After years of operating charter boats for other people and after lots of work and persistence, Captain “Ricochet Jay” Andrews succeeded in buying his own boat. Now, he runs year-round fishing trips the way he always wanted – suitable for anglers of all skill levels and family-friendly.

Your trip starts on a 31’ Grady White boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. This center console has been newly refurbished in 2022 and she’s geared up with the latest navigational electronics. Powered by twin 300 Yamaha engines, she’ll take you to where the fish are fast, so you’ll have more time fishing. To make this experience comfortable during a long trip, there’s also a private toilet.

Throughout the year, you can take a trolling trip and target Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and many more. However, the peak of the season is in June, July, and August when Red Snapper is in season. On top of trolling for mentioned species, add bottom fishing for delicious Red Snapper.

Your fishing equipment, including rods, reels, lures, and bait is fully covered by the captain. Feel free to bring a small cooler for your snacks and drinks. If you enjoy your fishing experience,  a 20% gratuity of the total trip cost is customary, appreciated, and expected.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Birthday Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 29 - Sep 30
    $400
    We’ll go out to kill Shark!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Economy AM Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    $1,100
    We’ll head out 9-15 miles for up to four hours to grab some snapper. We don’t cull any fish on this trip. If it’s legal, we keep it. You’ll need a longer trip for bigger fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Economy PM Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    $1,100
    We’ll go out 9-15 miles for up to four hours to grab some snapper. We don’t cull any fish on this trip. If it’s legal, we keep it. You’ll want a longer trip for bigger fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour AM Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    $1,300
    We’ll head out 15-20 miles and cull some fish to try for some better snapper!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour PM Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    $1,300
    We’ll head out 15-20 miles and cull some snapper and try to get some bigger fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour AM Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    $1,500
    We’ll head out 20-30 plus nautical miles for up to six hours to target the famous Red Snapper! We throw back the little fish. This is the trip for Big Uns!!! My most popular snapper trip!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour PM Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    $1,500
    We’ll head out 20-30 plus nautical miles for up to six hours to target the famous Red Snapper! We throw back the little ones! This is the trip for Big Uns!!! My most popular snapper trip!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - May 31
    $1,500
    We’ll head offshore to target Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Amberjack depending on the seasons, and maybe do some trolling too.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - May 31
    $1,500
    We’ll head offshore to target Vermilion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Amberjack depending on the seasons, and maybe do some trolling too.
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About the Captain

Jay Andrews
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
69 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2020
As a United States Navy veteran I’ve always loved the water. Ive been fishing my entire life and started salt water fishing in 2002 after moving permanently to the gulf coast. I’ve been fishing professionally since 2012, and purchased my Grady White 306 in New York in 2019 and brought it back to Alabama. After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears; I’m enjoying serving customers as an owner/captain.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
YETI-160
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
YETI-160

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 69 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (45)
June fishing trip
June fishing trip
Birthday weekend
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Angler Rating
56
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Tim B.
Oklahoma City, OK
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour red snapper trip

VERIFIED   NEW  AM Red Snapper Trip on June 1, 2022
Five star experience with ricochet charters!  Captain Jay and his crew were great! Down to earth good people that know how...
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Rebecca L.
Peachtree City, GA
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Ricochet Jay

VERIFIED   Red Snapper Trip (AM) on July 5, 2021
We had a great morning on the water with Captain Jay!  He did his best to put us on the fish while dodging incoming rain and...
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Mark D.
Round Rock, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6 hour red snapper trip

VERIFIED   NEW  AM Red Snapper Trip on June 13, 2022
Great trip, Captain Jay knows what he is doing and Conner was awesome at keeping us with a line in the water.  Caught our...
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Cory S.
Zionsville, IN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Day trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Afternoon Trolling Trip on October 13, 2021
Awesome morning, highlight of our vacation!  Captain Jay and first mate John were fun and positive, played great music, helped...
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Tammy C.
Foley, Alabama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   Red Snapper Trip (AM) on August 2, 2021
Where do I start! My family of 5 had the best day ever! Thanks Captain Jay! He helped me surprise my kids with the trip on...
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FAQs about Ricochet Charters

Ricochet Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Birthday Shark Trip (3 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 4 Hour Economy AM Red Snapper Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 4 Hour Economy PM Red Snapper Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 5 Hour AM Red Snapper Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 5 Hour PM Red Snapper Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour AM Red Snapper Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour PM Red Snapper Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Ricochet Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (YETI-160)

Trips booked with Ricochet Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Ricochet Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Ricochet Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Ricochet Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel