Alabama Fishing Charters

199 Fishing Charters

Alabama Fishing Charters

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Alabama: 199 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(29 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(218 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(263 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Fairhope
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(462 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(72 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Fairhope
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(164 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Alabama

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Alabama are: Full list of top fishing charters in Alabama

The average price for a private 4 hour Alabama fishing trip is $675, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,537 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Alabama that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Alabama are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Alabama are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Alabama are:

Many fishing charters in Alabama provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Alabama are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Alabama?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Alabama are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $357
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $446
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $558
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $600

If you’re searching for variety on your fishing trips, look no further than the Yellowhammer State. Featuring some of the finest reef fishing in the world, as well as amazing inshore and deep sea angling, Alabama fishing charters offer it all. All that’s left for you to do is to get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

This corner of the South is often referred to as the “Red Snapper Capital of the World,” and it’s no exaggeration to call it so. During the Snapper season, anglers return to land with full limits of these delicious fish. Of course, other reef fish such as Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Grouper are also on the menu.

Outside of the Snapper season, or for anglers who like to mix it up, many captains offer trolling trips. Depending on how far offshore you go, these trips will net you King and Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and occasionally even a Blue Marlin.

If you’re bringing your family and prefer a more relaxing trip, staying close to shore will hook you up with Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and more. You can also give freshwater fishing a try, with lakes such as Guntersville and Wheeler featuring outstanding Bass fishing.

Half day and 3/4 day trips will give you the chance to experience the inshore and nearshore waters. For offshore fishing, you’ll need more time. Charter captains can be found all along Alabama’s Gulf Coast, with Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island, and Fairhope being the hot spots.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing aboard a charter boat, your captain will take care of the licenses. Solo anglers between the ages of 16 and 65 will need to purchase fishing licenses whether they plan on fishing in freshwater or saltwater.

Alabama
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Rough weather can make offshore trips unreliable in January. Stay inshore and enjoy peak Sheepshead season instead! These guys are a local favorite, and make for great table fare.

February

Sheepshead are still biting hard inshore. If you somehow get bored of them, there are plenty of Trout, Red and Black Drum, and Gray Snapper around. Offshore, the Tuna bite is warming up.

March

Triggerfish is open for harvest in March, and everyone wants a piece of these tasty little guys! Each spring, Cobia migrate along the Alabama Coast, giving you even more reason to hit the reefs.

April

The bluewater bite really picks up in April, with Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, and even the occasional Sailfish showing up. Inshore, it’s your last chance to catch Sheepshead.

May

Amberjack are sometimes open for harvest in May. Even if they’re not, you’ve got plenty of reasons to fish the reefs, with Cobia, Vermillion Snapper, and the last of the Triggerfish.

June

It’s Red Snapper season! Boats all around the Gulf head offshore in search of delicious bottom fish. You need to book these trips well in advance, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to catch your limit!

July

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo sees thousands of anglers head offshore for Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna. Inshore, Redfish and Tripletail are biting.

August

Amberjack is open for harvest, and Vermillion Snapper are in their prime. You’ve got the full cast out in the bluewaters and plenty of Trout and Redfish inshore. Face the heat, and you’ll be rewarded.

September

The Tarpon have moved on by September, but you’ve still got a ton of Redfish, Trout, and Flounder to fish for. Further out, you have Tripletail, Amberjack, Vermillion Snapper, and more.

October

While it’s no longer the prime time to hook into Blue Marlin, there are still a few White Marlin left. October is your last chance to keep Amberjack, and your last real chance to bag Tripletail.

November

Trout are back with a vengeance in November, and there are some monster Black Drum around, too. Both these guys are tastier than Turkey, so get out there and get some!

December

Sheepshead fishing starts to pick up in December, and Redfish, Seatrout, and Flounder are all on form. Throw in cool weather and fewer mosquitos, and you’re looking at perfect flats fishing!

