Port St. Joe, FL
With access to over 1,000 acres of strictly managed hunting land and a variety of stands & shooting houses to choose from each hunter will feel as if he has the place to them self. Many of the shooting houses are set up for 2 hunters, therefore, making these hunts great for couples & families. Each hunt includes 1-night stay, breakfast lunch & dinner.read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing LAND BASED SHARK FISHING “I go fishing not to find myself, but lose myself” ~ Joesph Monniger Land Based Shark Fishing : What To Expect I went on my first shark fishing trip from the beach...read more
Vacation PackagesHunting & FishingSnow Goose HuntTrip Details & Info Wing shooters all over the world dream of frigid temperatures, sore arms and blacked out skies. The thought of thousands of birds hitting a spread all at once is enough motivation for even...read more
So, your family has decided that they would like to go on a charter fishing trip during vacation. Naturally that usually leaves us moms to plan the trip. Most likely you look up places on the internet, finding a few that you think will be promising. You pick up the phone to call but then slowly realize you have no idea what to ask or even what kind of trip you would want to book. We’ve put together a few things to help guide you through this process so that you and your family can get out and experience the wonderful world of fishing without the hassle.read more
When someone thinks of a bucket-list, adventure usually comes to mind. You should consider adding a hog dog hunt to your hunting bucket list and here is why. No guns, no ammo, & no arrows. Just you, mother nature, a knife and some hunting dogs. The chase is epic. Our guided hog dog hunts start as soon as the sun starts to rise. Imagine mist and soft dews rising from the ground. The dogs are set loose looking for wild hogs that have burrowed themselves into the cold mud.read more
Red tide is a natural occurrence that goes way back to the 1800s. However, according to recent studies, this event occurring more frequently. This is most likely due to climate changes and agricultural pollution from commercial farming and landscaping operations. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, red tide accounts for approximately 82 million dollars worth of annual loss in tourism industries within the United States. Red tide occurs when microscopic algae- dinoflagellates (producers of oxygen in the ocean and freshwater)- grows out of control. The overgrowth of the algae blooms Karenia Brevis is what gives surface of water a deep red appearance. Red tide generally start about 40-80 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and slowly moves with ocean currents along Florida’s west coast The more intense bloom development occurs during September – February and can last 18 months or longer.read more
Planning a family vacation can be a headache and time consuming. But, planning a Gulf Coast family vacation doesn’t have to be. The Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast is known for its beautiful powdered-sugar white sandy beaches and emerald green waters. It is a great vacation spot to catch some vitamin ‘SEA’ and a little relaxation. But, what do you do if you’re bringing the whole family down and the kids don’t have relaxing on their minds? Don’t worry mamas’; I’ve got you covered. There’re so many options for you to do with kids and many are….FREE!! The Gulf Coast not only offers a wide range of outdoor activities but it also has many indoor activities, which are great for those unexpected rain delays.read more
It’s cold. It’s much colder than expected right now in Orange Beach. Not only is it cold in Orange beach but it’s been freezing everywhere north of the Alabama Coast. Therefore, pushing some good numbers of Redheads down sooner than expected. In fact, on opening weekend we did witness a healthy mixed bag coming in to the decoys. When we were in Missouri two weeks ago we had 4 days of freezing rain and snow. The Ducks Unlimited Migration Map (get it here) is reporting a solid season opener in the prairie pothole region of the Great Lakes. While the hatch count is lower than last years, it’s still above the 15 year average.read more
Have you ever called to book a fishing trip and assumed that the person on the other end of the phone knew exactly what you wanted? This can prove to be problematic for both parties if both sides don’t get it right. Don’t fret, simply continue reading for frequent charter fishing lingo and a few helpful tips.read more
There is no doubt that the highly revered Fred Bare was absolutely right when he spoke about enjoying the hunt for something other than the desired outcome. I get that. I understand that professional outfitters are first and foremost in the people business. We get paid to create memory making sporting opportunities for our guest. With that being said, sometimes we truly need to hunt for the sole sake of killing. Wild boar hunting would be one of those times.There is a fine line between feral pigs and wild boar. For the purpose of this article, we are not going to “split those hairs”; so here is what you need to know.read more
Winner of this giveaway can choose from one of the following hunts. A 2 man bay duck hunt or a 2 man upland quail hunt. Winner also receives 2 nights of private island beach front lodging, breakfast morning of hunt, and a world class 3 course meal using the meat harvested from the hunt at the world famous Flora Bama. Shuttle transportation to and from Pensacola Airport in Pensacola Florida is also included in this package.read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Red Snapper 2018 Fishing Recap – Intercoastal Safaris Red Snapper 2018 Fishing Recap Florida's red snapper fishing season finished on time while Alabama cut their season short 6 weeks early. The one thing...read more
One of our goals as sportsmen should always be to do all we can to introduce others to the sports we know and love. For me that’s duck hunting, coastal duck hunting to be specific. I remember when a good friend of mine 1st introduced me to coastal duck hunting...read more
Alabama has the largest artificial reef program in the United States. The natural offshore bottom of Alabama is a flat sandy bottom. When a vertical reef is created on the bottom, fish such as snappers or groupers become attracted. As corals and sponges cover the artificial reef material, small aquatic animals will take up residence. Soon a cycle will be created and a complete reef food web will be in place.read more
One of the most common phone calls we get is asking for deep sea fishing. However, some may not understand exactly what the term “deep sea” actually means. We hope that this blog will be educational for all anglers.
