Come to Tierra Verde, Florida and experience a true fishing adventure with Goofy Moose! You’ll have lots of fun as you search nearshore and offshore waters along with reefs and wrecks and chase all sorts of prized fish. Captain Rick Zielinski will give you all the help you need so you can have the best possible time on the water. Come along and join him on your next fishing adventure!

You’ll fish from a restored 46’ Bertram sport fishing boat. This spacious and powerful vessel can carry up to 6 guests and is powered by twin 750 HP Detroit 8V92 engines that can have it reach a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots. The boat is wheelchair-accessible, uses all the modern and comprehensive navigation technology, and is equipped with a fighting chair, livewell, and outriggers. Its facilities include a flybridge, kitchen, toilet, shower, and bed. To maximize your comfort, the boat also features air-conditioning, a multimedia system, TV, refrigerator, and an ice-box. Also, a first mate will join your trip to give you any extra help you may need.

There’s a wide choice of species you can go after. To name just a few, you can chase various sorts of Snapper and Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and King Mackerel. The techniques you can use to catch them include bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, and spinning on both light and heavy tackle. You can choose either to keep your catch or release it back to the water. Also, feel free to bring on your trip any kids you want.

Captain Rick takes care of all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, and as well as lunch and fishing licenses. Also, he can clean and fillet your catch for free. You should just bring some drinks before you depart.

Come visit Goofy Moose and have an unforgettable stay on the sea!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    30 Hour Trip – Double Limits!
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $5,500
    Get a little of everything or a lot of your favorites! Your trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and lasts 30 hours during which you can have a fishing experience of a lifetime. The only thing you should bring is the drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    $2,800
    Spend even more time fishing at those far away spots. You'll start the trip at 7:00 a.m. and go after plenty of prized spaces that roam the waters of Tierra Verde.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,500
    Get further out where there's less fishing pressure and have fun chasing fish for 9 fine hours! Captain Rick will provide you with everything you'll need for your trip. Just bring your favorite drinks and hop aboard.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 1
    $1,400
    Spend 5 hours on the water and have lots of fun with the whole family. You'll be fishing for various nearshore and offshore species starting at 7:00 a.m. Just bring some drinks as the captain takes care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    $1,400
    Start your trip later in the day and spend a beautiful afternoon on the waters around Tierra Verde. The captain will cover you for everything you'll need for the trip, so just bring some drinks and the adventure can start.
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About the Captain

Rick Zielinski
Tierra Verde, Florida, United States
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7 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2021
Captain Rick is a second-generation angler, fishing from Florida to Alaska and back! Join him and have a memorable trip on the waters around Tierra Verde.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 750HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
Disabled Accessible

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5-6 hours Rick is awesome smoky was a great deck mate
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Greg W.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Fishing with Captain Rick & Emily (5 hour trip)

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (AM) on May 22, 2021
Our fishing trip with Captain Rick & Emily was excellent!! We started the trip catching our limit on Amberjacks within 30 mins,...
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Michael B.
Bradenton, FL
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Full day trip with Richard

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on May 27, 2021
We had a great trip and caught a lot of fish. If you’re looking for a great experience this is your guy!
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Jim A.
Danville, IL
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Fishing with Rick

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) on October 10, 2021
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VERIFIED   July 14, 2021
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Shakopee, MN
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VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on July 11, 2021
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FAQs about Goofy Moose

Goofy Moose offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,400 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)
  • $2,800 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • $5,500 per day per group - 30 Hour Trip – Double Limits! (2 days)

When you book a trip with Goofy Moose, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Goofy Moose offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Goofy Moose offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Goofy Moose include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)