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

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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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - Private Charter
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
  • US$ 800 private charter
  • US$ 650 private charter
  • US$ 250 per person (shared)
  • 3/4 Day Trip - Shared Charter
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 200 per person (shared)
  • Half Day Trip - Shared Charter
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 165 per person (shared)
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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 Included
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 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

4.54 out of 5 stars from 67 reviews

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Totally awesome. We wanted to start out earlier than eight a.m. and BOOM…we agreed to a 6:30 a.m. start. We arrived at 6:35 and off we went. REALLY!  They we’re ready to go…no waiting, no delays. Michelle (wife of Mark who is the owner and captain) is the nicest and very informative.  She never made us feel it was all about the money, very easy transaction.  Although there were never any guarantees to catch fish, there was a guarantee that Captain Mark and first hand John would do all they could to give us the best chances. These two are locals (conchs) and have been in the business for forever. Within 45 minutes I reeled in a large Black fin tuna which was between 15 & 20 lbs!! WOW what fun. The day was beautiful but a little windy.  We got a number of hits from mackerel (we think) and we listened to the chatter on the radios which indicated others were not having luck. Just when Nick and I thought we were coming back with one Black fin tuna,. A huge hit occurred and OMG Nick landed a sailfish (about 70-75 lbs). BEAUTIFUL and injury free and set free at the boat.  MARK and JOHN worked hard and it was all for our beneficial experience. We highly recommend COWBOY COWGIRL Charters in Key West.  You will have the best charter experience because of the knowledge, expertice and “customer first” attitude of the entire team.  THANK YOU MARK, MICHELLE AND JOHN and your Charter Boats!

Fished November 29, 2017
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Equipamentos otimos. Equipe ótima. Fiz uma pescaria dividida com outras pessoas. Infelizmente pegamos apenas 4 peixes. Mas pescaria é isso mesmo. Parabéns a equipe pelo profissionalismo.

Fished November 28, 2017
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Fished November 24, 2017
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