Going after big fish is usually what is on someones mind, and the perception is that you have to go deep sea fishing to get that accomplished. While that is certainly the case if you want to go after yellowfin tuna, that isn’t what would get accomplished in a 4 to 6 hour fishing trip.read more
So you’ve been scouring the internet in search of the perfect mini vacation you and your friends deserve. If you stumbled across this blog, then you’re in luck! We make the process super simple by combining your lodging and fishing into one simple price! Our kick back and relax package gives 4 guests the opportunity to enjoy beach front access while choosing from a variety of fishing options during their stay.read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing How Quail Hunting Can Be A Social Sport Setting The Scene For Quail Hunting It's 7AM, we arrive to the quail hunting habitat. Getting out of the truck the morning mist slowly rises off the ground and the sun starts...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing The Seaweed Is In Town! June 2018 Fishing Report Look Out Anglers, Seaweed Has Invaded The Coast Seaweed! If you are trying to surf fish along the Alabama Gulf Coast you have probably noticed there are many areas...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing How Do Hurricanes Affect Waterfowl? Hurricanes not only damage millions of people's homes, but they also can wreak havoc on waterfowl habitats. Hurricanes alter waterfowl habitats and make it less likely these birds...read more
"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers." - Herbert Hoover May Fishing Forcast: Overview Simply put, I love fishing in May. For starters, May is the only month between spring break and...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Saltwater Bowfishing 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...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Fishing Alabama’s Beaches When it comes to Fishing Alabama's Beaches... "There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot." - Steven Wright Fishing Alabama's Beaches has long been...read more
“Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.” - Jeff Foxworthy Nearshore Fishing: Spring Break 2018 God gave us spring break for a reason. It's my personal belief that that reason is, he knows fishing is...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Extreme Swordfishing: Get Ready for the Fight of Your Life 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...read more
Spring weather and spring-like fishing came in quickly with a quick warming trend this year in late February. Schools of pompano have started moving along the beaches a bit sooner than anticipated this year. Water temperatures are very important to successfully locate...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Two Days, Two 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...read more
Spring Break Fishing Report As the waters warm up off the shore, the saltwater fishing world comes alive. The bottom fishing in the winter months for amberjack and triggerfish is expected to come much closer to the shore. This is due to the mackerel and cobia starting...read more
Coastal Duck Hunting Recap There is no doubt that the 2017-18 season was one of the toughest on record. The waters up north froze early and stayed that way for the majority of the season. The east coast had record snowfall as far south as Savannah GA and Tallahassee,...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Learn to Fish with Intercoastal Safaris’ Saltwater Fishing School 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...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Cooking Sheephead with Chef Rob Kraatz 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...read more
We had such an awesome duck hunt with Intercoastal Safaris, defiantly if you are in the area it's (Coastal Duck Hunting) a must! The Guide Stephen and all the boat captains and deckhands were super friendly and helpful. My husband and I were hunting duck for the...read more
"I booked a (Sheepshead) fishing trip recently for myself, my two boys, and my father in law. I had a specific type of fishing in mind and Intercoastal Safaris found me the perfect charter. I had high expectations for the day and our experience was even better than I...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Travel Insurance: Why Should I Buy Travel Insurance? 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...read more
Did the Ultimate Cast & Blast with my son and father in law. We are all experienced hunters and fishermen. What a great experience! Stephen Lee, Jeff, and Capt. Aaron was great. Attentive to our group's every need. The accommodations were fantastic and came with...read more
"What a kick in the pants- I never knew you could do this type of hunt so close to the beach. This Quail hunt was a gift for Veterans Day (I had never hunted Quail before -I was a complete amateur). Wayne was awesome, he gave a great pre-hunt brief and made me feel...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Quail Hunting 101 "Life is too short to go quail hunting with the wrong people." - Jimmy Carter, 39th US President Quail hunting is popular throughout the country for several reasons. Some of the major contributing...read more
Intercoastal Safaris is proud to announce that we now provide south Alabama quail hunting. A short drive from Orange Beach, AL will bring you to a private hunting land planted with sorghum grass. A professional hunting guide and his outstanding veteran bird dogs will greet you in the morning.read more
