Fins and Family Fishing's trolling/nearshore fishing charters feature great saltwater action within about three miles of the beach. Our nearshore/trolling fishing charters are offered year round and feature some of the tastiest and most hard fighting species found in saltwater. Nearshore fishing charters are a good choice for most skill levels and are a great way to introduce anglers to saltwater fishing. While we do not have a specific minimum age for our nearshore and trolling trips we have found middle school aged kids and above typically have the most fun. Our private Orange Beach & Gulf Shores nearshore/trolling fishing charters are offered year round from two to six hours in duration and feature costs to fit most any budget.


Our nearshore fishing styles vary based on the time of year, type of fish we are targeting, number of anglers aboard, and the overall skill level of our guests. We often fish techniques such as trolling spoons and lures, casting jigs, bottom fishing, fishing drift lines, and free lining live baits. We use these techniques to fish over artificial reefs, along sand bars, near bridges, jetties and passes, and in open water. We often catch species such as Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Redfish, Snapper, Pompano, Sheepshead, Flounder, and more!


Nearly all of our nearshore/trolling charters originate from our Orange Beach location on our state of the art new 25 foot 2018 Sea Hunt BX25FS named "Rising Tide". She is sleek enough to fish the shallow waters of Orange Beach and beefy enough to tame the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Her performance begins with a feisty Yamaha 300 featuring electronic trim tabs which allows her to run fast, comfortable and dry. No fish can hide from our state of the art Simrad NSS12 EVO3 touch screen with side scan and down scan. Rising Tide has a Simrad Drive Pilot auto pilot system to help us get to the fish as fast and efficiently as possible. Her comfort begins with her padded seats, enclosed hard top with fresh water misters, and an enclosed restroom. She is a versatile fishing machine with front and rear casting decks for inshore fishing, padded coaming bolsters make bottom fishing comfortable and easy, and trolling focuses rocket launchers and outriggers on each side of the hardtop that make trolling deep divers and surface baits a breeze. 

​We are passionate about fishing and sharing the opportunity to catch amazing saltwater fish with our charter guests. We promise to work hard to keep your lines tight, poles bent, and smiles on your faces. If this sounds like fun then give us a call today to book your next charter.  251-979-2691


1-3 Persons  $500
Additional Persons $50 each
​1-2 Persons  $600
Additional Persons $50 each

  • Alabama Saltwater Fishing License
  • Rods and Reels
  • Bait and Tackle
  • Fuel
  • U.S.C.G. Licensed Master Captain
  • Fish Cleaning and Bagging


  • Snacks & Drinks
  • 20% Gratuity
  • Hat, Sun Glasses, Sun Screen 
  • Comfortable, Season Specific Clothing