Looking to explore the world-famous fishery of Orange Beach, AL with a host of angling buddies? Or maybe you want to take the whole family on a vacation they won’t forget? Then come aboard Cool Change Charters and get ready to cruise these plentiful waters onboard a USCG-licensed vessel that can accommodate up to 17 adventurers!

Captain Joseph Nash specializes in offering top-quality private charters for large groups. He’s been in the charter business since 1987, so it’s fair to say that he has plenty of experience when it comes to offering world-class angling adventures! Whether you’re a budding fisherman looking to troll nearshore waters, or a seasoned angler who wants to spend a whole day offshore, Capt. Joe really does offer something for everyone.

You’ll be fishing aboard a top-of-the-line 44ft Henriques offshore sport fishing vessel. She can accommodate up to 17 guests and is fully licensed for all of them. Your comfort and safety is Capt. Joe’s top priority – onboard, you’ll find all of the necessary navigational equipment to get you to the hotspots, as well as life jackets, a full toilet, and air-conditioning. There are also outriggers to maximize your trolling potential!

As for the species you’ll be targeting? It all depends on whether you opt to explore nearshore waters, or want to head further out on an offshore extravaganza! You’ll have the option to troll for King and Spanish Mackerel, bottom fish for a variety of Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack, and even come face-to-gills with the hard-fighting Mahi Mahi. Your captain and crew will be on hand to help you try out and refine different techniques.

Capt. Joe has run over 5,500 paid charters over the past 36 years, and takes plenty of care to ensure your trip will be both safe and successful. He’ll also provide you with top-quality rods and reels, as well as tackle and live bait – everything you need for a successful day out on the water. Come aboard Cool Change Charters and get ready to reel ‘em in



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour – Gilligans Island Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 14 - Jul 14 (Fri)
    US $1,000
    A 3-hour tour, trolling only, this is a nice late afternoon trip for the family or a group that wants to be on the Gulf of Mexico with an opportunity to catch Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Bonito. We also have a Green Egg Grill and supply the charcoal, spatula, and tongs if you bring something to cook and have a picnic on board. Relaxed afternoon, you don't have to bring all your luggage like on the Gilligans Island Show (unless you want to bring one full of cash!). Let's go have a good time!
  • Private trip
    4-Hour Family Special Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 30 (Wed)
    US $1,200
    Join Captain Joe on a quick and fun family trip. During this 4-hour trip, you'll be trolling or bottom fishing. Some of your targetted species will be Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bonito, and Jack Crevalle. Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, live and artificial bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 27 - Jun 30 (Tue, Thu)
    US $1,200
    Join Capt. Joseph on this morning trip that'll see you trolling to your heart's content for King and Spanish Mackerel! You'll be equipped with top-notch rods and reels, as well as tackle and bait, to help you hook your dream catch. Anglers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Trolling (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 21 - Aug 31
    US $1,200
    Join Capt. Joseph for an afternoon of cruising these plentiful waters. You'll be trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, Redfish, and Jacks, so get ready to reel in your dream catch! Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels, as well as live and artificial bait and tackle. Your captain will also provide you with a valid fishing license. You will not have your own fishing rod on this trip we troll 2 to 5 rods at once and you rotate among your group when a fish gets on. Skill level is ZERO
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Tiny Bites 4Hrs Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 14 - Jul 14 (Fri)
    US $1,200
    Trolling For King and Spanish mackerel. Family fishing experience
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 19 - May 30
    US $1,500
    Join Capt. Joseph for this 5-hour introduction to bottom fishing and Trolling! Your captain will troll for Spanish and King Mackerel on the way to the bottom fishing grounds and then show you how to bottom fish for a variety of Snapper and plenty more. Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, live bait (when available), artificial bait, cut bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 8 - Jul 8
    US $1,500
    Introduction to trolling and bottom fishing. A low pressure fishing trip with the opportunity to catch trolling fish on the way out to the bottom fishing grounds and bottom fish for a variety of Snapper and other fish. All bait, tackle, and licenses are included.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 21 - Aug 31
    US $1,500
    If you want to learn how to bottom fish for a variety of impressive species, then join Capt. Joseph on this half day excursion. He'll make sure you're equipped with top-quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live and artificial bait to tempt your catch. He'll show you how to master this technique so that you can explore these productive waters for Red Snapper, vermilion snapper, Triggerfish, and plenty more. Whether you're a brand new angler or want to refine your bottom fishing skills, come aboard!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - May 31
    US $1,800
    If you want to refine your bottom fishing technique and reel in some enviable species, then join Capt. Joseph for this 3/4 day trip. You'll be cruising productive waters for a variety of Snappers, Triggerfish, Groupers, and whatever else happens to be biting! Capt. Joseph will equip you with top-quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live and artificial bait to land your dream catch. Your fishing license is also included in the price of your trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - May 31
    US $1,800
    If you want to refine your bottom fishing technique and reel in some enviable species, then join Capt. Joseph for this 3/4 day trip. You'll be cruising productive waters for a variety of Snappers, Triggerfish, Groupers, and whatever else happens to be biting! Capt. Joseph will equip you with top-quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live and artificial bait to land your dream catch. Your fishing license is also included in the price of your trip.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    US $1,800
    Have you always wanted to reel in an impressively-sized Red Snapper? Join Capt. Joseph for this trip that will see you trying out a variety of techniques to land a trophy-sized catch! You'll be decked out with top-of-the-line rods, reels, and tackle, as well as bait to entice your dream Snapper. Your fishing license is also included.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    US $1,800
    Join your captain and get ready to bottom fish for your dream catch! Whether you're a novice angler looking to try a new technique, or simply want to test out your bottom fishing skills, you'll have the chance to explore these waters for a variety of Grouper, Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and plenty more. Your captain will provide live and artificial bait to tempt your dream catch, as well as top-quality rods, reels, and tackle. Your fishing license is also included.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Full Day 8hr Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    US $2,400
    Available June 1 Thru Aug 18th 2023 (subject to change)Fishing for Red Snapper, mackerels, variety of other snappers when available. Great day of fishing on the Gulf of Mexico.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 30 - May 31
    US $2,400
    Get ready to bottom fish to your heart's content! On this full day trip, you'll get to refine your technique and reel in a variety of enviable species, including Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Triggerfish, and Amberjack. Your captain will provide you with rods, reels, live bait, and tackle – everything you need for a fun and productive day out on the water! Your trip also includes a valid fishing license, so get ready to reel 'em in.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 19 - May 31
    US $3,000
    If you're a seasoned angling looking for the chance to reel in some seriously impressive species, then join Capt. Joseph for this extended full day bottom fishing trip! You'll have plenty of time on the water to try out this technique, and can expect to reel in anything from Gag Grouper, to Red Snapper, to Amberjack, and plenty more. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, tackle, and live bait to ensure you have a fun and productive day reeling 'em in.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    US $3,000
    If you're a more experienced angler who wants to spend more time on the water in search of huge Red Snapper, then join Capt. Joseph on this extended full day trip! You'll be using a variety of techniques to reel in your dream catch, and your captain will provide you with top-notch rods and reels. Your trip also includes live and artificial bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 18
    US $3,600
    Red Snapper and a variety of other bottom fish, a true full day on the water.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
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FAQs about Cool Change Charters

