Hey Boy II Charters

Based out of Orange Beach, Alabama, Hey Boy II is perfectly positioned to offer quality nearshore and offshore fishing charters of a variety of lengths to suit every level of experience and budget. Captain Zack Gilbert knows nothing other than sea, having grown up in the “Red Snapper Capital of the World” in Pensacola. 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 ample room for 6 guests and is well-equipped to ensure you a productive, comfortable, and safe fishing experience. With an air-conditioned cabin, a full restroom, and a big Green Egg grill on board, you won’t be disappointed. Powered by twin Cummins diesel engines with 600 HP between them, and with a fishfinder installed, the boat will take you quickly and reliably to the best areas for offshore fishing trips.

Hey Boy II Charters offers bottom fishing and trolling trips, targeting a variety of local species including, but not limited to, 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 Hey Boy II Charters. Capt. Zack 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?


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Combo
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Feb - 31 Oct
    US$ 2200
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Feb - 31 Oct
    US$ 1900
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Feb - 31 Oct
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Feb - 31 Oct
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Feb - 31 Oct
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Feb - 31 Oct
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    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 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 Feb - 31 Oct
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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
Checks

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

About the Captain

Zack Gilbert
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since March 2016
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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.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tyler Faucett
Westmoreland, TN
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 29, 2018
We had a great time. Took two 11 year olds out for their first time. The crew was great with them.
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Jeff Sumner
Hendersonville, NC
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VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
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Brandon Quarles
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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VERIFIED   July 22, 2017
We had a great time they went out of their way to make sure our trip was as good as we intended it would be an made sure we...
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John Tourville
Saint Louis, Missouri
 5.00
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First Time Offshore Fishing.

VERIFIED   July 19, 2016
Great time even though the fish weren’t cooperating. See you next year Capt. Zack and Brett!
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William Payne
United States
 4.67
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VERIFIED   July 9, 2016
Zack and his deck hand Hayes were very accommodating.  Hayes is not a bad cook. Great time was had by my son’s,...
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