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
    Multi Boat Trip - 10 persons Max
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,990
    up to 5 persons
    This full day multi-boat trip is perfect for families, office team buildings, wedding parties, or just a gathering of friends. Your group will depart out on our 22' - 2018 Mako Center Console alonside out 24' - 2019 Blazer Bay Center Console. You will head out side by side taking you to the best offshore reefs and wrecks the Gulf has to offer. Nothing like a little friendly competition as your Captains will be dueling to get you on the largest catch of the day. Trophy and t-shirts awarded!
  • Private trip
    Multi Boat Trip - 10 person max
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,590
    up to 5 persons
    This Multi - Boat trip is perfect for families, an office team building trip, wedding parties or just a gathering of friends. Your group will depart out on our 22' - 2018 Mako Center Console alonside out 24' - 2019 Blazer Bay Center Console. You will head out side by side taking you to the best offshore reefs and wrecks the Gulf has to offer. Nothing like a little friendly competition as your Capts. will be dueling to get you on the largest catch of the day. Trophy and t-shirts awarded!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore (5 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours 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 (5 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $645
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $620
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $620
    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)(5 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours 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)(5 MAX)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours 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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $420
    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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $420
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and occasionally Red Snapper.
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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
Deep Sea Fishing
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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

About the Charter Operator

Blue Water Charters, LLC.
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since June 2018
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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 Pesnacola, 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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
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Friendly captain
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100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Rich M.
Bellview, FL
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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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Canton, MS
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Four hour trip with Capt. James and Blue Water Charters

VERIFIED   September 16, 2018
Listen to your captain!  I originally booked a four hour inshore trip, planning for speckled trout and other inshore fish. ...
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Hattiesburg, MS
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8 hour offshore

VERIFIED   September 6, 2018
We booked an 8 hour offshore trip that was interrupted by a tropical storm. Captain James worked to move the trip out one day...
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Charles L.
Gulf Shores, AL
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4 hour nearshore trip with Capt. James

VERIFIED   August 23, 2018
Capt. James is an excellent guide and just plain fun to spend a morning with. My wife and I spent the morning catching quite...
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Rachael B.
Foley, AL
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Had the BEST time!

VERIFIED   August 22, 2018
My husband, father and I all wanted to book a deep sea fishing trip on our visit to Fort Morgan. It was our first and we haven’t...
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Fishing Reports

Fun Morning with Matt & Elise

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