Alabama Coastal Charters

Alabama Coastal Charters is one of the very few companies that offer a private hands-on and highly educational shrimping and Bottlenose Dolphin viewing experience. If you want a vacation to remember, come along! Their professional service offers a range of water adventures that will tend to anyone’s palate – be you a kid, a group of friends, seasoned anglers, or first-time fishers.

Fish is not all there is! Shrimping trips take place in the calm back bay waters in Orange Beach. If you desire, you will participate in the entire shrimping process. As the charter and captain are family-oriented, they often have families tell them this experience was the highlight of their child’s vacation. Your kid will also get to help the captain drive the boat!

Head out on the 24’ Panga center console boat. For anglers who want to feel the fish bite – the crew also provides an exceptional inshore and bay charter fishing service. The boat’s design allows fishing within 8 inches of water for inshore species.

There are hundreds of man-made reefs close to the marina that offer some of the best bottom fishing and trolling in the world. These waters are home to fish such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and many other exciting species.

Join Alabama Coastal Charters for an amazing fishing experience in some of the most prolific waters around!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour (PM) – "Kids Go Shrimping!"
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $345
    Our MOST POPULAR CHARTER! This includes 4 people. I have received so much positive feedback on this trip from parents. I often have them tell me it was the highlight of their child's vacation. This provides a hands-on opportunity to participate in the complete shrimping process. It also often provides a unique up-close dolphin viewing experience. The kids get to drive the boat with the captain.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM) – Beginner
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $345
    New since 2018 – we listened to your request! This 2-hour trip is designed for kids or beginner anglers. This trip targets smaller fish that are almost always hungry and takes place in the calm back bay waters. I want families to experience the first fishing trip together so I do not charge an extra angler charge on this trip (4 people included). As a bonus, we do this trip in an area where Bottle Nose Dolphins are often spotted. I can do this trip AM or PM so take the kids fishing!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $445
    This trip takes place in the calm back bay waters, and targets Speckled Trout, White Trout, Red Fish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Black Snapper. You'll explore numerous man-made reefs, grass flats, oyster beds, and underwater structures close to the marina that provide excellent fishing almost year-round.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $495
    This afternoon adventure will see you exploring the calm back bay waters, and targeting Speckled Trout, White Trout, Red Fish, Flounder, Black Drum, and Black Snapper. You'll fish numerous man-made reefs, grass flats, oyster beds, and underwater structures close to the marina that provides excellent fishing almost year-round.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Fish/Shrimp
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $545
    This is your captain's best value trip and it includes 4 people in the price, so bring your whole family! Kids just love this one – they get to experience shrimping and fish while on the same trip. Don't forget – when we pull the shrimp net, the Bottle Nose Dolphins know it means dinner time. They will come right to the boat when the shrimp net is pulled in, so you'll have a face-to-face dolphin encounter. We can customize the fishing portion of the trip from beginner anglers to the most seasoned angler.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Fish/Shrimp
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $545
    This is our best value trip and it includes 4 people in the price, so bring your whole family! Kids just love this one – they get to experience shrimping and fish while on the same trip. Don't forget – when we pull the shrimp net, the Bottle Nose Dolphins know it means dinner time. They will come right to the boat when the shrimp net is pulled in, so you'll have a face-to-face dolphin encounter. We can customize the fishing portion of the trip from beginner anglers to the most seasoned angler.
  • Private trip
    Blue Angels/Beach/Shrimp/Dolphins
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Nov 8
    $695
    FAMILY(DO-IT-ALL) Leave Orange Beach and travel via the calm intracoastal waterway to Pensacola for the 11:30 AM Blue Angel practice. You will have approximately 2 hours on the beach to enjoy the Blue Angels practice overhead. Return to the back bay for the shrimping and Dolphin encounter. Dates: 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 4/8, 8/11, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 8/25, 9/1, 9/5, 9/22.
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About the Captain

