Riplines Charters welcomes you to Marathon, Florida to enjoy some of the world’s best fishing. USCG licensed and insured, Captain Rip Slendak is a tournament-winning angler who invites you to an interactive approach to the Riplines Charter fishing experience by being an integral part of the fishing team. Hop aboard and fish offshore, inshore, reefs, wrecks, the Atlantic, and the Gulf. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned angler, the crew welcomes you aboard its fishing adventure. Caution: fishing can be habit-forming and extremely fun!

Your boat for the day is a 23’ Tidewater center console that fits up to 3 guests. It runs on a 250 HP Yamaha engine, uses all the modern navigation electronics, and features a portable toilet. For a better fishing experience, the boat uses a livewell, outriggers, as well as downriggers. You’ll also have an ice-box to store your catch.

Using light and heavy tackle, you and Captain Rip will attract fish by bottom, deep sea, drift, and kite fishing, as well as trolling, spinning, and jigging. Some of the species you can expect to chase are Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Snapper, Tarpon, Blackfin Tuna, Black Grouper, and Blue Marlin. If you choose to keep the fish you catch, the captain will clean and fillet it for you, free of charge. You’re welcome to bring your kids aboard.

Captain Rip provides all the fishing tackle and licenses are provided, so just bring your sunglasses, food, drinks, and sunscreen.

Get Ripped on board with Riplines Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Evening Reef Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:45 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Oct 15 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $600
    Embark on a 5-hour afternoon/sunset trip to target Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Grouper, and escape the summer heat. Take advantage of the great late afternoon bite for these sought-after fish aboard Riplines. The trip runs from 3:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $750
    Offshore, inshore, wreck, and Gulf fishing. Riplines' 3/4-day trips last between 4 and 6 hours. Anglers have the option to extend the fishing window at no extra cost, especially if the fishing action is hot. The normal departure time is 7:30 a.m. with a return of 1:30 pm. Departure times are flexible and can be changed to suit the anglers' time schedule. For example, for the latest departure at 10:30 a.m., the charter would end at 4:30 pm. Please contact Captain Rip for availability.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,150
    Have a lovely day on the water as you fish offshore, inshore, wreck, as well as the Gulf. Riplines' extended full day trips allow you 8 - 10 hours of fishing time. You can also extend the fishing window at no extra charge, especially if the fishing action is hot.
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About the Captain

Rip Slendak
Marathon, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
44 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2020
The love of fishing has been in Captain Rip's blood since he was a boy. Growing up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, he spent his early days fishing on Anglin's Fishing Pier. He went on many head and charter boat trips with his father and friends. The captain bought his first boat in 1984 and has fished offshore extensively from Jupiter Inlet to Marathon and the Bahamas. Both as an angler and captain, he participated in the billfish tournament circuits along the SE Florida coast and the Bahamas. Also, a top 5 finisher in the Annual Lighthouse Point Invitational Sailfish Tournament and top boat and angler in the Ft. Lauderdale Semi-Annual Billfish Tournament. Captain Rip's professional careers had taken him throughout the United States and his passion for fishing has allowed him to adapt to the fisheries and waters where he lived. The one constant through all the years has been fishing, it has introduced him to lifelong friends and an infinite number of fishing stories.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Tidewater (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
(Portable)
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
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Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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3\/4 Day with Capt. Rip and Kevin
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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David P.
SUMMRLND KEY, FL
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6 Hour trip with Captain Rip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 2, 2022
My dad and I were looking to book a 3/4 day offshore trip for Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna.  We contacted Captain Rip and he...
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Bryce B.
Fort Myers, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Extended day with Captain Rip

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on August 20, 2022
We had the best day with Captain Rip and Kevin! Felt very safe and comfortable on his beautiful boat! Weather was beautiful...
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Nick H.
Peculiar, MO
Excellent
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3/4 day trip with Capt Rip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 14, 2022
By far the most amazing trip we have been on. Looked at a ton of other “bigger” more “name brand” charters and none...
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Ian Z.
Littleton, CO
Excellent
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Great day on the Ocean

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 18, 2022
My father and I had a great day finishing.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate in letting us get to the hump. We...
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Ryan L.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day with Capt. Rip and Kevin

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on September 15, 2022
Had an amazing trip with Capt. Rip and Kevin. Capt. Rip is very accommodating and wants to make sure you have a great time...
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FAQs about Riplines Charters

Riplines Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Evening Reef Fishing (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Riplines Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Riplines Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Riplines Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Riplines Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo