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!

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4.7 / 5
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Gulf Shores
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4.7 / 5
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 460 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%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Dorian S.
Saint Paul, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Three-day Inshore Trip with John and Chastity

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (6AM) on March 5, 2023
Captain John and Chastity took us out three days for inshore fishing around rigs and structures off the Gulf Coast. Over three...
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Nicholas N.
Cherokee Village, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3 hr trip with captain Jerry

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip (10AM) on May 15, 2023
Did a repeat trip with captain Jerry and once again wasn’t disappointed. The fish were biting good and brought back plenty...
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Brian H.
Barnhart, MO
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3 hours with Capt Jerry and Capt John(new captain)

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (6AM) on April 5, 2023
We went on a 3 hour excursion in Bon Secour Bay with Capt Jerry and Capt John along for the ride. We had a great time. First...
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Jesse S.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3 Hour Charter - it was a blast

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Inshore Bay (PM) on April 7, 2023
We took the 3 hour charter. Perfect amount of time. We caught multiple types of fish. Our Captain was very knowledgeable about...
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Bryan S.
New Whiteland, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

1st Charter Experience

VERIFIED   Quick Fishing Trip (6 AM) on September 20, 2022
A private charter is always something that I have wanted to do in all the years that we have been coming to Gulf Shores. Free...
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