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
    13 Hour Offshore Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    13 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,800
    Ride 60+ miles out in search of Red Snapper and spend 12 hours filling the cooler. Trips are seasonal and are only available while Red Snapper is in season.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    This is an ultimate meat haul trip where you'll ride out up to 40 miles offshore, hitting the best spots in search of Snapper, Grouper, and other delicious species.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    A 10 hour trip will give you all the time you need to fill the cooler. You'll get to ride up to 40 miles offshore looking for the most productive spots to fish.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    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
    6 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    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
    8 Hour Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    Head out up to 30 miles offshore, spend the day fishing, and come back with a few dinners in tow!
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About the Captain

Rick Warren
Cape Haze, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 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. Captain Rick is one of the highest rated Offshore Captains in South West Florida. He's been fishing the waters of Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor, Lemon Bay, and The Gulf Of Mexico all his adult life. Between Charter and Commercial fishing the Gulf Of Mexico Captain Rick has spent 1000's of days offshore and has over 10,000 fishing locations out there as well.

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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
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

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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Stephanie J.
Venice, Florida
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Best Fishing Trip - Ever

VERIFIED   Half Day Meat 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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Patrick G.
Dover, DE
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VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Offshore on May 27, 2021
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Grant G.
Ada, MI
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3/4 day with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Meat Trip – Nearshore on April 5, 2021
Three boys and two dads had a great trip.  Both Doug and Rick were patient with the boys and answered all the kids questions.
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Harrison C.
Denver, CO
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8hr offshore with Rick and Doug

VERIFIED   8 Hour Offshore on May 11, 2021
Good trip for mixed experienced group or those who want abundant catch to eat.
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Mike W.
Gulfport, MS
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Awesome trip!

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing on October 15, 2020
Extremely pleased with our trip. You won’t be disappointed.
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FAQs about Man Overboard Charters

Man Overboard Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 10 Hour Offshore (10 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (10 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 12 Hour Offshore (12 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 13 Hour Offshore Red Snapper (13 hours)

When you book a trip with Man Overboard Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Simrad/Furuno)
  • Fishfinder (Simrad)
  • Bed
  • Snorkeling Equipment (upon request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Bluetooth (Bring your playlist))
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Man Overboard Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Okuma reels and Star rods.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for Tips (20% is customary))
  • Fishing License (Both State and Federal Licenses are included)

Man Overboard Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (up to 12 miles out)
  • Offshore Fishing (20 to 40+ miles out)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Man Overboard Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Man Overboard Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon