Want To Save $250 On A Private Charter?

Our 5 hour (Catch, Photo, Release) private charter trip is fun, entertaining and full of memories.  It is also conservation friendly.  See details on our rates page.    Book your trip today!

Where Achievement Is An Absolute!

Come see how a full day (10 hour) charter can change your perspective on what deep sea fishing can be like.    Book your trip today!

Redefining Deep Sea Fishing, One Child At A Time!

A family friendly, action packed fishing charter that breaks traditions and makes dreams come true.  Book your trip today!

Reach Your Full Potential on Full Day Trips!

We encourage you to participate at your own pace, so you will gain confidence and reach your full potential.  Book your trip today!

Deep Sea Fishing Adventures Begin Here!

A full day deep sea fishing charter that gives you action, some relaxation or something in between.  Book your trip today!

Raise Your Expectations!

Different in every way.  First we raised the bar, now we are setting standards.  Book your trip today!

Trips To Be Envied!

Taking your family deep sea fishing for the first time, isn’t such an imposition!   Book your trip today!

Fish With Barbless Circle Hooks!

Using Barbless circle hooks helps ensure the fish you release, survive!  They are safe for anglers and kids to use too.  Book your trip today!

Motivated to give you the best fishing experience!

The experiences you receive while fishing with us, will shape who you while moving forward in life.  They are more valuable than any material goods you will ever possess!  Book your trip today!

What Face Will You Make When You’re Fighting A Big Fish?

The expressions on your face is priceless and we aim to catch that special moment for you.   Book your trip today!

Ever Caught a Kingfish?

King Mackerel are a fun fish to catch while trolling to and from the reefs.  They are always in season and are ideal for those who want to keep some fish for dinner.  June through October are best.   Book your trip today!

What Our Family Values Most!

Our relentless attention to every detail and improving the family fishing experience drives us forward!   Book your trip today!

Trips That Captivate, Surprise and Delight

If you catch a big Cobia like this one, the rest of your trip is made!  During late spring and summer, these migratory game fish show up on Alabama’s artificial reefs and they offer an incredible light tackle fight. Book your trip today!

Meet Captain Troy

His grand kids call him “Papa Bear.”  Come see for yourself why families trust this true gentleman.     Book your trip today!

Ever Caught A Mahi Mahi?

During the late summer, Mahi Mahi can be caught while trolling fishing south of Orange Beach on full day trips.  If you are lucky enough to catch one, they are very tasty too!  Book your trip today!

Your Kids Can Drive Our Boat!

Would your kids like to learn how to drive the boat?  Captain Troy encourages you to come up and take the helm (as long as sea conditions are favorable)   Book your trip today!

Escape Ordinary, Cruise The Distraction!

Distraction isn’t about luxury or status, it’s about satisfaction.  Her seamless blend of style, nostalgia and substance, crafted to ensure every fishing trip is something special.   Book your trip today!


Sea A World of Wonder!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.”
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Shark Fishing is Exhaustingly Fun!

Want your own big fish story?  On most 6 hour summer/fall charters, someone gets a chance to get a competitive edge over their buddies.  All sharks are photographed and then released.
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Indulge Yourself

Because you deserve it.  Your family will will always remember the time when you took them to experience a different kind of fishing charter in Orange Beach.
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Endless Possibilities

You never know what your going to catch while deep sea fishing near Gulf Shores.
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Dare To Be Different!

Redefining Charter Fishing – One Customer At A Time.   When it comes to deep sea fishing, we encourage you to keep only what you need for a few meals or release them all.  We are fishing for tomorrow.
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Your Family’s  Safety Matters To Us!

When you bring your family to fish with us, you are with one of the safest boats in town.  With us, “Safety Is No Accident.”    Book your trip today!

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  • Family Fishing
    Family Fishing It's time to put the accelerator down on your imagination and experience a family friendly fishing charter that is available nowhere else. If you want your family to be treated right, look no further. We are here to serve you!...
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    Deep Sea Fishing Escape ordinary and learn how to catch bigger fish on our exclusive half day charter. We will take your family to the best spots and teach you the secret techniques to deep sea fishing and help you land your next trophy fish. ...
  • Trolling Fishing
    Trolling Fishing Is a style of fishing, where we keep the boat moving, dragging baits and lures behind the boat at different depths, distances and speeds, waiting on a fish to strike. Trolling begins in early May and continues through late October each year. ...
  • Light Tackle Fishing
    Light Tackle Fishing On all of our half day trips you will be using NEW light tackle fishing gear that will be the highlight of your family trip. Our tackle is easy to use and ideal for first timers and kids. Remember, "Fishing Light - Get's The Bite®"...

