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 46’ Gilliken 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 4,000 paid charters over the past 27 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
    12 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $3,200
    Red Snapper and a variety of other bottom fish, a true full day on the water.
  • 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 1
    $2,750
    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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $2,300
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day 8hr Red Snapper
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $2,150
    Available June 1 Thru Aug 1 2021 Fishing for Red Snapper, mackerels, variety of other snappers when available. Great day of fishing on the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $1,800
    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.
  • 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 1
    $1,650
    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.
  • 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 1
    $1,650
    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.
  • 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 2 - May 31
    $1,500
    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 2 - May 31
    $1,500
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $1,250
    Join Capt. Joseph for this 5 hour introduction to bottom fishing! Your captain will take you to the hottest fishing grounds and show you how to bottom fish for a variety of species, including Amberjack, Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, and plenty more. Your trip includes top-notch rods and reels, live and artificial bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $1,250
    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 Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and plenty more. Whether you're a brand new angler or want to refine your bottom fishing skills, come aboard!
  • 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 1
    $1,000
    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 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $800
    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 Aug 2 - May 31
    $800
    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.
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About the Captain

Joseph Nash
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
24 Fishing Reports
133 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

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Gilliken (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 375HP John Deere engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
46 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
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
89%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   October 31, 2020
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Jeremiah B.
Lafayette, LA
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June fishing trip with the family

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) on June 16, 2020
I just want to say that we had a blast! Our deckhand was very good with the kids on the boat. Sorry I can’t remember his...
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Missi S.
Raymore, MO
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Great 6 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fish (AM) on April 1, 2021
We made the best of the trip with the bad weather that rolled in. We had an amazing time trolling/fishing. All 9 had an opportunity...
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Ken B.
Winder, GA
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Great Family Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper on July 1, 2020
We all had a great time fishing with captain Bryan and first mate Sam. Most of our group had never been deep sea fishing before....
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John C.
Benton, Wisconsin
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Six hour troll/bottom trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing on April 13, 2021
Great day. Many first timers and they all caught fish.
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FAQs about Cool Change Charters

Cool Change Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 6 guests - Half Day Trip – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 10 guests - 4-Hour Family Special Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $125 per person after 10 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) – Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $125 per person after 10 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Bottom Fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 10 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $150 per person after 10 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Bottom Fish (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $165 per person after 10 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,650 per group, additional $165 per person after 10 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Red Snapper (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $180 per person after 10 guests - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $2,150 per group, additional $215 per person after 10 guests - Full Day 8hr Red Snapper (8 hours)
  • $2,300 per group, additional $230 per person after 10 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)
  • $2,750 per group, additional $270 per person after 10 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Red Snapper (10 hours)
  • $3,200 per group, additional $320 per person after 10 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
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Cool Change Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • 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:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo