Best Gulf Coast Beaches for Fishing

Orange Beach, AL

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Charters and cruises in Orange Beach wow visitors daily. Distraction Charters offers many types of fishing expeditions including those for families, deep sea, trolling, and light tackle. Captain Troy is following his lifelong dream by starting this company, and it shows with his service. Getaway Charters (5-bubble rated on TripAdvisor) has two boat options, a 36' and a 46', and both complete with Playstations and DVDs in case the kids get tired of waiting for a bite. Down at Zeke's Landing Marina, climb aboard one of Zeke's Charters for an offshore or inshore fishing experience you won't forget. For you spring breakers, Zeke's Lady is the ultimate party boat. Lastly, Orange Beach Fishing Charters and Captain Tom offer Shark Fishing expeditions that will really get your heart pumping. By using special tackle for this mission, you can try to catch a 200-300 pound Bull Shark. Now THAT'S a story. 

Perdido Key, FL

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Lost Bay Guide Service provides private fishing charters for groups and Captain Bill refuses to let his fares leave empty-handed and hungry. On All Jack'd Up, Captain Michael takes groups out on his 21 foot fishing charter that comes complete with all the modern bells and whistles amateur or expert fisherman need. Lastly, the massive AquaVenture charters can accommodate up to 22 passengers for deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Port St. Joe, FL

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Sail with Captain Mark on Forgotten Coast Adventures in the Apalachicola Bay, world-famous for oysters and scallops. All skill levels will enjoy this fun, personalized trip. Aboard Captain Helene's cleverly named "Saint Misbehavin'", About Fun Charters you can snorkel and scallop, or catch all types of fish using light or heavy tackle. About Fun has some of hte most affordable prices in the area too. Visit the Port St. Joe Marina to launch sailing adventures or just to stroll, shop, cast a line from the docks, or watch the waves roll in. Lastly - catch a trout, redfish, shark, and more on Southern Tide Charters. Things you might see on Southern Tide Charters are bald eagles, osprey, alligators, stingrays, dolphins, and sea turtles. Captain Roger is a local, born and bred, and he takes great pride in treating his customers like family - including cleaning all of your catch for you!

Biloxi, MS

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It is remarkable how many TripAdvisor reviews speak glowing about annual (as many as 15 consecutive years) trips out fishing with Biloxi Charter Fishing. Whether you end up on the Big Fish or the massive Silver Dollar III, a male member of the Trochesset family will be your captain and will keep you on the fish for hours. You can expect to catch up to 15 different kinds of fish with this crew. For a more affordable, laid-back option take a Biloxi Shrimping Trip aboard the Sailfish. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about catching, cooking, and eating this delicious southern delicacy, Mississippi Gulf Coast Style. Check out Ship Island, 12 miles south of Biloxi and offering ample fishing and shelling opportunity. You can take a ferry to get there and the area has a snack bar, showers, and bathrooms so it is ideal for families.

Matt Moretti is a Content Marketing Analyst at FlipKey. A Suffolk University graduate with a strong background in marketing and social media, Matt's favorite form of travel is via cruise ship. He also loves romantic comedies, Major League Baseball, and dogs wearing sweaters.

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