Orange Beach Fishing & Gulf Shores Fishing
Getaway Charters is for you, your family, friends, businesses, first time anglers and experienced anglers. We offer 3 hours to a full day of Orange Beach fishing and fun. You may bring up to 6 people for your private charter. We fish morning and afternoon throughout the year. We see very little difference as far as the morning or the afternoon being better for fishing. One day the AM may be better and the next day the PM may be better. Some people enjoy sleeping in on vacation and others prefer to rise early in the morning. Springtime departures are usually 7am and 1:30pm on our 4, 5 and 6 hour charters. Summer charters usually begin at 6:30am and 1:30pm. You will receive first class service from our captains and deckhands. Enjoy Orange Beach fishing charters at its best. We offer nearshore fishing, deep sea fishing and offshore trolling. Our charter boats are only 8 minutes from Gulf Shores. So if you are looking for Gulf Shores fishing, here we are.
Call or Text Captain Don at 251-752-0235
3hr charter 7am & 1:30pm
4hr charter 7am & 1:30pm
5hr charter 6:30am & 1:30pm
6hr charter 6:30am & 1:30pm
10hr charters 6:30am
12hr charter 6am
Orange Beach Fishing during Summer Vacation
Everyone loves their Summer Vacation. Why not spend it in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama catching fish and having fun. On the 4 hour charters we are catching Spanish mackerel and king mackerel. The 4 hour fishing charter is trolling. Trolling is a type of fishing where we place four fishing rods in the rod holders and move along slowly waiting on a fish to bite. The 5 and 6 hour charters in the summer months can be good for catching red snapper in addition to trolling for mackerel. Red snapper average 8 to 12 pounds and often weigh well over 20 pounds. Red snapper may be kept June 1st – June 27th but must be released outside of this time period. The 10 and 12 hour charters are offered during summer months but are best during August, September and October since amberjack, triggerfish and grouper season is open at that time. On the full day charters, you may also catch scamp grouper, vermillion snapper, white snapper, king mackerel and wahoo..
Gulf Shores Fun and Family Fishing
We are all about family fun and having a good time on our Gulf Shores Al fishing charters. Catching fish is certainly very important to most everyone. However, I believe your satisfaction is measured by your enjoyment, your comfort on a nice clean boat and the fish you catch.
You will also see why our deckhands, are very popular with everyone who fishes on the Getaway. Listen as they share their stories about our local area, fishing,the different kinds of marine life or just chatting with everyone on the boat whether they are adults or kids. You will appreciate their patience as they assists you and your group with all of your needs. If you enjoy watching marine life then we are always happy to stop and give you plenty of time to watch dolphins play, watch the pelicans diving for their dinner or watching a giant sea turtle relaxing on the surface in the sun. We cater to your needs. Your satisfaction is important to us.Come join us on the Getaway or Another Getaway, two of the finest Orange Beach fishing charter boats. Orange Beach is only an eight minute drive from Gulf Shores. Enjoy Gulf Shores family fishing and Orange beach family fishing from Alabama’s nearest available access to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Once you depart from the dock, you will enjoy the short 15 minute cruise through inshore waters out to the beautiful gulf waters where it all begins. As we cruise, you will often see dolphins, seagulls, pelicans and much more Gulf Coast wildlife.
Summer Fishing off Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Summer is booking fast so book now to get your selected day. The most popular fishing trips in June and July are the 4, 5 and 6 hour charters. You can usually expect to catch Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and bonita on the 4 hour trips. These are trolling trips. The 5 and 6 hour charters are the very popular trips for the famous red snapper. Red snapper may be kept from June 1st to June 27th as stated by the Federal Fisheries. Red snapper must be released outside of these dates. We usually catch Spanish mackerel and king mackerel in addition to the red snapper on the 5 and 6 hour Gulf Shores fishing charters and off Orange Beach. The mackerel may be kept.
Our Premium Full Day Charter
August, September and October are great months for Deep Sea Fishing (Amberjack season closed June and July)
Now booking our Full Day Premium Deep Sea Fishing Charters. These trips are for the serious anglers even though many families choose this adventure. Bring your food and drinks and be ready for a full day of serious fishing. Amberjack, red grouper, scamp grouper, gag grouper, vermillion snapper, king mackerel, wahoo? How about deep drop fishing for big snowy grouper, yellowedge grouper, golden tilefish, blueline tilefish, longtail seabass and more? Choose to spend your time with some offshore trolling for mahi mahi, white marlin, blue marlin or tuna. This 12 hour charter can be a combination of fishing. The serious charter for the serious angler. See more…
Why do so many people choose Getaway Charters for their Gulf Shores/ Orange Beach Fishing?
- Nice clean, odor-free, boats with cool a/c for your family comfort. Both boats carry the Hatteras name, which is known world wide for their fine Yachts.
- Our Captains and deckhands are polite, courteous and very professional.
- We do not encourage fishing in rough sea conditions. Your comfort on our boat is important to us.
- We operate a safe boat and exceed US Coast Guard regulations with all of the latest safety equipment.
- Great fishing and FREE fish cleaning on 3, 4, 5 & 6 hour charters
- All bait, license and tackle are furnished
- A simple credit card # will reserve your date. We accept all credit cards, cash & checks.
- We provide a fun fishing environment on our boats. HDTV, Playstation II, XM Satellite stereo all included. The kids never get bored. Fun for all.
- We cater to you & your group. Want a 4hr, 5hr, 6hr, 10hr, 12hr, 36hr charter? Nearshore or offshore fishing? Your choice. Family fishing anglers or seasoned anglers are all welcome on our boats. We take extra time with first-time anglers.
- Avoid the big crowded party boats with shoulder to shoulder strangers. Enjoy the extra comfort and service provided from our 6 passenger boats. Your charter is for just you and your group of up to 6 people on the Getaway and Another Getaway.
- Getaway Charters has been in business since 1995.
Amberjack season is open every month except June and July. Big amberjack are usually caught on 10 and 12 hour fishing charters.The amberjack is one of the strongest fighting fish in the Gulf of Mexico. These big fish we catch usually weigh from 18 pounds to 40 pounds and more. We have caught amberjack weighing up to 98 pounds. You never know when you may hook into the big one. After an angler battles a big amberjack, this type of fishing often becomes a spectator sport. Everyone loves to cheer the angler on and sometimes give them a hard time as they struggle to reel in these fish. Of course, it is always in fun. Amberjack have to be released in the months of June and July. You will find many more varieties of fish on the 10 and 12 hour charters. The 12 hour charter is the one for the very serious anglers. We can also target grouper in season. Deep drop fishing for snowy and yellowedge grouper along with golden tilefish is another option on a 12 hour charter. This is real deep sea fishing at its best.
Getaway and Another Getaway , are both first class Hatteras Yachts. Both boats are fully air conditioned with nice clean carpet, clean odor- freegetaway charters fishing boat bathrooms, showers, flat-screen TV’s, DVD players, stereo systems inside cabin and on back deck and XM Satellite Radios. They are both nice and clean for your family comfort. The interior of both boats are comfortable with plenty of seating area. Relax and enjoy while cooling off from the hot fishing action. The kids will probably be busy enjoying the outdoors but our well equipped cabin is a great option. They never get bored. Both boats are also equipped with the latest safety equipment, including epirb, two VHF radios, 48 mile radars, Garmin GPS with satellite weather including Nexrad weather, Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher system along with the other normal requirements. Both boats exceed US Coast Guard requirements. The differences between the GETAWAY and ANOTHER GETAWAY are as follows. The Getaway is a 36′ Custom Hatteras which is clean and comfortable.The Getaway specializes in our 4 and 6 hour fishing charters. She remains a favorite choice for many families and groups looking for fun and fishing in Orange Beach / Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Another Getaway is a 46′ Hatteras Yacht. She provides real yacht comfort. She is more than a fishing charter boat. She offers extra space, extra comfort, a viewing deck from the bridge with comfortable seating for up to 6 passengers. Another Getaway sleeps up to 6 passengers plus crew, provides two bathrooms, shower, microwave, stove top, freezer, refrigerator and comfortable seating with table in the large salon. Another Getaway provides our full day charters, overnight charters and our half day charters. Another Getaway is for those who want and expect just a little more.
Gulf Shores Family Fishing with the Kids
It is very rewarding for me to see families enjoy this wonderful experience. This is a great place for families to spend quality time together. All ages are welcome. Four years old seems to be a great beginning age for these youngsters to experience some great fun & fishing. A four hour charter is usually best for the very young ones. However, many do well on the 6 hour trip. The Playstation & the DVD player are always great options for anyone who may get restless. It must be extremely exciting for these young boys and girls to go back home and share this awesome experience in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico with their friends. A few hours on one of our boats will provide you with much more than just fishing. We will often see dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans, sea gulls, jellyfish and more. Our polite, experienced deckhand will educate you about our area and the abundant marine life that lives in it. Come and enjoy a Gulf Shores family fishing vacation.
