Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $570
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $470
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $370
    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 the Charter Operator

Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing
Key West, Florida, United States
356 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2014
Founded in 1965 by Hans Baumgarten, Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing charter is a successful family-owned and operated business. Hans' son and grandson continued the family tradition and in 1995 established the current form of the company. Cowboy Cowgirl Sportfishing boats and crew have won numerous fishing trophies in the Keys and beyond, and Captain Mark is keen on helping his guests catch prized fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Sean S.
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Awesome half day trip with Captian Rick & First Mate John

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Shared Charter on January 19, 2021
Such an awesome experience fishing in Key West today! Captain Rick & First Mate John made this trip amazing for me and my wife!...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Shared Charter on January 20, 2021
We wanted a full day but sadly they didn’t have that. However! They worked with us to still get us in a boat despite having...
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Fate, TX
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3/4 Day with Captain Blue and mate Johnny Snapper

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip - Private Charter on April 20, 2021
Went out on a very rough and overcast day not expecting to catch a ton. Captain Blue and John went above and beyond to get...
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TEMPLE TERR, FL
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Full day shared trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Shared Charter on August 27, 2020
I was afraid to book the shared trip because I didn’t know if we would actually target the species I wanted (mahi, wahoo,...
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Jennifer M.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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Awesome time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Shared Charter on July 28, 2020
These guys were awesome. This was a shared charter and we were with a great group. I have to give props to the first mate Patrick....
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FAQs about Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

Cowboy Charters - Cowboy offers the following trips to customers:
  • $185 per person - Half Day Trip - Shared Charter (4 hours)
  • $235 per person - 3/4 Day Trip - Shared Charter (6 hours)
  • $285 per person - Full Day Trip - Shared Charter (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip - Private Charter (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Private Charter (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Private Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cowboy Charters - Cowboy, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Cowboy Charters - Cowboy include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Cowboy Charters - Cowboy offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Cowboy Charters - Cowboy offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cowboy Charters - Cowboy include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo