Blue Water Charters, LLC.

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Also listed in: Dolphin Cruises, Sunset Cruises

5749 Bay La Launch Avenue, Orange Beach, AL, 36561, US

Phone: (251) 753-4129


We provide charters in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama as well as Perdido Key and Pensacola, Florida. We offer a huge variety of trips that are perfectly suited to anglers of all ages and abilities. Not much of the fishing type, or just want to hang out and relax like the locals do, then hop on board to any one of our fun-filled excursions or day trips!

Packages include; inshore and offshore fishing, dolphin cruises, day trips to Robinson Island, Flora-bama excursions, Chillin’ and Grillin’ with friends and family and a variety of other awesome experiences. Want to create a customized excursion or celebration cruise? Not a problem, just give us a call and we will be happy to help!

So, whether you’re with a group of friends and want to test your fishing skills or want to introduce your kids to the joys of angling, Blue Water Charters is the way to go! Operating from Ft. Morgan, Al to Pensacola, FL, we marry premier service with this productive fishery to bring you one of the best saltwater experiences in the Gulf of Mexico!

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fantastic time! great guys and lots of action! did not disappoint!

— Mike Correa

Outstanding fleet with superior service!

— Charlotte Denise P.

absolutely the very best customer service in the world! Erica went out of her way to ensure that my family had the best fishing experience of our lives. highly recommended.

— Mike T.

Booking with Blue Water Charters was VERY easy through their website and their prices are better than most around that we researched. Erica was helpful keeping us informed when our trip day had to be changed due to weather. When we arrived for our trip it was introductions then on the boat to go fish. So talk about easy. 5 star fishing trip. Captain Dan made sure we had a great time with his fantastic personality and put us on fish to catch! Captain took us to several different spots for fishing, and talked to us about some of the surrounding areas on the shore. He did everything he could to make sure our group was comfortable offering bathroom stops, water and Gatorade, and sunscreen on our 6 hour trip.

— Derrick K.

My sons and me had a great time fishing with Captain James!! He knows where the fish are and how to catch them! Thanks for the great fishing trip!!

— Chris S.

The guide was really nice and really informational. We caught massive bull reds. He knows where to go, he's good with kids, and has on of the smoothest riding boats I've ever rode in. I cant even explain how friendly the guide was. Having a good guide makes the trip just that much better.

— Kimberly L.

Had a great time. Caught some really nice red snapper. Super friendly. Great guys.
I liked how organized they were. Sent email confirming appointment times.

— Barry C.

Excellent trip, both Captains are knowledgable and deck hands work very hard to ensure a quality trip. We caught lots of fish on the 6 hour trip. This is a full service experience and a great private setting for a small group. We had 3 of us and had plenty of room to fish and ride. My total complements to BlueWater Charters for the great experience. We will be back!

— Scott R.

First offshore trip we had a blast with Capt Dan. He put us on some great spots we had a 4 man limit on red snappers in 35 mins. Also had a couple mangrove snappers, a white snapper and 1 amberjack

— Danny P.

What a trip! Erica handled the logistics well. Nice weather and water. Capt put us right on fish quickly. But better than that, the 2-5# fish we were catching turned into bait! My second or third snapper was consumed by a 65# (approximately) cobia and my fishing partner's turned into one huge shark! We will eat cobia for a time, but the shark decided not to stay with us. ;-( Maybe Erica and Capt. James can't take credit for "some" of that (hehe), but I had just told them both that we has goals similar to that, so... Thanks!

— David R.

Had a blast on the water with James! He kept us in the fish the entire trip. Top notch boat, equipment, and service! Could not have had a better time! Can't wait to get back down there.

— Travis G.

These guys are AMAZING! We had trouble with boat power on our pontoon and they were right there to helps us out. They towed us back to our launching spot without hesitation or charge! We can't thank them enough for helping us in need! You guys ROCK!

