Captain
Will Owens

Member since February 2015

Orange Beach, United States

Hey, I'm Captain Will Owens

Orange Beach, United States

My Charter Listings

Orange Beach
trips from
US$ 600

Fishing Reports

The fish are biting and nice weather

March 22, 2016

Got are limt of triggers and caught a bunch of snapper species great trip! Come book a trip!! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.57 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Will Owens (captain) was awesome.  He put us on fish immediately and kept us in fish for the entire trip.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, August 1, 2016

The owner, Will, was unable to take us on the trip we had booked.  However, he did not disappoint.  He replaced his boat with Pat, a man with 30 years of experience.  We had a wonderful deckhand, Zac.  Both men provided our family with a wonderful fishing excursion.  We had two children on our trip, ages 9 & 11 for a 4 hour trip.  They were excited the entire time.  We caught 19 fish, and had several more bites.  Zac, was an expert at helping the children reel in the catch.  We would highly recommend this trip to families looking for a good time.

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

My first offshore trip ever was with Great Escape Charters and they were absolutely, outstanding and exceeded my expectations!  The best experience and overall services I could’ve asked for! When it comes to knowledge, understanding, preparation, and making sure you get your money’s worth, I highly recommend you book with Capt. Will on the Marlin Madness! The day of my trip was completely unpredictable and a very rare occurrence but could’ve happened to anyone, thunderstorms with lightning strikes everywhere, and the fish weren’t biting even we passed it directly in front of them, no one else was having any luck trolling that day either. So instead of going in at the end of the trip, Captain Will continued till he got us catching some Cobia and King Mackerel even though it was a few hours more. Very,very good at what he does and worth every dime and then some! Not only were they less expensive than the other local charters he showed me how much he cares and values his customers! You will never go wrong with Great Escape Charters!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 25, 2016

The boat we rented broke down & captain did set us up with another boat. We only caught 2 small fish. The thing that disappointed me was that the crew only tried 1 type of lure. If I’m not catching anything on 1 lure, I try a different one. Paid $600 to catch 2 fish is not worth it. I will rent my own boat next time & bring a tackle box full of lures.

Dennis Miller does not recommend Great Escape Charters - 32’ Boat

Fished July 2016

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Will Owens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 4, 2016

It’s called fishing there buddy we know what to do sorry the fish weren’t biting.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

What an exciting trip! thank you Brad (first mate) and captain Will owens for a awesome trip!!! I recommend these guys they are down to earth!  I well be going with you guys in the future. It didnt matter if we caught anything or not they cant make the fish bite!!!!!!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 16, 2016

None of the five men on this trip had ever been fishing in the gulf previously. However, we all had a great time and everyone caught fish. Brad, the first mate, was outstanding explaining things to us and helping us land our fish. Afterwards he cleaned anf filleted the fish for us, and was so quick that it was amazing. Captain Mike was very pleasant and talked fishing the whole trip. Since this was our first trip, we only scheduled a 4 hour trip. Next time, it will be a 6 or 8 hour trip so we can go out further!! We were very satisfied and happy with the entire experience!!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

While on our annual family vacation this year, my brother-in-law and myself went out this past week and took our sons (ages 3,5,7) and we had an absolute BLAST with Capt’n Will and Brad…we ended up pulling in 12-14 fish in our 4 hour trip, and that included our 6 keepers - 3 Kings, 2 Spanish and a 30lb Cobia!  Will and Brad were great with the kids, and knew the perfect spots for fishing.

We can’t wait to go back next year and do it all over again!

Thanks Again,

Michael, Joe, Drew, Will and Brady

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

Captain Will put us on the fish right from the start. Caught Spanish Mackerel, King fish and Cobia. First Cobia ever for me and it weighed 25 pounds.  Definitely a great trip for me, my brother and nephews. Highly recommend Captain Will for a great fishing experience . We are already planning next years trip with Captain Will.

Brian N

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Had a great time. THANKS!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Didn’t go on that boat and had a different captain.  He was nice, but i scheduled things based on your website.  So caught 2 fish for 600.00 you tell me?

Thomas Keel does not recommend Great Escape Charters - 32’ Boat

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 3, 2016

Boat we were to take got booked for another charter . Our boat had no trim which took away speed from one stop to the other cost us time in moving changed our takeoff time to noon from moring . Different crew and capt. But they were great

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Went fishing on Monday, June 27, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 25, 2016

We booked a 7am 4 hour charter. Within ten minutes of starting to fish, we started catching.  We caught mackerel, cobia and bonito.  Our biggest cobra was over 50 lbs.  We caught our mackerel limits.  Captain Will was excellent with our 5 and 7 year old boys.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

While Will could not personally take us out himself that day, he made sure that we were taken care of.  Will was very personable and kept in constant contact during the week prior to our trip and even made calls during our trip to check on us.  Captain Pat, Will’s choice, was very nice, very knowledgeable and could not have asked for a better person to replace Will.  I will definitely be keeping in touch with these guys and will use them again.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Captain Will and his first make were excellent. It was a slow day for fishing and Captain Will work hard to insure we caught our limit of fish. He is very knowledgeable on where to fish—just not biting this day. We had a great time and will book the Midnight Madness boat again and would recommend Captain Will to anyone looking for a good time.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, June 10, 2016

Captain Will was very focused at getting us on the fish. My boys had a great time thanks to Will and 1st mate Dillion. I’ll be sure to book with you in the future. Thank you for the Great Day!  Al Schmalz

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Great trip with Capt Will and Dillon.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Arthur E Wood Iii does not recommend Great Escape Charters - 32’ Boat

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Went fishing on Friday, June 3, 2016

The great escape charter are just that, a great escape. Will and Dylan were great with my 2 boys and me. Both boys commented later in the day that the fishing was the best part of our vacation. If I ever get to do it again it will be with Great Escape Charter.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, May 30, 2016

Had a great time with captain Will and Dillion on a Sunday afternoon trolling trip. They were great with the boys. It was the boys 1st time fish and they worked showing them on what to do, the adults had a good time too. Catch a bunch of fish, but only 9 was keepers. Will definitely fish with him again. Thank you captain Will and Dillion. 
Brian from Tennessee

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 23, 2016

Will & Dillon made my husband’s “bucket list” come true!! Thank you so much !!! Hope we can see you again soon. 

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

Capt was great. Knew exactly where the fish were. Had a great experience and will be coming back for another trip out. Caught our limit very fast then spent the rest of the time just enjoying the fishing. And beig from twxas GIG EM AGS

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

We had a excellent fishing trip! Capt Brooks and Will know how to get you on the fish and have a great time! This was a memorable trip for me and my two sons and one of their friends that we will remember for a life time. We will definitely be back again! War Eagle!

Fished August 2015

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Will Owens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

You guys were awesome! Can’t wait to fish with ya’ll again. It was a great trip…. War Eagle, Roll Tide!

Went fishing on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Will Owens is a very hospitable and knowledgeable guide and captain. My son and I did a four hour in shore trip and had a great time.

Fished August 2015

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Will Owens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thank you guys I really enjoyed fishing with you and your son hope to do it again soon

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Captain Will is an experanced cap and knows the waters in and around Orange beach.  We caught a bunch of small reds, trout and some lady fish.  Nothing big this time but it was fun.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, July 17, 2015

Captain Will was prepared. Gear and Bait Etc, Weather was not helping, delayed our departure time changing the dynamics of what type of fishing we were doing. The Captain made sure we got on the fish.
Had a great time. Would recommend.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 5, 2015

Very enjoyable trip. Captain worked hard to get us on some nice fish. Would go out again with him.

Jim

Fished July 2015

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Will Owens (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thank you guys can’t wait to take y’all again

Went fishing on Monday, June 22, 2015

We met with capt. Will and Brooks for a six hour deep sea trip. The weather and fishing were great! Capt.Will and Brooks were very friendly and worked hard to help us catch fish. They did not seem to be concerned about watching the clock and making sure they did not go over the six hours. We caught seven red snapper (one was approx. twenty lbs.) and two amber jack which were all good size.  Had a great time and would highly recommend this charter. I have been on several deep sea fishing trips and this one was by far the best yet. Oh, and brook’s mother was a sweetheart! 

Thanks again, Cap. (hope to do it again:)

Jerry Mayo

Fished June 2015

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