If you are looking for a great trip offshore, Koko Charters are bound to have something for you. Captain Chris Gowens has been fishing his whole life, and he knows where to take you to make sure you hook in your dream fish.

You will spend the day on a 41’ Luhrs boat. This fabulous boat can have 6 anglers fish at once without crossing lines. She is powered by twin 650 HP Cummins engines, to make sure you waste no time in transit. Capt. Chris wants to get your lines wet as soon as possible. He has also gone above and beyond with the safety equipment onboard. He wants you to enjoy your day without worrying about yourself, your friends, or your family.

You’ll cruise to the best fishing spots in style – this boat is equipped with new Fusion/Wet Sounds stereo with Bluetooth to listen to your music of choice. You will want to make sure you’ve got something epic playing while you reel in your trophy catch! This boat also boasts an air-conditioned salon and a full head, so you can travel in comfort. There is also a flat screen TV/ DVD and a microwave in the galley for your use.

This high standard is continued with the equipment that you will use. You’ll be using Accurate, Van Staal & Shimano Talica reels. Everything is top of the line and ready for you to have an incredible day on the water. All rods, reels, and lures are included in the price.

You will target a huge range of species, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, Barracuda, Wahoo, and many more. Head up to 30 miles offshore to reel in some big beauties. You will troll and bottom fish predominantly. This boat was designed for trolling, so you can fish easy knowing this is the perfect boat for this technique of fishing.
Capt. Chris is happy to fillet your catch at the end of your trip – the hardest decision you need to make is how to cook it! All you need to do is pack your snacks, water, polarized sunglasses, and meet Capt. Chris on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,500
    You will head out to the Gulf Stream to find the blue water pelagics. On trips to "The Wall" you will troll and sight fish for Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. This far out, you might even see a Marlin. On the return trip you may bottom fish if you wish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,250
    You have the choice here for what type of fishing you would like to do. Depending on the season, the captain will advise you where to go and what to target. You can expect Mutton Snapper and Grouper when you bottom fish, or Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo, if you go out to the Gulf Stream and troll. You can also reef fish for Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper.
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About the Captain

Chris Gowens
Stock Island, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2018
Captain Chris Gowens has been fishing his whole life. He loves to be outside with his lines in the water. He is very proud to offer trips on his boat, which, like him, is specialized in offshore trolling. He loves having families on board his boat, and will be with you every step of the way to show you the best way of hooking your dream fish.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 650HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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6 hour charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 18, 2021
We had a great experience with Koko Charters.  Three adults and 3 kids on a 6 hour trip.  We caught a lot of fish and learned...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 20, 2021
Top notch outfit! The boat and equipment is very nice and his deckhand Corey stays on top of everything. I will definitely...
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VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on July 22, 2021
Son and I had a great time fishing with Captain Chris and mate Cory. Had fish on fifteen minutes after bait entered water and...
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Perfect

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip on July 17, 2021
Chris and Corey were great.  I’ll do that trip again.  The Lurhs was a fantastic boat.  Loved it.  No worries with that...
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Ryan, OK
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VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on August 1, 2021
Corey and capt Chris worked hard to find us fish. The whole family at least caught a couple. The Koko has all you need. Would...
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FAQs about Koko Charters

Koko Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,250 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Koko Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Koko Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Accurate, Van Staal & Shimano Talica )
  • Live Bait (Seasonal at request )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water )
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License (Fishing licenses included up to 6 guests)

Koko Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Koko Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Koko Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo