How to Book a Fishing Trip in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

things to do near gulf shores

No matter if it’s your first trip to the Coast, or if you’ve visited Gulf Shores and Orange Beach for years, taking a fishing trip during your vacation is always an adventure! Booking a trip may seem overwhelming at first, but it’s really quite simple. Here are a few easy steps, plus some great tips!

Step 1

You can, of course rent your own boat and voyage on your own, but most beginners will find taking a chartered boat to be the more economical and logical option. Before you choose a charter service, you’ll need to determine what kind of trip you’re interested in taking.

  • Inshore or Deep Sea Excursion
  • Half Day, Full Day, or Overnight Trip
  • Are you ok with a shared trip or do you want the boat to you and your group only?
  • Do you want your charter to offer fish cleaning services?

Step 2

The next step is actually choosing your charter. On the Alabama Gulf Coast, we’re home to a huge fleet of fishing charters and captains, but here are a few to get you started.

Don’t forget to check for deals and coupons on websites like or

Step 3

Your charter company will provide items like fishing gear, tackle, and the fishing license, however you’ll need to prepare for your trip by grabbing the following:

  • Seasickness medication you may require
  • Sunscreen
  • Non-slip shoes
  • Sun protection (hat, fishing shirt, sunglasses, rain jackets)
  • Cooler with ice (if the charter you chose does not provide ice)

For more details about fishing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, head to


Fort Morgan Property Management
6930 Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542, USA
(800) 959-7326