Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

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1801 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West FL, United States

Captain Mark Baumgarten of Cowboy Charters has been guiding people to fish in the Florida Keys since 1995. These waters are famous worldwide for their unusually diverse game fishery, and with two fully equipped Hatteras boats at his disposal, he has an offshore fishing trip to suit every type of angler.

Cowboy is the smaller of the company’s two boats. A well-appointed 36 ft Hatteras sportfishing yacht, this fully air-conditioned vessel makes for a comfortable ride for groups of up to six people plus the crew. The boat features a head, as well as outriggers, downriggers, and a fighting chair for a professional and comfortable fishing experience. With a large deck area, everyone will be able to get involved in the offshore action.

Captain Mark has been fishing professionally for over 40 years, and he is well known for his ability to put his guests on fish, whatever their prior experience. He and his first mate will guide you across the offshore waters, providing all the know-how and equipment you need to catch species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, and many more. Cowboy and Cowgirl Charters’ trips usually involve a combination of trolling and bottom fishing, and you may be able to try kite fishing for Sailfish and other exciting pelagic fish when conditions allow. 

Want to make your trip extra special? Click on Charter Operator’s link below and check out Cowboy’s bigger - and even more luxurious - sister. You won’t regret it!

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 700HP Catepillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

36 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Snowy)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Charter Operator

Cowboy & CowGirl Fishing Charters
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since June 2014
Cowboy & Cowgirl 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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.51 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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Dennis Houston  • Fished March 24, 2017
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Radek Svoboda  • Fished March 19, 2017
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Tom and Ricky were excellent as Captain and Mate.  They made the trip fun and were very helpful and shared their knowledge. We trolled for a while and didn’t catch a whole lot but then my son ended up reeling in a 300 lb. 9 foot hammerhead shark!  That was so exciting for all of us!  Didn’t get a picture of him out of the water because the line broke just as Ricky was pulling him up beside the boat.  Bummer. We did end up bringing some fish home as well.  The only complaint I would have were the broken chairs that made it difficult to reel in a big fish. My 18 yr old son kept sliding forward and had trouble staying in the chair. But Ricky and my older son both helped him. Overall it was an awesome day!

Nancy Irwin  • Fished March 12, 2017
Cowboy & CowGirl Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 14, 2017

Awesome thank you for your feedback. If you don’t mind, we would appreciate if you shared your review on TripAdvisor snd yelp.

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