Captain Richard Scarabin Fishing

4th Street
Apalachicola FL, United States

Captain Richard Scarabin 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!

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Boat Specs

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

23 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
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
Water and juice for kids
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours 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
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Checks, Bank Transfer.

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!
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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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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 and he was helpful and professional.  I was sure it would go well.  The kids can’t stop talking about the fantastic time they had and how Captain Richard went to every length to be sure they had a great time and caught fish.  All of them had an amazing time.  Our 8 year old said he never had so much fun as he did today and he is going to name his first child after Captain Richard.  Thank you Captain Richard for making this a great memory for our family.

Margaret Engwer  • Fished February 18, 2017
Richard Scarabin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 26, 2017

Thank you for such a great review Mrs Margaret. I believe that I had as much fun with the kids as they did with me. I wasn’t aware that they had enough fun to name their first child after me, lol. I hope to see or at least hear from you & the rest of the family again. From customers to hopefully lifelong friends in less than a day. Thanks again for choosing me & to Fishing Booker for making this fishing trip & connection possible. Captain Richard Scarabin!

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Great sunset boat trip with Captain Richard! Will definitely look him up if I am ever at St George Island again.

Esther Couch  • Fished May 6, 2016
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We sure had a great time on our boat trip! From shelling to fishing to playing with the dolphins and looking for gators! Captain Richard was great!!!!!

Charms Bortner Myahier  • Fished April 29, 2016
Richard Scarabin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 6, 2016

Thanks again for going & letting me release all of the Redfish we caught that day, it means a lot! Looking forward to seeing ya’ll again, Captain Richard Scarabin!

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