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We have been in the Orange Beach fishing charter business since 1999 and a constant has been F/V Reel Surprise. She is a 65’ Alabama-built boat, 18’ wide, has two restrooms, and lots of AIR CONDITIONING. Our goal has always been to make our trips as fun and entertaining as we can. Our fishing charters don’t have internet and other distractions on board. Every customer receives a fishing trip without short cuts and an equal opportunity for all anglers to catch fish.

We provide different types of corporate trips from short 4-hour charters to dolphin cruises; as a service to our many friends and customers, we also offer trips to scatter ashes in the Gulf


Great Time - Great Catch

Our deep sea fishing trip was a private chartered trip. Over a total of 100 fish were caught and kept between 13 guys. The snapper max was met per person. The charter was great as well as the deckhands and Captain. We are definitely booking it again for next year.

– Cari B, Tripadvisor
Reel Surprise equals reel fun!

Third time's a charm after having two previous reservations with Reel Surprise cancelled because of a hurricane. Today's six-hour trip with them couldn't have been any better--great weather, great crew and great fishing combined to make a memorable experience. The crew was more than helpful to everyone on the boat and I doubt that there was anyone who didn't catch a keeper or two. It was a day to remember!

– Andy A, Tripadvisor
Easy to get on board and throw a line in!

My husband and I caught several fish, but had to throw some back because Snapper was out of season. We went on a 4 hour trip, I think everyone on board caught some fish. Deckhands were busy, polite and helpful. I got a pretty big Trigger. Fun time.

– memedebi, Tripadvisor
Amazing crew

Reel Surprise charters was an amazing experience!!! The crew was amazing & the captain was very personable!! The captain put you right on the fish & the crew were very fast as far as taking the fish off your line & even baited mine a lot of times. Mind you I’m definitely capable of doing it but they were very kind & courteous without being to overly helpful. The captain explained how to fish in the deep waters & the crew helped you & gave you tips of their own to maximize your experience catching fish. Great company & will definitely use again!!!!!

– Eric B, Tripadvisor
awesome crew and charter trip!!!

We went on this charter sept 10 th and had such a great time we did it again on the 12tth, yep twice in same week, we thought the deck hands was amazing on both trips and always at our beck and call. We caught our limit first trip out and almost that on second trip out, so needless to say we were very pleased and happy with overall experience and highly recommend those who love to deep sea fish. thanks for the awesome experience fisher, matt, Trenton we loved our adventures. tam and kev

– Tammy S, Tripadvisor