— Loci

Blue Water Charters is the best!! I planned a surprise fishing trip for my husband’s 50th birthday. We had an amazing time. Captains James and Dan are awesome!! We had 10 of us so very limited on charter companies. Blue Water Charters offers 6+people. We were on 2 boats but close to each other and able to enjoy a fun friendly competition. Loved it!!! When we were finished they had snacks and a birthday cake for my husband. Oh also Blue Water Charters T-shirts for all of us. What a wonderful personal touch to our day with them. Thank you Erica. I am a strong supporter of local small businesses. I have no doubt that Blue water Charters is the best and believe they will continue to grow!! Thanks to all of you at Blue Water Charters for making our time in Gulf Shores AMAZING!!!

— Renee D.

Didn’t book in advance and everyone was booked. They had a cancellation that day and called us and got us on a half day charter. Their boats are clean and well maintained. Capt Dan was knowledgable of the near shore grounds and got us on some great on some great red snapper. Will use them for our next trip.

— John S.

Very nice captain and very knowledgeable! Went out with him August 9th and had a blast!

— Megan S.

We had the best time fishing with Blue Water Charters. Captain James got us on fish right away, and we hooked many Vermillion and Lane Snapper, as well as Cobia and Red Snapper that was fun to catch but had to go back. We’ve done many charters over the years, and this was by far one of the best. We will definitely be back and will recommend to anyone coming to the area.

— Nathan T.

Today we had a 4hr Grillin and Chillin with Captain Dan in the Blue Haven too! We had a great day with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelon for lunch. Floating around on the party raft at Robinson Island and then great ride back to the Marina, even got to see the lady of the lakes! Captain Dan was a great host and very informative!! 💜💛💚♥️ Lynda Billingsley

— Lynda B.

Professional, friendly and just good ole fashion fun fishing.

— Ricky H.

Captain Dan put us on some fish. Great experience and would definitely recommend!!

— Evan L.

Great trip! On top of their game! Had a blast and caught some nice fish!!!

— Jeanette P.

Had a great experience with Captain Dan! Very knowledgeable and personable. Caught a few really nice Spanish Mackerel! Would definitely go out again when in the area. Thanks!

— Kreg B.

James and ‘Erica made my fishing trip was perfect. They knew exactly where to go to find snapper and other fish and have cool technology on the boat to keep us fishing in the right spots. Plus cabin they both have loads of fishing experience and knowledge. James and Erica made sure I knew what I was doing and made the environment and atmosphere of fishing great fun! They were a delight to spend time with. I will definitely come back and fish with my new friends.

— Ronald L.

Had a great time Captain Dan was very knowledgeable and got us on fish plus made it a fun and enjoyable trip,will book them again next time we are back in Gulf Shores.

— Sid M.

James and Erica are an unbelievable team , while Erica keeps you informed as to what you should get ready for before the trip , how you can find James at the dock and of any changes you should know about , James on the other hand let's you know when you get there the outlook for the weather , the position of the life jackets and what the day will consist of then takes you for one of the best and funnest fishing trips you could possibly want ,we cought Gag grouper , Red snapper , Trigger fish , Vermillion snapper and Amber Jack keeping what was legal and in season , my wife had only been deep sea fishing once before , I ask James to make this trip as enjoyable for her as the first one and going by her reaction I think he knocked it out of the park !! We would recommend Captain James and Erica with Blue Water Charters LLC in Orange Beach Al. To anyone !! Bruce and Tina Dyer

— Bruce D.

Excellent service, very kid friendly, and all around an awesome experience. Captain James made it a pleasure for the whole family. I would highly recommend. I will definitely be going back in the near future.

— Cody W.

Dan was an awesome Captain. Wonderful fishing

— Adrianne S.

Captain James made the experience fantastic from start to finish - extremely helpful, professional, and patient with us on our first charter trip! He was a ninja swapping out lines so we could keep bait in the water; couldn't have been any nicer. Loved all the different locations we fished and especially that he hung in there till Brian got his big redfish!! Will recommend you to everyone for sure.

— Sheila G.

had a great time with these guys, put us on the fish fast and kept us on them! highly recommended if booking a trip!

— Lance H.

Check these guys out if you are looking for a great charter fishing experience!!

— Dan A.

