1.  When is Red Snapper Season?
June 1, 2021 - August 2, 2021
We are federally permitted, so we can fish for Red Snapper 7 days a week during Red Snapper season.
2. What do I need to bring?
Beverages - either plastic or canned
Something to eat
3.  Do I need a Fishing License?
No, the captain provides both state and a federal license as required.
4.  If I'm going to take motion sickness pills, when should I start taking them?
If you choose to take them, follow the manufacturer's prescribed dosage.
5.  What kind of fish are we going to catch?
We will be bottom fishing for grey triggerfish, vermillion snapper, red porgy (white snapper), amber jack, red snapper, grouper, almaco jack and other popular reef fish. We will be trolling for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), wahoo. These are not the only species we will be fishing for but are some of the more popular.
6.  How long will it be to our first fishing spot?
Depending on weather and sea conditions, our ride to the first fishing spot will be anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.
7.  How/who do I pay?
Make arrangements with your captain for payment.  Cash and/or all major credit cards are accepted on board the boat prior to departure.
8.  How much do I pay the deckhand/first mate for the trip?
Recommended tip is 20% of the total trip price. Fish cleaning is free with a minimum 20% tip or 30 cents per whole pound with less than 20% tip.
9.  What time should I arrive at the marina?
Please arrive at the marina at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
10.  How much is the walk-on rate?
Please call Alabama Deep Sea Fishing at 251-981-3733 for walk-on rates and reservations.

  • 11. What happened to the old Good Times?

While the original Good Times served us well through many, many years of great fishing, it was time to retire her and start a new chapter in deep sea fishing. We are still the same captain and crew, just a smaller, faster boat. And while we can’t accommodate up to 18 people anymore, we look forward to serving you, our valued customers, family and friends on board the new Good Times - which can only accommodate up to 6 people.

12. What if I have more than 6 people?

You can call Captain Dan at 850-207-6675 or Alabama Deep Sea Fishing at 1-877-783-3474, and either of them will be glad to assist you in booking a trip with reputable captains and boats that they know and trust.
13.  What are some other things to do in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach?
The following are links to other attractions/information about the area.

Alabama Gulf Coast Visitor Center
Alabama Deep Sea Fishing
SanRoc Cay Marina
City of Gulf Shores
City of Orange Beach
Adventure Island
Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
Gulf Coast Exploreum
Mobile Bay Ferry
Waterville USA