Cowboy Charters - Irish Cowboy

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If you’re looking for a charter that can cater to both families with kids going out for the first time, as well as a group of experienced sea wolves looking to tick off a catch from their bucket list, Cowboy Charters has you covered. Their goal is for you to have an exciting, memorable, and fun-filled journey every time you leave the dock and come back with a huge smile!

Join Captain Mark Baumgarten on board their 40’ flybridge, manufactured by the famous Luhrs company and restored in 2018. You can expect all the modern amenities and comforts on the “Irish Cowboy”. A full-head toilet, showers, and a bed are available so you can take a break from fighting the gorgeous fish. The Irish Cowboy hasn’t skimped on serious fishing equipment either, a flybridge, outriggers and downriggers, as well as a fighting chair, are all available on board to give you an added edge in getting that dream fish.

With Capt. Mark you will target a variety of excellent species that live in the area. Get ready to fight Blue and White Marlins, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, Groupers, Blackfin Tunas, Wahoos, Snappers, Tilefish, Sharks, and anything else you run into! You’ll get the chance to try out many different techniques, such as spinning, jigging, trolling, bottom fishing, or drift fishing with light and heavy tackle. For the adventurous anglers, kite fishing is also available, perfect for going after Marlins.

The first mate will assist you in any way possible, as well as clean and fillet your catch. Gratuity for the crew is appreciated, with 20% being the local norm. All required equipment will be supplied by the charter. There’s no minimum age for kids with Cowboy Charters and anglers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join them on an exciting offshore adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 hour trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
     price breakdown
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
     price breakdown
    8-Hour offshore deep sea fishing with our knowledgeable and professional crew for species such as Mahi, Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin. Special request welcomed , i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
     price breakdown
    6 hour offshore deep sea fishing with our knowledgeable and professional crew for species such as Mahi, Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin. Special request welcomed , i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
     price breakdown
    This trip will usually involve trolling nearshore for species such as King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. Special requests are welcomed, i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
     price breakdown
    This trip will usually involve trolling nearshore for species such as King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi. Special requests are welcomed, i.e. Tarpon, Shark etc.
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About the Charter Operator

Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
223 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2014
Cowboy Cowgirl SportFishing Charters are a family owned and operated business that was first founded in 1965 by Hans Baumgarten. His son and grandson carried on the family tradition and created the current incarnation of the company in 1995. Throughout the company's history, the boats and crew have won many fishing tournaments in the Keys and beyond, and captain Mark Baumgarten has never had a problem putting his guests on trophy fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Flybridge) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 750HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Key West to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.60
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
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Experience
3\/4th day charter. Great time and caught a variety of local fish.
3\/4th day charter. Great time and caught a variety of local fish.
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Angler Rating
25
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Matthew D.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Sharky

VERIFIED   December 9, 2019
Had a great half-day trip with Sharky and Taylor aboard Cowgirl, and came away with four beautiful Mahi Mahi!  Started...
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Vickie B.
Addison, IL
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3/4 day trip with Captain Tom and Shawn

VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
Had a great time. It was my 14 yr old grandsons first trip.  We got our first fish before we got to open water. A 36...
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Steven F.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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3/4th day charter. Great time and caught a variety of local fish.

VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
Shawn (captain) and Andrew (first mate) were fantastic. Very accommodating to our group and understanding of the local fishing...
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Robert M.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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Great 1/2 day w Capt Jimmy and !st Mate Sean

VERIFIED   November 14, 2019
GREAT day—- both Capt Jimmy and Sean are 1st-class guys, know everything about the water, and very interesting to talk...
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Darrell L.
Southside, AL
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
These guys are absolutely top notch. We booked 2 charters with 2 different charter boats and the Irish Cowboy just blew...
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