So much fun. Captain James was awesome. Can’t wait for our next trip with him! We caught some huge fish.

— Becky W.

We were going to go fishing but the wind made it impossible. James and Erica still made the day the most amazing birthday for my husband. Their hospitality is top notch from the birthday cupcakes on arrival to the island hopping to the music on board and just over all amazing great time!! We can’t thank them enough and feel as if we have made two good friends ! Highly recommended!!!!!

— Wendy B.

Best guide I’ve had! Very pleasant, knowledgeable and will straight put you on the fish! Highly recommend!! Thanks James!

— Jon L.

WOW, So many snapper! Blue Water Charters put us on the fish quickly and kept the action up all day. While we enjoyed ourselves, Captain James made sure we were comfortable and having fun filling the fish box. I can't wait to book our next trip with Blue Water Charters. Thanks for the epic adventure, memories and delicious fish!

— Marcus C.

We had a great time today even if the rain drove us in early. James was great, telling and showing us all sorts of neat stuff you can't see from the road. Would highly recommend this trip!

— Jennifer S.

Had a great day of fishing with both near shore trolling and bottom fishing for snapper. Would definitely recommend Blue Water Charters to anyone looking for a fun relaxing day on the water!

— Brandon J.

I went back in July and took my dad. It was the first time I've done this. We had a great time and everything was first class all the way! Capt. Dan was a great guide and Erica might be the easiest person in the world to work with. Everyone was very proffesional in every way. If you're going to do this and spend the money there's no other charter that will do as good of a job as Blue Water Charters! -Spencer Felts

— Jennifer W.

had such a fun filled day with fishing and island hopping around florabama! Would 100% recommend this to anyone!

— Lauren L.

My family and I greatly enjoyed our morning fishing trip... I told James and Erica that our goal was to make it exciting for the kids (6 and 9 yrs)... they certainly succeeded! James was excellent at making all aspects of the charter great. It's refreshing to have a charter captain who has a genuine passion for not only fishing but making his clients happy. Looking forward to another charter with James in the future.

— Brandt F.

I got my husband and friends and family this trip for Christmas and I want to thank you all so much for making the most of their time. It was their first time deep sea fishing and I will make sure we will book with y’all again!

— Ashlee D.

Amazing! Wouldn't book anywhere else. My daughters were visiting for a couple days during our vacation and were a little apprehensive about going out on a boat, so I booked the sunset cruise (no fishing). Captain James made everything so relaxed and fun that the girls good time was way over the top! Nice for Dad to score some hits now and then! Thanks Captain James! Next time - off shore fishing!

— Don V.

Capt. James is amazing! Solid vessel, outstanding gear. Capt. got us on fish fast! His knowledge and work ethic are second to none. My son and I are headed home with fresh fish and a great memories. Thanks Blue Water Charters!! Y’all are the real deal!!

— Jason A.

Highly recommend Blue Water Charters. Captain Dan was the best. It was my hubby and mine’s first time out on a chartered boat. We had a great time. Next time maybe we will catch more fish 🐠 Nevertheless we will be back next year. Thanks again captain Dan for make our trip memorable 🐠🐠🐠

— Tina Duhon

Thanks James and Erica for you hospitality. We had an amaizing time, first time ever and it exceeded expectations. James knows the spots and how to catch them. We cant wait to come back. �� highly recommend.

— Jason S.

Been out with Blue Water Charters LLC this afternoon and what an awesome time we have had. Thank you James and Erica for such an amazing afternoon and hospitality.

— Sharon B.

We had the absolutely best sunset/dolphin cruise with Captain Dan! We saw so many dolphins and Captain Dan was just the best! Wonderful experience for our family!!

— Ashley Bauss

Great charter!! Erica was very quick and helpful in communication. Dan was our captain/guide. He was amazing! He went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met. Dan was very attentive and helpful with his advice as an expert fisherman. His enthusiasm and love for fishing gave off great vibes. He was definitely a positive person to be around. I would definitely recommend and book again next time I’m back in the area! Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

— Sar W.

Want to fish in the Orange Beach area? You can't go wrong with this guy.

