Hooked Up Charters

26350 Cotton Bayou Drive
Orange Beach AL, United States

It’s challenging to find a place that can offer anglers both exciting inshore action as well as reel-screaming bluewater fights. Alabama has the fish and Hooked Up Charters have the know-how to put you on the best bite around, whether it’s Bull Redfish or Mahi Mahi!

Captain Michael Thomas invites you to join him on board his 31’ Mako. She’s an offshore sport fishing boat, built in ‘95 and restored in ‘15 – old-fashioned quality combined with modern amenities. You can bring your family or fishing team without leaving anyone out, she can hold 6 anglers comfortably fishing at the same time. Your trip to the fishing grounds will be quick, thanks to the twin outboard 250 HP Suzuki engines.

Capt. Michael is a specialist in family fun fishing and has the experience required to put you on the best bite. Just talk to him before arriving to figure out what’s best for you – which waters, species or time of day to fish. Hooked Up Charters can take you all over the place in pursuit of the best fishing.

Inshore beasts like Bull Redfish or Black Drum lurk in the shallows. If you’re looking to flex your fishing muscles you can hook up Reef Donkey (Amberjack), just remember to hold on tight! Fans of trolling can go after King and Spanish Mackerel, the onboard outriggers will extend your reach and allow for more lines in the water. Trolling trips are perfect for beginners just getting their sea legs.

The excellent fishing doesn’t stop at the shallow waters. A bit further off the coast you’ll go after the delicious Red Snapper as well as other tasty fish. You can also go after Mahi Mahi and other species in the blue waters of the Gulf.

Whether you’re looking for inshore relaxation, offshore reel-screaming action, or anything in between book a trip with Hooked Up Charters and get ready to see how Alabama’s fishing has earned its sterling reputation!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 25
    each additional person
    Departure times are flexible and can be moved, talk to the captain in advance to work out the details. You'll spend the entire day fishing the bountiful waters off the coast of Alabama on this trip. You can target a wide range of species like Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Groupers, Snappers, Mackerel, and many others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Deep Sea (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    Departure times can be changed, contact the captain in advance to work out the details. This exciting trip will take you fishing up to 30 miles away from the coast. You'll go after Snappers, Groupers, Sharks, Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    US$ 850
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Start the day off right, by catching yourself some lunch and dinner! You'll go fishing in the bountiful nearshore waters of Alabama, some 10 miles off the coast. Bottom fishing for Snapper happens when the water gets deep enough, but you'll troll to and from that point. The starting time for this trip is flexible.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Mako (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki DF250 engines.

31 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Michael Thomas
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since May 2016
Captain Michael Thomas has over 3 decades of fishing experience under his tackle belt. His grandpa – a commercial fisherman – got him hooked on angling when he was just a kid. Capt. Michael grew up fishing in South Florida and is more than happy to share this knowledge with his guests!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Captain Mike got us on fish right away.  Did a great job of seeing that everyone had a good time.  Recommend this charter for anyone.

Fished July 8, 2018
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Treated really well by Sea Play Charter Capt Donnie & Capt Brad I and my 17 year old grandson Barrett had Capt Brad for our Skipper didn’t find fish early on but he kept moving around until he found some

Fished June 26, 2018
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Fished June 25, 2018
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