Cool Change Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 10 guests - 3 Hour – Gilligans Island Trolling (3 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $120 per person after 10 guests - 4-Hour Family Special Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $120 per person after 10 guests - Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $120 per person after 10 guests - Half Day Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $120 per person after 10 guests - Tiny Bites 4Hrs Trolling (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $150 per person after 10 guests - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $150 per person after 8 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group, additional US $150 per person after 8 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $180 per person after 8 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fish (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $180 per person after 8 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $180 per person after 8 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper (6 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $180 per person after 8 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group, additional US $240 per person after 8 guests - Full Day 8hr Red Snapper (8 hours)
  • US $2,400 per group, additional US $240 per person after 8 guests - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group, additional US $300 per person after 8 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group, additional US $300 per person after 8 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (10 hours)
  • US $3,600 per group, additional US $360 per person after 8 guests - 12 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Cool Change Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Radio
  • Radar

Trips booked with Cool Change Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (If lost overboard minimum charge $200)
  • Live Bait (When available )
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips and fish cleaning)
  • Fishing License

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

Cool Change Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cool Change Charters include:
  • Snapper (Red)

Meet the Captain

Joseph Nash
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
42 Fishing Reports
236 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2015
I started commercial fishing the bays at the age of 12, and have since worked on the water, running all types of vessels. I have been in the charter fishing business full-time since 1987, and I have been USCG licensed since 1982. I have fished over 4,000 paid charters and still love to see people catch fish! Our crew takes pride in our boat, customers, and catch. I would like to have the opportunity to take you and your family, or a group of friends, fishing!

About this listing

Targeted species

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Boat specs

Henriques (Sportfishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 450HP John Deere engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
17 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
If lost overboard minimum charge $200
Live Bait
When available
Lures
First Mate
Works for tips and fish cleaning
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Recent fishing reports

Cool Change 2 be ready for Red Snapper S
Cool Change 2 be ready for Red Snapper S
March 27, 2024
We are currently installing new John Deere motors,new Air conditioning and some basic improvements to the vessel. 48ft overall fiberglass Henriques. Looking forward to a great Red Snapper Season and many more to come.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 188 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (184)
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Angler rating
161
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
90%
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Shaun E.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Joe and first mate Adam

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM) on June 26, 2023
Awesome trip. We caught our limit of Red Snapper in a couple hours. Captain Joe knew the good spots and got us on the fish....
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Sherry B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in June

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper on June 1, 2023
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Jeffrey M.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Big Fish

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 20, 2023
Was the best fishing experience my family and I ever had. My son caught a 36 inch 28 pound snapper… just a bonus on a very...
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Tim J.
Dumas, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Cool Change Charters

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM) on July 7, 2023
Captain Joe provided a great experience for our family. He made sure we were on fish and his deck hand worked hard making sure...
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Eddie M.
Cabot, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 18, 2023
We’ve taken a family deepsea fishing trip for years but this was our first trip outside of Florida and it was excellent! ...
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