Our Fishing Trips

Our Fishing Trips

Distraction Charters is different than any other fishing charter in Orange Beach.  We are professional anglers, conservationists and teachers of deep sea fishing.  Everyone who fishes with us on either our trips, flourishes and has a better understanding of what deep sea fishing is and can be, if you get with a guide who really enjoys teaching people how to rig and fish in saltwater.  What we do for anglers is unheard of in the charter fishing industry.   We teach you basic angling skills on our most popular half day (6 Hour) fishing charter.  We also have an advanced Full Day (10 Hour) charter that is designed to take a group of anglers and teach them more in depth angling skills.    For us, the reason we go fishing, is to broaden our knowledge of deep sea fishing, enjoy learning something new while absorbing all of those moments and experiences that will be savored for the rest of your life.

5 Hour Intro To Fishing Trip (Off Season Only)

5 hour trips are for fun, not food. They are an introduction to fishing and are designed to make sure you bend your pole or catch a fish.  You may or may not catch something that is in season or edible.

The 5 hour trip is a featured off season fishing trip that begins after August 20 to May 15 each year.  This five hour trip takes you offshore about 8 to 10 miles, to the beginning of the 6 hour territory where you will learn how to deep sea fish.   Caution:  We have had anglers in the recent past book one of these shorter trips, were hoping to save a few bucks and catch a mess of fish for dinner, but they did not get the results they expected.  We always tell people what to expect, but some people really want more than we or anyone can offer.   For that reason, we are going to tell you up front that you may not catch any keeper fish to eat on a 5 hour trip.  We do catch quite a few fish like red snapper and triggerfish on these trips, but because they are out of season most of the year, must be released.     Sometimes, triggerfish are open during the spring months of March, April and May, but can’t guarantee it will be open during your trip.  If keeping fish is important to you, you need to book your trip when the seasons are open to harvest or book a longer trip so we can take you out to where different varieties of fish like vermilion snapper and red porgy live, and are always in season.

Half Day (6 Hour) Fishing Trip 

The most popular fishing trip in Orange Beach.  We offer 2 trips daily from May to August.


The half day (6 hour) trip is perfect for families and first timers.

The best trip for families and first time anglers is the half day, 6 hour trip.  These trips actually budget for fuel and get you far enough offshore to where you will have a greater chance to catch more and sometimes larger fish.  Due to seasonal closures on fish species like red snapper, triggerfish and greater amberjack, you may not be able to keep any or all of the fish you catch.  This 6 hour trip is the trip that made our business what it is today!

We are the first fishing charter to specialize in educational based, conservation oriented, action packed family fishing adventures.   What we do for families is so totally different than any other charter around, nobody can fully understand until you have experienced it.   The half day or 6 hour fishing trip is our cornerstone trip.   During the summer months of Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer two fishing trips daily.   These trips are ideal for those who have never been fishing before or who are short on time or have not budgeted for a longer more in depth, all day trip.   These fishing trips offer a little education, a little bit of bottom fishing and a little bit of trolling before it is time to head back to the dock in hand with a lot a memories and possibly a few fish for supper.   We usually catch a lot of fish on these trips, but because of regulations and short seasons, most of these trips catches are released after being photographed.


taking the family fishing is fun while in orange beach

Taking the family fishing is fun while in Orange Beach

Full Day (10 Hour) Fishing  Trip 

The Ideal Fishing Trip for Anglers Who Want To Expand Their Knowledge About Saltwater Angling, Boating and More!


Full Day (10 hour) Trips designed for the angler who wants to learn everything about deep sea fishing.  These longer trips give us enough time to cover enough territory where you may have a chance to catch a few more fish for fun and maybe to eat.

As an avid angler, there is nothing more rewarding than learning how to do something new and all by yourself.   As a captain and fishing guide, there is nothing more rewarding than sharing our knowledge with others, so they too can become proficient at catching more fish, different species and sometimes some really big fish.  That is why we offer an full day fishing trip for those who want to take the next step in saltwater fishing.

Our All day fishing trip (10 Hours) is designed to be the trip where you get to learn more advanced angling skills and tackle preparation.   We are patient, kind fishing guides who teach advanced angling skills so you can feel good about yourself, knowing you have just learned a new skill.   These full day trips are not designed to be meat hauls or to fill the cooler.  However, if you do catch some fish species that are in season and are good to eat, you are welcome to keep as many as you can within the limits.  Remember, our motivation is to educate, build confidence and get results that our customers desire.

The best trip for anglers who have been deep sea fishing before, but now want to expand their knowledge and hon their skills is the full day trip.   We are the first fishing charter to specialize in an educational based, conservation oriented, action packed fishing adventures designed for those anglers who want to learn more about saltwater fishing.   These all day trips teach the basic and advanced angling skills that will allow more seasoned anglers an opportunity to become better and more proficient anglers.   These trips are ideal for those anglers who want to invest in angling knowledge, may be contemplating buying their own boat, or just wanting to learn more advanced angling skills.   Our deckhand and captain are both educators and enjoy sharing their knowledge so you can learn to produce fish for yourself, if you decide you want too.

Learning to Jig for big amberjack can be exhaustingly rewarding.

Learning to Jig for big amberjack can be exhaustingly rewarding.