pack some food and drinks to stay energized, and you're ready for your fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Book this afternoon winter trip for your chance to go offshore and spend 6 hours soaking in the beautiful nature this area has to offer. You'll be bottom fishing for species like Snapper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and Grouper. All fish have seasons and limits, so you can ask your captain about the target fish. He will provide all the equipment you need, just make sure to bring sunscreen, and some food and drinks. Get ready for a memorable time on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Fall
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 8 - Oct 31
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Book this trip and you're free to hit the snooze button. Go out on the water in the afternoon, and head offshore for some adventure. You'll be trolling for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel, getting an authentic experience of fishing in the gulf. The captain will provide all the fishing gear, just make sure to pack some sunscreen and some snacks and drinks to say refreshed. Come and experience the fish-rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Spring
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    You don't have to sacrifice your sleep in order to have some fun! Come on the afternoon trip and Capt. Rex will take you out on the water to troll for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel. Soak in some great views while trying to reel in some of these prized fish. You'll find all the equipment on board, but don't forget sun protection. Bring some snacks and drinks, come aboard and enjoy your fishing adventure in the Gulf of Mexico!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Winter
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Feb 28
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    If you want to sleep in on a winter day, book this trip and head offshore in the afternoon hours. Capt. Rex will take you offshore to troll for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel. Get ready to soak in the beautiful nature while getting the fish to bite. The captain will have all the equipment you need, just bring some sunscreen, and some snacks and drinks if you'd like. Book this adventure and experience the productive waters of the Gulf of Mexico!
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About the Captain

Marty Starling
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

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

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.71
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day.
Early start for us and the pelican
6 hour trip (a.m.) with Captain Rex and Deckhand Corey
+6
Angler Rating
6
2
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Aaron D.
Dallas, TX
 4.67
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Great trip

VERIFIED   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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Leon F.
Delano, MN
 5.00
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Outstanding!

VERIFIED   February 23, 2020
Captain Marty and deckhand Ben know what they’re doing when it comes to fishing the Gulf! They were very helpful with...
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Timothy M.
Baton Rouge, LA
 4.00
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6 hour trip (a.m.) with Captain Rex and Deckhand Corey

VERIFIED   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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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
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Amanda L.
Madison, MS
 5.00
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Half day.

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
We had a fantastic time! Caught many fish every time we stopped. Wonderful family fun!
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