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174 Fishing Charters

Alabama Fishing Charters

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Alabama: 174 fishing charters available

Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(104 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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In Too Deep Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350

Fish Boss Tours

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Orange Beach
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Nauti Fish Co – Orange Beach

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(72 reviews)
Orange Beach
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Double A Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $499

Great Southern Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(199 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $500

Stressed Out Charters 2

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $320

Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $500

Southern Sun Inshore Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(196 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $500

Blue Island Inshore Fishing Charter

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $500

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 $659, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,442 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 – $313
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $658
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $867
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,309
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,395
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,048
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $1,995

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 25065 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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great experience, not too crowded, cool on the water but not cold and there are still fish to be caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
great experience, not too crowded, cool on the water but not cold and there are still fish to be caught.
John  L.
John L. River Ridge, LA
We knew going in, that we probably my wouldn’t catch many fish this time of year. But we did catch some Sheepshead!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We knew going in, that we probably my wouldn’t catch many fish this time of year. But we did catch some Sheepshead!
Jennifer  O.
Jennifer O. Chattanooga, TN
Find a charter and book with them directly. We were called by a different company than the one we booked on Fishing Booker telling us we were canceled. Glad I persisted and found it was incorrect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a charter and book with them directly. We were called by a different company than the one we booked on Fishing Booker telling us we were canceled. Glad I persisted and found it was incorrect.
Tim  B.
Tim B. Arlington, TX
Try to come on a better moon phase. We came Labor Day weekend because it was my birthday. I knew the fish would be biting better late at night before I came, but we caught fish despite the time & tidenot being right.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to come on a better moon phase. We came Labor Day weekend because it was my birthday. I knew the fish would be biting better late at night before I came, but we caught fish despite the time & tidenot being right.
James  T.
James T. Childersburg, AL
Have fun and enjoy life! Being the richest man in the cemetery is not worth nothing! Live life and be happy Jesus gave you another day!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Have fun and enjoy life! Being the richest man in the cemetery is not worth nothing! Live life and be happy Jesus gave you another day!
Tucker  R.
Tucker R. Vicksburg, MS
Find a trip that suits what u are wanting to go after. Find a boat that you look comfortable with
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a trip that suits what u are wanting to go after. Find a boat that you look comfortable with
Justin  B.
Justin B. United States
We had stayed within an inlet of the gulf and were looking for a simple family friendly fishing trip and that is exactly what we got :) I imagine someone who would describe themselves as an "angler" would know what they are looking for, so I, NOT an "angler" and a first time visitor of Orange Beach, would have a difficult time providing any recommendation other than 'book captain Pat!'
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had stayed within an inlet of the gulf and were looking for a simple family friendly fishing trip and that is exactly what we got :) I imagine someone who would describe themselves as an "angler" would know what they are looking for, so I, NOT an "angler" and a first time visitor of Orange Beach, would have a difficult time providing any recommendation other than 'book captain Pat!'
Susan  K.
Susan K. Weatherford, TX
Best experience! Definitely will do again. Riptide with Seth and Ethan was Awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best experience! Definitely will do again. Riptide with Seth and Ethan was Awesome!
Aimee  I.  F.
Aimee I. F. Loveland, CO
Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Brandon  K.
Brandon K. Augusta, AR
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Matt  T.
Matt T. Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Brent  W.
Brent W. Knoxville, TN
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Phillip  K.
Phillip K. North Little Rock, AR
If it's your first time there is no other person than that of Captian George of Action Charters. It was by far more exciting and professional than anything I could have imagined. We will be going for a longer trip soon er rather than later
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If it's your first time there is no other person than that of Captian George of Action Charters. It was by far more exciting and professional than anything I could have imagined. We will be going for a longer trip soon er rather than later
Willie  F.
Willie F. Joppa, AL
We were busy the entire trip. Lots of hits. We missed several opportunities because of the way King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel hit the bait. We did have a great haul and it was an exciting trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were busy the entire trip. Lots of hits. We missed several opportunities because of the way King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel hit the bait. We did have a great haul and it was an exciting trip.
Wayne  G.
Wayne G. Huntsville, AL
Excellent experience. Very experienced and personable Captain Joe. He made the entire experience very memorable. Highly recommend him and will definitely request him if we get the chance to do this adventure again in the future.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent experience. Very experienced and personable Captain Joe. He made the entire experience very memorable. Highly recommend him and will definitely request him if we get the chance to do this adventure again in the future.
Janice  B.
Janice B. Farmington, Missouri
Fish for snapper with the Mad Hatter - great location right by the channel - excellent captain and mate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish for snapper with the Mad Hatter - great location right by the channel - excellent captain and mate
Jessica  K.
Jessica K. Austin, TX
Take plenty to drink, protection from the sun, and be open minded, because the captain knows what he is doing and trying his best to give you a great fishing experience. Remember when fishin,g it is a roll of the dice if the fish will bite or not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take plenty to drink, protection from the sun, and be open minded, because the captain knows what he is doing and trying his best to give you a great fishing experience. Remember when fishin,g it is a roll of the dice if the fish will bite or not.
