Off Duty Offshore Charters

Enjoy a productive day of offshore fishing with Richard Liekweg, a USCG licensed captain with over 30 years of experience. When it comes to fish, not only is Capt. Rich an expert, but he’s a master at locating them and putting his customers in the right place at the right time. Off Duty Offshore Charters will provide you with everything you need to make sure your trip is as easy and enjoyable as can be.

You’ll head out in a 24’ Wellcraft to reach some of the best offshore fishing grounds off of Palm Coast. The boat is powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines and comes with a GPS and fishfinder to lead you straight into battle against some of the toughest fighting fish Florida has to offer.

You’ll go head-to-head against Mahi, Red Snapper, Tuna, Kingfish, Cobia, and Gag Grouper. Troll for fast-swimmers such as Wahoo, bottom fish for unique-looking species like Hogfish, or drift for Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper. Trips range from 15–50 miles offshore so your options are endless and you’ll almost never know what’s at the other end of your pole!

Capt. Rich offers a variety of high-quality rods and reels but you can also bring your own. He also provides the bait (live or frozen), as well as artificial lures, and your fishing license is taken care of so you have one less thing on your plate. And speaking of plates, Capt. Rich will clean and fillet your catch for you so it’s one step closer to becoming a delicious meal!

Capt. Rich also offers a 10% discount to all first responders with an ID. He welcomes families with kids ages 12 and up, team-building retreats, groups of fishing enthusiasts, and beginners.

At Off Duty Offshore Charters, the main goal is to show you a good time and make sure that you go home satisfied. If you’re looking for a dynamic, deep sea experience, then book your next trip with Capt. Rich and get ready for a fun day on the water. Pack some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and don’t forget your camera to capture some of these unforgettable moments!



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  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    Head 15 –50 miles offshore and get ready for a deep sea adventure with your experienced captain, Richard Liekweg. You'll depart from the captain's home (25 Coral Reef Ct N) in a 24' Wellcraft sportfisher. You'll target some fast swimmers, such as Mahi Mahi, Cobia, False Albacore, Wahoo, Kingfish, and many more! This trip includes fishing licenses, tackle, bait, and ice. Please arrive 15 minutes early, and be sure to bring along some snacks, drinks, and sunscreen.
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About the Captain

Richard Liekweg
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
3 Reports
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
I fell in love with fishing when I was a little kid and never looked back. I started fishing on Long Island, NY, moved to Florida in 1989, and have been fishing here ever since. I retired from the Florida Department of Corrections as a Lieutenant after serving 25 years and then went on to pursue my love for fishing, eventually obtaining my Captain's license. All first responders with ID will receive a 10% discount!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Linda H.
Spring Hill, Florida
 5.00
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Fantastic day out on the water

April 16, 2019
We were excited when we booked a fishing trip with Captain Rich as we wanted to experience catching larger fish on a boat....
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Crystal M.
United States
 5.00
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Had a great time

April 27, 2019
Went out with Capt. Rich and had a great time. He makes sure you feel comfortable and are having a good time.  All of...
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Robert L.
Spring Hill, Florida
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February 15, 2019
Excellent trip been out with Captain Rich several times He knows how to put you on the fish. Everything thing is provided to...
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Austell, GA
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