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? Below are the links to all the required permits and licenses you will need. Keep in mind government regulations...read more
The seas of the Gulf Coast were rocking 4 to 5 feet on the 1st of the month, however, that didn't detour from an incredible trolling fishing trip. The weather was a calm warm 70 degrees with no humidity. During the 4 hour nearshore trolling trip, king and spanish...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing How Can Weather Affect Duck Hunting? 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...read more
The 7MPH to 28MPH winds were higher than ideal saltwater bowfishing conditions allow for but they were nothing like the next morning. The next day's 36mph gust. We experienced very little chop inshore and since it had been several days since our last rain storm the...read more
The King and Spanish Mackerel nearshore bite have been consistently strong from Port St. Joe to Mobile Bay since the middle of June. The last trip we took was with a family of four on a 23-foot center console leaving out of Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Alabama. King...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Gulf Coast Cast & Blast – Take A Trip With Intercoastal Safaris Many sportsmen like to hunt and fish however few have the opportunity to do both on the same day. A cast & blast with...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Take a Unique Redhead Duck Hunting Trip to Florida’s Gulf Coast Redhead duck hunting on the breathtaking, sugar-white beaches of Perdido Key located on the Florida Gulf Coast should be added to every outdoorsmen’s...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Reel ‘Em in While Offshore Fishing in Destin, Florida Anglers travel from all over the world for offshore fishing in Destin. This tiny Gulf Coast town in Florida delivers on its self-proclaimed...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing The Presidents Outdoors Scholars Learning About The Presidents Outdoors Scholars As a professional in the outdoors industry, I look back at my list of experiences leading up to my current career and have...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Longnose Gar Balls with Chef Rob at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club THINK GAR ARE TRASH FISH? THINK AGAIN! More often then not, typically when we are bow fishing, we harvest a fish and before we can even put it...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Red Snapper Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) RED SNAPPER RULES FOR FISHING ON THE GULF COAST Here on the Gulf Coast red snapper season is by far one of the busiest times of the year, and for a good...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Gulf Coast Changes Red Snapper Season On June 14, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an expanded 39-day recreational red snapper season for private anglers fishing in Gulf federal waters. The FWC...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Monster Hunt: Take on the Giants of the Gulf Coast! Do you remember fearing the unknown beast hiding under your bed? Recall the terror of staring at the barely-open closet door as darkness crept across...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Bachelor Party Bash Bachelor Party Bash Simply put, men don't plan and details matter... they matter a whole lot. I can't tell you how many times over the years that the bachelor party ended up costing...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Red Snapper Regulations: The 2017 Season Is Here! Red Snapper season is almost here! However, red snapper regulations for this year have caused some turmoil among anglers. With very different requirements...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing An Introduction to Night Vision Hog Hunting Hello everyone! My name is Jeff Sanders. I am the marketing director of Intercoastal Safaris and I wanted to share with you what our night vision hog hunts are...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Spring Cobia Fishing on the Gulf Coast Cobia are back on the Gulf Coast! As the water starts warming along the west coast of Florida, these pelagic fish make their way north to their traditional spawning...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing How To Cook Wild Boar Ragout Chef Robert Kraatz of the Flora Bama Yacht Club, gives Intercoastal Safaris an inside look on how to prepare wild boar ragout from inside your own home. Check out the video to...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing How To Properly Cook Bufflehead Ducks How to Cook Bufflehead Duck Chef Robert Kraatz of the Flora-BamaYacht Club does not come from a hunting or fishing background yet he shares a similar mission as those...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing It’s Time to Start Booking For Red Snapper Season 2017! Book Your Red Snapper Weekend Getaway! Red Snapper season is closing in fast! Only 4 months away from the beginning of Red Snapper season! We...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing The Truth About Guns Goes Duck Hunting THE TRUTH ABOUT DUCK HUNTING "And that’s one reason Stephen and Intercoastal do such a good business catering to their client's every need. They provide an...read more
Vacation Packages Hunting & Fishing Shark Fishing Happening Now on the Gulf Coast! Shark Fishing With Intercoastal Safaris If it's bigger fish your after when the sun goes down try our land based shark fishing. Hanging out on the beach at...read more
As featured on planetware.com by Anietra Hamper.
The Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida and Alabama has a long-standing, well-earned reputation for great inshore and nearshore fishing. Throughout the year our waters are home to an amazingly game-rich aquatic environment. Intercoastal Safaris works exclusively with local, seasoned captains who are committed to guide anglers of all levels through unforgettable fishing experiences. Service agreements allow Intercoastal Safaris to ensure our clients receive first-class service and memorable experiences.read more
Two of the biggest benefits the Gulf Coast offers is diversity of game and year-round fishing opportunities. Here at Intercoastal Safaris, we work hard to provide and maintain a fleet of offshore sport fishing vessels with a team of seasoned captains at the helm. Service agreements allow Intercoastal Safaris to ensure our clients receive first-class service and memorable fishing experiences.read more
As featured on The Truth About Guns with Dan Zimmerman.
The Sportsman’s Cast & Blast from Intercoastal Safaris takes place in beautiful Perdido Key, Florida, just across the street from the world famous Flora-Bama.
The day-long Sportsman’s Cast & Blast consist of a half-day duck of duck hunting and a half-day inshore and/or offshore fishing for four people.
In addition, you’re going to start your day with hot breakfast and coffee in the duck blind. Immediately following each excursion, eat your days harvest at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club or Ole River Bar . Subsequently, enjoy your meal with a complimentary round of drinks!
As featured on The Truth About Guns with Dan Zimmerman.
On Intercoastal Safaris’ Ultimate Cast & Blast, we’re shooting redheads, bluebills and bufflehead ducks from white sand dunes over the intercoastal waterway! The redfish, black drum sheepshead and triggerfish action is on fire during the winter months around Perdido Key.
The Ultimate Cast & Blast from Intercoastal Safaris take place in beautiful Perdido Key, FL just across the street from the world-famous Flora-Bama. The Ultimate Cast & Blast consists of two half-day duck hunts, a half-day inshore fishing trip, meals, and lodging.read more
As featured on RTX Travel.
The Gulf Coast for anglers, is a great destination for red snapper fishing—and for good reason! The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico hold huge numbers of these hard-hitting, great-tasting fish.
Intercoastal Safaris works with a small number of professional captains to offer a variety of red snapper fishing trips for groups of two to 10 anglers. These trips start at five hours and include fishing permits for all anglers. Once everyone on board has met their two-fish limit we troll for kings and Spanish mackerel. Of course, we always keep our eyes out for opportunities to target cobia and mahi-mahi!read more
This action-packed sport is a favorite pastime that appeals to both archers and fishermen alike. However, don’t be intimidated by the thought of having to learn a new skill set. Here at Intercoastal Safaris, we love nothing more than introducing our guests to a new sport. Our professional captains have a true passion for bowfishing and keep a wide variety of equipment at their disposal.read more
As featured on GunVenture with host Ryan Gresham.
Welcome to the Intercoastal Safaris Panama City Monster Hunt!(As seen on Sportsman Channel) Book your trip today and we’ll put you on the trail of toothy sharks and feisty wild boar in and around Panama City, FL. On this excellent safari, three hunters are given the chance to pursue our area’s true monsters!read more
The waters of coastal Alabama have long been home to untold numbers of shrimp. We all love to eat them, but do you know how they get to your plate?
Our family shrimping trips are a great way to introduce kids of all ages to the biodiversity of coastal Alabama. While on this two-hour excursion, enjoy the sunset, spot dolphins and get up close and personal with all sorts of inshore creatures as our captains give you a value-filled, educational experience like no other.read more
To put it simply: you’re here to party, not plan, and Intercoastal Safaris has you covered! The Bachelor Party Bash is designed to be a hands-off solution for the entire party.
