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 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!

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 27 May - 10 Aug
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    3 Hr – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $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
    3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 27 May - 10 Aug
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Combine your kids' fishing trip with a mix of dolphin watching, sightseeing, and shelling to keep everyone in the family satisfied. Book your trip for the same price as a single-purpose trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 27 May - 10 Aug
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Combine your kids' fishing trip with a mix of dolphin watching, sightseeing, and shelling to keep everyone in the family happy. Plan your trip at the same pricing as a single-purpose trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hr – Kids/Dolphins (5 MAX) AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    up to 4 persons
    + $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. This is a catch and release trip.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (5 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 27 May - 10 Aug
    $275
    up to 4 persons
    + $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.
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About the Captain

Donald Roy
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
20 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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 takes very seriously, and he's always doing everything he can to make sure all his guests are having fun, especially the little ones.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Speckled Trout 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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
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
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
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
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Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3 hr Fishing Trip
Trip with Captain Donald Ron
June fishing trip
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Angler Rating
18
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Shaunna R.
Gulf Shores, AL
 5.00
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This was best part of our vacation!

VERIFIED   May 28, 2019
Such an amazing captain & crew (captain’s wife) They are patient, friendly, flexible & super accommodating! They...
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Jonathan F.
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 5.00
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Family fishing and dolphin tour

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
We did a family fishing and dolphin tour. We caught catfish, stingrays, and some other types of fish. Captain Don and Amyleigh...
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Rodney M.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Great fun for kids first time fishing!

VERIFIED   April 2, 2019
Captain Roy and Amy Lee were so pleasant and really made the trip enjoyable.  Amy Lee really took time to teach the kids...
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Amber W.
Cabot, AR
 5.00
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3 hr Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
We had an amazing time with Captain and Chippie . Will definitely plan a longer trip next time we are here .
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Kristina C. H.
Burbank, IL
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Fishing with Donald

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
Had a great trip with Captain Don and Miss Amy Lee! All the kids caught fish and were even saw dolphins! Such an amazing time!
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