Mitchell Davis
Lillian, Alabama, United States
12 Fishing Reports
96 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
I have fished since I was old enough to walk. Got my first boat at the age of 12 and have owned a boat every since. I have been in healthcare for 26 years and have decided turn my lifelong passion into a business.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Shrimp Shrimp
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Panga (Center console) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 100HP 2018 Honda 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Back bay shrimping. Day and night fishing.
Nearshore Fishing
Bottom and trolling 3-9 miles.
Offshore Fishing
Seasonal Red Snapper trips.
Reef Fishing
Hundreds of reefs within 9 miles of the shore.
Wreck Fishing
Numerous wrecks close to the marina.
Flats Fishing
Grass flats within minutes of the marina.

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
We like to hear drag scream!
Heavy Tackle
Available for reef fishing.
Bottom Fishing
Snapper/Group/Amberjack/Trigger Fish
Trolling
Man made trolling corridor 6 miles from marina.
Spinning
Top water inshore and nearshore. Reef fishing.
Jigging
We often jig for Amberjack and Snapper.
Popping
Specks/Redfish/Spanish Mackerel/Bonito
Deep Sea Fishing
Seasonal Red Snapper Trips.

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
I-Pilot GPS trolling motor anchoring system.
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
I-Pilot GPS trolling motor anchoring system.
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Fishing License
Beach trips require a state fishing license
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
We encourage release of Bull Reds

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (111)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 96 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Shrimping Charter
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Angler Rating
77
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Bryan M.
Lebanon, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great experience for the family

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore on July 15, 2021
  Recently my family went on a four hour afternoon inshore trip with Captain Batch.  I wish we could have fared better...
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Curtis L.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Inshore 4 hrs captain Steve Glenn

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore on November 23, 2021
The fish weren’t butting but Capt Steve made our trip enjoyable anyway Both Capt Steve and Capt Mitchell kept us informed...
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Jody B.
Phillipsburg, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with captain batch

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Fish/Shrimp on August 12, 2021
Unfortunately we got rained out and didn’t get to go fishing (lots of lightning) but it was handled very professionally and...
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Angela L.
Fulshear, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Shrimping Charter

VERIFIED   2 Hour (PM) – "Kids Go Shrimping!" on June 11, 2021
We had a wonderful time on the 2 hour shrimping charter with Captain Mitchell. He was amazing with my 11, 8, and 6 year old....
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John L.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt Batch

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on July 13, 2021
Captain Batch put us on the sweet spot. We had action the whole time we were fishing, and he did his best to make sure we had...
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FAQs about Alabama Coastal Charters

Alabama Coastal Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $345 per group - 2 Hour (PM) – "Kids Go Shrimping!" (2 hours)
  • $345 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) – Beginner (2 hours)
  • $445 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $445 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $545 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Fish/Shrimp (4 hours)
  • $545 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Fish/Shrimp (4 hours)
  • $695 per group - Blue Angels/Beach/Shrimp/Dolphins (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Alabama Coastal Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (I-Pilot GPS trolling motor anchoring system. )
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Alabama Coastal Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Fishing License (Beach trips require a state fishing license )
  • Lunch

Alabama Coastal Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Back bay shrimping. Day and night fishing.)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Bottom and trolling 3-9 miles.)
  • Offshore Fishing (Seasonal Red Snapper trips.)
  • Reef Fishing (Hundreds of reefs within 9 miles of the shore. )
  • Wreck Fishing (Numerous wrecks close to the marina.)
  • Flats Fishing (Grass flats within minutes of the marina.)

Alabama Coastal Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (We like to hear drag scream!)
  • Heavy Tackle (Available for reef fishing.)
  • Bottom Fishing (Snapper/Group/Amberjack/Trigger Fish)
  • Trolling (Man made trolling corridor 6 miles from marina.)
  • Spinning (Top water inshore and nearshore. Reef fishing.)
  • Jigging (We often jig for Amberjack and Snapper.)
  • Popping (Specks/Redfish/Spanish Mackerel/Bonito)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Seasonal Red Snapper Trips.)

Top targeted fish species with Alabama Coastal Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout