Save $150 on all Spring Trips!

You save $150 on any trip taken from March 1 to May 20, 2020.  Deduct $150 off any of our published rates.  Deckhand fee still applies.   Book your trip today!

Fast, Easy, Secure, Online Reservations!

Simply fill out the reservation request with the date and time you want, and we will get your trip confirmed.      Book your trip today!

Trusted By Family’s And First Time Anglers!

We earn your trust, one trip, one fish at a time.  Book your trip today!

No Deposits Required!

We only need a credit card number on file to confirm your trip.  We don’t charge any hidden brokers fees.  Book your trip today!

Complimentary Fish Cleaning!

Save .30 cents per pound when we clean your fish.  Your deckhand will clean and bag any fish you catch free of charge.  Book your trip today!

Better Fishing When You Book Direct!

We don’t allow brokers to book our boat.  They rob you of quality, speed, distance offshore and a better fishing trip.  We give you more because we have the fuel to get you where you need to go.  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

Our fishing trips are special because we make sure you don’t miss a thing.  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 Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Welcome aboard Captain Troy’s, Distraction Family Fishing Charters.  It’s time to raise your expectations and find out why our private charter fishing trips are so valuable for families and first time anglers, who are vacationing in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.  When you choose the Distraction, you can relax and let us do all of the work for you.  All you have to do is enjoy the ride, see the sights, hear the sounds and get ready for some world class, rod bending action that the entire family can enjoy.  From the moment you arrive until the time we leave you, you will know how much we care about you.

Be Treated like Our Fishing Family

One of the most comforting things in life is being around people who make you feel like you are part of the family and you have known them your whole life.  When we started our company in 2002, we knew we had something special to offer families and children.  Instead of being like other deep sea fishing charters in Alabama, we asked our customers to explain how we can better serve them.  We heard you loud and clear, and built an entire company based on what our customers wanted.  We knew we had the right amount of southern hospitality and charm, and when we combined it with some exceptional customer service and light tackle action that our customers suggested, and everything turned out just right.  This has been the most incredible journey and we look forward to many more years of serving fishing families like yours.

Now that you are probably wondering if we really offer all of these things and levels of service? The answer is Yes We Do!  We invite you to come along and see what we do for you and your family, so will fully understand what deep sea fishing charters can be like, when you choose an offshore guide who really cares enough about you to ensure you have a safe, action packed, education filled, happy experience.   When you choose Distraction Charters as your charter fishing company, we promise to be friendly and do our best to put you on some quality fish and let you learn how to catch them.

If you really want to have some fun, our 6 hour trip will give you an opportunity to experience what we call bottom fishing or reef fishing.   These trips are our most popular and offer just the right amount of riding, trolling and fishing for red snapper, triggerfish and an occasional amberjack.  Even though these popular reef fish pull hard and taste great, they are highly regulated and most will have to be released due to seasonal closures.  Remember, the longer the trip you choose the more fish you will have a chance to learn how to catch.

No matter which trip is right for you,  if the fish you catch are in season or out of season and must be let go, we will still take you to catch them, take some photographs and release them.   If the fish you catch are in season, you are welcome to take as many allowed by law or just take some home for a few good meals.  Our goal is to educate, demonstrate and give you a platform to exercise your beginner skills or hon your angling knowledge.   We are the first charter boat to promote conservation with a twist.  We don’t fish for reef fish with barbed hooks.  Why you may ask?  They often harm the fish we catch that are released.  For that reason, we became the first charter boat to fish with barbless circle hooks as a way to help save the fish that we release.


  • 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. ...


We Enjoy Seeing The Smiles On Your Faces!

Family Deep Sea Fishing

If you are like most families or are first timers who have never been deep sea fishing before, choosing a fishing charter in Alabama can be overwhelming. There is a whole lot of clutter on the internet that make choices even harder. With us, we keep the choices simple and offer plain explanations as to what we offer and what you can expect to receive. When you choose an Orange Beach Fishing Charter like the Distraction, you have nothing to worry about, because we always have your best interest at heart. If we can’t deliver what you are expecting, we promise to make it right.

What we do for families who are vacationing in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama, is unlike any other fishing charter around. We take you to catch fish, but we take customer service to a whole new level. We are extremely polite, professional, courteous, respectful and patient with everyone. Since we specialize in family fishing, you are encouraged to bring the kids along so we can spend time with them and hopefully influence their life in a positive way. We do our best to keep fishing rods bent and offer you an experience like no other. If you like to laugh, have fun, joke around and catch fish, we are the charter boat for you.

Moms Don’t Worry About Distraction – We also have the unique ability to calm fears and anxieties you may have about taking your babies or family, offshore fishing for the first time. If you don’t understand something or have a question or concern, we will take the time to explain how and why we are doing what we are doing. When it comes to fishing, we will show you over and over again until you are comfortable using the tackle and are catching fish all by yourself.


Our customers love catching big fish!



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


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

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 with our company.  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!

When it comes to going deep sea fishing, we are not an alternative to other charters in Orange Beach.  There is a huge difference between we do for you and what our competitors advertise.  Sure, all charter boats near Gulf Shores and Perdido Key, Florida take people deep sea fishing and we all catch fish.  What separates us from the herd is, we have the patience to and have a unique ability to teach basic angling skills to people who have never fished before (First timers), or have never been given the opportunity to learn how to fish in saltwater.  When you combine education with excellent customer service, patience, professionalism, kindness and gentleness, this is what really pulls us ahead of the competition.   That is why our company has the reputation of  being one of the best fishing charters around.

We care more about you getting a personalized, hassle free, “G” rated, quality fishing charter experience with value added services, more than our own personal gain.  Humbling ourselves and by asking our guests how we can better serve you, is the most rewarding things we have ever done.  This equates to you getting a lot of hands on experience and some incredible light tackle action.  If the fish you catch are in season and you want a harvest a few fish for dinner, that is alright by us.    If you decide to let them go, we will take some incredible photos of your catch so you can prove what you caught.

One of the biggest differences about us is, we are professional anglers and stewards of our marine resources.  We are not hard core anglers that put a lot of pressure on you to fill the cooler with fish and force you to keep every fish you catch, no matter the size.   Actually, we will not take anyone fishing who only wants to fill the cooler.  That’s not what we do.  We take people fishing who want to catch fish and have a good experience.  We are the ones who will be right there cheering you on while you fight and try to land a big fish using light tackle.  We will also be the ones who will pat you on the back when you lose one, saying, “It’s OK, you will get the next one.”  We have no ego and don’t try to impress anyone other than you and your family with good southern hospitality.  Now, If you happen to catch a limit of fish and you want to keep all of them, that is fine by us too.  We just understand that not everyone wants to keep a bunch of fish that they may not want or have means to handle or transport them back home.   Being responsible fishing guides, it is important to us that nothing we catch, goes to waste


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.  That stresses everyone out.  Our guides are serious anglers that are now giving back and sharing our expert knowledge with our guests.  Our goal is to take you to catch a lot of fish, have fun, build memories with your family and if you like, keep a mess of fish for dinner.


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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