Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

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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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    up to 6 persons
    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: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $275
    per person
    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
    $225
    per person
    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
    $175
    per person
    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
Angler's Choice
242 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2014
Cowboy Cowgirl SportFishing 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.

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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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4.57
out of 5 stars from 166 reviews
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First Rate Experience!
3\/4 Day with Cpt. Mark \
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
78%
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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   NEW  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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Janet E.
Marshall, VA
 5.00
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8 hours of pure fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  July 1, 2020
We had an amazing time caught tuna, dolphin. The boat was clean and well stocked we didn’t need a thing, Patrick even...
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Tinley Park, IL
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Half day trip with Bobby and Shaun

VERIFIED   March 13, 2020
Overall, our experience was great! The weather was beautiful and we met a great couple that we went out with. Bobby and Shaun...
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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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Keith C.
Bradenton, FL
 5.00
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First Rate Experience!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 11, 2020
Great time caught our limit of Red Snapper. Crew was first rate!
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