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

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
    3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:55 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $399
    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 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $399
    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 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $399
    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 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $399
    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 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $399
    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 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:55 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $399
    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
    2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 15 - Oct 31
    $275
    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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About the Captain

Donald Roy
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
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179 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 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

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

Customer Reviews

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95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Walter G.
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A Great Way For Kids to Learn and Fish!

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM on July 14, 2021
My 4 grandsons, ages 15 to 10, and all novice salt water fisherman, had a wonderful experience.  They learned and fished at...
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Family 2 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (5 MAX) on April 2, 2021
For anyone that is looking to get their kids excited about fishing, this is who you want to go with! Captain Donald and Ms....
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3 Hour Fishing Trip and Dolphin Cruise

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM on June 8, 2021
Wow! What an an amazing experience for our 4 year old! This is definitely a kid-centered charter and I couldn’t imagine a...
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Kids Fishing

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (5 MAX) on April 5, 2021
First let me thank are two guides, they both were great with my five year-old and two-year-old grandsons they made sure that...
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Perfect boat trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM on July 20, 2021
This was a great boating experience for my 4 and 6 year olds. They’d never been on a boat before so we weren’t sure how...
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FAQs about Gulf Island Charters

Gulf Island Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Family/Kids (5 MAX) (2 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM (3 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour – Family/Kids (5 MAX) PM (3 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Family/Kids (5 MAX) AM (3 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (AM) (3 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids Fish/Dolphin Watch (PM) (3 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hr – Kids/Dolphins (5 MAX) AM (3 hours)

When you book a trip with Gulf Island Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS (Simrad & furuno)
  • Fishfinder (Simrad)
  • Live Bait Well

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

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

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

Top targeted fish species with Gulf Island Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish