Your Guide to Gulf Shores Fishing Charters


One of the best ways to create lasting memories while on vacation is to spend time with family and friends on a Gulf Shores fishing charter. Fishing charters allow you to not only fish in prime locations but also feel the excitement of skipping across the water while riding in a boat.

While the view of the water looks incredible from some of our Gulf Shores beachfront condo rentals, the view from the water is a whole different perspective. No Gulf Shores vacation is complete without experiencing the feeling of being in a boat on the wide open waters of the Gulf of Mexico!

Plan Your Gulf Shores Fishing Charter

Typically, you will be able to choose from a half day or full day trip. Sometimes there are other options available, such as time of day. Some fishing charters have early morning trips that increase your likelihood of catching fish, or twilight trips that feature a stunning sunset over the Gulf.

If this is your first time on a fishing charter, we recommend choosing a half day option. Many people find that the half day trip is the perfect amount of time to enjoy the experience while still having time afterward to enjoy the many other things to do in Gulf Shores.

What to Bring on a Gulf Shores Fishing Charter

Most fishing charters are all-inclusive and provide all the equipment you will need including rods, reels, bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. However, you should always verify that you won't need to bring any of your own equipment. Luckily, most charters have all this information available on their websites.

Clothing is important since you will be in the sun all day. Make sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, and closed-toe shoes with a rubber sole to ensure you will have a good grip on the sometimes wet and slippery deck.

How to Choose a Gulf Shores Fishing Charter

There are many different charters and cruises in Gulf Shores to choose from. You will be able to select what type of trip you want, the size of the boat, trip length, and more!

With so many different great local companies in the area, we recommend browsing the different websites and calling around with any questions you may have. Some guests are confused if deep sea fishing and fishing charters are the same. Deep sea fishing is a type of trip you can take on a fishing charter where you go further out to sea than on a normal trip.

Most charters offer deep fishing in Gulf Shores, however, you will need to book a boat that is capable of a longer offshore trip. Once you've decided on a trip at the price point you're looking for, all you have to do is wait until the day of the charter arrives!

Gulf Shores: A Fishing Destination

Gulf Shores is truly one of the top destinations for fishing charters in the southeast! Whether you want a fishing excursion to be the center of your Gulf Shores vacation or just a half-day activity, you are sure to enjoy your time out on the water. If you haven't booked a place to stay yet, our Gulf Shores vacation rentals are some of the finest accommodations in the area.

Published on Tuesday, December 27, 2022