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Plan a Dauphin Island Fishing Charter trip you won’t soon forget with FinAtics Fishing Charters, voted #1 Local Fishing Charter! Based in Dauphin Island, AL, and Servicing the Eastern Shore/Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, AL we have the best charter boats and saltwater fishing guides that take you to some of the best saltwater fishing around the island in the surrounding areas. Our guides create a warm, friendly atmosphere perfect for families. Backed by more than 10 years of experience, we work exceptionally well with kids and ensure everyone has a great time.

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FinAtics Fishing Charters offers exciting and fruitful Dauphin Island deep sea fishing trips , inshore fishing , island and sunset cruises catered toward the entire family. Backed by years of experience, our guides provide you with some of the best fishing boats for local fishing charters in Dauphin Island, AL, as well as Spanish Fort and Mobile, AL. Our 2nd location serves the Eastern Shore / Gulf Shores / Orange Beach and Fort Morgan, AL.

FinAtics Fishing Charters invites you to explore the beautiful waters in and around Dauphin Island, as well as the surrounding rivers. One of our experienced guides will pick you up from Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan, so no matter where you choose to visit, you’ll be able to enjoy an exciting and fruitful adventure that is great for the whole family!

Backed by years of professional experience, your captain is more than familiar with all the local ‘honey holes’. He will put his talent to work for you so that you have a unique fishing trip.

Check the bite in and around Dauphin Island in the summer months and Mobile Bay when the fish move north. Bottom fish for whatever patrols the State Waters, fish with light tackle, jig, pop, or fly fish. Troll for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel in the nearshore waters. Target Red Snapper when the season allows, go for Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead, and many other species.

Finatics Fishing Charters offers a wide variety of Offshore Boats , Inshore Center-Console Boats, and Flats Boats for Fly Fish to accommodate any and all fishing adventure you might be interested in.

see what our happy customers say about their fishing trips

During our Spring Break trip to Dauphin Island I had the opportunity to take my 12 yr old son and 9 yr old daughter on a fishing trip with FinAtic’s Charters. Didn’t take long and we were on the fish. They were big too. I set the hook into giant sheepshead and it ended up snapping the rod early in the fight. I continued to try and get it in with half a rod, but it got off right at the boat. It was crazy. We had a blast going out and catching fish until our arms got sore. I want to give a special thanks to Captain Erik. He made sure we had a great experience. My kids can’t wait to come back south and go fishing with FinAtic’s again.

Tom T

Our family of 6 went out on March 14, 2018 and had an amazing morning. We ended up with more sheepshead than we could eat! Plus we saw a sea turtle and dolphins! I highly recommend booking with Finatics!


Best Fishing Charter Experience we’ve had!

We went out with captain Chad and had a blast! We took my 4 year old daughter and he was fantastic with her. He had her netting and reeling them in on her own. Everyone had a great time and we caught a lot of fish. We will definitely do it again when we return to Dauphin Island.

Jamie Q

Great Experience

Our guide was Jason, he got us on fish right away and it was a blast! He knew the area, was extremely friendly and made it fun. For those learning he has an easy teaching style and if you just listen you can’t go wrong. Finished with our limit and several pounds of great eating fish. Thank you Finatics!

Michael D

Finatics guided fishing trip.

Capt. Jason was great! It didn’t take him very long to put us on some great size trout. He was very professional and knew his way around the boat and water. Jason was also great getting the teens excited about the catch…thanks!


Finatics Inshore Fishing

I surprised my hubby with an inshore fishing trip with Capt. Chad and we had a blast! We caught our limit, minus the “one that got away” during our 3.5 hour trip. Chad is smart, professional and down right funny. Just don’t bring bananas on the boat!

Reann C

Best birthday fishing trip ever!

Family of five with children ranging from 8 to 13. Went out for an early morning trip and had a blast! Captain Chad did a fantastic job engaging our kids and keeping them excited! He has a great sense of humor and is also super patient with novice fisherman. Did I mention he also put us on fish? We will be back!

Chris V

Fintastic Family Fishing!

Capt Chad was very hospitable and worked hard to put us on fish all morning! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a high quality inshore experience.

Kevin M

Great Experience


Emily R. Palmer

Owner & Booking/Guide Service Manager

Emily Palmer has spent the last 6 years helping her husband Captain Chad Palmer with the Charter business.  Emily’s knowledge of the area’s fishing is incredible, which is not hard to believe with the awesome fishing guides she works with on a daily basis.  Emily has been booking for the fishing charter business for the last 6 years and is awesome with all of our clients.  She is THE most instrumental part of our team and incredibly  capable of taking care of all of our clients needs! Emily is also a mother so if booking a trip with kids, she knows what type of trips work and which don’t.  Give Emily a call and I assure you will be in EXPERT hands!!

Inshore Captains
Captain / Owner Chad Palmer

Captain Chad Palmer, originally from Union Springs, Alabama, moved to the Mobile area in 2004 after years on the road as a blimp pilot. As that job might suggest, it did not allow much time home.

Captain Andrew Carter

Captain Andrew Carter born in the swamps of Louisiana, been on the water since he was 5.

Captain Erik Nelson

Erik Nelson, originally from the New Orleans area, has been living in the Mobile area for the past 17 years and knows the local inshore waters well.

OffShore Captains
Captain Chris Dalton

Chris Dalton grew up between Mobile and Spanish Fort, Alabama. A lifelong angler, the saltwater drew him offshore. He obtained his captains license in 1999 and has chartered or captained private boats ever since.


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