Man Overboard Charters

Man Overboard Charters specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing on the gulf coast of Florida. Captain Rick Warren is in charge of the whole operation, and you will find that he is a very passionate fisherman who will do his best to make sure you have an amazing time out on the water.

You will be fishing aboard a custom-made 30’ Pacemaker Sportfish that has been refit with a 210 HP Caterpillar engine. In addition to all the necessary safety equipment, the boat is equipped with the latest navigation equipment Simrad has to offer. Its 11’ beam provides plenty of room for up to six potential anglers to fish in comfort.

Depending on what you’re looking to catch and how long you’d like to stay on the water, you can choose from several different packages. For those who want to have a fun day out with family or friends, Captain Rick will make sure you catch a variety of fish and have fun doing it. Experienced anglers looking to catch very big fish should look no further than the big game fishing packages, where you can go after Kingfish, huge Goliath Grouper, Barracuda, and more besides.

The price of a trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as all the necessary fishing licenses. After the trip, the crew will clean and fillet anything you catch so you don’t have to. It’s a good idea to bring along a pair of polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and a towel, as well as some drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hr Offshore Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Jul 31
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    12 hr. 50+ miles out in search of Red Snapper. Trips are seasonal and are only available while Red Snapper are in season. June1st-July 22nd.
  • Private trip
    12 Hr. Offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    up to 40 Miles out
  • Private trip
    10 Hr. Offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    up to 40 Miles Offshore
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    up to 30 miles Offshore
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    This is the trip you should book if you interested in catching some very big fish. You will be going after a variety of the biggest fish the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. This includes Sharks, Tarpon, Barracuda, Goliath Grouper, and more. The exact fish targeted is dependent on weather and seasonal conditions. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle you'll need.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    If your motto is 'The bigger the better,' you've found the right trip! Here you will target some of the biggest fish the Gulf of Mexico has to offer, like Sharks, Tarpon, Barracuda and Goliath Grouper. Because some fish availability is seasonal, make sure to ask what's been biting on our recent big game trips if you want to know the specifics.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Offshore Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    up to 20 miles offshore
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This trip is definitely the best way to see what the offshore waters in this part of Florida have to offer. You can expect to be fishing for the likes of Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, Barracuda, and much, much more. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as all the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    If four hours just doesn't cut it, why not spend a bit more time going after your favorite fish? This trip will have you fishing the nearshore and offshore waters for Cobia, Barracuda, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and much more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Half day trips are great if you want to have a fun fishing experience and still have most of the day left afterward. Some of the species you can expect to see on this trip are Snapper, Grouper, Seabass, Amberjack, Cobia, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, as are the necessary fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    If you don't have a lot of time to spare, but still want a fun and productive fishing trip, Captain Rick has got you covered. You will be fishing the nearshore and offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Permit, Hogfish, and much more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Nothing beats a day out on the water fishing to your heart's content. Head up to 30 miles out on this shared trip. Some of the fish you can expect to encounter are Amberjack, Hogfish, Snapper, Grouper, and others. Rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, as well as the necessary fishing licenses. This is a shared trip, meaning that you will be sharing the boat with other people who booked at the time.
  • Shared trip
    8 Hr. Nearshore Fishing (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    up to 12 miles out.
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About the Captain

Rick Warren
Cape Haze, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2017
Captain Rick was interested in nature and science from a very early age. He has experience fishing in both saltwater and freshwater, and he loves sharing what he has learned with others who might be interested. Being a father himself, he knows exactly how to make fishing fun and enjoyable for children, as well as their parents.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pacemaker (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 210HP Caterpillar 3208NA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
30 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
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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

Customer Reviews

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4.98
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Awesome trip!
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Stephanie J.
Venice, Florida
 5.00
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Best Fishing Trip - Ever

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on December 16, 2020
Within 30 minutes of when we started fishing, I was getting worried.  We were pulling in so many fish, I was getting tired. ...
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Ronald S.
High Point, NC
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Full Day Inshore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Nearshore on May 26, 2020
Many thanks to Capt Rick and mate Doug.  My sons, brother in-law , and myself had a great time.  You guys did an...
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Mike W.
Gulfport, MS
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Big Game Fishing on October 15, 2020
Extremely pleased with our trip. You won’t be disappointed.
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Gordon M.
Port Charlotte, FL
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Full day near shore trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Nearshore on October 7, 2019
We were repeat clients for Man Overboard Charters so we were already aware of the fun ahead.  Unfortunately first mate...
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Cumming, GA
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2 day Big game and 6 hr trip

VERIFIED   full day big game and 6hr food fish nearshore on September 19, 2019
Wow what a trip!!! I booked 2 days of fishing with Man Overboard and man did they deliver!!! 1 st day was big game and captain...
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