Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters is based in Orange Beach, Alabama. The crew works hard to provide an amazing day on the water, adhering to local rules and regulations. Together with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters, you’ll have the opportunity to bring in a collection of great catches!

You’ll spend the day fishing aboard a brand-new 25’ center console, powered by a 250 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engine. It can cater up to 6 guests and is equipped with top-notch navigational electronics, including a GPS and a fish finder. The vessel has a Minn Kota i-Pilot wireless trolling motor, as well as a live bait tank.

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters is a family-friendly company, that can accommodate any angler’s needs. Whether it’s your first time on the water, or you’re a professional fisherman – the crew will gladly share their knowledge with you and do their best to put you on fish.

They offer 4, 6, and 8-hour trips, fishing wrecks and flats in inshore and nearshore waters, as well as up to 9 miles offshore. You’ll get the chance to use a variety of techniques, from light and heavy tackle to bottom and drift fishing, as well as spinning, trolling, and jigging.

Your main target species for the day are Redfish, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, King Mackerel, Flounder, Amberjack, Mangrove, Red, and Vermilion Snapper, and Mahi Mahi.

Your trip with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters includes your fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. The crew will also offer to clean and fillet your catch so you can go home and enjoy a delicious meal with your family. You’ill also be provided with drinks, so feel free to bring your own snacks if you’d like.

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters’ goal is to exceed expectations and build lasting relationships with their clients. If you’re itching for an adventure, join their expert crew in Orange Beach and get ready to create lasting memories in the Gulf!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    Get ready to fish the Gulf of Mexico for Amberjack, Cobia (in season), Snapper, King and Spanish Mackerel, and many more. Tackle, bait, and licenses are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    November Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    November Bull Redfish. It's like nothing you've ever done! Once you experience these large schools of Bull Reds busting on the surface you will be hooked for life. Thrilling and intense excitement. Get in on the action.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    Get ready to fish the inshore waters of Gulf Shores and its surrounding area. Your main target species for the morning are Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Fishing license, tackle, and bait are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3 hour inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This is a 3 hour fishing trip primarily catch and release. Great trip for the kids and people that want to get out on the water enjoy the salt air and hopefully see dolphins.
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About the Captain

Craig Williams
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
4 Fishing Reports
434 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2016
Over the last 20 years, Captain Craig has fished the waters of Pensacola, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach, as well as Destin, Indian Pass, St. Joe’s Bay, Amelia Island, and Key West. Craig’s long love for the water and the smell of salt in the air has made him fulfil his lifelong dream of guiding. After 25 years in retail management, he decided to start his own charter company. Craig is passionate about making every adventure a great experience for all of his guests. He especially enjoys putting his younger clients on their first fish and seeing the smile on their faces. Captain Craig’s goal is to "Live life to the fullest every day".

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
87%
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5 hour offshore

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 7, 2021
Excellent experience and highly recommend.  Captain Craig was great with our 12 year old and 9 year old boys, taught us how...
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Four hour tour with Captain Craig!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on September 12, 2021
BEST TIME EVER!! We caught 21 total fish during our four hour tour in which we traveled 22.9 miles. 1 mangrove, 3 redfish,...
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Another great trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 29, 2021
This was the second time my daughter and I fished with Captain Craig and the second time that Captain Craig put us on the fish....
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4hr trip with 11YO son

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 23, 2021
My 11 year old son and I went out with Cpt Craig and had as good of an experience as can be expected!  My son has had previous...
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4 hour inland trip with Captain Craig

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore on July 5, 2021
Our trip was pretty stormy and full of rain, but we had a wonderful time and caught quite a few fish. The storms finally blew...
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FAQs about Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 hour inshore (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - November Bull Redfish (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota i-Pilot)

Trips booked with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (1 hour of free fish cleaning )
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles )
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Emerald “C” Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)