The kids in the pic above are enjoying a cool break from the fishing action.
What type of fish do you catch?
The fish we specialize in include a wide variety. We practice conservation, so please let us know if you want to keep any or all of your fish. We offer catch and release fishing or fishing for tasty fish to take home. The choice is always yours. Bottomfishing includes fishing for red snapper, vermillion snapper, triggerfish, white snapper, lane snapper, gag grouper, red grouper, scamp grouper and much more. There is always a good chance to hook into a big shark. Nearshore fishing is available for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bonita, jack crevalle, bull redfish and more. Offshore fishing is available for wahoo, mahi mahi(dolphin), and always a chance to hook into a tuna or marlin. Overnight charters can produce blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna and a chance at a swordfish. There is always a chance to hook into a marlin. Your fresh catch can be prepared by Wolf Bay Lodge located downstairs at Zekes Marina. Mikee’s in Gulf Shores is also known for “cook your fresh catch”. Your deckhand, Howie or Josh will provide first class service. You will appreciate their patience as they assist everyone throughout your fishing charter. Your Captains, Captain Don McPherson and Captain Eric Rochester, will take you to their favorite fishing spots. Captain Don is usually found on Another Getaway and Captain Eric on the Getaway.
Looking for a first class fishing charter?
Is a nicer & cleaner charter boat with a professional Captain and mate important to you? Choose from one of our Hatteras Sportfishing Yachts. Expect more and get more with Getaway Charters. Getaway Charters has been been offering Alabama deep sea fishing and nearshore fishing charters for over 16 years. Orange Beach family fishing anglers, first-time anglers and experienced anglers will all enjoy the friendly atmosphere on our boats. We can accommodate up to 6 people on each boat and you may choose a half day to a full day fishing charter. Whether you are looking for some tasty fish to take home or catch and release fishing, you will find it here at Getaway Charters. Experience some great amberjack fishing, king mackerel fishing, red snapper fishing, grouper fishing, tuna fishing, marlin fishing and so much more.
Want to hook into a big shark? Just let us know and we will place a shark bait out. We catch and release only with big sharks. We will try our best to allow you to get some good pictures and video. Book a 4, 5 or 6 hour charter to target bull sharks, tiger sharks and more.
Our physical location
Is 26619 Perdido Beach Blvd, Zekes Marina in beautiful Orange Beach, Al. We are a short drive from Fort Morgan, Perdido Key and Pensacola, Fl. We are also just an eight minute ride from beautiful Gulf Shores. This is the physical location of the boats but please contact me by phone, text or email for any questions. I am the owner and one of the Captains and can always give you detailed up to date fishing information. We are happy to say that the Getaway and Another Getaway are two of the most popular charter fishing boats in the area. Come enjoy Orange Beach fishing and Gulf Shores fishing at its best
What's ahead for Orange Beach / Gulf Shores Summer 2013 fishing?
Summer means great fishing and beautiful weather. You will find hungry red snapper about anywhere you go in the gulf. We may only keep red snapper during a short period of time during the month of June. This is announced each year usually during April. Otherwise these giant red snapper must be released. King mackerel and Spanish mackerel are caught during the summer months on the 4 hour fishing trips and are also caught on the 6 hour charters along with the red snapper. The mackerel may be kept. If you are looking for other fish to keep then you may keep vemillion snapper, triggerfish and white snapper. If keeping a substantial of fish is important to you then a 10 or 12 hour charter is recommended. You will often catch some very large fish on these longer trips. Amberjack and grouper are targeted on the longer charters but you need to inquire about the seasons as they change regularly. Come join us for some summer fishing and fun.
Costa Rica Fishing? We now have 2 boats in Quepos, CR
Costa Rica Fishing? We also have two charter boats in Quepos, Costa Rica. We are only 3 miles from beautiful Manuel Antonio. The dry season and best fishing is December through April. You can enjoy some of the best fishing in the world for Pacific Sailfish. Blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, dorado(mahi mahi), yellowfin tuna, grouper, cubera snapper, red snapper and the famous roosterfish are all caught in the beautiful blue water of the Pacific. Not only can I assist you with booking your fishing charter but I will also be happy to assist you with travel, accommodations and other activities in beautiful Costa Rica. See monkeys, birds, sloths and plenty of green plants and trees. I fell in love with this country over 8 years ago and I am now very happy to have my good friend, Franklin, as my partner. Franklin has grown up in Costa Rica and offers that special local touch. Learn more at www.fishingcostarica.net and my Facebook page at Fishing Costa Rica with Big Eye Charters