Blue Water Charters

Whether you’re with a group of friends and want to test your fishing skills or you want to introduce your kids to the joys of angling, Blue Water Charters is the way to go! Operating from Fort Morgan, Al to Pensacola, FL, they marry premier service with this productive fishery to bring you one of the best saltwater experiences in the Gulf of Mexico!

Captain James Bertrand invites you to join him on board one of his two boats. The first one is a 2019-edition 24’ Blazer Bay center console, and the other a 2019-edition 22’ Mako. Their design allows for easy movement from aft to fore while chasing the bite, especially useful when hooking up trophy-sized predators.

Both boats are rigged with the latest and greatest electronics that include a Minn Kota Terrova trolling motor with Spotlock, a Lowrance 4G Radar and Lowrance Carbon 12 Chart/Sonar, Siruius XM Marine Weather, Bluetooth Stereo, Sat Phone and Personal Locator Beacon, and also padded seating all around to keep you comfortable on the water.

All the required safety equipment is found on board as safety is a priority for all of their guests.

Looking to test the waters and do some light fishing? The inshore 4-hour trip will see you go after the A-listers of inshore fishing: Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder. For the best chance to experience the full offer the waters of Alabama have to offer, head out on the 6-hour trip.

You can hook up everything from the powerful Cobia and Amberjack to the various delicious Snapper species.

If you want to try something new, you can hit the waters close to the coast under the cover of night; the hundreds of dock lights provide an exciting opportunity to fish without the heat of the sun.

Blue Water Charters provides a premier fishing experience for all their guests!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $845
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    You'll hit the water for a wide range of species including Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, White Snapper and whatever else you run into. Note that this trip is available only in the morning.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $745
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Deep sea fishing includes all tackle, bait, fuel, ice and complimentary fish cleaning. Alabama has thousands of artificial reefs offshore which hold Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, White Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore (AM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Mangove Snapper, Tripletail, Black Drum, White Trout and Sheepshead. There are several in shore fishing options we offer, all of which are sure to give you the opportunity to get your lines wet and land some amazing fish! Fishing the beautiful grass flats on Santa Rosa Sound in Pensacola, the rigs out in Mobile Bay or the grass flats in and around Ono Island and near Pensacola Pass, Perdido Pass, all are great choices.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore (PM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Mangove Snapper, Tripletail, Black Drum, White Trout and Sheepshead. There are several in shore fishing options we offer, all of which are sure to give you the opportunity to get your lines wet and land some amazing fish! Fishing the beautiful grass flats on Santa Rosa Sound in Pensacola, the rigs out in Mobile Bay or the grass flats in and around Ono Island and near Pensacola Pass, Perdido Pass, all are great choices.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)(4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $525
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you to several reefs and wrecks just a few miles off the beach. Great trip for children and beginners as land will always be in sight! You’ll be targeting Red, Vermillion, Mangrove and Lane Snapper on this family-friendly fishing charter. Plan to fill your cooler this is an action filled fishing trip for sure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)(4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $525
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will take you to several reefs and wrecks just a few miles off the beach. Great trip for children and beginners as land will always be in sight! You’ll be targeting Red, Vermillion, Mangrove and Lane Snapper on this family-friendly fishing charter. Plan to fill your cooler this is an action filled fishing trip for sure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing includes all equipment, bait, ice, and fuel. Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and occasionally Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and occasionally Red Snapper.

About the Charter Operator

Blue Water Charters, LLC.
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
102 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2018
Hello, my name is Capt. James Bertrand. I am your captain, deckhand, and tour guide. I will make sure you have a fun day of fishing and enjoy all the natural beauty of the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Perdido Key and Pensacola, Florida areas. We really do live in paradise and I will share with you all the things I love about OBA. I have been fishing and boating my entire life. I was born in Louisiana, so that means I was born with a fishing license tied to my toes! I specialize in offshore bottom fishing. I really enjoy using Spot-Lock to e-anchor over a wreck/reef and watching my clients catch Snapper until they are exhausted.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
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6hr OffShore with Captain Dan
6hr OffShore with Captain Dan
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Sheila S.
Southern View, IL
 5.00
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Awesome Inshore Fishing with Blue Water Charters

VERIFIED   September 4, 2019
If you are looking for a charter fishing experience with great customer service, you have found it with Blue Water Charters. ...
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Eric B.
Foley, AL
 5.00
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Great couple of guys

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
So we had a 4 person group and two were first timers and captain James put us on them fast first drop got the first fish. We...
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Rich M.
Bellview, FL
 5.00
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6hour adventure for us

VERIFIED   March 18, 2019
only problem was weather related.  Originally had booked 8hour off shore but on day of trip it had to be cancelled due...
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Dennis S.
Loxley, AL
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Half Day Inshore with Captain James

VERIFIED   September 25, 2019
Great morning of fishing. Once the tide started moving out, we started catching. Captain James was great. Very patient and...
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Billy D.
Ooltewah, TN
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Awesome time!

VERIFIED   March 5, 2019
Captain James was very knowledgeable about everything.  Super kind and friendly.  He had rapid response when we needed...
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