Valentine Sportfishing Charters

Valentine Sportfishing Charters invites you to the ultimate offshore fishing adventure from Stuart, Florida. The charter is operated by a well respected Captain, Darrin Cobb, known among colleagues and guests as “D Cobb”. He has fished and competed in Billfish tournaments professionally for over 25 years and brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to every charter.

With Captain Darrin, you can have a great time chasing Sailfish, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, Grouper, and Tuna. Starting in May, Mahi Mahi come into the shallower waters in large schools when making their way northward; Sailfish are available almost year round with October through February being their prime time; Grouper can be caught as of May 1st when their season officially opens, and the Yellowfin Tuna bite is excellent from May to early October.

Valentine Sportfishing Charters operates a 54-foot Hatteras Convertible known as Valentine. This tournament proven classic, powered by twin 1250 HP Caterpillar engines has all the amenities needed for a great day or several days on the water. Safety features, including life vests, a CPR-trained crew, and the latest navigation such as GPS and fish finding technology will all ensure a safe and productive day on the water.

This vessel is very comfortable featuring three full bathrooms, three staterooms, air-conditioning, a 42” television, a full kitchen and an ice maker, as well as direct TV and The Sunday NFL Ticket so you never miss a game!

Valentine Sportfishing Charters will provide you with the fishing gear including rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, a fishing license, and a fish processing service at the end. You will be happy to know they have outriggers and a fighting chair to maximize the catch, and professional first mates who work super hard to make your day an unforgettable adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfishing (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,200
    Ready for some serious fishing?! This is a daytime Swordfishing trip that normally lasts 9 to 10 hours. You will travel some 30 to 40 miles offshore in search of this trophy fish. A 20% gratuity is customary for the captain/mate.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfishing (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $2,200
    This is a nighttime Swordfishing trip that normally lasts 9 to 10 hours. You will travel some 30 to 40 miles offshore in search of this trophy fish. A 20% gratuity is customary for the captain/mate. The departure time may vary with moon and tide. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    This full day trip is 8 hours long and will take you from 15 to 25 miles offshore. You will fish for pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, and Cobia. If you need a break from fishing, relax in the comfort of this spacious boat.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    This trip will take you to the offshore waters, approximately 15 to 25 miles from the coast. You will target pelagic species including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, and occasionally a big Cobia. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trips, so a tasty meal is a good reason to catch more fish!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    If you're busy and cannot dedicate a full day to fishing, the crew has a solution for you. This half day trip will take you to great offshore fishing spots and still leave enough time in the day for some other activities. Catch your trophy, get back early, enjoy a slow afternoon on the coast.
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About the Captain

Darrin Cobb
Stuart, Florida, United States
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Darrin is a respected charter and private boat captain with over 25 years of professional experience. He has guided trips and successfully tournament fished in Florida and the Bahamas. Captain Darrin has a great personality, a good sense of humor, and above all, he has a wish to make every guests' fishing dreams come true! Captain Darrin specializes is big game fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Convertible) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 1250HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
54 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
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

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
No Smoking
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Alan T.
Palm City, FL
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Offshore Kite fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 25, 2021
All around a great trip. The Captain and first mate worked hard to land us some fish. First charter I have been on that used...
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Robert S.
Indiantown, Florida
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3/4 day with Captian Darrin Cobb

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on January 17, 2021
Had a great time, captain was very knowledgeable about all things, 1St mate Ron was really great, very hard worker. Thank for...
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Vero Beach, Florida
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3/4 day on Valentine Charters

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 13, 2020
Fun day, we had a double strike of Sailfish by 8:20am and landed both by 9 am.  What an experience to share with my daughter...
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 27, 2021
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February fishing trip1

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Swordfishing (AM) on February 27, 2021
Not being an experienced offshore fisherman, I was not aware swordfish are usually fished at nite. When asked my preference,...
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FAQs about Valentine Sportfishing Charters

Valentine Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Swordfishing (AM) (9 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Swordfishing (PM) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Valentine Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (3)
  • Air Conditioning (In Salon)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (3 Staterooms)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen (And An Ice Maker)
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Valentine Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Valentine Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Valentine Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Valentine Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo