Based out of Orange Beach, Hey Boy II is perfectly positioned to offer quality fishing charters to suit every level of experience. Captain Zack Gilbert knows nothing other than sea, having grown around water. He’s delighted that he can do what he loves for a living and hopes to provide a memorable experience for every customer.

His 36’ Topaz offshore sportfishing boat has room for 6 guests and is well-equipped to ensure you have a productive and safe fishing experience. With an air-conditioned cabin, a full restroom, and a grill on board, you won’t be disappointed. Powered by twin Cummins diesel engines with 600 HP between them, the boat will take you to the best areas for offshore fishing trips in no time.

Capt. Zack offers bottom fishing and trolling trips, targeting a variety of local species including Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, and King and Spanish Mackerel.

Of course, you will never know what will turn up on the end of your line, and catches such as the mighty Sailfish are not uncommon. Whatever you fancy, you’re sure in for a great challenge and probably something more than just palatable for dinner.

You’re in for a luxury trip with Capt. Zack. He and his first mate strive to make your trip the most memorable experience possible, and provide everything you need for a fishing trip of a lifetime.

With such rich waters to fish, and with so many different trips available, why not get on it right away? Join Hey Boy II Charters and have a fishing adventure to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Oct 31
    $2,400
    Catering specifically to experienced anglers, this extra long trip provides you with a much better chance to hook and reel in a big one. The Gulf is home to a number of exotic, migratory species, and you'll be targeting as many as possible over the course of the day, providing endless hours of fun and a reward at the end.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Oct 31
    $2,000
    Target Amberjacks and Groupers for a good struggle and the chance to take home some delicious fish for your dinner. You'll be trolling while journeying towards the sweet fishing spot, hoping to reel plenty already, before you start bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Combo
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Oct 31
    $1,600
    This full-day trip is a great opportunity to combine fishing methods and target different species. You'll get to troll on the way out, trying to lure the fish by trolling before reeling them in, then bottom fishing when you head further out to a sweet spot. Amberjacks will be the main target, but these waters are full of surprises.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    This 6-hour opportunity is a great opportunity to see up close some of the excellent marine life under the water. You'll head out to reefs before you start bottom fishing to make that all important catch. On the way there and back, you may even troll to try and get some Mackerel and other species on the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    An unforgettable afternoon and evening are on offer here as you head out to the reefs in the Gulf to bottom fish for the wonderful range of fish on offer in the Gulf.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Trolling (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Oct 31
    $800
    Spend your morning out in the Gulf, leaving a trail of lines behind you to hook some King and Spanish Mackerel. Once you feel the bite, you'll get to test your strength to reel them in.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Trolling (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 20 - Oct 31
    $800
    Spend 4 hours trying to hook King and Spanish Mackerel through trolling. You'll leave a trail of lines behind the boat, before feeling a tug and then it's your turn to start reelin' 'em in.
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About the Captain

Zack Gilbert
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
3 Fishing Reports
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2016
Captain Zack Gilbert grew up in Pensacola, Florida, and has spent his whole life on the water. He's a real fishing enthusiast and is delighted that he has been able to turn his passion into work. He has been fishing professionally since 2008 and aims to provide a safe and memorable experience on every fishing trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1982. Powered by 2 600HP Cummins diesel engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Harold H.

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VERIFIED   July 31, 2020
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Matthew J.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Half day trip with Captain Zack on the Hey Boy II

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on March 15, 2021
We had a great trip. We were able to catch our limit of trigger fish as well as some vermillion snapper and a Spanish mackerel....
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West Branch, MI
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Fishing with Zack

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Trolling (AM) on April 1, 2021
Great experience, caught a lot of fish. Very professional business!
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Winder, Georgia
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on August 6, 2020
Captain Zack was very friendly and put us on the fish.  We caught the limit in no time.  Wade kept us baited and took fish...
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FAQs about Hey Boy II Charters

Hey Boy II Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour – Trolling (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour – Trolling (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Combo (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Combo (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Combo (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Hey Boy II Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hey Boy II Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hey Boy II Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Hey Boy II Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hey Boy II Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)