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Fishin Magician Charters specialize in half day trips full of action and adventure out of Orange Beach, Alabama. Captain Frankie and his crew have over 35 years of experience fishing the local waters. The company is family-oriented, striving to provide an action-packed and enjoyable experience to all of their guests.

Enjoy your fishing trip aboard a 36-foot Johnny Morgan boat, which is a well-maintained and spacious vessel. Originally built in 1989, it was upgraded in 2017 and comes powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar engine. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the boat is fully rigged with all the necessary safety facilities and navigational electronics. There is a live well loaded with bait, along with an ice-box to keep your catch fresh until you return to the shore. Inside, the vessel is air-conditioned and is equipped with a toilet and a shower.

Fishing in Orange Beach with Captain Frankie is a fun experience for any angler. The trips start from a three-hour trolling adventure to the six-hour trolling and bottom fishing. The Orange Beach charters can be arranged as early as 6:30 in morning and later in the afternoon.

While waiting to hook a prize-worthy catch, you will be able to relax in comfort and share your fish stories with your friends and family. Fishing off the shore of Orange Beach is a rewarding experience, which can get your hands full of various species, depending on the season and what’s biting. Your targeted species will include Red Snapper, Sailfish, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Black and Scamp Grouper, Cobia, Bluefish, and even Blacktip and Bull Sharks.

A fishing trip comes inclusive with quality rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait, as well as licenses. Captain Frankie and his first mate will send your catch home cleaned so that you could try it for dinner later. You only need to bring some food and drinks with you.



About the Captain

Frankie Bowen
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
203 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
I have fished in the Gulf of Mexico since I was a child. I first saw all the fish people were catching in the gulf at the dock and was absolutely hooked. I've taken approximately 4,000 paying charters out in the Gulf for hire over the years. I enjoy teaching people to fish and watching them have a fabulous time catching them.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Johnny Morgan (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 375HP 3208 Catepillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Half Day Deep Sea Adventure

VERIFIED   6 Hour Troll/Bottom Fishing (A.M.) on June 14, 2021
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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 hr trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 15, 2021
Captain Frankie and Bryant were great. My kids and I had a blast fishing with them. We started the day off catching a huge...
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6-hour trip with Captain Frankie and Bryant

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on March 11, 2021
Terrific day on the Gulf aboard the Fishin’ Magician! Captain Frankie didn’t waste any time putting us on fish and quickly...
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Newton, AL
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Great Day on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Troll/Bottom Fishing (A.M.) on July 28, 2021
Captain Frankie and his deck hand were obviously experienced and knowledgeable. They had us on fish right away and we ended...
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8hr Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on July 11, 2021
Even though we had some rough water and had to avoid some weather, we still almost got our red snapper limit, as well as some...
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FAQs about Fishin Magician Charters

Fishin Magician Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,050 per group - 5 Hour Troll/Bottom Fishing (A.M.) (5 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 5 Hour Troll/Bottom Fishing (P.M.) (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Troll/Bottom Fishing (A.M.) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Troll/Bottom Fishing (P.M) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishin Magician Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishin Magician Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fishin Magician Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Fishin Magician Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishin Magician Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo