Wild Bill Charters

Capt. Bill Watt Orange Beach, AL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Wild Bill Charters-Person
(8Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

The abundant waters of Orange Beach, Alabama are calling your name! Wild Bill Charters is a family friendly, professional charter service specializing in offshore fishing trips. From the hard-core anglers looking to head 50 miles off the coast, to the young family looking to bend a rod for the first time, Wild Bill Charters will customize each trip to suit your needs!

Captain Bill Watt is the owner and operator of Wild Bill Charters, he’s a lifelong angler and a father of five. Captain Bill has over 25 years of professional experience fishing the waters off the coast of Orange Beach, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable Captain! Captain Bill is great with first time anglers and veterans alike. No two trips are ever the same, Capt. Bill will contact you prior to the trip to learn more about your group and how you want to spend your day on the water.

Bring your family and friends and come aboard the Wild Bill, a meticulously maintained 36ft Luhrs! She was designed with both performance and comfort in mind, her spacious cockpit can fish up to 6 anglers. Captain Bill has invested in wide range of fishing equipment to greatly increase the success rate of each trip, these include outriggers, high quality electronics, a live well, and a fish box. The outriggers allow you to troll with multiple lines in the water at once, covering more water and giving the fish more bait to bite!

The Wild Bill Charter team has spent nearly three decades becoming intimately familiar with the nearshore and offshore waters of Orange Beach. Nearshore trips are great for first time anglers, young families, and for the groups short on time. On these trips you can expect to catch King Mackerel, Cobia, Vermilion Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, and more exciting gamefish! The offshore fishing trips are where the action really starts to pick up, you’ll likely find Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Tuna, Grouper, and other bucket list fish tugging on the other end of your line!

Your trip cost includes tournament quality rods and reels! It also includes the bait, a fishing license for all on board, and a seasoned first mate. It’s recommended to bring sun protective clothing, sunglasses, and a personal cooler. The Wild Bill Charter team will fillet the day’s catch at the end of the trip at no additional cost, you’re going to want a cooler to bring those fresh fillets home!

When you book with Wild Bill Charters, you’re booking with a friendly, local crew that puts the safety and success of your trip above all else! Captain Bill provides a fun, enthusiastic environment and will work tirelessly to make sure everyone on board is having a memorable day on the water! We look forward to meeting you on the dock, many great memories await!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach

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Trips start at $750

6 Trips

1-6 guests

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1999 36' Sport Fisherman

450 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Crew Keeps Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

4 HOUR FISHING TRIP (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 10:30am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

On our half day trips we'll mainly be trolling and sight fishing within 10miles of the shoreline, targeting Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and more!

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4 HOUR FISHING TRIP (PM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:30pm to 5:30pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

On our half day trips we'll mainly be trolling and sight fishing within 10miles of the shoreline, targeting Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, and more!

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6 HOUR FISHING TRIP (AM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 12:30pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Get ready for the bottom fishing trip you won't soon forget! Test your strength against Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and other tasty bottom dwellers. Bring a cooler for the fresh fillets you'll be bringing home! 

Includes:
digital photos,

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private

6 HOUR FISHING TRIP (PM)

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:30pm to 7:30pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Get ready for the bottom fishing trip you won't soon forget! Test your strength against Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, and other tasty bottom dwellers. Bring a cooler for the fresh fillets you'll be bringing home! 

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8 HOUR FISHING TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our full day trips are the most popular trip! Captain Bill will take you to waters that experience the least amount of fishing pressure, meaning bigger, and more fish on deck for you! You can expect to catch Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more!

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12 HOUR FISHING TRIP

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 6:30pm (12 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

To put it simply, more time on the water means more fish in the cooler for you! We'll head over 50 miles off the coast to the waters where the true monsters live. Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Red Snapper, and other trophy fish will be what we're fishing for!

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Blackfin Tuna
Cobia
Grouper
King Mackerel
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Red Snapper
Redfish
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish
Tuna

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Life Raft
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Facilities

  • Flybridge
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Crew Keeps Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Bill Watt

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

36

Year Built

1999

Engine Manufacturer

Cummins 450c

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

450 HP

Customer Reviews

Wild Bill Charters-Person
(8Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars
  • First time and I loved it

    Created Cole Valko

    First time deep sea fishing and couldn't of been happier. Art and Mason were phenomenal and are a great team. We were told the conditions were not the best, but Art still was able to guide us to the fish. While Mason constantly kept lines in the water and kept us reeling in the fish. If you are unsure of who to book, pick these guys!!!! Will be back 100% on the Wild Bill!!!!

  • Amazing Trip!

    Created Cassie Hull

    This trip was amazing. We were taken by Captain Art and First Mate Mason. Of course, before setting off, Art gave the disclaimer that some days you don't catch anything, but today we were lucky! Art and Mason make an incredible team and is what made this trip so successful (we caught a 34" Mahi in the off-season). Art and Mason have worked together for a long time and are both very experienced, they were attentive and communicate well. Mason was constantly working/checking lines and seems to have a natural skill for it. I went with my dad and brother, from 8am-noon, and we ended up with more fish than we could eat. As you can see, we caught 1 mahi, 2 tuna, 2 bonita and one barracuda. I was especially stoked, because I have been on many trips were you don't catch much. Captain Art, was seeking the spots where bait and fish were jumping and would run our trailing lines right through! It was so fun, and we learned a lot about the local area. Once back to the dock, Mason, filleted the Mahi and Tuna and gave us several locations that would cook our fresh catch. I highly recommend Wild Bill Charter with Captain Art and First Mate Mason!!

  • We caught many fish!!

    Created Jim Wilson

    Just finished a trip today. The weather wasn’t the best in that the waves made for a really rocky ride. Captain Art and Mate Mason did their best and we caught plenty of Mahi for our dinner and then some.

  • Highly Recommend!

    Created Bryan Smoltz

    Hell of a time! The mates name was Mason, literally worked his ass off for us. Cap put us on the fish, Mason had put lines in and out of the water as fast as possible. There was literally nothing more they could do to put us on more fish. Ended up with a absolute mess of mahi! Highly recommend

  • Great Experience!

    Created Anthony Cascio

    This was a great experience. WILD BILL does it right. The captain Art and the mate Steve were easy going, helpful, and hard working. The 3 other people with us were good company as well. This was my first deep sea charter experience and it was a good one. We caught Mahi mahi, a barracuda, a sailfish, and a wahoo. If my wife and I visit Key West again we will make sure to go aboard the WILD BILL

  • Fishing Trip

    Created Paige Whigham

    Captain Ardy and his mate were great! They put us on fish and helped us keep fish coming in the boat. I don’t believe I touched my hook or bait the entire trip! Can’t wait to go out with them again!!!

  • Incredible!

    Created Melissa Barton

    Captain Art and his mate Mason are incredible. We had an amazing time out on the water catching King Mackerels and literally a boat load of other fish. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a charter.

  • Had a ball!!

    Created Jennifer Rodebaugh

    We had one of the best times of my life yesterday with these guys! We went about 25 miles out and I felt safe every second. Captain Art is most definitely an awesome Captain! And 1st Mate Mason was AMAZING! That is one hard working man. He did everything he could to keep lines in the water at all times and made sure we caught fish! Then cleaned them for us when we docked! FISH ON!! Oh and my friend dropped her sunglasses when we were getting off the boat (feeding tarpon) and he dove right into tarpon and shark infested water to get them for her. Such a sweet man! Thank you both SO much for giving us memories of a lifetime!