OPERATES: Daily Year Round at 5:00am, 4:30pm and 9:00pm.
Looking for a “reel” adventure while in the Gulf Shores area? Then Kayak Fishing is for you! Whether your an old salt, or new to the sport of Kayak Fishing, WildNative offers the perfect Fishing Adventure! Experience the thrill of hooking up on species including Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Snapper, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel and even sharks – all from your kayak!
These Saltwater Kayak Fishing adventures depart from Happy Harbor, Oyster Bay, Gulf Shores and may venture out into several bodies of water, including Bon Secour Bay, Bon Secour River, the ICW and the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, depending on water levels and where the fish are biting. This area offers a unique blend of nature and fast paced fishing!
Trip Options include:
- Morning Madness: This four hour adventure (5:00am – 9:00am), allows us to take advantage of the morning bite as well as enjoy the sunrise.
- Sunset Fishing: This four hour adventure (4:30pm – 8:30pm), lets us utilize the end of the days cooler weather and some of the most gorgeous sunsets in the USA, as we fish into the twilight.
- Fish Nightmares: This 3 hour adventure (9:00pm – 12:00am), targets the larger predators who feed in the Bon Secour Bay and River under the cover of dark.
- Intro to Kayak Fishing: Never Kayak Fished before? If you’ve ever wanted to get into kayak fishing but don’t know where to start, then this trip is for you! We will introduce you to the basics of kayak fishing and cover topics like safety, gear, rigs, bait and tackle, and different methods of fishing from a kayak, instruction on paddling and using your kayak as well as fishing techniques that are related to the species of fish that will be targeted. Pre-trip instructions will make the initial experience easy. You will learn all aspects of freshwater kayak fishing, including “trip planning”, safety, tides/weather, how to set-up on a fishing spot, how to scout an area, what to look for when stalking your prey, and landing big fish. Then we will get in our boats and put it all into practice for a short fishing trip. No experience needed for this one, just come ready to learn!
Our fishing tours are designed to meet every level of angler from beginner to pro. The beginning of every tour includes a safety briefing, general description of the area, description of the tides and weather, and how to use your equipment properly. Once on the water our expert guides will be there answer any questions as well as ensure your safety and fun. The diversity of these trips make any one of them a perfect choice for the whole family to add to your vacation or create a lasting memory.
All our Fishing Guides are lifelong fisherman but most importantly they are students of the environment. This allows not only for the fishing experience of a lifetime, but the unique opportunity to gain detailed insight into the plant and animal species you will encounter, habitats you will be a part of, and conservation efforts to protect them all.
Females: Yes, we have Female fishing guides too for your comfort!
Sightseeing / Eco-touring: Our Kayak Fishing trips may also be combined with our Dolphins & Wildlife Kayak Tour. For those that choose this option, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge allows for the opportunity to see other wildlife, including Dolphins, turtles and many shorebirds.
Operates: Year Round. Book Online above, Call: (251) 272-4088 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Departs: Happy Harbor Oyster Bay, Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Includes: A Great half day Saltwater Fishing adventure! Canoe/Kayak rental (all Saltwater Kayak Fishing adventures are delivered in Tandem Kayaks), life jackets, paddles, fishing rod & reel, basic tackle, lures/bait, bottled water, and guide service.
What to Bring:
- A Alabama Fishing license IS REQUIRED. These can easily be purchased on-line at http://www.outdooralabama.com/saltwater-recreational-licenses. Please ensure you purchase this ahead of time as we have no facility to purchase them upon your arrival to Happy Harbor.
- Important: A Kayaking Waiver is required for booking. Please download the attached waiver during the booking process and bring with you or email to us ahead of time.
- Sense of Adventure, your lucky fishing charm, comfortable clothing, cameras, binoculars, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, snacks & preferred drinks – no glass containers please.
Policies & Disclaimers
Kayak Fishing Cancellation Policy:
For reservations cancelled 3 or more calendar days in advance, there will be no cancellation fee.
Cancellations 2 calendar days in advance will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 1 calendar day of event will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.
If tour is cancelled by tour operator due to poor weather, guests will be given the option of an alternative date or refund. Guests will be notified in the event of a weather related cancellation. Due to rapidly changing weather along the Gulf Coast, most weather related cancellations will not be made until the day of the event.
All fishing adventures depart at scheduled departure time. Fishing adventures will not be held due to late arrivals. No reschedules or refunds will be issued for late arrivals.
Due to ever changing weather and tidal conditions along the Gulf Coast, there are occasions when the meeting location, route and fishing area may change from what was originally scheduled. In these situations the guide will contact you in order to discuss conditions and options. We want all our guests to have the most comfortable and successful trip possible. Therefore, last minute changes may be necessary. If you have any questions or concerns about your trip, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Fish Cleaning Service: If you want to keep your catch, we offer a fish cleaning service for $2 per fish.
It’s called Fishing, not Shopping for a reason!
Please remember that part of the fun of fishing is that catching a fish is never guaranteed. While very rare in this area, sometimes the fish just don’t cooperate. We use all our years of local knowledge but ultimately it’s up to them. Please remember that a day spent on the water immersed in the tranquility of nature, is never a day wasted, especially if your sharing it with a friend or loved one, so come join us for an unforgettable experience!
Should I Tip?: Tips are not required but are graciously received. Our guides strive hard to educate and entertain. Please let your guides know how they did.
*WildNative Tours offers tours of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Bottle Creek Indian Mounds, Champion Cypress, Mobile Bay, Middle Bay Lighthouse, the Port of Mobile, and Gulf Shores Alabama. We believe in a Leave No Trace policy, in educating, and in preserving these amazing natural wonders for future generations.*