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Alabama: 168 fishing charters available

Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore

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

In Too Deep Charters

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

Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(94 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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Reel Fighting Nature (FN Charters)

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $1,320

Nauti Fish Co – Orange Beach

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(69 reviews)
Orange Beach
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Stressed Out Charters 2

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

Great Southern Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(191 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550

Double A Charters

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

Southern Sun Inshore Charters

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

Fishbait Charters – Desperado

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $800

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Alabama

The average price for a private 4 hour Alabama fishing trip is $663, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,487 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore, In Too Deep Charters, and Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores are some of the most popular fishing charters in Alabama. Full list of top fishing charters in Alabama.

Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore, In Too Deep Charters, and Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Alabama.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Red Snapper, 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 25043 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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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
Make sure to research what is in season so you know what to expect to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to research what is in season so you know what to expect to catch.
Michelle  M.
Michelle M. Lowell, AR
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
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.
Star  B.
Star B. Tahlequah, OK
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.
Eric  V.
Eric V. Goshen, IN

Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Had a great day with the crew. Plan to book another trip out next time we are in the area. Loved it!
Jeffrey  W.
Jeffrey W. Elizabethtown, KY
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Will be booking with Freebird Chartes again. Captain John and his wife put us on the fish. They are great people. They definitely know what there doing. They will make sure you have a good time. 5 stars all the way.
Scott  T.
Scott T. Mooleyville, KY
Island Time Private Boat Charters
Island Time Private Boat Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Captain Pat was very kind and knowledgeable. He took us deep sea fishing right to the fish. He kept our poles baited. This was our first deep sea fishing trip. Captain Pat made it very memorable for our family. I would highly recommend Captain Pat at Island Time Charters.
Kelley  C.
Kelley C. Silverhill, AL
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
This is the second year we have fished with Captain Mike. Great captain and knows the area well. Would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking a quality fishing experience.
BJ  M.
BJ M. Parker, CO
Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore
Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Kyle was great and put us on as many fish as we wanted to catch. Also very patient with my 4 and 6 year old. Will comeback and highlight recommend.
Jerry  N.
Jerry N. Cumming, GA
Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Highly recommend Captain Tom … he took very good care of us! Can’t wait to come back soon!
Kimberly  W.
Kimberly W. Madison, MS
Jus Cuz Fishing Charters
Jus Cuz Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Took my 7 year old grandson out for his first deep sea fishing trip. What a great experience. We caught numerous triggers and Vermillion Snapper. Even got to hook a large Cobia and a massive Wahoo!!!!! Great crew and boat. We will definitely go back out with Jus Cuz again....
Jeffrey  G.
Jeffrey G. Petal, MS
Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Very good
4.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Good inshore trip for the time of year wish we could have caught a redfish or two but that’s fishing Tom is a good captain and not over bearing like some I’ve fished with I would fish with him again 👍🐟
Mike  M.
Mike M. Trussville, AL
Wahoodat Charters
Wahoodat Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Great day on the water and catching some tasty Spanish!! Definitely recommend Captain Corey!
Chris  L.
Chris L. Moore, SC
Fish Boss Tours
Fish Boss Tours
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Captain Tommy was great! He’s very experienced and led us to all the fish. The views were amazing and the ride was so fun! We will definitely be booking with him next year.
Leena  S.
Leena S. White Mills, KY
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(75 reviews)
We actually couldn't keep the Red Snapper off our line! Unfortunately, they were out of season and had to toss them back. Still, we caught lots of mackerel, and another kind of snapper, and a rainbow runner we could keep to eat. Some trigger fish, barely too small to keep, and some vermillion we threw back. All in all, we caught a ton of fish and had a ball!
Steve  L.
Steve L. Leavenworth, KS
Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore
Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
Captain Kyle was very knowledgeable and helpful. Worked hard to help my son and I catch some fish!
Will  C.
Will C. United States
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Captain Mike yesterday. He clearly has an extensive knowledge and experience about fishing this area and pairs that with a keen focus on his fisherman’s needs. We caught many, many fish and had a really great being with Capt Mike. On our next visit to Gulf Shores I will be calling for another trip with him.
Tom  S.
Tom S. Woodstock, GA
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fairhope
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
10/10 recommend Captain David for your next charter. Very nice boat and equipment. Captain David put us on some huge fish and we had a blast! Thanks again
Michael  P.
Michael P. United States
Jus Cuz Fishing Charters
Jus Cuz Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(293 reviews)
Great trip. Caught red snapper, vermillion, cobia, amber Jack, trigger fish and ruby lips. Saw turtles and dolphins. Enjoyed the day and caught so many fish we were exhausted by end of trip.
Michael  L.
Michael L. St. Louis, MO
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Captain Will and 1st mate Jayden rook awesome care of us. Took a little roaming around to get on the fish but once we did he did all that could be done to stay on them. Jayden was on top of things setting lines and removing the catches. They kept the boat clean and in good order. Totally would recommend these guys to anybody out for great time. Fish On Charters of Gulf Shores will definitely see us again. Total catch ... 2 King Mac 20 Spanish Mac 1 Bonita 1 Hardtail
Thad  C.
Thad C. Bon Aqua, TN
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Captain Jerry was awesome! He has a great sense of humor, was very entertaining and made the trip fun. We caught enough white trout for fresh fish for supper. Highly recommend Captain Jerry - you will not be disappointed!!
Mike  B.
Mike B. Byron, MN
Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
Captain Tom and his gear were excellent. He worked hard to get us on the spot, and we had a blast. Highly recommend!
Luke  W.
Luke W. Dickson, TN
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Great Captain and crew! They were very patient and knew all the best spots! We met our limit!
Troy  C.
Troy C. Dumas, MS
Double A Charters
Double A Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
My family had a great time! Captain was prepared, very knowledgeable, put us on the fish, and made sure we were enjoying ourselves. All you can ask for with a charter. I would recommend!
Alexis  G.
Alexis G. Heber Springs, AR