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Book your own private trip for your family or small group. See dolphins as we cruise along the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama, fishing for king mackerel, spanish mackerel, red snapper, redfish and more. Enjoy half day or full day trips during spring, summer, fall and winter. Nearshore and offshore trips available. They are all about fun and fishing. Click on Getaway Charters and view pics, fishing reports, family fishing and much more.
I am Don McPherson, the owner and one of the Captains of Getaway Charters. There was another Captain on board the Getaway the day the other boat skipper got his feelings hurt. I did get a report from my Captain I guess there were conflicting reports.I am sorry there was a conflict. Unfortunately these little conflicts do happen among boaters at sea sometimes, just like two bass fishermen competing over a log in the water. I apologize for for the dispute that happened with my Captain and I wish you successful fishing.
Captain Don McPherson
I first went out with Cpt Don in November of 2009. I had read that Orange Beach had great Red fish during the fall and winter. Cpt Don did not let me down. He put us huge schools of reds, I have never seen reds act like this. We quickly caught our limit and then switched to light top water lures and quickly enjoyed some of the best fishing action I have ever experienced. Cpt Don even put a video of the action on Youtube.
We decided to go back the following year and again were not disappointed. Cpt Don and Gil the deck hand keep their facilities in top shape and work hard to put you on the fish. Gil does a great job helping out as much as needed or as little as you want.
The family didnt take a vacation in 2011, but we are planning another trip in 2012 to Orange Beach and we will certainly be taking the Getaway out again.
Discovered a whole new meaning to "getaway" today as The captain of this vessel literally yelled at my family and I to get away from the bridge rubble we were both trying to fish on today. If you aren't aware, the bridge rubble are all public numbers & everyone has the right to fish, not just charters! Given the fact that it was 3 to 5 ft seas, our options were limited, even though it is a big gulf, like the captain yelled, ours was a much smaller boat than his & his options were therefore more numerous in the rough conditions. Very disappointed & embarassed for his patrons.
Captain Don and his deck hand Gil are excellant hosts and focused on great fishing and good times for their customers. We have been out on the Getaway 3 times in the last 12 months and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every trip. Captain Don does a wonderful job finding the fish and Gil is the most outstanding and friendly deckhand I have ever been around. His patience with children (of all ages) is unmatched. We have caught a wide variety of fish, including large red snapper, grouper, king mackerals, and even a shark. Each time is just as exciting as the first. I highly recommend this charter service.
We recently had the chance to take a quick trip down to Gulf Shores, AL and fish with our friend Capt. Don aboard the Getaway. We took a 6 hr trip along with our kids. We all had a blast catching snapper and mackerel, even my youngest. He was amazed to see his first dolphin! A great family outing! We are still enjoying sharing our pictures with our friends.
Great family fishing environment. Very friendly captain and deckhand. Caught fish and watched dolphins play. I would suggest the 4 hour trip for a family. A fun half day on the water and a half day to relax on the beach. Also enjoyed the sightseeing along the beaches of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama.
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