Southern Boating

Orange Beach Marina, Alabama

An early morning aerial shot of the Orange Beach Marina.

Nestled in a secluded harbor only minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico and ICW seats the Orange Beach Marina, a full-service family-owned facility run by the Long family for more than three decades. Severely beat down by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the marina underwent a complete overhaul from 2005 to 2008 and is noted in the Gulf Coast for being among the only marinas in a fully protected harbor that offers covered slips capable of accommodating large fishing vessels.

Onsite boat and yacht sales, engine repair, fishing charters, water sports, and a ship’s store make this facility truly unique. Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina—its one-of-a-kind restaurant was completed in 2013 and commended as one of the top 100 eateries in the South—houses two kitchens with distinct concepts and menus. Fisher’s Upstairs and Fisher’s Dockside are sure to satisfy food lovers.

Lose yourself among the world’s best sport fishing areas within minutes of the marina, where snapper, ling, mackerel, grouper, and wahoo gather, while a southerly course puts you in one of the hottest bill fishing areas in the country. And if you’re into competition, look up some the many tournaments hosted by the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club (MBGFC) mbgfc.org/tournaments/htm