Gulf Island Charters

Gulf Island Charters invites you to team up with Captain Donald Roy for an action-packed fishing experience out of Orange Beach, Alabama. He has been fishing these waters for most of his life and knows them like the back of his hand. Whatever you might want to do on the water, he’s bound to know the best way to get started.

You’ll be fishing on his 26’ Sea Fox center console that runs on a pair of 150 HP Evinrude engines. With a capacity of 6, it’s the perfect vessel for small groups and family trips. A full array of Simrad and Furuno navigation electronics will ensure you’re on the right track during the trip. It’s also equipped with a clean restroom and freshwater sink.

Captain Donald has a wide variety of packages to suit even the most discerning guest. Those in search of some fine table fare should make the best of the summer Red Snapper season, fishing near the oil rigs, which you won’t regret! Other fish found in the local waters include Redfish, Amberjack, Kingfish, Cobia, and more besides. If you’re more interested in just cruising, feel free to enjoy the wildlife and watch the Blue Angels flying high overhead on the non-fishing trips.

You’ll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear for a productive trip, and the captain will clean and bag the catch for you afterward. While there is bottled water aboard, you are more than welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks for the trip. Come on down and treat yourself to some of the best fishing around!

Please note: Due to the nature of fishing, kids’ fishing trips tend to be catch and release trips.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5HR Trip - Red Snapper 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Aug (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 688
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Red Snapper trips involve fishing by the oil rigs where these tasty fish like to hide out. This is the most popular fish in the Gulf, so why not make the best of the open season. This trip takes 5 passengers maximum.
  • Private trip
    5HR Trip - Trolling 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 688
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is perfect for families and involves trolling near the coast at up to 20 miles. With plenty of Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and more besides, trolling around here is loads of fun. This trip takes 5 passengers maximum.
  • Private trip
    4HR Trip - Trolling 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip is very well suited for families as well as regular anglers. Expect will be trolling in the nearshore waters for a variety of species like Kingfish and Cobia. This trip takes 5 passengers maximum.
  • Private trip
    3HR Trip - Family/Kids 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Shorter trips like this are focused on providing the ultimate family fishing experience. You'll go inshore for some fun time fishing for a variety of species. This trip takes 5 passengers maximum. The fishing is usually catch and release on these trips.
  • Private trip
    3HR Trip - Kids/Dolphins 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you can mix fun fishing which the kids will love with a visit to some local spots where dolphins are a common sight. Catch some fish and see dolphins playing–it's the perfect combination for a special day for the kids! This trip takes 5 passengers maximum. These are generally catch and release charters.
  • Private trip
    2HR Trip - Family/Kids - 5 MAX
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 275
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This shorter trip is geared toward providing the best experience for the whole family. You'll go inshore for some fun time fishing for a variety of species. This trip takes 5 passengers maximum. These trips tend to be catch and release.
  • Private trip
    3HR Trip - Blue Angels (NO FISHING)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available (Tue, Wed)
    US$ 275
    up to 6 persons
    This is a three-hour dolphin and Blue Angels excursion where you can watch the famous Blue Angel planes practice their maneuvers while searching for dolphins. Please note this is not a fishing trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Cobia
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 150HP Evinrude engines.

Length
26 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
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

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

About the Captain

Donald Roy
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since April 2016
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Captain Donald Roy has been fishing the waters of Louisiana and Orange Beach, Alabama since he was a little boy. His longtime goal was to finally start doing what he so loves. Customer satisfaction is something he takes very seriously, and he's always doing everything he can to make sure all his guests are having fun, especially the little ones.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Stacey Annaratone
Pensacola, FL
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VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
My family thoroughly enjoyed our fishing trip! Captain Donald was personable,patient and helpful with us. It was the first...
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Brenda Hathorn
Tontitown, AR
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
Great trip no big fish but caught a stingray! Would recommend morning trips - not afternoon in July - Captain was great with...
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Jamison Cochran
Spring Hill, KS
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3 hour fishing trip with children

VERIFIED   June 23, 2018
Captain was very nice and courtious.  Boat was very clean and well kept.  Awesome with children.  I will definitely...
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Leonard Meaux
Lake Arthur, LA
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Fishing with Donald

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
This is a very good trip for children.
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Pensacola, FL
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VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
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