Island Time Charters

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3900 Bayou Road, Orange Beach, AL, 36561, US

Phone: (251) 981-4796


Looking for an Orange Beach Charter Fishing captain that knows how to find the fish? Well you have come to the right place, Captain Frank Ford is one of the best Charter Captains in the business. With decades of experience Captain Frank is your choice when fishing in Orange Beach.
My Island Time Charters specializes in in-shore fishing. This means that we are not running for an hour or two just to get to the fishing grounds. In most cases we are fishing within 30 minutes of leaving the dock. But don't think that just because we are not going way out in the gulf that the fishing is not as good. You will be surprised by how many different types of fish you will catch.

In-shore Orange Beach Charter Fishing also means that we generally will be fishing more protected waters. The areas we fish tend to have calm water and you can sit back and enjoy your trip instead of always having to hang on to something steady.

Captain Frank enjoys fishing with all types of fisherman, from the experience pros to the novices. His real passion is showing kids how to fish. There is nothing more exciting that to see a new fisherman hook a 20lb fish for the first time.
We focus on 2 main things when on the water; Safety and Fun. First and foremost we want everyone to be safe. That just doesn't mean we have life vests on the boat. It is also the little things like no glass bottles and wearing plenty of sun screen.
As for fun, we have plenty of that. Captain Frank knows where to find fish but he also will take time and show your things that you may have never seen before. Dolphins, aquatic birds and various other wildlife are abundant if you know where to look for them.


Captain Frank is an amazing captain and fisherman. Fishing out of Orange Beach you will not find anyone more knowledagable on the water and that can put fish in the boat!

— Ted J.

Frank Ford was a great Captain and seemed to know a lot about fishing. He took us to multiple spots were we caught decent fish. I had a blast out on his center console boat. Captain Ford was very helpful. I would definitely recommend his fishing trip.

— Jesse W.

It was our first time charter fishing and with not knowing exactly what to expect we were more than pleased. Captain Frank made us feel comfortable and he was very knowledgeable about fishing in the area. Highly recommend!!!

— Dana W.

A great trip with an even better captain! I’m already planning my next trip. See you soon.

— Mark V.

had an awesome time with Captain Frank earlier this week! he was full of knowledge and steered us in the right direction to catch 32 Spanish Mackerel in a morning. would definitely fish with him again! thanks Frank for the great time!

— Garrett M.

My husband and I had the most amazing experience ever! Captain Frank made sure we had the best trip and went out of his way to make sure we had a good time. We will definitely make him our Captain with any fishing trip we go on in the future

— Kim P.

Frank is great guide and a fun guy to fish with best inshore trip i have had. We caught 13 keeper trout when no one else was catching fish.

— Mark W.

I had the best time with Captain Frank, it was the first time I so .....out fished my husband,he knew right were to go and the perfect bait. I can not express my for gratitude enough; our original schedule charter was canceled and Captain Frank took us out despite his busy schedule and it was like seeing an old friend.Giving us tips on cooking the fish was great, but everyone knows I have to tweak to my own recipe.The trip was awesome and the fishing were awesome and you know when we ate our fish it was awesome, cant wait to go back!

— Shannon C.

My husband and his friends went out and had a great time. They came back telling us wives how awesome captain frank was and that the experience was GREAT!!! They are already talking about booking another trip next year!! Thanks for taking care of my husband when he lost his sea legs 😁

— Liz J.

Had an awesome day with Capt Frank. He was extremely patient with our grandkids helping them bring in the bounty of fish. The bounty will provide us with dinner for the rest of our trip in Gulf Shores. We had the most amazing experience when my husband hooked and brought in a 45 lb fish with only an 8 lb test line. Capt Frank was instrumental in providing guidance on how to reel that monster in. The big fish was given C.P.R. (Catch, Photo and Release). Thank you Capt Frank.

— Sara A.

I’ve been fishing with captain frank for a few years now and always look forward that part of my vacation, we always catch a few fish,tell a few tails and have some great fun on the water!!!! Book a trip with him, you will be glad you did!!!

— Russell H.

We had a fantastic time fishing with these guys! Our captain was very helpful and taught us some tricks on how to lure in some big fish. Once off the boat, our captain cleaned the fish and gave us some great recommendations on how to cook them. Overall, I’d highly recommend the Island Time team and definitely go out with them again.

— Reid J.

They were awesome.they are good people and good prices.and they look after the people who get sick on bad waters lol

— Charles J.

We went out with Capt. Frank on an afternoon trip for snapper. He made us at home on his boat and put us on the fish quick and without all the BS of the larger charter operations. Caught our limit of nice snapper and ended up with two King Mackerels and a Spanish. Can't wait to go again!

— Stewart G.

Capt. Frank is a great guy! He really enjoys taking everyone fishing especially the children.

— Donna F.

Family of five on our first fishing excursion. Such a fun experience thanks to Frank!! He was excellent with the kids. Very patient and kind. Lots of entertainment. Five stars all around!

— Ken T. G.

Captain Frank Ford is awesome. As soon as we started fishing, we had fish on! We caught fish non stop. We had to do nothing: he took our fish off, baited our hooks, tied on new line when frayed, etc. He has his spots locked into his GPS that is connected to his trolling motor! The boat never moves while you fish his secret spots. When you return to the dock, he cleans every fish how you request. He then advised taking them to a local eatery. We did this and the restaurant cooked them family style, meaning 3 different ways and put them on the table for us all to share!! Listen, I have a very stressful job, going out with captain frank was the icing on my vacation. We will be returning yearly to fish with this true master of his art!

— David A.

Great time. Moved around until we found the fish and then we caught many! Highly recommended

— Paul W.

Captain Frank took our trip on really short notice but that did not keep him from putting us on some fish. We kept him busy baiting hooks and taking fish off for 2 hours. If you are looking for a good time and fun fishing give the Captain a call. You may even get to help him rescue a Pelican as we did. The Pelican was tangled in some fishing line and headed out into the Gulf. We went out into pretty rough waters and netted the Pelican and took it into the dock for the local Rehab facility to come pick up.

— Jim C.

We went out with Captain Frank today and had a great fishing experience. Very knowledgeable, knows all the spots and is honest.
He put us on fish today while other boats came back empty handed. Well worth the money. We can’t wait to come back after Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much!

— Ken F.

Had an awesome trip with Capt. Frank. He was able to fit us in last minute when our other captain cancelled. Very knowledgable and made sure my son and I were on fish immediately.

— David H.

It was awesome. Can’t. Frank put us on the fish when no other boats were catching.

— James D.

We caught plenty of fish and captain frank was very helpful. Even took the time to clean the fish. Fantastic trip. Will return.

— Mitch R.

We had a great time fishing with our kids and had a wonderful day! Everyone was very courteous, knowledgable, and helpful. We would highly recommend fishing with Frank! Good times, great fishing!!

— Laurie N.

We had a great experience! Captain Frank was knowledgeable and led us to some nice catches. Highly recommend.

— Kevin M.

Excellent fishing trip! Captain Ford works hard to put you on the fish. Will definitely book another trip.

— Thomas L.

Captian Frank put us on the fish even though the wind was blowing 25 mph. We had so much fun we will probably go again tomorrow when the weather is better.

— William W.

Great time over spring break. Captain Frank was the best.

— Andrew J.

Captain Frank is a great guy. The water was a little rough but he still put us on the snapper. We were catching when boats around us weren't. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

— Cory B.

Frank Ford was great! Very knowledgeable about the area and fish. It was a tough day for fishing in fall but Frank found them for us. Caught a wide variety of fish and highly recommend to any level of fisherman. Great experience!

— Joshua B.

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