Trusted By Family’s And First Time Anglers!

Rest easy when you book your first family fishing trip with Distraction.   Book your trip today!

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!

Save $100 This Spring!

Book any trip from March to May 20, 2020 and save $100 off any trip.  Book your trip today!

No Up Front 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!

Other charters charge $.30 cents per pound to clean your fish.  Your deckhand will clean and bag any fish you catch free of charge.  Book your trip today!

No Brokers Taking A Cut Out Of Your Trip!

We don’t force our customers to pay brokers or middlemen up to $30% off the top to book our boat.  When you book direct with us, you get a better fishing experience.  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

When you allow Captain Troy and the Distraction crew to serve you, you will experience something so fascinating and valuable, that it can’t be found anywhere else.

For almost two decades, the Distraction has been exclusively serving family’s and first time anglers.  Each year, we raise the bar on deep sea fishing, while providing the best customer service and fishing experiences in the industry.  Because of that, family’s trust us to do what is right and give them our best on every fishing charter.

Captain Troy is the owner of the Distraction, and is at the helm on every charter.  This way, you can always expect to receive the best return on your Orange Beach Fishing Charter investment.    Having the owner of the boat on board, is important for those of you who want the best experience.

Whether you have 1 person or a maximum of 6 people in your group, you will be treated with respect and kindness the entire time you are with us.  You will be taken care of like one of the family.   And boy do we treat our family good.

We always greet our guests with hand shakes, smiles and a good attitude.  If you are a repeat customer/friend, you might even get a hug.   Words are cheap, but our actions will show you how much we care about you getting the best fishing trip available in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.   After you have fished with us, you will know why we have the reputation we have earned.

  • 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. ...

First Time & Family Fishing Trips That Can’t Be Found Elsewhere!

At Distraction Charters, we understand how hard it is as parents to choose an activity for their family that will give them the best return on their investment (ROI).  That is why we became the first offshore charter boat in the nation to specialize in Family Fishing.   Having a wife and a deckhand that are both certified school teachers, we are constantly improving our charters to ensure that you and your children learn something new on every fishing trip.    Please continue reading below and find out how we do things differently and our guests get better results.

Teaching Anglers What Sport-Fishing Is All About!

One of the most important things you need to know as a sportsman is, we are doing our part to ensure future generations of anglers appreciate the sport of saltwater fishing.  We strongly believe in teaching you and your family how to catch fish in the simplest way.  We do this by using proven techniques that guarantee you catch more fish.

We teach you how to tie knots, bait your own hook and how to catch fish all by yourself.  We don’t fish ourselves or cast your bait for you.  We don’t fish with heavy electric reels or do anything that takes the sport out of fishing.  When a fish gets on your line, you will land it all by yourself.  Your guides will be there to ensure you use proper techniques, so you can improve your chances of landing more fish.   What we do is fun and educational.  Our goal is to let you enjoy the act of fishing, not just focusing on filling the cooler.  We teach patience and educate our guests about charter fishing.

When you allow us to serve your family, you will come away from your trip feeling a sense of pride or accomplishment.

We Enjoy Seeing The Smiles On Your Faces!


Our customers love catching big fish!

Having A Good Charter Fishing Experience!

What is different about us, is the excellent experience we offer while you are on our boat.  We don’t mess around when it comes to getting you to where the fish are. Instead, head on out and take you directly to the reefs that we feel will produce the highest quality of fish.   If the fish are biting good on the artificial reef, we let you catch them until they stop biting or you get tired of reeling them in.

When you choose the Distraction, we go to great lengths to include you on every little thing we do.  We always invite you to come upstairs and even take the wheel if you like.  We also explain how all of our electronics work and how we use them to navigate and to put you on the fish.  Our deckhand is awesome.  He will spend time with you and show you what he is doing, so you will learn how to tie knots, bait your hook and many more details.

We feel it is important for you to have a great fishing experience and we aim to give it to you!  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!


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!

As you probably already figured out by now, we are not an alternative to other Orange Beach Fishing Charters.

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

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.  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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