Gulf Island Charters

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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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $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
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Sep 30
    $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.
There are 66 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Donald Roy
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
28 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

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Crab Crab
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

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
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
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 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.
No Smoking
Catch and Release Mandatory

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Caught a catfish
3 hr Fishing Trip
Trip with Captain Donald Ron
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Angler Rating
25
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Andrea T.
Crystal City, MO
 5.00
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7 am trip with Captain Don

VERIFIED   NEW  June 1, 2020
My kids and I have a great time on our trip! Captain Don knew where to take us to catch the fish and my son couldn’t stop...
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Tony H.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Fishing with kids

VERIFIED   NEW  June 1, 2020
Loved our fishing trip with captain Don and Amy Lee!  They are just wonderful, good people and that’s all there...
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Stephanie J.
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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2 Hr Trip w/Littles

VERIFIED   NEW  May 21, 2020
We had a wonderful experience! We took my 3yr old and 5 yr old. They also had a blast. The boat was clean. Captain Dan and...
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Jerud E.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
 4.67
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3 hour with Family

VERIFIED   NEW  May 27, 2020
Great time. Not the best weather, but that’s out of the Captain’s control. Offered us ponchos and stopped under...
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Latasha A.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  May 31, 2020
Awesome time with an awesome crew! Thanks so much guys! We had a blast 😊
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