Legendary Experiences Begin Here!

We try harder and go to unreasonable lengths in order to give you the best fishing trips around.   Book your trip today!

Bent Poles and Smiling Faces!

We always go above and beyond, doing more to give you more than you expect.    Book your trip today!

The Look On Their Face Is Magical?

Bring your cell phone camera and capture moments that will last a lifetime.   Book your trip today!

Learn Something New – Connecting With Kids!

You are welcome to drive our boat and ask a million questions!   Book your trip today!

Want To Catch Something Big?

Sharks are amazingly beautiful to see.  Catching one will test your strength and endurance.
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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 Alabama Fishing Charters

The Charter Boat Distraction is Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama’s most popular  fishing charter that caters to both serious anglers and family’s.  When we started our business in 2002 there were no charter boats that catered to family’s, kids and first time anglers, as well as serious anglers or small groups of friends.   How we positively changed the charter fishing industry by including families of all ages is one of our biggest accomplishments.   With us, a group of co-workers or business associates can come and catch really nice fish too.

Our approach to deep sea fishing makes your life relaxing, seamless and delightful in every aspect.  The enthusiasm and energy we bring, will make you feel like your having the best day of your life.   We simply try harder and go to unreasonable lengths in order to give you the best deep sea fishing charter around.  Our menu is small, less confusing but it offers you a legendary experience.   Your happiness is guaranteed when you allow us to serve you.  Your success in catching fish depends on the time of year you fish, the trip length, your engagement and ability to learn how to catch the fish.

Pause for a moment and ask yourself; do you want to have a valuable life experiences that will be remembered forever?  If the answer is yes,  do we have a Orange Beach Alabama Fishing charter experience for you.  When you allow, Captain Troy and the Distraction crew to serve your family on an exclusive Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter Trip with Distraction Charters, you will experience something so educational, fascinating and valuable, that it can’t be found anywhere else in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.  We guarantee it!

The Best Service In The Charter Fishing Industry

Our attention to customer service and hospitality is making the most impact on the charter fishing industry.  Captain Troy Frady and his mate feel that the secret to happiness is to always have something to look forward to.  When you invest in a Alabama deep sea fishing adventure, you are going to receive the best service in the entire charter boat industry.  Our reputation is second to none when it comes to providing the best fishing charters in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.   When you allow us to serve your family or business associates, each of you will be treated with respect, kindness and like one of the family.   Do we treat our family good!  We love to laugh and greet our deep sea fishing guests each day with open arms and hand shakes.  If you are a repeat customer/friend, we offer hugs.   For those of you who want to just hang out with your family and be left alone, we can do that too.   No matter what, we promise to give you all the attention you need to make your trip a success.

  • Catch And Release
    For those of you who don't want to keep all the fish you catch, we offer catch, photo and release. We can catch them and let them go....
  • See Dolphins & Sea Turtles
    On almost every fishing trip, you can see Wild Dolphins and Sea Turtles. Family's enjoy seeing these beautiful animals....
  • Children & Kids Fishing
    Imagine finding a Fishing Charter that specializes in taking children, deep sea fishing. We are the first charter boat in Orange Beach to specialize in taking kids fishing...
  • Shark Fishing
    Want a fishing tale that will impress your friends? On almost every bottom fishing charter, somebody has a chance to test their angling skills against one of natures Apex predators. ...
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You will love the way we treat your family!

Which Fishing Charter Is Right For You?


Some Fish Your Kids Catch, Are Bigger Than Usual!

The Distraction Charter Boat only offers private trips for 1 to 6 people.   This means only you and your group will be on the charter boat during the trip.   The price you pay for your charter is based on the number of hours you are wanting to go deep sea fishing.    Sorry, we do not put groups together or allow others to join your private fishing charter.  So, the price you pay for the charter is the same if you have 1 person or a maximum of 6 in your party.

Depending on the time of year you want to go fishing, we offer the following charter trips:    During the spring break, we offer a 5 hour special (March t0 May).   Our most popular trips are our 6 Hour premium, 6 hour regular trips, as well as a Full Day 10 Hour trip.   This full day trip can get you way off shore to do some deep water fishing for some unusual fish species.  The reason we only offer these trip lengths is because these trips allow us enough time to give you our best.  The longer the trip you book, the greater the opportunity for you to try and catch more species of fish.  Our fishing rates are very competitive for boats our size. There is a direct correlation between the price of the trip, distance offshore and species of fish you can catch near Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

The Fish You Can Catch

Depending on the time of the year you want to go charter fishing, you can expect to catch migratory fish like mackerel (spanish and or king), bonito, ladyfish, jack crevalle, tuna and wahoo.   The most common reef fish you can catch are vermilion snapper (beeliners), red snapper, triggerfish, gag grouper, scamp, greater amberjack, almaco jack, lane snapper, white snapper (red porgy) and more.   Please read more about the fish you can catch while fishing off the coast of Alabama, including Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.



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


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

Deep Sea Fishing Charters That Offer Valuable Life Experiences

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 Gulf Shores fishing experiences is 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 and give you the results you desire.   Be sure to read our why us page to get a glimpse of who we are and the services we offer your family.


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


Red Snapper wiggle when you take their picture.

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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 Charter Fishing Business Policy

It is our business policy not to disappoint you.   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.  We are members of the Gulf Shores Tourism and Fishing and the Orange Beach Fishing Cooperative

Contact Us:

Captain Troy Frady

Call or Text me at 251.975.8111

We are docked just left of the dock store at the Orange Beach Marina, slip E12, 27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach, Alabama 36549

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