Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

179 reviews
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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
    Just booked! Last booked: 59 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    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
260 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
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

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

Rating Summary
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4.59
out of 5 stars from 179 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
6 hr trip
6 hr trip
6 hr trip
+144
Angler Rating
126
42
7
2
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Richard M.
Citrus Hills, FL
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Tom and mate Trevor

VERIFIED   NEW  September 17, 2020
Had an awesome time on the Cowgirl. We shared the trip with 2 other couples which made for a good time. Trevor was amazing...
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Matthew O.
TEMPLE TERR, FL
 5.00
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Full day shared trip

VERIFIED   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
 5.00
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Awesome time!

VERIFIED   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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C.j. F.
San Juan
 5.00
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3/4 Day with Cpt. Mark "Sharky" and Taylor

VERIFIED   June 15, 2020
The whole experience was wonderful.  I have been on numerous fishing trips in the Keys as well as Mexico, Bahamas and...
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Peter D.
Hollywood, FL
 4.67
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Great fishing in the Florida Keys

VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
Fishing in the Atlantic Ocean on the Conch Too boat with Captain Cook!  Started out Catching a few Barracudas (which were...
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