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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    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
    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
    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
    November Bull Redfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $400
    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
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
383 Customer Reviews
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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
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 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
PayPal
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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4hr trip with 11YO son

VERIFIED   NEW  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 Morning Trip With Captain Craig

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on May 26, 2021
Six of us had a great outing with Captain Craig. We started a bit slow, but with his years of experience, Captain Craig put...
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Fishing trip with Captain Craig

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on June 8, 2021
Even though the waters were rough and a few of us felt a little queasy we had a blast. Captain Craig was very attentative and...
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Talihina, OK
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4 hr nearshore

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on May 26, 2021
We were recommended Emerald C by some friends of ours and let me tell ya Captain Craig did not disappoint! He was amazing...
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Half day with Captain Craig

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore on August 13, 2020
My husband, 2 daughters (13 & 18 y/o) & I booked our first ever fishing trip with Captain Craig & it turned out to be the highlight...
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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 - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - November Bull Redfish (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 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)