Max Drag Charters

Max Drag Charters invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime in the waters of Orange Beach, Alabama. They’ll take you into the productive offshore waters bursting with diverse fish species. The charter is run by Captain Curtis Bush who is a 4th-generation guide with plenty of experience. He’s genuinely happy when he sees his guests’ smiling faces, so he’ll go the extra mile to make sure you enjoy.

You’ll head out aboard a very comfortable boat that provides a dry and fast ride being powered by two 400 Detroit engines. The 42’ Bertram offshore sportfishing boat is made for long-distance trips and built to withstand any weather conditions, so sit back and relax on what promises to be a thrilling fishing adventure.

She comes fitted with comfortable padded seating, a toilet, a bedroom, and a kitchen for your convenience, as well as a flybridge from which you can fish and sightsee. The onboard GPS and fishfinder are used to locate the schools of fish, and the outriggers to maximize the catch while trolling.

Max Drag Charters can take you to the nearshore and the offshore waters where you can fish for many offshore species. Target King Mackerel, Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Grouper, Tilefish, Cobia, Bonito, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Swordfish, Marlin, and Sharks, as you embark on an all-rounded fishing experience.

You’ll have a first mate and deckhands on board who work extremely hard for gratuity so please make sure you tip them 15-20% off the trip price. They promise to make sure you are satisfied and are having a great time.

With everything you need for a productive day awaiting on board, all you need to do is grab some drinks and snacks and come aboard. Max Drag Charters is waiting to take you away on the trip of a lifetime. Come and make the most of it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    36 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $7,000
    price breakdown
    $7,000
    This mammoth overnight trip can be tailored to your needs. Head offshore and go after some monster fish, or hit the reefs and wrecks in serch of some bottom fish. You can even go swordfishing, if that tickles your fancy. Get in touch with your captain and you'll end up taking advantage of the Gulf's productive waters and a luxury boat. Whether it's Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Marlin fishing, or Grouper, Snapper and Cobia – or a combination of all: this trip has you sorted.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $4,800
    price breakdown
    $4,800
    Whatever you want out of the Gulf, this trip delivers. Spend a night onboard a luxury boat and head out onto the productive waters and get your fish on for as long as you want. You can bottom fish for Groupers and Snappers along the reefs, you can head to the deep waters and swordfish, or you can test your strength against Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Marlin to fill the boat. Let the captain know if you want to do one or a combination of these fishing and head out on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    Spend the day out on the Gulf's productive waters as you head over 25 miles offshore. Get your fish on and drop your line to depths of over 120 feet. Home to delicious Red Snapper, Groupers, Cobia, and exciting Amberjack as long as they are in season, among many more, you're in for a thrilling experience lifting these creatures from incredible depths and using all your strength and skills to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Start your day in style and land yourself something delicious for lunch on this exhilarating trip out into the Gulf. Try trolling to catch some strong but delicious pelagic beasts, or bottom fish to entice the bite of some other equally as tasty creatures. On this trip, you will bottom fishing for Red Snapper and possibly trolling for Bonita, Mackerel and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Vary your fishing techniques and get the hang of fishing the Gulf of Mexico on this extended half-day trip. You'll be suitably refreshed after a morning back on dry land, so you should have no problem battling it out with some of the monster fish that await. On this trip, you will bottom fishing for Red Snapper and possibly trolling for Bonita, Mackerel and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Not sure what you fancy targeting? Let this 5-hour trip show you the best of both worlds. Head out into the Gulf and practice some bottom fishing and trolling as you test your fishing skills, vary your techniques, and still head home with plenty of fish to fill the freezer. Get your fish on as you target Mackerel, Bonita and possibly Red Snapper and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Discover the beauty of the nearshore and offshore waters of Alabama on this 5-hour trip. Test your bottom fishing skills near the structures, and troll the open waters, as you test your fishing skills to land some delicious and exciting fish. Go after Mackerel, Bonito, and possibly Red Snapper, among many more, and head home with a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This 4-hour trolling trip is a great way to take the family out for a few hours before or after lunch. This is a nearshore fishing adventure that will give you the chance to target Mackerel, Bonita and more. You'll see lots of marine life including Turtles and Dolphins. The crew will even fillet and bag up the fish for you if you decide to keep it, so bring your A-game.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Bring the family along and get the kids hooked on fishing or just get your daily fix of fishing on this 4-hour afternoon trip. Hit the nearshore waters and troll to entice the bite of some highly-prized fish. Go after Mackerel, Bonita and more, as you spring into action at the sound of the screeching reels, ready to do battle to get these delicious creatures on board before taking them home.
  • Private trip
    3 hour Kids Bay Fishing Fun trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Departure times may vary.
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About the Captain

Curtis Bush
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
82 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2015
Captain Curtis is a USCG licensed charter boat captain who grew up fishing the waters of Alabama and Florida from Dauphin Island to Pensacola. Captain Curtis is a fun and caring person who will make sure your trip is both fun and productive, and above all unforgettable. He says: "I'm a 4th generation fisherman. I started going on my grandfather's charters at a very young age and it stuck".

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

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

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 435HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore 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
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 82 reviews
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8 hrs with Captain Curtis
8 hrs with Captain Curtis
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Angler Rating
76
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Amy M.
Loxley, AL
 5.00
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Perfect trip with kids

VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
We REALLY enjoyed this trip! We booked a private tour with the virus going around and we are so glad we did. It allowed us...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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Jake B.
Orange Beach, Alabama
 5.00
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6hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 10, 2020
Crew was awesome, fishing was great!! Enjoyed every minute I spent on that boat. Very friendly and very focused on making sure...
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Lee W.
Memphis, TN
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3 Hour with Kids

VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
Captain Curtis was awesome. We had planned to just do some fun bay fishing but when Curtis called and said the water was really...
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Brent H.
GRYMR-DEVNDLE, KY
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4 Hr PM Trolling Charter

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
We had an excellent 4 Hr trolling trip. We caught king mackerel and Spanish mackerel. It was an awesome day, with a super crew....
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