Cowboy Charters - Irish Cowboy

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
    $1,600
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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
296 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2014
Founded in 1965 by Hans Baumgarten, Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing charter is a successful family-owned and operated business. Hans' son and grandson continued the family tradition and in 1995 established the current form of the company. Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing boats and crew have won numerous fishing trophies in the Keys and beyond, and Captain Mark is keen on helping his guests catch prized 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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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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4.67
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
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King Mackerel and Bonita
3\/4 day trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Sarah W.
Piedmont, SC
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Half Day Trip with Captain Tom

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 5, 2020
Tom and Justin, these are the guys you want to take you fishing. When you think of a fishing charter, this is more than what...
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3/4 Day Trip w/ Capt Mark

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on January 2, 2021
Absolutely fantastic captain, crew, and boat. Highly recommend any service or trip with Cowboy charters!
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 12, 2020
Awesome trip with Captain Mark and first mate Taylor! Got 2 sails and some nice Mahi! Capt. was on point and kept us on on...
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King Mackerel and Bonita

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on December 28, 2020
It was a slow day for almost every boat on the water, but our crew worked hard to make sure we hooked some.  Highly recommend...
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Miramar, FL
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Full day with Captain Mike and first mate Taylor

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 5, 2020
We all had an amazing time and caught exactly what we were hoping for, some mahi mahi and a sailfish!!! Amazing people and...
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