— James Michael

We had a wonderful fishing trip with Blue Water Charters this past week! Can’t wait to fish with you again!

— Brittany K.

awsome time had a blast with my wife

— Travis F.

Great day all around fishing with captain James. Will definitely be back!

— Gervies M.

If any one ever wants to go fishing this charter is awesome! 10/10 recommend! 👍🏻

— Emily Jane P.

James and Sean took extra great care of us today! Caught some groceries and we’re gonna be eating good this week! Thank y’all for a great day with family!

— Chad D.

We had a fantastic time! Thank you Captain Dan for a great day! We had a blast!!! We will be back!!!

— C.A. McFarland

We did the 6 hour Off-shore charter with Captain James. Between him and Erica they were very informative on letting us know everything we were going to need and where we needed to go to get picked up. Once we got out, we were on the fish immediately and they never stopped! Captain James explained everything we needed to know, and was very helpful with taking fish off the hooks for the people that were unsure about doing it themselves. He tries his hardest to accomplish everything that you want in the time you have out there, and is just as excited if not more than you are when you catch a nice fish. I'll be getting ahold of him again if I ever make it back down there.

— Travis S.

Big Thank You to Blue Water Charters for an amazing day on the water. Captain Dan knows how to deliver a spectacular day. The Dolphins sighting was the highlight but from start to finish every minute of my trip was first rate. Blue Water Charters knows how to show you a great time.

— Susan Diane S.

James was awesome! He knew exactly where to go.

— Martha W.

Went on a trip Saturday 9/14/19 and had the best time. Captain Dan put us on the fish, and we took a few home for dinner. I am looking forward to fishing with Blue Water Charters and Captain Dan when we are back in town. Thanks again Blue Water Charters and Captain Dan.

— Tony S.

blue water charters is topnotch. Capt. James is a great guy. very knowledgeable he put us on the fish.he also has a nice boat and great equipment.we caught lots of sheepshead and big ones too and also boated our 3 person limit of nice redfish. great experience we will definitely be booking another trip soon

— Richard L.

Excellent choice!! Captain James finds the fish! Highly recommend and we’ll be back.

— Traci Arreguin H.

James finds the fish for you.
When he doesn’t have a charter he’s out making sure he knows where the fish are .
He works hard so you can have a great experience!

— Wayne W.

My family and I had a blast on our morning fishing trip (and I was a little reluctant with this being my first fishing trip on the ocean). Captain James and Shawn really took care of us and made us feel comfortable and at ease. They took the time to help those of us who don’t fish much (me) how to get the hang of it. It really was a lot of fun! Thank you, thank you guys! So totally worth every minute.

— Melissa V.

good times,good friends, and Plenty of Fish, whether you're a seasoned Angler or just want to take the Family out I would highly recommend blue water charters.

— Justin C.

Captain James had us on fish from the minute we put our lines in the water. It was truly one of the best fishing charter experiences we’ve ever had. We hope to fish with him again in the future and will recommend to anyone we know visiting the area.

— Nathan Thompson

We had a great charter with Captain James and I will be recommending him to everyone I know that's headed to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and looking to do some fishing. We caught lots of fish and enjoyed every minute of our trip. Captain James is a great at what he does and it felt like we were just fishing with a buddy from back home. We will be seeing him again the next time we make it this way. Our fishing trip put the exclamation mark on an awesome vacation.

— Chris S.

Great day with Captain James. Had us on the fish ALL day! Will definitely be back out on the water with James and Erica on our next trip down to Orange Beach! Couldn’t have been any better! Thanks!

— Donald Ray C.

Today I went out with James on his charter boat this guy was awesome! Showed us all the places you wouldn’t have seen if you rented a boat . Me and my family really enjoyed are day and his wife is an amazing person . They make you feel right at home and he enjoyed my son that asked him a million questions! I would recommend this to all who want a charter boat great people ! Thanks so much . I don’t know how to do the stars but this is a five star charter!

— Frank Scott Z.

Captain James went above and beyond to give my 12 y.o. Son and I a great first time fishing in open water. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and his equipment is first rate. I would highly recommend Blue Water Charters.

