Gulf Island Charters invites you to team up with Captain Donald Roy for an action-packed, catch and release 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.

Captain Donald specializes in kid fishing trips where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are adult-driven, this trip is all about the kids. Their fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. The fish you can expect to hook are Catfish, Croaker, White Trout, and Black Drum, just keep in mind all trips are catch and release.

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. Please note that the captain operates on multiple ships and in case you are sailing on a different one than the above, that does not have a restroom onboard, the nearest one is 5 minutes away on the shore.

You’ll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear and tackle for a productive trip. 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (copy)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    US $339
    Keep in mind these trips are catch & release. This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are adult-driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to salt water fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:55 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    US $449
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to salt water fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Keep in mind these trips are Catch & Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $449
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to saltwater fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Keep in mind these trips are Catch & Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $449
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to salt water fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Keep in mind these trips are Catch & Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $449
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to salt water fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Keep in mind these trips are Catch & Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $449
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to salt water fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Keep in mind these trips are Catch & Release.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids/Dolphins (5 MAX) AM
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:55 AM
    US $449
    This is a trip where kids can learn to fish in a safe yet fun environment. While most Charter fishing trips on the Gulf Coast are Adult driven, this trip is all about the kids. Our fishing trips are designed to introduce your children to salt water fishing in calm protected waters close to shore. While we can’t guarantee a sighting, but there is a possibility of seeing dolphins and other marine life. Keep in mind these trips are Catch & Release.
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4.9 / 5
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Family fishing adventure

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM on July 11, 2023
Gulf charter family fishing I 100% recommend this experience to anyone wanting to fish with kids; even adults looking...
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Fishing with Donald

VERIFIED   3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (PM) on July 6, 2023
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (PM) on June 28, 2023
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John V.
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Awesome Captain who’s even better with kids!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM on May 13, 2024
My Son and I booked a 3 hr Charter with Captain Don! Wow what a guy my son is 3 and was definitely the star of the show. We...
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SUPER family outing!

VERIFIED   3 Hr – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM on July 29, 2023
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FAQs about Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids

Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $339 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (copy) (2 hours)
  • US $449 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM (3 hours)
  • US $449 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM (3 hours)
  • US $449 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM (3 hours)
  • US $449 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $449 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $449 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids/Dolphins (5 MAX) AM (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Simrad & furuno
  • Fishfinder Simrad
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn & zebco)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Only on calm days)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Crab
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Skate
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Charter Operator

Gulf Island Charters
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
ID & license verified
288 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2016
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 and his team take very seriously, and are always doing everything they can to make sure all their guests are having fun, especially the little ones.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Crab Crab
Ladyfish Ladyfish

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
Only on calm days
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Simrad & furuno
Fishfinder
Simrad
Radar
Furuno

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn & zebco
Lures
Drinks
Bottled water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
this is kids trip we fish for anything that bits
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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