Marlin Hunter Fishing Charters

Captain Rick Barberi owns and operates M.H. Fishing Charters out of Penascola Beach Marina. With an extremely versatile vessel that can fish equally well both inshore and offshore, he targets a wide variety of both inshore and offshore species from Redfish to Blue Marlin.

“The Marlin Hunter” is a 32’ Cape Horn center console that is perfect for nearshore and offshore fishing. The boat’s relatively small size and dual Yamaha engines allow it to travel extremely quickly to the offshore fishing grounds. While other boats might spend a large portion of the trip travelling to the fish, The Marlin Hunter can reach them in under an hour, giving you maximum fishing time. The boat is complete with up-to-date electronics, outriggers, and a head to give you the most comfortable and productive charter trip possible.

M.H. Fishing Charters specialize in fishing for pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna and Marlin. They also bottom fish for Red Snapper, Amberjacks, Triggerfish and Grouper, among other species. During the Winter they tend to remain closer to the shore, mainly targeting Redifsh, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead and Snapper.

Captain Rick has lived and fished in Pensacola all his life, for nearly 40 years. On every charter trip he strives to work with his guests and give them the best experience possible. His passion for fishing and wealth of knowledge about the Gulf make his charter trips truly memorable.



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  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is ideal for experienced anglers who want to indulge in some extreme offshore fishing. You will mostly be bottom fishing for a range of reef fish such as Snapper or Grouper, but depending on the season you may even get a chance to target some pelagics. Everything you need is on board, so just bring some suncream, towels, and some drinks to stay hydrated throughout this mammoth of a day.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $4
    each additional person
    Offshore species depend on the time of year. You'll head 25-30 miles offshore targetting multiple reef and bottom fish species. Live bait will be extra if you want to purchase it and save some time. Just make sure to bring sunscreen, warm clothes, towel, lunch, camera, motion sickness medication (if needed), any cold beverages you may want.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head offshore and go reef fishing for a range of delicious species. The fish you can expect to catch while bottom fishing are Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more. Everything depends on the time of year, just make sure to bring sunscreen, warm clothes, towel, lunch, and a camera.
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About the Captain

Rick Barberi
Pensacola Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
15 Reports
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
Captain Rick has been fishing since before he can remember. He's a native to the area so grew up on these waters, learning everything there is to know about inshore and offshore fishing. He loves seeing that rod bend, and especially enjoys going after offshore species. If he had to choose one type of fishing for the rest of his life, it would be dragging teasers and pitch-baiting Marlin.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jason B.
Mobile, AL
 5.00
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8hr trip with Captain Travis

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
I don’t think I can say enough positive about this outfit.  Captain Rick was great with calling and making arrangements. ...
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Brian R.
Kansas City, MO
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Full Day with Capt Travis

VERIFIED   NEW  September 10, 2019
We had an amazing time with Captain Travis!  We were on the fish quick, and if they weren’t biting within minutes, we...
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Jeff B.
Winder, Georgia
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Capt. Rick went above and beyond for our 3/4 day trip. My son is in the navy,  it was his birthday and he had a surprise...
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Jason M.
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10 hour extended day with Captain Rick Barberi

VERIFIED   June 30, 2019
I booked this trip for my dad and i, and WOW!!! Captain Rick did not disappoint. He kept us on awesome fish all day long and...
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Scott B.
Philadelphia, PA
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5 hour near shore trip

VERIFIED   May 24, 2019
We had a wonderful day of fishing, the water was a little dirty all over so fishing was tougher than expected but Captain Rick...
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