— George H.

BLUE WATER CHARTERS RULES! James is a great captain, teacher, and hangout buddy. Highly recommended.

— Logan R.

My family and I recently took a charter with James. Not only did we have a wonderful time, it was also the experience that did it for us. James, is by far the best and most knowledgeable captain that I’ve been on a charter with. He is a great people person. If your family is looking for the best all round experience on the water, then James is the one to call. We will be making a trip again next summer. 😎🐟

— Shane C.

I've been wanting to take my son on a fishing charter for a while now, thanks to James getting my attention, I was able to plan one finally. Decided to invite my business partner and it turned out to be one of the best experiences ever. I wanted to see and hear my son get excited about big fish and James put us right on them. James also had the patience to help Jeff and let him learn on his own also, it was absolutely an amazing day and I can't wait to hang out with James again!!!! Thank you for an awesome experience!!!

OOOOHHHHH and Erica was absolutely amazing as well. I requested help on finding something prior to our scheduled trip and she was right on top of it and found the best result. Thank you both sooooo much!!!!

— John Speigner

I cannot say enough to begin to explain just how amazing captain James is!
He got us on fish for a solid 6 hours!
He was so helpful to those of us who did not have a clue about the reel and getting it tangled .....meaning me! Lol.
I will remember this experience forever!

— Cindy Travis S.

Had a great time with the captain and his knowledge on the water made us feel comfortable.

— Hunter H.

Captain James was wonderful and took us where all the fish were. I don’t think there was a dull moment on the boat and we came home with a cooler full of keepers. I highly recommend him for group or family outings when in Orange beach. We will defend do it again!!!

— William S.

Captain James gave us a great expierence on the water. We were on the fish within the first twenty minutes of our trip and the fishing never slowed down. Great guy and very knowledgeable about the water. Highly recommended for anyone!

— Hutch S.

Great fishing trip with friends. Very knowledgeable and personable. We didn’t have great weather but we were still able to catch a few fish. We were very impressed that he cared about our safety and he offered to take us out the next day because he wanted us to have the true fishing experience. We highly recommend Blue Water Charters!!

— Leslie Eddy R.

Great experience! James is very knowledgeable about what he does. The fish 🐟 never slowed down! He is the man to call when you wanna fish! My family & I plan on going next summer ☀️

— Tasha M.

We had a great trip with James. My wife and I caught five different species and had solid action all day. It definitely restored my faith in inshore fishing trips. Erica was also very helpful on the reservation end. I would recommend anyone travelling to Orange Beach/Gulf Shores to fish with Blue Water Charters.

— Stephen C.

Booked a 4 hour Near shore trip, without even looking at reviews. Had a great time, caught more fish than I could imagine. Captain James was obviously experienced, great equipment, very well prepared. Could not ask for a better trip, may schedule another soon!!

— Kenneth P.

Excellent service with unbelievable patience! If you're in the Orange Beach Alabama area this is the place to book!

— Kristofer M.

We had the absolute best fishing adventure with Blue Water Charters. Exceptional customer service and flexibility. The Captain took us to the best fishing spot and we caught fish after fish. This was our first time experience and the Captain was patient and helped with Everything. It’s sincerely the perfect adventure for a family. If your not sure, Go For It!

— Chrisy K.

We had an awesome time! Captain James was wonderful!!
I would recommend him to anyone!!

— TJ N Tiffany

Awesome trip, the kids had a great time as well as me and the hubby! We would definitely do it again! Thanks James!

— Michelle Coxon M.

What an amazing experience from the very first point of contact when I had a million questions all the way to the very end when we said goodbye to Captain James. Ms. Erica and Capt James are both great to work with. Even though we were unable to go off shore due to the weather Capt James made our trip a fun and memorable one. I will make sure I tell all our friends and family about this trip and we will be back for another trip!!! Thank you both so very much!!

— Jeanne M.

Great service, knowledgeable staff, well-kept boats and equipment. Capt. James had us on snapper at the first stop and we limited out in the first hour! Had a BLAST!!!! I will be back again!!!