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Absolutely recommend Captain Noah as your go-to fishing guide! His determination and expertise led us to an unforgettable trip despite challenging conditions. If you're looking for a guide with skill, tenacity, and a knack for finding the big ones, Captain Noah is your guy. Book with confidence for a fantastic fishing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely recommend Captain Noah as your go-to fishing guide! His determination and expertise led us to an unforgettable trip despite challenging conditions. If you're looking for a guide with skill, tenacity, and a knack for finding the big ones, Captain Noah is your guy. Book with confidence for a fantastic fishing experience!
Jamie  R.
Jamie R.
Find a guide who’s experienced, patient, works well with inexperienced or experienced fisherman alike. I recommend Trick ‘Em Charters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide who’s experienced, patient, works well with inexperienced or experienced fisherman alike. I recommend Trick ‘Em Charters
Brian  B.
Brian B.
Be sure to reach out to the captain in advance of the trip. We did, and it helped us to be better prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to reach out to the captain in advance of the trip. We did, and it helped us to be better prepared.
Jenny  B.
Jenny B.
Bring work gloves, we caught so many so quickly that I developed blisters. Captain Parker is young but, don't doubt his expertise. He is very polite and professional!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring work gloves, we caught so many so quickly that I developed blisters. Captain Parker is young but, don't doubt his expertise. He is very polite and professional!!
Philip  H.
Philip H.
Understand what fish you are most likely to catch - we knew that mackerel was most likely
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Understand what fish you are most likely to catch - we knew that mackerel was most likely
Kathryn  C.
Kathryn C.
Book this boat and Captain. He’s a great guy. Just tell him what you want to fish for and I’m confident he will find them for you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book this boat and Captain. He’s a great guy. Just tell him what you want to fish for and I’m confident he will find them for you!
James  M.
James M.
capn Jason is a great guy and knows right where the fish are. mackerel, red fish, pompano, angel fish, toad fish and 3 sharks. our wives loved it and we have red fish on the grill tonight. 4 hour inland fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
capn Jason is a great guy and knows right where the fish are. mackerel, red fish, pompano, angel fish, toad fish and 3 sharks. our wives loved it and we have red fish on the grill tonight. 4 hour inland fishing.
David  E.
David E.
Be prepared for a beautiful experience. One of the best locations I have fished from.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a beautiful experience. One of the best locations I have fished from.
Derek  P.
Derek P.
Weather is the biggest limit to fishing here if weather is not optimal outshore fishing is unavailable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is the biggest limit to fishing here if weather is not optimal outshore fishing is unavailable
Benjamin  W.
Benjamin W.
Go fishing if you can and work with your crew. Don't get drunk the night before. Have fun. Bring what you need for the time out on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing if you can and work with your crew. Don't get drunk the night before. Have fun. Bring what you need for the time out on the water
David  H.
David H. United States
I highly recommend Jus Cuz. They are amazing.. you will be very satisfied with . Very very friendly and helpful..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend Jus Cuz. They are amazing.. you will be very satisfied with . Very very friendly and helpful..
Stacey  P.
Stacey P.
Bring water and snacks and get ready for a great time on the water. And plz show ur appreciation at the end of any trip you decide to take. They are professionals
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water and snacks and get ready for a great time on the water. And plz show ur appreciation at the end of any trip you decide to take. They are professionals
Gary  M.
Gary M. Berea, KY
Shorter trips; inshore, with reasonable expectations. Use a captain who is experienced with novice fishermen and is willing to teach.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Shorter trips; inshore, with reasonable expectations. Use a captain who is experienced with novice fishermen and is willing to teach.
Steve  R.
Steve R. Frazeysburg, OH
Do some research and know what to expect before showing up for your charter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research and know what to expect before showing up for your charter.
Brian  C.
Brian C. United States
Properly prepare for the intense sun. It can slip up on you in a hurry. Take some light snacks and drinks to enjoy while you are surrounded by the amazing Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Properly prepare for the intense sun. It can slip up on you in a hurry. Take some light snacks and drinks to enjoy while you are surrounded by the amazing Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.
John  M.
John M. Gadsden, AL
Ricochet Charters Ft. Morgan. Highly recommend. Caught lots of fish and the captain (Ricochet J) and his hand (J-Mo) were awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ricochet Charters Ft. Morgan. Highly recommend. Caught lots of fish and the captain (Ricochet J) and his hand (J-Mo) were awesome.
James  R.
James R. Calera, AL
Definitely try a private charter if you can! Much better than party boat fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely try a private charter if you can! Much better than party boat fishing.
Jennifer  A.
Jennifer A. Franklin, KY
It is very hot in August. We would recommend October, November, or December.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is very hot in August. We would recommend October, November, or December.
Darrell  B.
Darrell B. Little Rock, AR
No big fish, but still plenty of action with smaller sized keepers. Little rough waters the day we went out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
No big fish, but still plenty of action with smaller sized keepers. Little rough waters the day we went out.
Gary  C.
Gary C. Fulton, MO
Ask questions. Everyone seemed super friendly and didn't mind giving pointers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask questions. Everyone seemed super friendly and didn't mind giving pointers
Gary  S.
Gary S. El Dorado Springs, Missouri

Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(276 reviews)
Overall I would highly recommend captain John. We didn’t catch much which seemed like a lot to spend for little fish but he made it fun, endured the cold battle and tried his best given the weather to get the most out of it. Super friendly guy, we would charter with him again! Thanks John
Sara  N.
Sara N.
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(289 reviews)
One of the best charter trips, I’ve taken! Ben was very knowledgeable, polite, and put us on some nice sheepshead!
Brandon  B.
Brandon B.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
We had a wonderful first experience on a fishing charter! We caught red fish and saw dolphins jumping! It was a beautiful day with a great captain! Would highly recommend!
Nicole  R.
Nicole R.
Off The Hook Charters – Problem Child
Off The Hook Charters – Problem Child
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Hunter did a great job, hooked my son up on a big bull red and caught fish in tough conditions, would highly recommend this group!
Will  C.
Will C.
Eagle Express Charters
Eagle Express Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(244 reviews)
The trip was everything I had hoped for. The best part was the tutelage of Captain Gavin and First Mate Fisher as they taught us how to clean and prepare our catch to feed our entire group of 11. Nothing better than eating what you catch. Thank you!
Stephen  S.
Stephen S.
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fairhope
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
David is an excellent guide. I caught red drum, sheepshead, and trout. I highly recommend David !!
Peter  T.
Peter T.
Max Drag Charters
Max Drag Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
Capt. Curtis knows his stuff. The Max Drag crew reputation is second to none. They are well respected in these waters. They're so good, they can practically call your catch with every cast. They do not disappoint.
Nate  L.
Nate L.
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
We had a perfect afternoon on Little Lagoon. We caught a ton of fish and the Captain kept the kids entertained the entire time. I highly recommend!
Signe  B.
Signe B.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(164 reviews)
We had a great trip. The captain was very kind and helpful. We caught several fish. We are going to do it again but in the summer, it was a little cold but still fun.
Rodney  E.
Rodney E.
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Seth and Adam were friendly and professional throughout the whole trip. They were very patient with our young sons (who can be excitable :) and did their best to make it a memorable experience. We had a great time and will definitely be booking with them again for a longer trip next time!
Joshua  T.
Joshua T.
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
I am only giving him 5 stars because that’s all that’s allowed. I would have given 10 stars if I could. He was knowledgeable, and put us on fish in a historically slow time. Can’t wait to fish with him again soon!
Joseph  B.
Joseph B.
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(218 reviews)
The captain Lee was so friendly and helpful hw took us to where they was bitting we had a wonderful time!!
Grady  P.
Grady P.
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Captain Seth and deck hand Adam were great. Very friendly and adapted well to the conditions. Boat was in good shape and spacious. Only took a 4 hour trip but caught several keepers. Most importantly when the conditions changed the crew changed their plans making it a great fishing days for all of us. I highly recommend them.
David  G.
David G.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(423 reviews)
We were a little nervous that the trip would be cancelled due to weather, but Off the Hook did everything in their power to make sure we were able to fish and have an awesome time! Captain Hunter took us out and worked with us to reschedule around the weather. He was so kind and had great tips for the whole family on how to catch the most. We ended up with several sheepshead! We will definitely fish again with this company!
Kim  M.
Kim M.
Riptide
Riptide
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(350 reviews)
Kids loved it! Parents had a great time and boat and crew were very accommodating and knew where to find fish despite a choppy day.
Nate  O.
Nate O.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
We had a great time fishing. Caught some big sheepshead and had some dolphins swimming in the wake of our boat!
Emily  G.
Emily G.
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(462 reviews)
Capt. Ron took us right to where fish were biting. We had a great time and would recommend Ron!
Patrick  L.
Patrick L.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Our trip was moved up a day because storms would be coming in when we had planned on going. A lot of places would have just canceled, but these folks made it happen. We had a fantastic time out on the water with Jamie. He was kind, funny and respectful. So much so that he offered the jacket off of his back. He made sure we had a great time and caught fish. We definitely will book with Stressed Out again when we return to the Gulf. Thank you all for everything. We certainly appreciate you.
Dawn  H.
Dawn H.
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(421 reviews)
We had the best experience with reel fishing charter.. we caught fish and enjoyed the staff!! We will definitely come back
Erik  F.
Erik F.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(423 reviews)
We went out in horrible weather. Very windy, rainy, big swells. Captain Hunter still put us on the fish of a lifetime. The staff was responsive and kind. Amazing trip and amazing people. If we do this again in Gulf Shores, we’ll definitely go with Off the Hook!
Bryan  B.
Bryan B.