Tyson  S.
Tyson S. Eldorado, IL
Figure out what you want to target. Get the charter going after that species …… and let the Captains take over. Both my charters this week got right on the fish we were going after and got our limits.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Figure out what you want to target. Get the charter going after that species …… and let the Captains take over. Both my charters this week got right on the fish we were going after and got our limits.
Brian  D.
Brian D. Hazel Dell, IL
If you come to Gulf Shores to fish try booking with ricochet charters! They will make sure you have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you come to Gulf Shores to fish try booking with ricochet charters! They will make sure you have a great time!
Tim  B.
Tim B. Oklahoma City, OK
Comfort stat is an excellent hotel and the Mexican restraint next to Walmart is lit!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Comfort stat is an excellent hotel and the Mexican restraint next to Walmart is lit!
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
We had a blast with Captain Tom at Double A Charters. Tom was very knowledgeable of where to fish. This was our first time chartering a boat. We need not have to sit around on the dock and wait on him. We saw the most spectacular school of red fish come swimming by us by the thousands. I would recommend Captain Tom we will definitely book again
Andrew  Q.
Andrew Q. Northport, AL
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
I will fish with these guys again! We had a great trip. Learned a lot and caught fish!
Nathan  J.
Nathan J. Attalla, AL
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(189 reviews)
Fishing was tough but captain Jamie hung in there and found some fish to make the trip a great experience!!
Franklin  P.
Franklin P. Flat Rock, AL
Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain Tom was an awesome guy overall, both for putting us on fish and just talking and being friendly with us! We caught a ton of fish and had so much fun doing it. Would absolutely recommend him! 10/10 experience with a 10/10 guy!
Jacob  B.
Jacob B. Cecil, WI
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Weather forecast was looking sketchy a couple of days before our trip. I reached out to Captain Ben and he started exploring our options. It worked out that we were able to take our scheduled trip with only a one hour delay. He paid attention to the weather, skirted us around some showers, and kept working to put us on the fish. Had a lot of fun pulling in some red drum! It was a successful outing.
James  D.
James D. Wixon Valley, TX
Capt. Mike Peek’s Inshore Fishing
Capt. Mike Peek’s Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
We went with Mike several years ago and had the best family fishing day imaginable. I booked him again this Thanksgiving so my dad could have a good experience with his grandkids. I left the boat for the second time thinking it was money well spent. We had another memorable day that we will never forget. The pictures and videos are priceless. Me, my dad, and my kids will watch this footage forever. Thanks for a great day Mike! It’s all about the family memories!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Helena, AL
Nauti Fish Co – Orange Beach
Nauti Fish Co – Orange Beach
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
The bite started out slow. The sheepshead had moved in but they were very slow on the bite. Capt Brad kept changing tactics looking for something that worked. In the last hour of the trip we pulled in 6 fish. We all had a great time and I will definitely book with them again. First Mate Chris was always on time and target. Great trip and got to see where a bunch of Forest Gump was filmed. Book with Nauti Fish Co and you can’t go wrong.
Rex  H.
Rex H. Checotah, OK
Wahoodat Charters
Wahoodat Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Didn’t have any luck trolling out and back in but we did get on some good Trigger fish it was a great time with my grandkids and family Captain and crew were the best really took care of us Be going back in the summer for sure
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Gulf Shores, AL
Island Time Private Boat Charters
Island Time Private Boat Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(138 reviews)
Didn't catch any fish, but that just meant we got a beautiful tour of the Intracoastal. Boat was clean and comfortable, captain was super patient with my kid. Would definitely book again!
Anne  W.
Anne W. Bonaire, GA
Back Bay Charters
Back Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Had a blast fishing for sheepshead! Captain Matt knows the waters really well and has so many honey holes!
Ethan  O.
Ethan O. Roswell, Georgia
Back Bay Charters
Back Bay Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
What a great time we had. Matt was super helpful and explained every aspect of our trip. Super insightful and FUN!!!
Tom  T.
Tom T. Canton, Georgia
Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores
Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Knowledgeable, fun, helpful, overall great trip and the Captain and Chris worked hard to find us fish.
Amy  B.
Amy B. Crazy Horse, SD
A-Pair-A-Dice Charters – Family Specialty
A-Pair-A-Dice Charters – Family Specialty
Fishing charter in Elberta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We could not ask for better service. Wendy made contact prior to our arrival to make sure we had all the information needed. Jason called the morning of our trip to do the same. The weather was not cooperating but we had an awesome experience. Jason was so enthusiastic and patient. We saw numerous dolphins and enjoyed looking at the marine life caught in the net. Would highly recommend! We will definitely book again.
Keith  H.
Keith H. Saint Florian, AL
Fish Boss Tours
Fish Boss Tours
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
We didn’t choose the best weather day but we did choose the best Captain to experience them with. We couldn’t have asked for a better captain & crew. Even with less than perfect fishing conditions, we had 23 keepers & multiple throwbacks. Captain Tommy & Amelia were very friendly & knowledgeable and made the trip a lot of fun. We will definitely use them again!!
Kristi  M.
Kristi M. Anniston, Alabama
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(307 reviews)
Even with the water being rough and it being cold Seth and Fisher was AWESOME!!
Dean  H.
Dean H. Jacksons' Gap, AL
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Thanks Capt. Charlie patience was the name of the game on this cold day. In the end we hooked up and caught some nice fish. We will be back, highly recommend him to anybody!
Dennis  L.
Dennis L. Gulf Breeze, FL
Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Captain Tom was a pleasure! We created memories! The fishing 🎣 cool 😎 You can’t go wrong when you are going fishing with Captain Tom!
Ronald  R.
Ronald R. Foley, Alabama
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Outstanding experience, Capt Charlie was great and knew the game plan we needed to stick with to make the magic happen - and it definitely did!
Scott  S.
Scott S. Foley, Alabama
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(342 reviews)
Highly recommend! We have been catching redfish our entire life and have never experienced anything quite like that! Capt. Craig managed to pull it off in windy rough conditions.
Patrick  D.
Patrick D. Vancleave, MS
Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Caught several trout. Captain tried multiple spots to try to find a redfish. Saw a couple caught, but it wasn’t our day for that. Enjoyed the trip. Would go again and recommend for others.
Michael  L.
Michael L. Tom Bean, TX