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Alabama Fishing Charters

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Alabama: 201 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Fairhope
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(208 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(20 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(450 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(17 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(22 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(148 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(271 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Alabama

According to customer reviews, Orange Beach Inshore Charters, Point Clear Charters, and Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores are some of the most popular fishing charters in Alabama. Full list of top fishing charters in Alabama.

The average price for a private 4 hour Alabama fishing trip is $677, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,537 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Orange Beach Inshore Charters, Point Clear Charters, and Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Alabama.

The most popular fish species you can target are Red Snapper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Trolling. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 27713 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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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
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
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
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
Go with off the hook charters. Both boats from the company came back with tons of fish, big fish. Other boats at the dock had small fish and less fish. If you want big ones and numbers go with off the hook charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with off the hook charters. Both boats from the company came back with tons of fish, big fish. Other boats at the dock had small fish and less fish. If you want big ones and numbers go with off the hook charters.
David  K.
David K.
Consider Great Southern Fishing Charter first rate Captain,boats and equipment
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider Great Southern Fishing Charter first rate Captain,boats and equipment
Bill  B.
Bill B.
Captain Wilder was great with our kids. His main boat broke down so we were in his smaller backup boat. We also moved to evening instead of morning, which turned out to be better to be out of the sun.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Captain Wilder was great with our kids. His main boat broke down so we were in his smaller backup boat. We also moved to evening instead of morning, which turned out to be better to be out of the sun.
Mark  M.
Mark M. St. Peters, MO
Freeze water bottles, so they melt while fishing. That way your water is ice cold for the heat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Freeze water bottles, so they melt while fishing. That way your water is ice cold for the heat.
Jamie  G.
Jamie G. The Woodlands, TX
It's about $700 after tip for 3.5 hrs plus 30 minutes to get fish cleaned. So not the cheapest for inshore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's about $700 after tip for 3.5 hrs plus 30 minutes to get fish cleaned. So not the cheapest for inshore
John  W.
John W. Centerburg, OH
A 4 hour fishing excursion was perfect for our family of 5 for our first time out doing this.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A 4 hour fishing excursion was perfect for our family of 5 for our first time out doing this.
Mark  H.
Mark H. Coldwater, OH
absolutely great area down here and so much to learn about different species and how and what to fish for them. Folks are really friendly here too I have multiple great fishing trips and great family memories here
Excellent
5.0 / 5
absolutely great area down here and so much to learn about different species and how and what to fish for them. Folks are really friendly here too I have multiple great fishing trips and great family memories here
Brian  F.
Brian F. Cabool, MO
It was unusually hot and we went on a PM trip. Would recommend AM slot if available.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was unusually hot and we went on a PM trip. Would recommend AM slot if available.
John  T.
John T. Southaven, MS
Go in the early morning if possible. The mackarel were biting like crazy up until about 9am.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the early morning if possible. The mackarel were biting like crazy up until about 9am.
Justin  C.
Justin C. Kansas City, MO
Weather was beautiful as always. Had a gorgeous day with calm waters. Can’t wait to do it again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was beautiful as always. Had a gorgeous day with calm waters. Can’t wait to do it again!
Brian  P.
Brian P. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Definitely go with a good charter captain like Charlie with Southern Sun Charters. Charlie grew up in the area fishing with his Dad and knows where the fish are.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely go with a good charter captain like Charlie with Southern Sun Charters. Charlie grew up in the area fishing with his Dad and knows where the fish are.
Joel  M.
Joel M. CONCORD FARR, TN

Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Excellent day on the water, great job by captain Sammy to locate the fish. Will definitely come back!
Konstantin  C.
Konstantin C. Calabasas, CA
Southwind
Southwind
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Better than we could have imagined! Capt brett was great and we loved DJ the deckhand! We will be booking again soon! We caught the limit
Haley  O.
Haley O. Jackson, Mississippi
Southwind
Southwind
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
We had a great time! The captain and mate were awesome! We caught a lot of snapper. We will be going back!
Danielle  B.
Danielle B. Smyrna, TN
Myles Murray Guide Service – Guntersville
Myles Murray Guide Service – Guntersville
Fishing charter in Guntersville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
My dad and I had a great day on the water with Myles. He was a great guide and extreme personable and friendly. We’ll definitely be back and highly recommend Capt. Myles!
John  S.
John S. Hoover, AL
Southern Star Outfitters
Southern Star Outfitters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Guys weekend, worth everything and more to have a family guys day out, and to spend a day with the crew of the Southern Star made it even better. Thanks Captain of the Southern Star for the hospitality and see you next year.
RICHARD  H.
RICHARD H. Gurley, AL
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Absolutely great Captain and crew, will be doing full day with him soon! Thanks again!
Crieg  O.
Crieg O. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
Our host overcame some adversity and went way out of his way to make our experience better than we could have imagined. We will be back. Thank you so much!
Larry  M.
Larry M. Larwill, IN
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Capt. Jaime went above and beyond for our fishing trip. Our availability was not perfect for the weather, but Jaime worked hard to put us on fish. We caught plenty, had a wonderful morning on the water, and had a delicious dinner with our catch. As someone who owns a boat and fishes often, I recognize an expert when I see one. That's what you get with Stressed Out Charters. We will come back!
Andy  I.
Andy I. Lilburn, GA
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
We were very pleased with everything about our trip with Captain Jasons charter. We had a few unexperienced crew fishing and Jason was exceptional in attending to their needs. We could not have had a more pleasant day. Brian and Crew
Brian  K.
Brian K. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Blue Island Inshore Fishing Charter
Blue Island Inshore Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Great morning of bay fishing with Captain Austin! First class boat and equipment. Caught speckled trout, grouper, Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper. Very entertaining.
Mark  S.  F.
Mark S. F. United States
Orange Beach Inshore Charters
Orange Beach Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Wind blowing 20 /25 MPH today nothing but small fish but captain Lee done his best!
Dewayne  K.
Dewayne K. Jasper, AL
Action Charter Service Inc.
Action Charter Service Inc.
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(743 reviews)
It was my son's first time fishing in the gulf. We had a great time and caught a bunch of fish. Only thing different that I would recommend is to go during red snapper season.
Dwayne  V.
Dwayne V.
Reel Kill Charters
Reel Kill Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
We had such a great time, caught a lot of fish, the captain and first mate were so helpful and kept us on fish all day. We will be booking another trip with Reel kill in the near future, awesome trip.
Lee  W.
Lee W. Cedar Bluff, AL
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
We had a fantastic time. Seth was everything all the reviews said he was: personable, knowledgable, and confident. He chatted with us the entire way in and out, and coached our somewhat unpolished fishing skills, which we needed! His deck hand Steph was super helpful as well. We can't wait to go out with them again.
Jerry  P.
Jerry P. Catoosa, OK
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Great time with the kids and grandkids. Caught 21 keepers. Would have had a bunch more, but the Red Snapper are out of season.
John  H.
John H. Woodstock, GA
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
The guys LOVED it! They 10/10 recommend and definitely want to do it again!
Danny  M.
Danny M.
High Cotton Charters
High Cotton Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Fantastic trip. Nice boat, knowledgeable, friendly captain and first mate. Put us on loads of fish. Thanks guys!!
Brad  S.
Brad S. Jasper, GA
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(399 reviews)
We took a 4 hour inshore trip with captains Garret and Gavin and had a blast! They’ll be sure to get you on plenty of fish and accommodate all experience levels. We highly recommend and look forward to booking again in the future.
Gabriella  C.
Gabriella C.
Riptide
Riptide
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(347 reviews)
We had the best day fishing! The ride was lovely & we caught more than enough fish to have for dinner for at least a couple of nights! All the kids had a great time & everyone caught something!
Kristi  D.
Kristi D. Dandridge, TN
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Book with Captain Patrick..had a blast and made some good memories, he was knowledgeable and attentive..
Jose  S.
Jose S. United States