Emerald “C” Fishing Charters

194 reviews
In demand!

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
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Head out into the Gulf of Mexico and target Snapper, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and more. Rods, reels, tackle, and licenses are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This 6-hour trip will have you fishing inshore, as well as nearshore waters, covering lots of ground. You'll spend the day targeting a variety of species, including Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Snapper. The captain will supply the rods, reels, bait, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you fishing the inshore waters of Pensacola and the surrounding area for a variety of species, such as Redfish, Snapper, Sharks, Flounder, and many more. Rods, reels, bait, and fishing license are included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

Craig Williams
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
282 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) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

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

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

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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
Checks
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 194 reviews
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Experience
Cold but worth it
Cold but worth it
Captain Craig rocked
+166
Angler Rating
183
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Ben S.
Columbia, MO
 5.00
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Good day with a good captain.

VERIFIED   NEW  March 17, 2020
Craig did a great job taking us to locations that normally hold target fish (triggerfish), unfortunately the fish just were...
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Matthew C.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
 5.00
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Offshore trip with Captain Craig

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
This was the best possible experience we could’ve had.  Took a trip going after Snapper with my father in law and...
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Jeremy D.
Brevard, NC
 5.00
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4 hr trip am

VERIFIED   October 8, 2019
Originally booked a 6hr charter, the captain suggested we bump it down to a 4 hr charter. We were a little disappointed but...
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Chester H.
Tylertown, MS
 5.00
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5 hour trip with Captain Craig Williams

VERIFIED   June 11, 2019
Captain Craig worked with us to keep us on the fish. Mother Nature had given us a northern front the night before that would...
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Christopher G.
Loxley, Alabama
 5.00
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Fishing with Craig

VERIFIED   NEW  March 10, 2020
All the men went with my one girl cousin and they all came back raving about how great Captain Craig was. They all had a blast....
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