Bama Breeze Charters

Bama Breeze Charters specializes in taking families and friends out to the reefs and wrecks which surround Dauphin Island. Head offshore in search of monster bottom-dwellers like Red and Vermilion Snapper, Scamp Grouper, and Amberjack. There’s plenty of action inshore, too, with brutish Jack Crevalle, fast-swimming Kingfish, tasty Triggerfish, and plenty of toothy Sharks.

Captain Mark has been running trips in the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years. He is the perfect man to get you on some super-sized freezer-fillers, and he has the perfect boat to do so. The “Bama Breeze” is a 34’ Luhrs express, built in 2005 and powered to a cruising speed of 20 knots by her twin Yanmar engines.

The Bama Breeze is more than just a fishing platform, though. Her air-conditioned interior is complete with a full bathroom, a galley, and tons of space to sit and relax as you cruise out to the fishing grounds. Otherwise, climb up to her large flybridge to take in the stunning coastline. Every part of this boat says quality, and that’s before you even get to the equipment onboard.

Bama Breeze Charters trips focus on fishing offshore reefs, so you have plenty of live bait and a tank to keep it fighting fresh all day long. You will be using tournament-grade Penn tackle and will be guided out by the latest electronics, getting you locked on the most active spots around. As if that’s not enough, the vessel also has outriggers so you can troll for Kingfish to break up the day.

But what sets Captain Mark apart is his dedication to a high level of service. He loves to work with anglers of any experience and is always happy to show kids how to reel in their first fish. Captain Mark and his skilled first mate will walk you through every part of your trip to make sure you get the most out of your time on the water, and they will clean all your catch at the end, ready to take home and enjoy.



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    With a couple more hours, you can head further in search of even bigger reef fish. Target Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Bonito, King Mackerel, Cobia, and much more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    Head out for a morning fishing the area's many reefs and wrecks. Target Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Bonito, Gag Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Mark McDonald
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
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21 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2018
Captain Mark has been fishing and running charters in the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years, and brings all he has learned over his long career to every charter he runs. He works with his skilled crew to make sure you are constantly looked after and kept hooked up all day long. Bama Breeze Charters has built a reputation for putting clients on that catch of a lifetime and Captain Mark wants to keep it that way!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Scamp)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Express cruiser) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
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 14 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
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Checks

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Scott R.
Hammond, Louisiana
 5.00
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Snapper fishing at D.I.

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
Red snapper fishing on the Bama Breeze was great! We caught ALOT of fish, even had several sharks on. Dolphins came up close...
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Matthew T.
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 5.00
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Great half day!

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
Best charter we’ve ever taken! The previous reviews don’t lie…Captain mark knows exactly where to take you for the...
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Kevin R.
Denham Springs, LA
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   May 15, 2019
We had a wonderful time! We didn’t catch a lot of the kind we could keep but we caught fish all day long & had a blast....
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Michael M.
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#Awesome!!!

VERIFIED   June 23, 2019
Everything was great!!  You would be crazy not to go with Captain Mark on the #BAMA BREEZE !!!!
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Micheal M.
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Fishing with Mark

VERIFIED   June 26, 2019
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