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“Grand Mackerel Morning !”
Review of Getaway Charters

Getaway Charters
Ranked #5 of 103 Tours in Orange Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Getaway Charters offers fun & fishing for your family, friends or clients. Come enjoy the beautiful Gulf of Mexico waters off the Alabama Gulf Coast. Half day and full day fishing charters are offered with your choice from a 36' Hatteras, a 46' Hatteras Sportfishing Yacht or a 43" Tiara Express. Comfortable seating with cool a/c. We fish year round.
Reviewed May 24, 2014

We booked a 4 hour morning trip with Capt.Eric and Deckhand Hawk on a mild sunny morning. We were a group of 5, of whom 2 were first-time fisher gals, along with their Dad who seldom fishes. Hubby and I love to fish, and have been on a few charter boats ( Seattle, Miami, Maui ), always caught what was targeted, and this time no exception. We had a grand time catching mackerel ( 25 ) and hardtails ( 7 ). Hawk was really good with the young ladies ( ahem ! ) since they were clueless with fishing poles, and very patient with them. He even made his job look easy, so that even Nicole helped him hose the reels&boatdeck and helped clean the fish on the dock. The boat's cabin air-conditioning was a relief when we needed to cool off and snack. A wonderfull trip, even if our good pal Milo didn't get the 3 foot beast he was dreaming of !!! Thanks Capt. Don for your great team. Keep up the good work !

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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Captain Don and First Mate Josh made this an exceptional trip. After the floods in the area, we were still able to catch our limit of Vermillion snapper as well as some Amber Jack. The boat help make the trip smooth and comfortable, especially with one pregnant fisherwomen. Our family has been on many charter trips, but this is by far the top! Costa Rica is next!!

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great 6 hour catching trip during spring break 2014. This was our first deep sea trip and we are amateur fisher people. They helped us and explained what we should expect and how we should catch the fish. Amazed at the almost constant action and that sometimes the fish were really, really, really hard to reel in. BIG SNAPPERS! We loved it and hope to do another trip with Getaway.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We booked a trip on the Getaway. We went on a 6 hour trip. Our trip consisted of 5 guys out on a long weekend trip. The boat was very roomy and well suited for our size group. The captain Colby and first mate Hawk took excellent care of our group. We went when the water was a little colder so not has productive for some larger fish but we caught more vermillion snapper and white snapper than we could eat in two or three meals. After the trip we went to the restaurant located at Sportsman Marina and ate 25 snapper and porgy fillets to cap the trip. This was not my first trip deep sea fishing however for my friends it was a first and they all want to go again.

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

This was my first time deep sea fishing and it was pretty awesome. Caught a lot of fish. Had a great crew. Can't wait to go again.

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