Fish Apalach - Scarabin Charters

4th Street
Apalachicola FL, United States

Fish Apalach - Scarabin Charters offers light tackle fishing adventures in the bays and back countries around Apalachicola, Florida. An experienced guide who has been fishing the local waters all his life, Captain Richard is a fourth generation native fisherman who loves to show his guests the treasures of the local waters.

Whether you want to try your hand at hooking an inshore fish or would prefer to simply cruise around the local islands, Captain Richard’s 23 ft Sea Hawk center console boat will keep you comfortable and secure throughout your trip. With a large T-top for shade, high sides for safety and plenty of space for as many as six anglers, this boat is great for exploring the local waters. Built in 2014, it features a range of modern appliances, including Lowrance electronics and a Mercury 4 stroke engine.

Captain Richard specializes in fishing the local flats and bays for species such as Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, and also enjoys traveling further out to target Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, and Sharks. Having guided in these waters for seven years, he knows these waters as good or better than anyone around and will pass on his knowledge not only of the fishing, but also of the local area and wildlife.

Kids are particularly welcome on this family friendly boat, and Captain Richard will always work hard to accommodate your needs, doing everything possible to make it happen. Safety, entertainment and your satisfaction are the top priority, along with catching fish!

Fish Apalach - Scarabin Charters offers light tackle fishing adventures in the bays and back countries around Apalachicola, Florida. An experienced guide who has been fishing the local waters all his life, Captain Richard is a fourth generation nativ

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Trip Date:
  • US$ 400 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Half Day Fishing Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • US$ 400 private charter
  • US$ 300 up to 4 persons
    + US$ 40 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Sea Hawk (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 150HP Mercury 4-stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

23 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Fishing or Wildlife Tours
Inshore Fishing
Bay, Flats,Backcountry & Flounder gigging trips!
Nearshore Fishing
Target Mangrove Snapper, Grouper & Kings!
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Mainly live bait, but love artificl. Spinning.
Heavy Tackle
Tarpon, Sharks etc...
Bottom Fishing
Anchor on Oyster bars or drift Fishing.
Mainly for King Mackerel & Spanish.
Mostly used. Shimano, top of the line.
For Tripletail, trout & redfish.
Drift Fishing
Around & in deeper passes.
Mainly on Flounder trips.
Flounder Gigging
Night trips, Flounder etc.
Targeted Species
Black Drum


Shark (Blacktip)

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Spotted Seatrout

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Lowrance Gen3
Life Jackets
Lowrance Gen3
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Lowrance Gen3
Life Jackets
Lowrance Gen3
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
For a certain amount. Less than 50 head.
Water and juice for kids
First Mate
Fishing License Included
I supply for all customers. Captain blanketed.
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Within the limit of the laws & morals!
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Love it, also love eating Fish.

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, Bank Transfer, American Express.

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Richard Scarabin
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
I’m a 4th generation fisherman in Apalachicola Florida. I’ve worked on the local & statewide waters most of my adult life and been Charter Fishing full time for 8+ years now & commercial fished as long as I can remember. I know these waters as good as or better than anyone around. Safety, entertainment and satisfaction are top priority along with catching fish & educating. If I can’t meet your needs you shouldn't have to look any further. My Father is a unlimited Master Captain, My Brother is a unlimited Master Captain & Dive Master that specializes in offshore fishing & diving. Several other immediate family members including Uncles, Cousins, etc are also Captains & work together to make sure all of our customers are well satisfied. NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF ADVENTURE YOU CAN DREAM OF! Thanks for reading to get to know a little about me. So book one of the unlimited number of trips I offer because I'd love to take you on the adventure of a lifetime! 100% SATISFIED CUSTOMERS SO FAR!
Response time: 12 hours
Response rate: 73%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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My son and I had a great trip with Richard.  Very engaging and very knowledgeable.

Fished June 5, 2017
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We absolutely loved this trip and Captain Richard!  He was very knowledgeable and taught us much about the area and the fishing opportunities.  I would recommend this trip and Captain Richard to anyone who wants to catch great fish and have a wonderful day on the water.  Thanks, Captain Richard.  Carlos, Rickie, Shirley and I had a great time, Captain Richard, and the fish was awesome! 

Fished June 1, 2017
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Outstanding experience, Capt Rich is knowledgeable, friendly and fun person. You can tell he enjoys fishing and people, going overboard (pardon the pun ) to make your trip exciting. What ever your pleasure is he will accommodate your wants and needs. We went after Triple tails and had a ball. You will not regret your experience with the good Capt. Rich. Frank, Maryann, and Cathy.

Fished May 10, 2017
Richard Scarabin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 12, 2017

Thanks Mr Frank, Mrs Maryanne & Mrs Cathy! I believe that I’m more excited than y’all are for the next set of adventures. I hope/know y’all enjoyed the TRIPLETAIL aka (Grouper of the Bay) especially beings you was saying how great of a cook she is! Maybe on the next trip we can get together & have some cooked at the restaurant or from your wife, but I’ll let you ask her about that… You remind me a lot of how my dad (Pops) cuts up, he come up just as you was leaving. Wish y’all would’ve met, would’ve been a comedy show. I’m sure it won’t be long & I’ll be seeing y’all again. Thanks Captain Richard Scarabin! #fishapalach #scarabincharters #fishingbooker

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