Saltwater Bowfishing

Bowfishing Trip Review

  Saltwater Bowfishing as a sport is growing in popularity at an alarming rate on the gulf coast and for good reason. This action-packed sport is a favorite past tie for both arches and fishermen alike. However, don’t be intimated by the thought of having to learn a new skill set. Our professional captains have a true passion for the sport and keep a wide variety of equipment at their disposal. Here an Intercoastal Safaris we love nothing more than introducing our guest to a new sport. Saltwater Bowfishing: The Florida Panhandle The panhandle of Florida and coastline of Alabama host an abundance of habitat for our target species. The bays, rivers, beaches, intercoastal waterways, and saltwater flats are home to tens of thousands … Read More

Posted on April 16, 2018

Fishing Alabama’s Beaches

Man Fishing Alabama's Beaches Holding A Gar

When it comes to Fishing Alabama's Beaches... "There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot." - Steven WrightFishing Alabama's Beaches has long been looked at a simply a way to ideally pass the time. Growing up, my brother Bud and my self, spent many a summer afternoons in front of The Beach Club in Fort Morgan with large ambitions. We would wade out into the surf with pockets full of frozen shrimp and celebrate in style when he hooked into a spadefish or weighting. I specifically remember having the worst vacation of my life the year my, not so little, brother caught a 2 ft bull shark! He had bragging rights for the rest of the trip. Needless … Read More

Posted on April 1, 2018

Extreme Swordfishing: Get Ready for the Fight of Your Life

Anglers battle against giant swordfishing on Intracoastal Safaris' Extreme Swordfishing trips

Get ready for the fight of your life! The Broadbill Swordfish is nimble, fast, big and dangerous. Sport fishermen consider them one of the most exhilarating challenges they face. Embark on a unique fishing adventure — Intercoastal Safaris’ Extreme Swordfishing trip! Can you reel one in? Your Opponent They tip the scales at 300 to 600 pounds while reaching speeds of 50 mph. They maim or even kill their predators by slashing or stabbing with their “swords.” Are you ready to rumble? Because of their aggressiveness and fighting tenacity, sport fishermen consider swordfish an exhilarating challenge. Reeling one in can take even the best fishermen hours.These nimble carnivores prey on small tuna, barracudas, mackerel, rockfish and squid. But these predators remain beneath … Read More

Posted on March 15, 2018

Two Days, Two Fishing Trips in Orange Beach

fishing trips in Orange Beach

With Intercoastal Safaris’ KBAR Fish Camp, you and three friends can just Kick Back And Relax! Spoil yourself with two fishing trips in Orange Beach, a luxuriously appointed condo, exceptional local amenities and one-of-a-kind meals. Let Intercoastal Safaris handle the details, while you leave the stressful worries of life behind. Two Fishing Trips in Orange Beach Our KBAR Fish Camp vacation package includes two days of awesome fishing trips in Orange Beach, Alabama. Tons of favorite Gulf gamefish are possible, as the nearby Flora Bama Water Sports Marina allows you to easily experience both inshore and offshore fishing!During the summer, we catch tasty pompano, hard-fighting king mackerel, schools of Spanish mackerel, delicious black snapper and great-eating tripletail. However, during season we also … Read More

Posted on March 1, 2018

Learn to Fish with Intercoastal Safaris’ Saltwater Fishing School

Learn To Fish With Capt Aaron Abbott

Class is back in session at Intercoastal Safaris’ Saltwater Fishing School, where we’ll teach you how to catch some of the Gulf Coast’s favorite species! Our experienced captains provide detailed, personalized guidance to a maximum of three students per trip. As the only saltwater fishing school on the Florida Panhandle, our hands-on, one-on-one experience will show you why anglers love Florida’s blue waters! You'll learn to fish in no time! Saltwater Fishing School At Intercoastal Safaris, we’re proud to offer the area’s only Gulf Coast saltwater fishing school that actually takes you out on the water to learn the basics! Our classes are taught by experienced fishing captains in one of our customized center console fishing boats. During this two-day class, you’ll … Read More

Posted on February 15, 2018

Cooking Sheephead with Chef Rob Kraatz

Cooking Ingredients for Sheepshead

Chef Robert Kraatz of the Flora Bama Yacht Club joins Intercoastal Safaris again. This time, Rob shows us a unique way to prepare sheephead using the entire fish. Watch the video above to see how it all comes together. Whole Sheephead with Pineapple SalsaSheepshead (gutted, fins removed, scaled or not your choice) whole pineapple 1 bunch cilantro 1 red onion 8 cloves garlic 1.5 cups brown sugar 3/4 cups teriyaki 2 oz lime juice 1 oz rice wine vinegar 3 Tbsp kosher salt1. After Gutting and removing the fins from your fish make vertical cuts in the fishes side starting about 1 to 1.5 inches back from the gills and spacing the cuts about 1 to 2 inches apart.2. Sprinkle … Read More

Posted on January 1, 2018

Travel Insurance: Why Should I Buy Travel Insurance?

Travel Insurance Is Important For Unforeseen Accidents

Travel insurance may seem like one more expense. However, sometimes things happen that are just out of your control to foresee. Below are some of the typical things that can happen while, on, or before a vacation is about to happen. Consider protecting your vacation investment. Trip Cancellation Coverage Did someone get sick, a family member dies, you're required to work, or your house floods? With trip cancellation coverage you'll be able to recover out of pocket expenses and be covered for these reasons. Miss Connection Coverage You've planned a cruise, but your flight has been delayed. This will now force you to miss your boat's departure. How can you make it to the ship? With miss connection coverage, you'll be able to get … Read More

Posted on December 15, 2017

Quail Hunting 101

"Life is too short to go quail hunting with the wrong people." - Jimmy Carter, 39th US PresidentQuail hunting is popular throughout the country for several reasons.  Some of the major contributing factors to its popularity as a sport is the accessibility to the masses and the social appeal.  In this blog post, we dive into these factors of quail hunting and encourage our non-sporting friends to give quail hunting a shot (pun intended). Quail Hunting 101: Overview Since the early 1900's to the modern age, quail hunting, remains to be one of North America's more popular activities among sportsmen. According to a recent study from Quail Forever, there are over one million active quail hunters in the USA. Bobwhite quail are widely regarded as the … Read More

Posted on November 28, 2017

Licenses: What Do I Need To Go Duck Hunting?

Licenses are need while duck hunting

You're going coastal duck hunting this season but need hunting licenses? Here are the answers to all your frequently asked questions. Do I need licenses? Yes, you need five licenses. Below are the links to all the required permits and licenses you will need. Keep in mind government regulations are subject to change and we must see your permits and licenses before your hunt begins.Duck Stamp $25 FL Hunting Licenses (Non-Resident 10-Day) $46.50 FL Waterfowl Permit $5 Migratory Bird Permit (AKA: HIP) FREE National Seashore Waterfowl Permit $25What kind of gun, ammo and choke do you recommend? Personally, I'm a big fan of double barrels. The simplicity of less moving parts fairs well because of our sandy and salty conditions. Most waterfowl hunters these days tend to … Read More

Posted on November 8, 2017

How Can Weather Affect Duck Hunting?

Weather is a Prime Factor to A Successful Duck Hunt

When it comes to hunting waterfowl, the fouler the weather the better the hunt is deemed to be. Avid duck hunters know when its clear skies and sunny that they should probably go fishing instead . Briefly, I will describe each kind of weather system and how it affects waterfowl hunting. Thunder Storms & Rain A low-pressure system usually means that rain is on its way. For most people that is bad news, but for duck hunters, it's great news. Storm fronts increase wind and cloud cover which helps prevent glare off of gun barrels and the hunter's face. Ducks are also less likely to see shadows of hunters from up above. Rain, sleet, and wind will move ducks to protected smaller areas … Read More

Posted on November 1, 2017