Blue Water Charters

Whether you’re with a group of friends and want to test your fishing skills or you want to introduce your kids to the joys of angling, Blue Water Charters is the way to go! Operating from Fort Morgan, Al to Pensacola, FL, they marry premier service with this productive fishery to bring you one of the best saltwater experiences in the Gulf of Mexico! Additionally, Captain James was nominated as 2019 Charter Captain of the year!

Captain James Bertrand invites you to join him onboard one of his two boats, a 24’ Blazer Bay and a 24’ Sailfish center console. Built in 2019, both boats’ design allows for easy movement from aft to fore while chasing the bite, especially useful when hooking up trophy-sized predators. They can accommodate up to 4 people.

Both vessels are rigged with the latest and greatest electronics that include a Minn Kota Terrova trolling motor with Spotlock, a Lowrance 4G Radar and Lowrance Carbon 12 Chart/Sonar, Siruius XM Marine Weather, Bluetooth Stereo, Sat Phone and Personal Locator Beacon, and also padded seating all around to keep you comfortable on the water.

All the required safety equipment is found on board as safety is a priority for all of their guests.

Looking to test the waters and do some light fishing? The inshore 4-hour trip will see you go after the A-listers of inshore fishing: Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder. For the best chance to experience the full offer the waters of Alabama have to offer, head out on the 6-hour trip.

You can hook up everything from the powerful Cobia and Amberjack to the various delicious Snapper species.

If you want to try something new, you can hit the waters close to the coast under the cover of night; the hundreds of dock lights provide an exciting opportunity to fish without the heat of the sun.

Blue Water Charters provides a premier fishing experience for all their guests!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,045
    price breakdown
    $1,045
    You'll hit the water for a wide range of species including Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, White Snapper and whatever else you run into. Note that this trip is available only in the morning.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $845
    price breakdown
    $845
    Deep sea fishing includes all tackle, bait, fuel, ice and complimentary fish cleaning. Alabama has thousands of artificial reefs offshore which hold Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, White Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $845
    price breakdown
    $845
    Deep sea fishing includes all tackle, bait, fuel, ice and complimentary fish cleaning. Alabama has thousands of artificial reefs offshore which hold Red Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Vermillion Snapper, Lane Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, White Snapper.
  • Private trip
    6Hr - Red Snapper Trip - AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Jul 25
    $845
    price breakdown
    $845
    This trip is guaranteed to excite even the most avid angler! Children and Teens will be thrilled when they hook up on a fish that may be larger than them. We will be targeting Red Snapper, limit is 2 per person per day, along with Vemillion, Lane and Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Gag Grouper and Triggerfish. (Depending on the date you book some of the species may be catch and release only, except for Red Snapper, Vermillion, Lane and Mangrove Snapper)
  • Private trip
    6Hr - Red Snapper Trip - PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 11 - Jul 25
    $845
    price breakdown
    $845
    This trip is guaranteed to excite even the most avid angler! Children and Teens will be thrilled when they hook up on a fish that may be larger than them. We will be targeting Red Snapper, limit is 2 per person per day, along with Vemillion, Lane and Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Amberjack, Gag Grouper and Triggerfish. (Depending on the date you book some of the species may be catch and release only, except for Red Snapper, Vermillion, Lane and Mangrove Snapper)
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore (AM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Mangove Snapper, Tripletail, Black Drum, White Trout and Sheepshead. There are several in shore fishing options we offer, all of which are sure to give you the opportunity to get your lines wet and land some amazing fish! Fishing the beautiful grass flats on Santa Rosa Sound in Pensacola, the rigs out in Mobile Bay or the grass flats in and around Ono Island and near Pensacola Pass, Perdido Pass, all are great choices.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore (PM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Mangove Snapper, Tripletail, Black Drum, White Trout and Sheepshead. There are several in shore fishing options we offer, all of which are sure to give you the opportunity to get your lines wet and land some amazing fish! Fishing the beautiful grass flats on Santa Rosa Sound in Pensacola, the rigs out in Mobile Bay or the grass flats in and around Ono Island and near Pensacola Pass, Perdido Pass, all are great choices.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (AM)(4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Jun 1
    $645
    price breakdown
    $645
    This trip will take you to several reefs and wrecks just a few miles off the beach. Great trip for children and beginners as land will always be in sight! You’ll be targeting Red, Vermillion, Mangrove and Lane Snapper on this family-friendly fishing charter. Plan to fill your cooler this is an action filled fishing trip for sure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore (PM)(4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jul 26 - Jun 1
    $645
    price breakdown
    $645
    This trip will take you to several reefs and wrecks just a few miles off the beach. Great trip for children and beginners as land will always be in sight! You’ll be targeting Red, Vermillion, Mangrove and Lane Snapper on this family-friendly fishing charter. Plan to fill your cooler this is an action filled fishing trip for sure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Inshore fishing includes all equipment, bait, ice, and fuel. Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and occasionally Red Snapper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Feb 28
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Spend the afternoon fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and occasionally Red Snapper.
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Water Charters, LLC.
orange Beach, Alabama, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
123 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
57 Customer Reviews
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Member since Junio 2018
Hello, my name is Capt. James Bertrand. I will make sure you, your friends and family have a fun day of fishing and enjoy all the natural beauty of the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama and Perdido Key and Pensacola, Florida areas. We really do live in paradise and I will share with you all the things I love about OBA. I have been fishing and boating my entire life. I was born in Louisiana, so that means I was born with a fishing license tied to my toes! We offer a variety of fishing trips that are perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities! As for the species on offer, get ready to come face-to-gills with anything from the elusive “Cobia” to the “Amberjack” more commonly known as the “Reef Donkey” when you hook up on one of these bad boys, you will quickly understand the reason behind the nickname. Vermillion, Lane and Mangrove Snapper are also on the A list, as well as Triggerfish, Grouper and of course the famous Red Snapper that this area has become well known for!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Sailfish (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
PayPal
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 56 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Walker, Louisiana
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Half day with Captain James

VERIFIED   Marzo 16, 2020
What a great day on the water!  The boat and equipment, the captain and first mate Brandon, and the fishing was first...
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Awesome Inshore Fishing with Blue Water Charters

VERIFIED   Septiembre 4, 2019
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Father and Son

VERIFIED   Febrero 11, 2020
Booked this charter to take my dad fishing and were blessed to have Captain James and his son Brandon take us out. They were...
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Dennis S.
Loxley, AL
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Half Day Inshore with Captain James

VERIFIED   Septiembre 25, 2019
Great morning of fishing. Once the tide started moving out, we started catching. Captain James was great. Very patient and...
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