This epic trip is designed for a minimum of six guests up to a maximum of 10 guests (all members of the party must be 21 or older). We’ll keep your group happy with a six-hour offshore fishing trip, one catered meal with complimentary beverages aboard the ship, one set of guest passes to the world-famous Flora-Bama, one hook-and-cook family-style meal, and a two-night stay with lodging in either Orange Beach, AL or Perdido Key FL.read more
Dock Light Fishing trips take you along the inshore waters stretching from Pensacola Beach, FL to Orange Beach, AL. This waterway is full of docks with lights that illuminate the world below and attract fish of all shapes and sizes. Redfish, speckled trout and flounder gather here to create a target-rich environment for nighttime anglers.read more
Simply put you’re here to party, not plan. The Bachelorette Beach Bash is designed to be a hands-off solution. These parties can host up to 14 guests (four guest min). Included in this beach bash are two nights of premium condo lodging on Perdido Key island with access to private pools, hot tubs, and private beach access.read more
Intercoastal Safaris’ KBAR Fish Camp vacation package provides a hands-off solution for the fisherman looking for an escape. Long weekends in fall or winter, midweek retreats in spring and summer, we have you covered! Get thirsty out on the water? Don’t worry, we also keep our boats stocked with complimentary beverages!
During your two-night stay at our luxurious condos, your group has the opportunity to experience Gulf Coast fishing at its finest! However, our professional captains have years of experience in these waters and can customize any fishing trip to your heart’s desires. Our center console boats also launch from the Flora-Bama Marina on the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition, anglers have the option of quickly accessing inshore/offshore fishing.read more
As featured on The Truth About Guns with Dan Zimmerman.
Intercoastal Safaris is pleased to provide a uniquely coastal duck hunting experience. There’ll be no breaking ice in swamps or freezing your tail off in fields. We’re hunting from white sand beaches on the beautiful Gulf Coast in Florida!
Redheads, Bluebills & Buffleheads are our primary targets. Additionally, Geese, Goldeneye, Pintails, and Canvasbacks of most kinds are known to pop in on occasion.read more
The Gulf Coast is home to 10 different species of sharks available to hook into! Seasoned sportsmen and amateur anglers alike aspire to pursue these beasts. Wheather you’re looking for a 4-hour fight with big bull sharks or longly to witness thrasher sharks leaping into the skies, rest assured that Intercoastal Safaris has captains that are passionately equipped for the fight ahead.read more
As featured on GunVenture with host Ryan Gresham.
The state of Florida has long been home to tens of thousands of feral hogs. These pigs are devastating farmers’ crops and wiping out their bottom line. The abundance of food crops supplies these pigs with the perfect conditions for reproducing at an alarming rate. That is where you come in…
Intercoastal Safaris has guides with years’ of experience and real passion for taking clients out on their own personal hog hunt. Our guides scout and survey the fields year-round. We’ve got the unique ability to study several pieces of property in one night by dealing with local farmers.read more
Intercoastal Safaris is proud to announce the Gulf Coast’s only saltwater fishing school! With classes available in Gulf Shores, AL & Panama City Beach FL, some of the best inshore and offshore fishing on the Gulf is just a short distance away from the boat launch.read more
Here at Intercoastal Safaris, we take great pride in offering “Uniquely Coastal Hunting & Fishing” experiences to our guests. Our daytime swordfishing excursions are no exception! Our trips are unlike anything else offered in the Gulf of Mexico. Destin, Florida & Orange Beach, AL have the perfect combination of weather, ocean currents and seafloor terrain that make them it “The luckiest little fishing villages on earth!”read more
There are an array of species to target when saltwater fly fishing in Orange Beach, AL & Perdido Key, FL. Redfish, speckled trout, flounder, jack crevalle, sheepshead, & cobia are among our more prevalent targets.read more
Gulf Coast anglers often refer to tuna excursions as thier favorite offshore fishing memories. There’s nothing quite like fighting against the sheer strength and incredible speed of a tuna on the end of your line! If hooking into one of these beasts is on your bucket list, the Gulf Coast is the right spot for you!read more
While living here on the Gulf Coast, we have witnessed thousands of fishermen trying their luck at surf fishing from our white sand beaches. Most of these hopeful fishermen ask the same questions: “What’s a good spot?” “What sort of equipment works the best?”
Here at Intercoastal Safaris, we have the answers and proudly offer our Surf Fishing program. This program is an educational experience designed to give you the knowledge and experience needed to do it yourself. As you fish on the beach with our professional guide, he will show you the tricks of the trade. Our Surf Fishing package is designed as a four-hour, guided excursion for up to four anglers.read more