Orange Beach Fishing Charters

  • Children & Kids Fishing
    Imagine finding an offshore fishing guide that specializes in taking kids as young as 4, deep sea fishing. With us, parents can relax and kids can be kids. Families love what we do for them....
  • See Dolphins & Sea Turtles
    Being able to see Wild Dolphins, Sea Turtles, Pelicans and Seagulls up close, is the highlight of any fishing charter. There is so much more to deep sea fishing and we aim to share it with you....
  • “CPR” Catch, Photo, Release
    Our "Keep the Best, Release the Rest" option offers year round opportunities for those who want to experience fishing in Orange Beach....
  • Shark Fishing Fun
    It's time to "One Up" your buddies with your own big fish story. On almost every 6 hour charter, somebody has a chance to test their angling skills against one of natures Apex predators. ...

Fish With Distraction Charters


When you allow us to serve your family, you will experience something so valuable, it can’t be found elsewhere!

When you allow Captain Troy and the Distraction crew to serve your family, colleagues or friends on an exclusive Private Charter, you will experience something so fascinating and valuable, that it can’t be found anywhere else.   Whether you have 1 person or a maximum of 6 people in your group, each of you will be treated with respect, kindness and like one of the family.   Boy do we treat our family good.

We love to laugh and we greet our guests each day with open arms, hand shakes and if you are a repeat customer/friend, we offer hugs.  We act honorably and respectfully around your family and children.  Words are cheap, but our actions will show you how much we care about you getting the best fishing trip available in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Our Charter Fishing Seasons

We start fishing each year in March with spring break.  Our busy season begins about the middle of May and runs strong until the kids go back to school in early August.  During the spring break, summer and fall months, we offer two fishing trips daily because of available daylight hours.   Mornings are popular trips for early risers, but afternoon trips catch just as many fish as mornings, but you get to sleep a little later.  Be sure to read about the fish you can catch.

Making Sure We Are The Right Fishing Charter For Your Family!

If you love your family and friends as much as we love ours, we might just be the charter boat for you.  Because we don’t want to let you down, we don’t embellish or try to sell anything other than we promise to do our best.  Being like you, we want you to do your research about activities in Orange Beach before you invest in them.

We want you to know everything about the fish you will be catching, their size and quantity you should expect to catch.  This way, you will be assured that your family is getting exactly what you expect and the best return on your investment. The one thing we can promise, is to treat you right and do our best to keep your rods bent the entire trip.

What we offer you is a chance to go deep sea fishing without worrying about how you will be treated.  We calm mom’s fears, make your kids hearts start beating with anticipation, help dad’s unwind and make grandparents feel like they have the best family in the world.  When you get off our boat, we want you to feel better about yourself, than you did before you got on the boat!

We enjoy watching children’s faces while they reel in their first fish.  You will too!

Everyone Trust’s Our Deep Sea Fishing Trips

When we started our company in Orange Beach back in 2002, we knew we had something special to offer first timers and family’s that wanted to go Deep Sea Fishing.   Even today, the level of service we provide for family’s with kids,  is unheard of in the deep sea fishing industry.  Others may call themselves family friendly, but we wrote the book on it and we are still going strong.

Trusting someone to take you fishing way out in an open ocean environment is huge.  With over 295 charters in Alabama, choosing the right one for your group can be a daunting task to say the least.  That is why we do all we can to answer every question or concern you may have, so you feel comfortable with us.  We communicate with you, so you will know exactly what to expect before, during and after your trip.

When it comes to service, we hear you loud and clear.  We will always tell the truth about what to expect.   To us as parents and grandparents, it is important to find a company with a proven track record of being a reputable family friendly fishing charter that you can trust around your wife and kids.


Some Fish Your Kids Catch, Are Bigger Than Usual!

We Care Enough To Want To Know Our Customers

Believe it or not, Captain Troy cares enough to learn each and every one of your names and call you by them during your entire trip.  To date, he knows over 24,000 people by their first name.  You can tell a lot about the captain your fishing with when they show you they care enough to learn everyone’s name in your group.  We feel that it is very important to know you and your kids personalities and do all we can to make you feel comfortable around us.  We keep our wheelhouse door open so you can come upstairs at any time and see all of the neat instruments we use.

We also recognize that some people are shy and others are not.  Our guides know how to tell the difference and try to help each person gain confidence in their ability to learn how to catch a fish.  We encourage you and want everyone to be their best.  When we get to know you better, we make an effort to adapt to you, so you don’t feel overwhelmed.  Whether you are a famous person wanting to protect your privacy or just a regular every day American, we treat you the same.  When you are with us, we leave your title at the dock and call you by the same name your wife or husband calls you.

We actually love for you to bring the kids along.  We enjoy it when they ask us a million questions.  That is where we are so different than other Orange Beach charters.   We take you to experience fishing and everything that includes.  We are educators and want you to learn everything you can in the short time you are with us.  As you can probably tell, we are all about your family getting a good fishing trip and a fishing education.


Families know we love them and will always do our best to make them happy!

If you want someone to treat you right, we offer the right amount of southern hospitality and charm.  When you combine it with some kindness, exceptional customer service and light tackle action, everything turns out just right, every trip.  Distraction offers our customers low price fish mounts for those who want a little more than a photograph to help them remember their charter trip.

Life Experiences Are Way More Valuable Than Possessions


Imagine your 12 year old catching a big mangrove snapper on his first full day fishing trip!

We know that in today’s society, a lot of people are trying to keep up with the Jones’s.  They buy the latest and greatest objects, which stresses everyone out.  In our opinion, we believe our fishing experiences along with some quality photographs are what you need to be accumulating.  Nobody remembers what they get for Christmas, but they will always remember their first deep sea fishing trip in Orange Beach, Alabama.  Everyone knows that fishing experiences are enjoyable from the planning stages all the way through the implementation of the trip.  Our goal is to make your life easier.

We love seeing grandpa spend time with his grand children with grandma looking on!

Guaranteed – To Be Unlike Any Other Fishing Charter Around


Sharing our love for fishing with your kids is what we are all about!

As you probably already figured out, we are not an alternative to other Orange Beach Fishing Charters.  There is a huge difference between we do for you and what our competitors advertise.

Being family friendly is a way of life for us, not just a key word on a website designed to confuse or mislead you.  It is important for you to know that when you allow us to serve your family, you will be with guides that care if you get a quality fishing trip.

Instead of rushing you around from spot to spot in search of only big fish, we take you to a spot or reef and let you fish.   We want you to get as much fishing time in as you can.  We focus on ensuring you have a bent pole on ever spot and you and your kids catch a lot of fish.  Our goal is to have you so tired of reeling, you will want to take a nap on the way home.  In addition to catching a lot of fish, we offer a little saltwater education with some unique experiences during the day, so your children don’t lose interest.  This is what you will come away with when you allow us to serve you.  Being your servant, is the most rewarding things we get to do each day.


Red Snapper wiggle when you take their picture.

One of the biggest differences about us is, we are professional anglers and stewards of our marine resources.  The reason we fish is for the pleasure it gives us.  We are not freezer fillers or order takers.  Our guides are serious anglers that are now giving back and sharing our expert knowledge with our guests.

The Way We Handle Your Fish Shows Respect

We respect every living animal and will not do anything intentional to harm the fish you have caught.  We use a big net if your fish is too big to land.   If it is in season and is of legal size, we quickly place it in the cooler after you have got your pictures.   Only in rare occasions with larger fish with real sharp teeth, we have to use a GAF or different tools to dispatch them so they do not harm anyone on board.

We do not kill the sharks we catch.  The ones we catch, bull sharks and reef sharks have little or no food value, regardless of what people say.  Maybe a Mako Shark is good to eat, but the rest of them are not good.  They are also very dangerous to bring on board.  We do our best to photograph them as we are letting them go.

Another way we differentiate ourselves is when we get back to the dock.  We do not place fish out on the dock or slam nails through their heads and hang them on a board when we get back to the marina.    Instead, we encourage you to take pictures of yourself holding individual fish while at sea.  This makes for a lot better photographs.

Keep Enough Fish For Dinner

We take people fishing who want to keep their poles bent,  catch some fish and have a good experience.  If you catch a few fish that are in season, you may keep them for dinner.  We want you to have enough fish for a few good meals or to take home for a few more dinners.


kids fishing with dad

Spending time with your children while they are learning how to fish is what we call “Quality Time.”


little boy holding mahi mahi or dolphin fish.

Families with Kids love fishing with Captain Troy


You will always remember when grandpa took you fishing!

Our Business Policy

It is our business policy not to disappoint you.  There are many reasons we can give you so you will never be let down with our service.  As soon as you become a customer, you are welcome to call me at any time.  Also, if you feel like you did not receive exactly what you wanted, I promise to make it right.

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