Cool Change Charters

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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
    up to 10 persons
    + $320
    each additional person
    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
    up to 10 persons
    + $270
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $2,300
    up to 10 persons
    + $230
    each additional person
    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 Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $1,800
    up to 10 persons
    + $180
    each additional person
    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 – Bottom Fish (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $1,500
    up to 10 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    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
    up to 10 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    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 – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    up to 10 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,500
    up to 10 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    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
    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
    up to 10 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,250
    up to 10 persons
    + $125
    each additional person
    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
    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
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 31
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
21 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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
American Express
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 56 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
4 hour trolling trip with Ryan and Sam.
4 hour trolling trip with Ryan and Sam.
Slowest Boat Ride Ever
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Angler Rating
48
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Charlie D.
Canton, GA
 5.00
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Half day Red Snapper

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
Capt Joseph and First Mate Sam were top notch for our group of 8. Plenty of room on Cool Change for us. Those guys put us...
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Shawn R.
United States
 5.00
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4 hour trolling trip with Ryan and Sam.

VERIFIED   NEW  May 31, 2020
Ryan and Sam were very friendly and provided us with a great trip.
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Cornel M.
Winder, GA
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Best part of my oldest Son’s Bachelor Party Weekend!  We caught a couple immediately, then things got tough. ...
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Rich W.
Foley, AL
 5.00
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Half day trip on Cool Change

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
This was an excellent family friendly experience. Got to catch a variety of fish. We had kids ranging from 8 to 13 years old...
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Nick G.
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3/4 day trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   June 12, 2019
Great trip and time. We had 4 adults and 5 kids ranging in age from 9-16. They had a blast. Everyone caught at least one fish....
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