Riptide Current Charters is your key to the finest angling in and around Orange Beach, Alabama. The company is operated by an aggressive fisherman who knows the local waters like the back of his hand. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned pro, Captain Jerry Bazzel will take care of you.

The smaller half to Riptide Charters, this boat is a 38’ Michael Fitts that’s great for offshore fishing. Equipped with all the appropriate navigational gear and the full complement of first aid and safety equipment, this sportfishing boat is a great base for a half and 3/4 day fishing trips. Praised for its excellent ride, the boat will offer a smooth and stable trip out to your fishing destination.

Come and enjoy a day of fishing in the sun on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Troll the nearshore waters for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Wahoo, and Tuna. Head to the rock bottom up to 500ft for Snapper and Amberjack. Check the bite in the Gulf for Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and who knows what else? If it swims and can bite a hook, the crew will catch it. It’s as simple as that!

If you have a fishing technique you would like to try, just let your captain know. You will be provided with licenses, bait, tackle, and ice. If you have favorite rod and reel, feel free to bring it.

The fish cleaning service and a tip for the deckhand are not included in the price

The Rip Current is docked at Zekes Marina.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling/Sightseeing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $950
    Head out on an exciting 3 hour fishing and sightseeing adventure. You'll fish around Perdido Pass, trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel along with many other species. As you'll be on the move throughout the trip, you'll get to take in the marine nature of the Gulf of Mexico and maybe even see some dolphins.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trolling/Sightseeing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $950
    This is a great fishing and sightseeing trip if you're short on time. You'll fish around Perdido Pass catching Spanish and King Mackerel along with many other species of fish. You'll also get to take in the sights and maybe even see the dolphins.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour (AM) – Deep Sea/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,000
    This is a great family trip. It is a 4-hour deep-sea, nearshore, and offshore trolling trip. You will be fishing the nearshore Gulf waters for Wahoo, King Mackerel, Spanish Macker, Tuna, and who knows what else?
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour (PM) – Deep Sea/Trolling
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $1,000
    This trip will see you venturing out to the nearshore Gulf waters in search of King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, and Tuna. It is a 4-hour deep-sea, nearshore, and offshore trolling trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing/Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,650
    Depart early and catch the morning bite. You'll start your trip by trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel on your way out, before switching to bottom fishing for different species of tasty Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing/Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,650
    Start your trip in the afternoon hours and troll on the way out as you head to some of the best bottom fishing spots around. Once you're there, you'll fish for a variety of Snapper and Grouper species, along with anything else that bites.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Summer Troll/Bottom (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,750
    June and July are the hottest months for keeping that Big Red Snapper! You can catch a bunch of other stuff but summer Snapper is a blast.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Summmer Troll/Bottom (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $1,750
    June and July are the hottest months for keeping that Big Red Snapper! The crew catches a bunch of other stuff but summer Snapper is a blast.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trolling/Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $1,900
    Enjoy a full day of trolling and bottom fishing for King Mackerel and Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,250
    This is a 10 hour trip that's suitable for the more seasoned fisherman. You'll be trolling on the way out before switching to bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and anything else that will bite a hook!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $2,250
    Eight hours of bottom fishing or trolling in the deep sea.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 31
    US $2,750
    This is an all day offshore trip that'll take you to the deep waters in search of Grouper, Scamp, and Amberjack. Maybe some trolling for Dolphin and Wahoo mixed in also! Great trip but only for the serious fisherman!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $2,800
    Have a memorable time bottom fishing or trolling in the deep sea for 10 hours.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    US $3,350
    A 12-hour trip in the deep sea.
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FAQs about Rip Current

Rip Current offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $950 per group, additional US $95 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trolling/Sightseeing (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $95 per person after 6 guests - 3 Hour Trolling/Sightseeing (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour (AM) – Deep Sea/Trolling (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 6 guests - 4 Hour (PM) – Deep Sea/Trolling (4 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group, additional US $165 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Bottom Fishing/Trolling (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group, additional US $165 per person after 6 guests - 6 Hour Bottom Fishing/Trolling (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group, additional US $175 per person after 8 guests - 6 Hour – Summer Troll/Bottom (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,750 per group, additional US $175 per person after 8 guests - 6 Hour – Summmer Troll/Bottom (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,900 per group, additional US $190 per person after 6 guests - 8 Hour Trolling/Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group, additional US $225 per person after 6 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (10 hours)
  • US $2,250 per group, additional US $225 per person after 8 guests - 8 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer (8 hours)
  • US $2,750 per group, additional US $275 per person after 6 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (12 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group, additional US $280 per person after 8 guests - 10 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Summer (10 hours)
  • US $3,350 per group, additional US $335 per person after 8 guests - 12 Hour – Bottom/Trolling Deep Sea (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Rip Current, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Radar

Trips booked with Rip Current include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for Tips)
  • Fishing License

Rip Current offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Gulf of Mexico)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Rip Current offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Rip Current include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Seth Wilson
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
56 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
429 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2014
Angler's Choice
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I grew up fishing out of Orange Beach, with all of my spare time being spent on the docks of Sportsman's Marina catching Flounder, White Trout, and Croaker. My hobby later turned into a career, after I spent time charter fishing with some of the greatest captains in the area. I now own and operate the Riptide, a 45' Resmondo that specializes in big fish and family fun!!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Michael Fitts (Sportfishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 350HP 3208 Caterpillar Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
23 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Gulf of Mexico
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano and Daiwa
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Works for Tips
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 60 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
No min. age, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Spring Break 2024
Spring Break 2024
February 4, 2024
Big King Mackerel and Spanish are starting to show up with the warmer days! Orange Beach is a hot spot for these in early March and April! Come catch some 4 hr trolling trip are great for this kind of fishing.
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