Captain
Seth Wilson

Member since December 2014

Orange Beach, United States

Background
I grew up fishing out of Orange Beach, with all of my spare time being spent on the docks of Sportsman's Marina catching Flounder, White Trout, and Croaker. My hobby later turned into a career, after I spent time charter fishing with some of the greatest captains in the area. I now own and operate the Riptide, a 45' Resmondo that specializes in big fish and family fun!!
Techniques
Light line and Big fish <*}}}}><{

Hey, I'm Captain Seth Wilson

Orange Beach, United States
Background
I grew up fishing out of Orange Beach, with all of my spare time being spent on the docks of Sportsman's Marina catching Flounder, White Trout, and Croaker. My hobby later turned into a career, after I spent time charter fishing with some of the greatest captains in the area. I now own and operate the Riptide, a 45' Resmondo that specializes in big fish and family fun!!
Techniques
Light line and Big fish <*}}}}><{
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

    
Orange Beach
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US$ 650
Orange Beach
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US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Great 3 and 4 hour trolling trips!

July 22, 2017

The Kings and Spanish are tearing it up off of Orange Beach right now! The season rain showers have kept the afternoons cooled off and the fish bitting. Read Full Report →


3 hr fishing on the Riptide

July 17, 2017

Had a great 3hr trip this afternoon, it was cool and overcast and the Spanish were Bitting. Read Full Report →


Good day to be a Razorback!

June 11, 2017

Great trip with a family from Arkansas, caught lots of and had fun. Light tackle snapper fishing and trolling paid off! Read Full Report →


Reginald and the Crew!

June 10, 2017

We had a good tip with some great guys! I was a little rough and the fish didn't want to bite, but we end up with a great catch and a few big ones! Read Full Report →


Wahoo fishing on the Riptide

May 02, 2017

Had a great day fishing on the Riptide Orange Beach Alabama. We caught and release snapper and Trigger and Aj. We brought home wahoo, vermillion Snappper and white snapper, a great day! Read Full Report →


Big November Kings!

November 02, 2016

The fish and the bait are everywhere the big Kings are here and Bitting! The Bull reds are showing up also, check out the video! Read Full Report →


Inshore on mullet toss weekend

April 23, 2016

A great day started slow but finished strong, Caught a big variety of fish and was beautiful day! Read Full Report →


Big November Kings

November 21, 2015

Had a great trip yesterday, the fish bite was on and the weather was great. The big king mackerel are hear and with the amount of the bait in the area they should stay. Can't wait to get out… Read Full Report →


8hr fishing on the Riptide

May 23, 2015

We had a great trip yesterday, caught Kings trolling out on Dusters and Cigar minnows, they're here and on fire! Bottoms fishing we had scamp, vermillion snapper and Amber Jacks. Had great time!! Read Full Report →


Riptide inshore Sheephead

December 22, 2014

The Sheephead are here the bitting at the bridge and the inshore bay rigs. There great to eat or just fun to catch! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.56 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We had 11 people on a 4 hour trip, had a blast catching fish. Everyone was able to catch a big fish. Definitely worth the money. Cooked fish that night and it was delicious. Thank you Riptide for the memories.

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 17, 2017


Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

My family and I had a great trip!  Captain Seth was great. Captain Seth’s deck hand, Drew was the best.  He was so patient and kind to us!! My three year old got sea sick during the trip, and Drew was so loving!! I would definitely recommend these guys!! They are wonderful

Fished August 2017

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thank we fun also!


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Had a great trip and caught our share of fish even in rough conditions (wind & high waves).  Planning to book a longer, bottom fishing trip next time we are here.  Captain and crew were awesome and my son (13) and nephew (14) had a blast.

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thanks Steve!


Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Great trip! Kids had a great time. Seth and Carlton were awesome! Will book again.

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 31, 2017

Thanks Guys hope to y’all again soon!


Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice 3hr enjoyed it!


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The kids each caught 2 big fish and Drew cleaned them. We ate them for Dinnervand they were great!

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thanks we had a great time!

Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This trip was for my nieces, ages 19, 17, & 12.. For the experience, no serious expectations. The experience was great! Everyone got multiple turns.reeling in ‘the big one.’ Very satisfactory! The Dolphins swimming close by, added bonus. Deck Hand Drew was great with us, kept the bait in the water, taught us to yell “fish on,” when we had one and was great keeping the girls engaged, fishing, chatting, & laughing. Thank you!

Fished July 2017

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thanks we had a great Time!


Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

We had a great time! Captain Seth and Drew made the experience lots of fun, very laid back. Definitely recommend.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The captain and crew were great!  Fantastic time!!! The weather didn’t allow us to catch a ton of fish, but we had a great time, and did get about 15 mackerel…
Will do this one again!!!!

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

I highly recommend the rip tide to anyone who is looking for a good time great crew and captain know what they’re doing we went out and caught our limits within 10 minutes A plus in my book

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Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Great fishing trip for a short amount of time, plus we caught a good number of fish!

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Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

Took this trip specifically for our 4 granddaughters, 8, 12, 14 and 16.  This was a first for them. We had a blast, with the girls, 2 dads and Papa each catching a couple of fish.  The crew, especially Drew the mate, kept the girls engaged and involved while waiting the the next “fish on”.
We recommend them highly.

Fished June 2017

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks guys!


Went fishing on Friday, June 9, 2017

My compliments to Riptide…..Drew and Sawyer were excellent deck hands and Seth knew exactly where the fish were! A very clean boat and a wonderful experience…we will return!

Fished June 2017

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks we enjoyed having you, to see you again soon!


Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great time with HS buddies and first experience for most. Captain was great. Made us feel welcome! His deck hand, Carlton, was great and really made the trip even more memorable. He took care of us and keep bait on the hook.

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks Guys I had great can’t wait to do it again!


Went fishing on Sunday, June 4, 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Fish were not biting for our planned trip so crew changed up plans and put us on fish. The kids caught 10 plus fish each and everyone was well pleased. We had dolphins swimming with the boat as we returned to the dock. Sunset was beautiful over the ocean. GREAT EXPERIENCE. I would recommend the Rip Tide Team to any of my friends.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 13, 2016

We really enjoyed our fishing experience!!!  We had 3 generations on this trip and all had a great time!!!  The captain and the first mate were very nice and knowledgable, we learned a lot, but mostly had a great experience overall.  I would highly recommend the Riptide and capt. Seth Wilson, and we will most definately book again with him when we go back!!!!  Awesome experience!!!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 10, 2016

We went out with a group of 10 people and had ample room to fish. Chase was extremely helpful to all of us who were trying to fish and I would highly recommend going out on the water with him and the captain again!

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 4, 2016

We had a morning charter for 10 which included kids and adults from ages 3-70!! It was a great trip for everyone! We caught over 20 fish including King mackerel, Spanish mackerel and Bonito. Seth and Gary were GREAT and made sure we had a good time! Gary definitely had his work cut out for him with our crew and he did a fabulous job! He made sure all the kids were able to reel in a fish and Seth kept us on them all morning. We will definitely be using them again for our next charter out of Orange Beach!

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 30, 2016

One of the best experiences we have had. Captain   Seth Wilson and crew were very professional and they can find the fish for you. We would highly recommend the Riptide.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Overall, we had a blast! We did lose a lot of fish, but I think that is normal. My father in law thinks the equipment was old and crappy and that was why we kept losing the big ones. When we got back to the dock, we noticed a bunch of the other boats had bigger fish, a lot bigger, and that is why my father in law thinks we had shotty equipment. Overall, great time though!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I booked this trip for our family as
A first time fishing trip. We had a blast! Even
my 3 year old grandson was welcomed and treated like part of the crew. Captain Seth and Skipper Drew were AWESOME and we caught a lot of good fish. Thanks again for making our experience a memorial one!

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Went fishing on Friday, May 6, 2016

We did this trip as a bachelor party as one of the first charter tips of the season. We ended up catching a lot of fish and had a great time with both Captain Seth and his deck hand Drew. Seth knew the good spots to go and we probably had a “Fish On” every couple minutes. Drew was an awesome guide and was super personable and helped us all have a great time! Once we returned to the marina, Drew cleaned and bagged each fish for us, which we then took to the restaurant attached to the marina where the prepared the fillets to order. Overall, this trip was a great experience and I would recommend it to everyone and anyone who is looking to have a great time fishing. I sure know that I’ll be going again the next time I’m in Alabama.

Thanks again to the Seth and Drew for showing us such a great time and dealing with 7 drunken/ sick guys.

 

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Went fishing on Sunday, September 20, 2015

Didn’t get to fish on the Riptide due to mechanical problems. However, the captain found another boat to take us. Really enjoyed it and am sure the experience would have been just as enjoyable on the Riptide.

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 5, 2015

CAPTAIN SETH and crew are very good .We encourage everyone to check out the RIPTIDE!!!

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Went fishing on Friday, August 21, 2015

Best time I’ve had in a long time!!!

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 24, 2015

Thanks Guys look forward to seeing yall again!

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great trip for the three of us. He Captain hooked us up with great fishing. “Skinny Ben” took good care of us. We will book again next year.

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 24, 2015

Thanks it not everyday you catch Grouper trolling but I’m glad we did!  See yall soon!

Went fishing on Monday, August 3, 2015

The boat was a little hard to find, there wasn’t a sign indicating where to go.  By chance, I happened to ask the captain where I needed to go.  It was Chase not Seth Wilson who took us out.  The ride was honestly pretty scary.  I didn’t feel safe at all.  Which my husband thought I was being dramatic until our deck hand said “this boat doesn’t seem very safe.”  Then he validated my feelings.  The trash was full and the bathroom was rank.  They had been on a 6 hr trip in the morning, so it was understandable.  On our three hour trip we caught three Spanish mackerel.  Our deckhand was amazing, other than smoking in front of my 8 and 6 year old :/  but Ben was truly great at his job.  He cleaned the fish which we took back to the condo and ate :). My son loved it, he’s 8.  My 6 year old hated it.  I was trying to enjoy it and not panic.  My husband thought it was ok.  Our booking experience was super easy and I book a future trip through them as well.

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thanks for the Review Hope to see you again next year.  Thanks Capt. Chase

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Riptide and Crew met all of our expectations, good equipment, knowledgable and friendly staff.  it was a party of 6, 2 adults and young boys, all had fun.

Fished July 2015

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Thanks Guys, Hope to see you Again next year!

Went fishing on Monday, July 27, 2015

We had a great time! The captain & crew were great with the kids. They made it fun for the whole family!!

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Thanks Michelle,  Hope to see again soon.  <*{{{{>

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Captain and crew were great and for a short 3 hour troll we caught some good Spanish Mackrell

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Great Pictures Thanks for Going.  Capt. Seth

Went fishing on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Contacted captain Wilson before we left for Gulf Shores.  Tried to contact him for three days when we arrived.  No response.  Left messages, no response.  Called different numbers and was give phone number to contact him.  No response.  Captain showed up after 7:00 am and said he would have been there earlier if he had known (info said be there at 6:30 am).  He took us out and stayed away from the rain and bad weather so he would not have to refund money.  Every photo on web showed red fish.  He said very little chance of catching any in the waters he took us.  Drew was the first mate and did an excellent job of communicating and helping everyone out.  Can not say enough good things about him and his commitment.  People on top deck next to captain said his speech seemed slurred.  He wanted all money up front before we took off.  Never use this boat again and will relate experience to anyone I know going to Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Billy Burns does not recommend Riptide Fishing Charters

Fished July 2015

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Sorry you had a bad time, with a 4hr trolling trip,  It can be hit or miss.  I tried to keep you out of the weather for you safety.  We also caught fish, you confused red snapper with red fish.  Red fish are more abundant in November, December,January, February and March.  We can only keep Red snapper from June 1 thru July 15 and is only offered on a bottom fishing trip of 6 hours or more.  Thanks Capt. Seth

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Going back next year!

Fished July 2015

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

That’s a serious looking crew there.  Thanks for fishing with the Riptide!  Capt. Seth

Went fishing on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Riptide pm trolling - The captain and crew arrived 30 minutes late. They did not apologize or extend our trip to make up the lost time. The air conditioner was out of order due to the generator malfunction. The captain was not professional. The crew was very professional and courteous. The fishing was OK.

Dan Mcquirter does not recommend Riptide Fishing Charters

Fished July 2015

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cant please everyone, Sorry you had didn’t have a good time.  You should have talk to me, maybe I could have made it right!  Ill try to do better in the future. Thanks Capt. Seth

Went fishing on Monday, June 29, 2015

It was a great experience…We caught a mess of fish, and the boys will remember for a lifetime.

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thanks Guys Hope to see yall next year!  Capt. Seth

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Outstanding trip that was worth every penny! I’ve been on 6 deep sea trips and this was the best! There were 6 of us (2 15 yr old girls and 2 10 yr old girls) and they had a blast! We caught Amberjack, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Bonita on our 3+hr trip trolling. We landed 13 total….although a shark took half of one of our fish as it was being reeled in! None of the girls had been on a deep sea fishing trip before so all the action made for an awesome trip! This Texarkana, TX crew will definitely be back!!!

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 19, 2015

I enjoyed the time I got to spend with you and your family hope to see you next year.  Thanks Seth

Went fishing on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Did not ghetto to go on the rip tide , it was double booked and we had to get on another boat ! Not pleased with that at all !

dennis simonds does not recommend Riptide Fishing Charters

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sorry Guys, I worked out the situation the best I could,  you got to go fishing on a great boat with a great crew.

Went fishing on Thursday, June 4, 2015

The trip went well and was very enjoyable. Fish weren’t biting on the troll lines, so the captain got us out far enough so we could do some bottom fishing.

Everyone that went had a great time and would definitely book another trip on the RipTide.

Thanks

Fished June 2015

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Seth Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thanks Hope to see Yall again