High Cotton Charters

Marina Road
Orange Beach AL, United States

High Cotton Charters invites you to explore all the exciting deep sea fishing opportunities out of Orange Beach, Alabama. Conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, High Cotton Charters will put you on top of hot bite in a matter of minutes.

Captain Chris and his crew have tailored a variety of packages to suit any angler’s needs and specific wishes. From half-day fishing trips to overnight charters and multi-day adventures, there is a trip for every angler. Families are especially welcome!

Check the bite on the area’s colorful reefs, wrecks, and a bit farther out for Red Snapper (when in season), Triggerfish, various types of Grouper, Beeliner, Cobia, and King Mackerel. Spend a night on board and test your angling skills when searching for Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Swordfish. There are so many exciting fish species in that angler’s paradise!

The key to the fantastic offshore fishing is the ‘High Cotton.’ With 55’ of excellence, she is a fully up hauled Gillman convertible boat. Her three 825 HP MAN engines will power you to the hottest grounds quickly and safely.

The High Cotton is outfitted with many onboard amenities that will cater to your comfort. She has all everything you need for multiple days on the water, including beds, a bathroom, and an air-conditioned cabin. As well as that, the High Cotton is fitted with latest navigational and fish finding technologies and professional tools and accessories. All aboard!

All trips come with quality gear, tackle, bait, and ice for your charter fishing experience. You will only need to bring your own food, drinks, and appropriate clothes.

Please add 20% cash tip to the mates.  Free cleaning with 20% tip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip - MAX 8
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 5000
    up to 15 persons
    This package is for a maximum of 8 anglers. This is your ultimate offshore adventure that will take you 40+ miles out in search of Marlin, Tuna, Swordfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 3000
    up to 10 persons
    + US$ 300
    each additional person
    Head offshore, hit the reefs and wrecks, and have fun with your family and friends. Target anything from Grouper and Snapper to King Mackerel, Triggerfish, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip - MAX 8
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3000
    up to 15 persons / day
    This is a 36-hour trip. You will depart at around 6 in the morning and return the following evening. You will have two days of fishing and one night sleeping on the boat. This trip will give you the opportunity to troll around the oil rigs and deepwater canyons. You will be fishing for Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Swordfish. Additional Costs: Please add 20% cash tip to the mates - free cleaning will be provided with 20% tip.
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip - MAX 8
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 3000
    up to 15 persons / day
    For those who can't get enough fishing, this trip is for you! You will have three full days of fishing, and the opportunity to troll around the deep water canyons and oil rigs. Fish we catch offshore include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, Sailfish and Swordfish. Additional Costs: Please add 20% cash tip to the mates - free cleaning will be provided with 20% tip
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2500
    up to 10 persons
    + US$ 250
    each additional person
    This trip will see you bottom fishing for a variety of species, including but not limited to Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack. Beeliner, Triggerfish, and King Mackerel. You can also add a little bit of offshore fishing - just let your captain know.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 10 persons
    + US$ 150
    each additional person
    Bottom fishing charters are usually day trips from 6 hours and up, or combined with offshore fishing on longer Orange Beach trips. Fish we catch on bottom fishing include Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger Fish, Bee Liners, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bottom/Trolling (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 1500
    up to 10 persons
    + US$ 150
    each additional person
    Bottom fishing charters are usually day trips from 6 hours and up, or combined with offshore fishing on longer Orange Beach trips. Fish we catch on bottom fishing include Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger Fish, Bee Liners, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fall Bottom Fishing Special
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 7 Sep - 31 Oct (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US$ 1250
    up to 10 persons
    + US$ 125
    each additional person
    Bottom fishing charters are usually day trips from 6 hours and up, or combined with offshore fishing on longer Orange Beach trips. Fish we catch on bottom fishing include Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Trigger Fish, Bee Liners, and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling Only
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 28 Feb
    US$ 1000
    up to 10 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you. This 4-hour trip will give you enough time to wet a line and troll for whatever is biting. Get your hands on King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel, as well as other species.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Snapper (Red)
Swordfish
Triggerfish (Gray)

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Gillman (Convertible) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2016. Powered by 3 825HP MAN engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
55 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express

About the Captain

Chris Garner
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since January 2015
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Captain Chris Garner is a Montgomery, Alabama native. He started working on a fuel dock in 1985 when he moved to Orange Beach. John Stewart, one of the local captains introduced Chris to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico and let him go on commercial trips. His first job as a captain was aboard the Miss Mary IV. And when a few years later Chris met Paul Kell and started working for him as the captain of the High Cotton, they built a great working relationship. In 2012, Chris acquired the High Cotton from the Kell family.
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Customer Reviews

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4.83
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96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Aaron Johnson
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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6 hr am trip with captain Chris on the high cotton

VERIFIED   October 7, 2018
We did a 6 hour morning trip, the waters were a little choppy but he managed to get us to good water and we stayed on top of...
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Gary Robken
Waco, TX
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VERIFIED   August 15, 2018
Captain Chris and his crew did a awesome job for our family. We all caught plenty of fish and the High Cotton is a first class...
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Dacula, GA
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10 hour Deep Sea Fishing with Captain Cris Gardner.

VERIFIED   May 12, 2018
One of the most amazing times that I ever had because of what Captain Chris Gardner and his crew did for me and my boys. Not...
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Steve Parta
Allen, TX
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Great Trip on the water with family and friends

VERIFIED   July 8, 2018
Captain and crew were great.  Snapper bite was slow but they made sure we got on the fish.  We were able to reel...
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Klee Hight
Mobile, Alabama
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 26, 2018
Had a great experience! There was 10 of us, ages 11 to 47. Everyone caught multiple fish. The crew was great being on top of...
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