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 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
    $8,100
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $5,400
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,700
    This trip will take you bottom fishing trip for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, and Amberjack, depending on what's in season. You'll also high speed troll on the way out and back in for Wahoo, Tuna, King Mackerel, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,350
    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. Gratuity 20%
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,150
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,125
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $900
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $900
    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. GRATUITY 20%
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Kids Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $675
    Departure times may vary. Gratuity 20%.
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About the Charter Operator

Max Drag Charters
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
5 Fishing Reports
156 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. The Max Drag crew are fun and caring people 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) Gag Grouper

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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97%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Robert E.
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Awesome 5 hour trip fishing with friends and family!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on September 11, 2021
What a great trip!  Thank you Max Drag Charters!  Captain Matt and his deckhand Dennis were friendly, knowledgeable, and...
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5 hour trip with Captain Curtis and crew

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (AM) on November 27, 2021
We had an awesome fishing trip!! Boat was super nice!! Weather amazing. Dennis was the best deck hand ever!! He was super friendly...
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8-Hour trip with Matt and Dennis

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on August 15, 2021
The 8-hour trip was amazing. Even with the threat of bad weather, Captain Matt was able to steer clear of the rain for 90%...
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4 Hour Trilling Trip - Slayed the Spanish Mackerel!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 24, 2021
Highest recommendation for Max Drag and Captain Curtis! We were able to book last minute, great and fast communication from...
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4 Hour Trip With Captain Curtis

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 27, 2021
I was worried our trip would be ruined when I had a seasick kid, but Max Drag Charters and went above and beyond to make sure...
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FAQs about Max Drag Charters

Max Drag Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group - 3 Hour Kids Bay Fishing (3 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,125 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,700 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $5,400 per group - 24 Hour Trip (24 hours)
  • $8,100 per day per group - 36 Hour Trip (2 days)

When you book a trip with Max Drag Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Max Drag Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Max Drag Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Max Drag Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Max Drag Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo