Charter Operator
Freebird and Gulf Coast charters

Member since December 2014 Gulf Shores, United States
Background
Captain John has been fishing with his dad and grandparents since he was probably old enough to hold a fishing pole. He has fished in Key West, Savannah, Georgia, and the Gulf of Mexico, all the way to California, and even Hawaii. The captain enjoys fishing and loves watching people catch fish. He hopes to see you on the water soon. He and his six other captains will make sure you have fun while fishing.
Techniques
Captain John loves to go and catch live bait for his customers so that they have a better chance of catching bigger fish. And it's also an experience for them to watch and help catch their own bait for the fishing trip for the day. The kids always love it when they drag the shrimp net and dolphins come up. The captain likes using live bait drift lining. Free lining with live bait is how you catch the bigger fish!

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Gulf Shores, United States
Background
Captain John has been fishing with his dad and grandparents since he was probably old enough to hold a fishing pole. He has fished in Key West, Savannah, Georgia, and the Gulf of Mexico, all the way to California, and even Hawaii. The captain enjoys fishing and loves watching people catch fish. He hopes to see you on the water soon. He and his six other captains will make sure you have fun while fishing.
Techniques
Captain John loves to go and catch live bait for his customers so that they have a better chance of catching bigger fish. And it's also an experience for them to watch and help catch their own bait for the fishing trip for the day. The kids always love it when they drag the shrimp net and dolphins come up. The captain likes using live bait drift lining. Free lining with live bait is how you catch the bigger fish!
Our Team
John S.
Captain
Chastity W.
Captain
Kimberly S.
First mate

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 541 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
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ROBERT T.
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5 Stars Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM) on May 7, 2024
Alright folks, this a day that I will never forget. Captain John and Captain Kyle had us on top of the Redfish in no...
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Todd C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing Okies

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (10AM) on December 29, 2023
My husband and I can to Foley Alabama for a training and the fishing trip was just a last minute decision, so we used Fishingbooker...
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David A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome Trip!!!!!

VERIFIED   Trolling trip 4 HR on March 21, 2024
The bait barely hit the bottom on the first cast and had a fish on. We ended up bringing home 18 sheepshead and ran out of...
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Cassie M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome last minute trip!!

VERIFIED   Quick Fishing Trip (9 AM) on September 26, 2023
We laughed with the captain when we showed up for a 9 am trip that was booked at 11:38 pm the night before! We were amazed...
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Jaci T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (PM) on September 19, 2023
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