— Bill Nixson

very very reasonable and the company knows how to take care of ya. we had our limit of red snapper in the first hour!

— John C.

We had an amazing time out at sea with Captain Dan! Caught some red snapper and even had some time to chill at the beach. Before our wonderful tour ended, he got us up close to dolphins swimming. We highly recommend Blue Water Charters for all your fishing and tour needs.

— Joan Bishop

Great crew caught big fish and awesome personal experiences if you want to go out fishing this is the crew that should take you

— Brad C.

Had a great time fishing! ON FISH, if the line was down for a minute without a bite, your bait was gone or you weren’t deep enough!

James is a fantastic guy👍🏻👍🏻. Gave us a lot of information about the area, baited hooks, removed fish, replaced line/hooks. Incredibly accommodating and friendly!

Boat and equipment are Top Shelf! Nice gear, ready and prepped.

Skip paying for a dolphin tour, we were surrounded.😄

We did a 4 hour inland trip. 23 keepers and probably threw back 4X that...

— Todd Lief

We had great time and Captain Dan was a delight!

— Carol H.

Captain James (& Erica) knocked it outta the park for our family!

The perfect spot, the perfect gear and the perfect Captain...James gave us personal attention down to every detail. Most importantly James knows how to make it a great experience for the kids. He worked with our 10 yr old boy and 15 yr old girl and had them landing whoppers all afternoon!

We give Captain James and Blue Water the highest of recommendations. Fishing with them is now a “must do” when ever we come back to Orange Beach & Gulf Shores!!

— Jeremy Decker

Such an awesome fishing experience on the ocean. Captain James is on his toes and helps make the experience great! We will be booking again when we return to OBA.

— Kelli Johansen

Just got off the boat with Capt. Dan. We had a great time. Never a dull moment. These guys know where the fish are. I highly recommend this charter service.

— Ryan M.

If you are looking for a fun, exciting and all around good time fishing trip then blue water charters is your go to. We recently went out with Capt. James and he put us right where we needed to be to catch fish. He is VERY knowledgeable and extremely friendly. He made our trip enjoyable and couldn’t has asked for a better fishing trip. Definitely take advantage and reach out to this great group if your thinking about going fishing. Thank you Capt. James for creating memories for my family and myself.

— Brittney Morris

Great trip with great service and lots of fish. Will book again asap. highly recommend!

— Dustin S.

First time fishing on a charter boat! And I can say best experience ever! Mr. James was the best to help us out and show us how it was done! Most defiantly will be back!

— Glorianne J.

My family and I took a charter this past Friday and had a blast! Mr James and Shawn were very welcoming. Whenever we were at a spot too long with no bites they quickly moved us to another one. We ended up limiting out on red snapper before it was over. It was smooth sailing! With this being our first charter fishing trip these guys took care of everything and made the trip worry free for us. We had 4 adults and 2 kids ages 6 and 9. Highly recommend them.

— Jason Wesley

My husband and I had a great time with Captain Dan! I have been on other deep sea charters but this was my favorite trip! We caught fish, he knew where to take us, taught me a lot about catching Reds, we had a dolphin race the boat and overall gave us a great day of fun! We will be back!Thanks Captain Dan!

— Shannon M.

Captain James was awesome. He made our 2 hour cruise so enjoyable. Erica was so helpful in getting us scheduled. Will look forward to coming back and doing it again.

— Charlie N Renee

Nothing short of an amazing time! Captain James and his partner Shawn were super friendly and helpful, they definitely made the trip memorable for us. From taking our call late at night and getting us booked last minute to the time we walked away with our fillets, blue water charters were hands down the best team to make your day perfect. Catching limits on the red snapper was our goal, but limiting out while having the best personal experiences was the icing on the cake. Thank y’all for everything, we can’t wait to come back!

— Leah Baker

Great day on the Gulf today with Captain Dan! Water was a bit rough far out but we toughed it out and Captain Dan put us on some nice fish. Great outfit and very personable folks. We will be back!

— Jim Dunn

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