Orange Beach has amazing fishing, and Getaway Charters is one of the best on the Alabama Gulf Coast. It has been in business for 27 years. Owner and Captain Don McPherson has taken his love for fishing and made a business where he can pass on this passion to you.
There are two Captains for Getaway Charters; Captain Josh Lesly and Captain Gary Sandford. Both have years of experience on charters, and they love to take guests out to sea and pass on their love of this exciting sport to them.
Getaway Charters has three boats for you to choose from. The “Getaway” and her sister, “Another Getaway,” are 46 ft. Hatteras Sportfishing Yachts. The “Getaway” has large Caterpillar C12 Diesel engines, while “Another Getaway” has twin Yanmar engines. Both are quick and can quickly get you to the fishing grounds, meaning more time to fish. The “Another Gateway” is newer, but both have top-line navigation and fish-finding electronics. They also both have an air-conditioned cabin, full bathroom and Sirius Satellite to entertain you when not fishing. “Another Getaway” can also sleep 6 for overnight trips. The third boat is Last Hook. It is faster than the other two and is used for the deep drop charters because of its speed to get you out further to the depths.
On a charter, there are so many fish you may reel into the boat. Trolling nearshore can produce Spanish and King Mackerel and sometimes large Bull Redfish. When High-speed trolling offshore, you can hook up with King Mackerel and Wahoo. During the fall, you might battle with Mahi Mahi, Tuna, White Marlin and Blue Marlin. Bottom feeders include many types of Snapper, including Red, a few Grouper varieties and Triggerfish. When deep-dropping, you can bring up some rarer Grouper like Snowy Grouper, Yellowedge Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Golden and Blue Tilefish, and more.
You can choose from many different charters depending on how much time you want to be on the water and what fish you want to target. There are 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-hour charters ranging in price from $1000 to $3000 and $3200 for deep dropping. The choices of charters are bottom fishing, trolling, combination fishing, Shark fishing and deep drop charters. These are offered for nearshore and offshore and are all private charters with up to 6 anglers.
Both Captains have their own techniques for different situations, fish and conditions, but bottom fishing, trolling, high-speed trolling and deep-dropping are three that they all use.
Rods, reels, tackle, bait and licenses are provided to you. Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable clothing, non-slip shoes and a camera are recommended.
For a fantastic time on the water of Orange Beach, Getaway Charters is the way to go. Bring your whole family, as our charters are fun for all ages.