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!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fishing or castnet instructor etc..
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    Whatever you'd like to learn like how to throw a castnet to catch a variety of good eating fish on those certain days that the fish just won't bite or catch bait for when they are. Learn what tides & locations to go after whatever kind of fish you want to target while you're here on your vacation or future knowledge that no other captain I know of shares their trade "secrets". Or perfect your casting skills with conventional reels or fly-fishing equipment & what lures to use in different conditions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On the half-day fishing trips we can include shelling on the barrier islands, sightseeing, looking at Indian artifacts & have lots of Dolphin encounters. Basically way too many exciting possibilities to list & don't forget the fishing. We provide the fish cleaning free!
  • Private trip
    Night Time Flounder Gigging 4/5Hrs
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    It's more of a specialty trip for the adventurist who'd like to get out on the water at night & gig flounder along with a few other species that's legal to spear. I can't explain in words how exciting it is & have never had any problems or complaints. It doesn't matter if the fish are biting because you'll get to force feed them a stainless steel spear! Lol Maximum of 4 people, we have 3 boats in our flounder fleet. Thanks & God bless!
  • Private trip
    "You Call It" Fun On The Water
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 40
    each additional person
    It's basically whatever you'd like to do. We offer River excursions, Dolphin tours, Sightseeing, Shelling on the barrier islands, Sunset trips, Wildlife adventures & with lots of these adventures you'll be able to do some fishing. Or you can just enjoy a relaxing time on the water with a boat ride. We often pack as many adventures as possible in depending on weather & my local knowledge. Thanks again, Captain Richard Scarabin!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Pompano
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Spotted Seatrout
Tripletail
Weakfish
Whiting

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.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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
Crew Keeps 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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
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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!
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Margaret Engwer
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 18, 2017
We got this trip for our son,  his wife and four sons ages 6 to 17.  I spoke to Captain Richard to set up the trip...
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Claudette Dunlap
Marietta, Georgia
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VERIFIED   June 1, 2017
We absolutely loved this trip and Captain Richard!  He was very knowledgeable and taught us much about the area and the...
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Frank Luchsinger
Waycross, Georgia
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VERIFIED   May 10, 2017
Outstanding experience, Capt Rich is knowledgeable, friendly and fun person. You can tell he enjoys fishing and people, going...
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Travis Thetford
Carrollton, Texas
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VERIFIED   June 5, 2017
My son and I had a great trip with Richard.  Very engaging and very knowledgeable.
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Burlington, Kentucky
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April 29, 2016
We sure had a great time on our boat trip! From shelling to fishing to playing with the dolphins and looking for gators! Captain...
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