Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

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. 

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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


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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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Grouper (Black)
 
Grouper (Snowy)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Mutton)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Tuna (Blackfin)

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

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 59 reviews

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Fished August 25, 2017
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On fish as soon as bait hit the water, caught fish all day

Fished August 21, 2017
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Off shore conditions were rough for August and fishing reports were slow for everyone. We were able to snag a Barracuda and nearly landed a shark, but my wife and son became sick as seas picked up. Our crew desperately wanted all of us to be happy so we did some bottom fishing nearer to shore. My young son had a blast catching grunts, grooper, and yellowtail. The crew were so friendly and accommodating they even gave us extra time without us asking. We will definitely fish again with Capt Tom and Lucky.

Fished August 6, 2017
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