Captain
Chris Garner

Member since January 2015

Orange Beach, United States

Background
Captain Chris Garner is a Montgomery, Alabama native. He started working on a fuel dock in 1985 when he moved to Orange Beach. John Stewart, one of the local captains introduced Chris to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico and let him go on commercial trips. His first job as a captain was aboard the Miss Mary IV. And when a few years later Chris met Paul Kell and started working for him as the captain of the High Cotton, they built a great working relationship. In 2012, Chris acquired the High Cotton from the Kell family.

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Garner

Orange Beach, United States
Background
Captain Chris Garner is a Montgomery, Alabama native. He started working on a fuel dock in 1985 when he moved to Orange Beach. John Stewart, one of the local captains introduced Chris to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico and let him go on commercial trips. His first job as a captain was aboard the Miss Mary IV. And when a few years later Chris met Paul Kell and started working for him as the captain of the High Cotton, they built a great working relationship. In 2012, Chris acquired the High Cotton from the Kell family.

My Charter Listings

High Cotton Charters

13 Reviews  
Orange Beach
Going fast!
trips from US$ 1000

Fishing Reports

Cobia Season

March 09, 2015

Cobia fishing is a wonderful Springtime opportunity for devoted anglers as well as family fishing FUN!! The migration begins in mid March and is gangbusters by mid April. Cobia run between 20 to 50 pounds. As one of the… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, June 10, 2018

Great trip lots of fish.

Fished June 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Chris and his crew were great caught lots of fish good times!!!
Would book him again….

Fished May 2018

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New Orleans, la
Went fishing on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fished May 2018

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Harrison, ar
Went fishing on Monday, May 21, 2018

The High Cotton was a great boat!  Nicest one we have ever fished off of.  The captain and crew were excellent.  Everything was easy with this trip.  Had plenty of fish to cook up at Mikey’s that night too!  Couldn’t ask for anything better!

Fished May 2018

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Dacula, ga
Went fishing on Saturday, May 12, 2018

One of the most amazing times that I ever had because of what Captain Chris Gardner and his crew did for me and my boys. Not to mention the rest of the gang everybody had their own personalized epic moment. My two sons haven’t stop asking when are we doing this again. Corey and Trever, the first mates were absolutely phenomenal with helping the boys showing us the ropes. Captain Chris Gardner was great with the boys, he even allowed us to come up top to show us the trinkets charaters of the vessel. I guess I can speak for all of the guys. Chris Gardner was absolutely worth every penny for 10 hour trip we spent during out time at sea.For every moment we were fishing there was one of us feeling in a keeper. We have already decided our next time we will definitely do an overnight that’s how awesome his professionalism and his boat was. The resources he provided for us was epic. Thank you again Captain Gardner you rock

Fished May 2018

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Chris Garner (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 14, 2018

Mr. Barber-

You all were an absolute pleasure.

Capt Chris

Garland, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We caught nice King Mackerel in the way out. Captain Chris had us in Red Snapper in no time. We had 16 people fishing and all caught our limit of Red Snapper in no time at all. The biggest weighed around 20 lbs. We also caught around 30 lb Cobia and several Bonita’s on the ride back that had the water boiling with them feeding. Great time for all deck hands professional and always helping. Recommend High Cotton Charters.

Fished July 2017

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Pensacola, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Great time had by all!!

Fished July 2017

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'Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Booked full day, captain did eventually put us on fish, but I was looking for all large and he stopped at some not great sites to fill the day and caugh half smaller fish.  Boat was fine, equipment was getting tired and not always easy to reel.

Fished July 2017

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O Fallon, Missouri
Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

We had nine people in our group and all caught fish. We had a very calm weather day when we were out

Fished July 2016

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Mobile, Alabama
Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

Had a great trip with the family. Captain Chris and crew were awesome catering to the kids.  Had us on the fish all day. Thank you Captain Chris and crew, we will be back.

Fished July 2016

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Went fishing on Thursday, June 16, 2016

With rough seas, Captain Chris worked hard to get us on fish. Bamb, and when he did we caught some big red snapper. The trip was great. Can’t wait to do this again. The Captain and Crew were great.

Fished June 2016

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Serbia
Went fishing on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The trip was awesome, we caught lots of fish. Our captain was great and so was the deck hand. He was very patient and kind. The boat was supper nice too, if anyone is going as a family or a big group I would highly recommend them. There wasn’t anything about this trip that was bad the whole thing was a great experience and when we go again we will go with them.
Thanks

Fished August 2015

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Chris Garner (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 22, 2015

We are so happy you all had a great time!!

Serbia
Went fishing on Saturday, April 18, 2015

Had a great time, enjoyed and caught many fish. Amberjack, some snapper, kingifish.

Fished April 2015

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