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 40’ Dorado Bluewater that is powered with a 450 HP Turbo Cummins engine. In addition to all the necessary safety equipment, the boat is equipped with the latest navigation equipment Furuno has to offer. Its 13’ 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 and tips/gratuity for the mate. 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
    3 Hour Fall (Special) Sept-Dec
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 10
    US $699
    Fun for all ages! We take a short ride out into the Gulf of Mexico. While out, we troll and drift fish off our beautiful beaches. As we make our way back in, we'll take our time watching dolphins and catch a beautiful sunset..
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Great for young kids or anglers that are not sure they want to spend a whole day on the water. We stay inside of 15mi on this trip. (In sight of land)
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,650
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,650
    Head out up to 25 miles offshore, spend the day fishing, and come back with a few dinners in tow!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,200
    This is the trip you should book if you are 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 Shark, 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.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Permit
    Permit
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,200
    Head out up to 35 miles offshore, spend the day fishing, and come back with a few dinners in tow!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Bass (Australian)
    Australian Bass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,750
    A 10-hour trip will give you all the time you need to fill the cooler. You'll get to ride up to 45 miles offshore looking for the most productive spots to fish.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,300
    This is an ultimate meat haul trip where you'll ride out up to 50 miles offshore, hitting the best spots in search of Snapper, Grouper, and other delicious species.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    US $3,300
    Ride 55+ 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.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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Raymond O.
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Wanted to catch fish to eat.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore on March 21, 2024
Went out with man overboard charters,and some great friends from back home from chicago.wamted to get fish to eat for dinner.we...
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Lori F.
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Papa & Boy’s Fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore on March 25, 2024
I booked this trip for my husband, son-in-law and grandsons ….  The weather didn’t cooperate exactly, so Captain Rick...
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Claiborne R.
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Highly recommend “Man Overboard”

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Nearshore on March 29, 2024
We asked the captain to provide a good experience for our young children. He took this to heart and made sure the kids had...
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Xianchi T.
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6h big game fishing

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing on October 8, 2023
Great experience with Capt Rick, we caught two Goliath grouper. Though the weather was tough in the morning, finally we got...
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Karen H.
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Fun Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Fall (Special) Sept-Dec on November 25, 2023
Captain Rick facilitated a fun fishing trip for our family during Thanksgiving break!  They do all the work you have all the...
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FAQs about Man Overboard Charters

Man Overboard Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $699 per group - 3 Hour Fall (Special) Sept-Dec (3 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Nearshore (4 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Big Game Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $2,750 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $3,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore (12 hours)
  • US $3,300 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore Red Snapper (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Man Overboard Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Snorkeling Equipment upon request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth (Bring your playlist)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Furuno

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 (Tip is included in pricing)
  • Fishing License (Both State and Federal Licenses are included)

Man Overboard Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (up to 15 miles out)
  • Offshore Fishing (20 to 65+ 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

Meet the Captain

Rick Warren
Placida, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
34 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Dorado (Pilothouse) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 450HP Cummins 8.3 6CTA Turbo engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
up to 15 miles out
Offshore Fishing
20 to 65+ miles out
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Furuno
Fishfinder
Furuno
Snorkeling Equipment
upon request
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Okuma reels and Star rods.
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Tip is included in pricing
Fishing License
Both State and Federal Licenses are included

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Mandatory for Tarpon, Sharks, Goliath Grouper.

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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