Starting at $1100 total | 4 - 10 Hours | Deep Sea, Nearshore | 1 - 6 People | Trip #3396
About Your Trip
Minutes of Use is a 31 foot center console (cape horn) with twin 300 horse power Suzuki engines. The boat name is sometimes confusing since it also the name of the charter company. She is a no-frills fishing boat we used as a personal tournament fishing boat for years before we started the charter business. She is fast and economical with a large fishing deck. The down side is that she has limited shade and
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This boat is what most of the fishing charters in the area use because they are fast and the most economical. They are perfect for 4-6 hour trips because of the speed and versatility, and the very large fishing area that allows people to spread out while they fish. With 6 fishermen it is not crowded and all 6 are able to fish at the same time and avoid tangled lines.
For longer trips you need to be aware that shade is limited and prepare accordingly as well the head (potty) is a portable. More like tent camping than using a RV.
4 hour trips we generally go after whatever is biting and it is all about having fun catching fish not worrying about a specific species rather focusing on what is close and the bite is hot. With limited time we do not want to spend the time riding, we want to be fishing and catching fish.
6 hour trips (half day) during snapper season we go after limits of snapper then start working on other fish that have been biting. We generally get a limit with a few large snapper and some other fish species. We do not focus on all big fish as we are time limited and want to make sure we get you as many fish as possible up to the limit.
8 hour trips allow the captain time to be more picky about the fish we keep so the average size of what we keep is normally larger. It also allows time to target other fish and expand the adventure.
Minutes of Use is a great family and starter boat because she is open air, fast, and most affordable. Captain Walt loves working with new fishermen and youngsters, getting them hooked on deep sea fishing forever. She is the perfect boat to take the family or group of up to 6 people, and have a private trip with a captain and deck hand focused on your success and enjoyment of the day. There are plenty of fish to catch, the secret is to have fun catching them!!!!
We ask you to bring wipe on sunscreen rather than spray on if at all possible as the spray gets on the floor and makes it very slick. You also need only to bring drinks, snacks, and a camera for pictures. When the trip is over the crew will clean your fish and bag them for you. the deck hand is normally the hardest working guy on the boat helping you with bait, tips on catching, rigging the rods, and all around helping make the trip easier and fun. Tipping the deck hand in customary in the 10-20% range.
Captain Walt will be contacting you before the trip so if you have any questions he will be happy to answer and make sure it is a great trip.
About Your Guide
Certified Damn Good Guide
23 Years of Experience
This speedy fishing charter has been taking novice and veteran fisherman alike out on the water for fun, fish, and fresh ocean breezes since 2016. At the helm, you’ll find Captain Jerry; a former recreational fisherman, he became inspired to share his love of the sport with out-of-towners, visitors, and families across Alabama and beyond. He’ll pick you up at the Dauphin Island or Fort Morgan Marinas in the morning and get right to a half or full day of outdoor adventures. Every guest leaves
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1577 Alabama 180, Gulf Shores, AL, USA or Dauphin Island marina
| Bodies of water fished: Gulf Of Mexico
About Your Boat
Number of Engines
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait wells, Bean bag chairs, down riggers,
Amenities and Information
Deep Sea, Nearshore
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
This boat is federally permitted to go deep offshore.
Blacktip Shark, Bonito, Jack Crevalle, Kingfish, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Vermillion Snapper
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Deep Dropping, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling
Packing / Extras
Everything you'll need for your trip
Fishing license, Rods, Reels & Tackle included.
Bring drinks, snacks, and wipe on sunscreen (no spray on sunscreen)
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Things to Keep in Mind
This trip is managed by an outfitter. Jerry will be your point of contact and you will go out with one of their guides.
Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable (but if the weather is too bad to go out, you will still receive a refund).
Pricing & Availability
To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.
This was a great family outing! Walt & Cody were phenomenal teaching us and ensuring that everyone had a great day! Highly recommend them for anyone looking to go deep see fishing around Gulf Shores!
Trip was great. Captain Walt & Andy put us on the fish and we caught em til our arms gave out
Super nice, knowledgeable, and accommodating! Highly recommend! Will use again!
Had a great day out on the water, My family had a blast and We will definitely be back next year.
We really had a nice time with Jerry and Huey! They were great and very accommodating to our family! We caught some good sized fish and had a blast. Thank you!
This is by far the best guy you will ever fish with hands down, Thanks we appreciate your hospitality!!
First Time Booking with Us?
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We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!