Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

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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 the charter operator’s bio below and check out Cowboy’s bigger - and even more luxurious - sister. You won’t regret it!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private Charter
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    The choice is yours: troll, bottom fish, or combine the two as you fish for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Groupers, Snappers, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    The choice is yours: troll, bottom fish, or combine the two as you fish for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Groupers, Snappers, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Shared Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $275
    per person
    Trolling and/or bottom fishing for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Snappers, and more. Shared charters are perfect for smaller groups who are happy to split the cost of hiring a boat with other people.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shared Charter
    Just booked!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $225
    per person
    Trolling and/or bottom fishing for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Snappers, and more. Shared charters are perfect for smaller groups who are happy to split the cost of hiring a boat with other people.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $175
    per person
    Trolling fairly close to shore for species such as Kingfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Shared charters are perfect for smaller groups who are happy to split the cost of hiring a boat with other people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Snowy)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

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 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 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

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

About the Captain

Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since June 2014
137
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.50
out of 5 stars from 109 reviews
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+63
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Helen C.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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3/4 day trip full of tuna and mahi

VERIFIED   December 23, 2018
We were out on the boat with Joel and Tony and it was amazing. They did a wonderful job helping us and finding some great fish....
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Vince W.
Cedar Falls, IA
 4.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  January 29, 2019
Weather was a bit choppy in the morning, but settled as the day went.  Fishing was tough, but the crew did their best...
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Julissa O.
Saint Petersburg, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   September 2, 2018
Ive never fish before and wanted to experience fishing on my first visit to key west. Of course I didnt know any terms or what...
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Absolutely the best charter ever! Highly recommend this professional crew who found and helped us catch many fish on our bucket...
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Russ M.
Huntsville, AL
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Great day on the Cowboy

VERIFIED   January 14, 2019
Great 3/4 day trip with Captain Sean and maye Josh on the Cowboy in Key West. Big haul of mahi and one nice skipjack. Never...
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