Fishin Magician Charters

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hr – Trolling/Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    6 Hr – Trolling/Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Plenty of time to troll and bottom fish. Definitely our most popular trip. We generally see a lot of action on this trip. Lets go Fishing!
  • Private trip
    5 Hr – Trolling/Bottom Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling and bottom fishing, one of our most popular trips! King Mackerel and Red Snapper are our main target on this trip! Clients can depart at 6:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    5 Hr – Trolling/Bottom Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will see you bottom fishing or trolling, targeting mainly King Mackerel and Red Snapper. Clients can depart at 6:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Mostly trolling if the bite is slow the Capt. will bottom fish as well. Whatever it takes to get customers fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    This is a four-hour fishing trip, mostly or all trolling, may bottom fish if the captain deems necessary. Can be a morning or afternoon departure per client's request.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Trolling
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Troll for King and Spanish Mackerel, Bonita. Mahi Mahi, and Cobia!
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About the Captain

Frankie Bowen
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Fishing Reports
81 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 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

Rating Summary
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4.72
out of 5 stars from 81 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip
6-Hour Offshore Trip in September 2019
6-Hour Offshore Trip in September 2019
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Angler Rating
67
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Harry A.
Benton, AR
 5.00
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WOW! Let the magic happen on the Fishin Magician

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
Took my grandson and son on first deep sea trip and ask Caption Frankie to put them on a few Fish; and he did just that. Had...
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Lauren L.
Southaven, MS
 5.00
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6-Hour Offshore Trip in September 2019

VERIFIED   September 2, 2019
We had an amazing experience with Captain Frankie Bowen and his awesome deckhand!! We called him on a Sunday and were booked...
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Eric M.
Mary Esther, FL
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Frankie

VERIFIED   October 23, 2018
There were 6 of us on the 6 hour fishing trip.  The seas were a little rough with a threat of rain but Captain Frankie...
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Zach P.
Orange Beach, AL
 5.00
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5 hour trip (AM)

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
We had a group of 5 people. It was a last minute booking. I booked the PM fishing trip. Frankie called me and he told me that...
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Angela D.
Gainesville, GA
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Outing with Capt. Frankie

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
Thank you so much, what a wonderful experience! The kids enjoyed this as a “bridge” to a true, offshore outing! It was...
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