Welcome to "Shady Lady"
an Orange Beach, Alabama Charter vessel docked at Zeke's Landing.
*** $750 / person ***
The legendary “Shady Lady” is a custom built sport fishing vessel that year after year is one of the top producing charter boats along the entire Gulf Coast. Capt. Maurice Fitzsimons and crew of the “Shady Lady” prides itself in trying to make every offshore charter as memorable as possible by providing excellent customer service on a sport fishing boat that is full of extra amenities that include:
- Complimentary fresh cooked Conecuh Sausage and coffee, all served with a smile.
- Top of line and freshly rigged tackle.
- Fighting chair available if needed.
- Hull mounted underwater lights for drawing bait and game fish at night.
- Easy access tower for sighting big game fish and whales.
- 300+ gallons of fresh water allowing for plenty of water on 2-3day trips.
- Newly installed highly sensitive Airmar© transducer for extreme deep-water fishing.
- Ride and fish from the bow safely and comfortably due to a Coast Guard approved Bow Rail.
The “Shady Lady” has gained the reputation as one of the top producing offshore charter boats along the Alabama Gulf Coast and Florida Panhandle by landing big catches of big game fish like yellow fin tuna, black fin tuna, wahoo, dolphin, mature amberjack and swordfish. (As featured on many of the outdoor shows that can be viewed on our video page or by clicking here). If our charter chooses we will also offer deep-drop fishing while on offshore trips allowing for the opportunity to catch tilefish, yellow edge grouper, warsaw grouper, silk snapper, and more. Our fishing platform allows for more anglers fishing at a time. Shady’s size and fuel capacity allows it to comfortably fish greater distances offshore. This year we look for our catches to further increase as a result of us adding hull mounted underwater lights, which helps draw bait and big game fish around the boat at night.
Along with great catches “Shady Lady” also has become known as the spectators charter boat seeing it has provided its anglers with exciting close ups of some of the 18 different whale species that roam our waters such as; Blue whales, Humpback whales, Pilot whales and even Killer whales (Our video footage was aired on the leading news networks and can be viewed on our video page.) We carry no lucky rabbits foot that causes us to see so many whales, but it is a result of us fishing further offshore than most others and staying on constant look out for activity.
The “Shady Lady” continues its reputation as being one of the top-producing bottom fishing boats on the Alabama Gulf Coast. We consistently deliver to the dock quality catches of snapper, grouper, amberjack, trigger fish, king mackerel, cobia and other deep sea bottom fish. These catches should only get better as a result of the private artificial reefs we have dropped over the last few years combined with our ability to pick up smaller and deeper spots due to newly installed highly sensitive Airmar© transducer.
Along with her long-standing reputation as one of the top performing charter boats in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, the Shady Lady also has the distinction of being an extremely comfortable vessel regardless of the sea conditions. She’s often referred to as a battleship! The air conditioned “Shady Lady” has three staterooms, 2 baths with a full walk-in shower, a large salon & galley, Green Egg grill, high volume ice maker, TV/VCR/DVD, Satellite radio and sleeps 8 comfortably. These accommodations and the professional crew create the perfect fishing environment for fishing charters, especially when it comes to the overnight and multiple day Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Dolphin, Swordfish and shark trips. Also, the “Shady Lady” is the only Alabama charter boat offering “Walk On” overnight, 2 and 3-day offshore big game fishing trips. So, If you don’t have a group of people to charter the boat, no worry, contact us and we’ll give you the opportunity to crank up a monster fish at an affordable rate.
The “Shady Lady” also offers a walk on day trip, “Walk on Wednesday” that caters to the angler that wants to catch quality fish. Why book a trip on an over crowded, “Head Boat” and be limited to catching small fish when you can experience a Gulf of Mexico fishing trip on a true custom built sport fishing vessel.
The “Shady Lady” is certified by the United States Coast Guard to carry up to 44 passengers. This unique classification speaks highly to the vessels’ construction along with the character of the crew and ownership. The “Shady Lady” is one of the few charter boats outfitted with a Coast Guard Certified bow rail allowing passengers to both ride and comfortably fish on the bow. Subsequently, the “Shady Lady’s” ability to carry up to 40 customers makes her the premier charter boat available in Orange Beach for corporate group packages.