Surf Rider Fishing Charters

Surf Rider Fishing Charters invites you to join Captain Rick Marchetti for a fishing adventure out of Sebastian, FL. Rick has been fishing in these waters since the seventies, so be assured he knows what’s what. Whether you’re looking for a fun family outing or something to do with friends, Rick will do his best to make sure you’re having fun on the water.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 37’ Luhrs that’s powered by a 370 HP Luhrs engine. It has a flybridge that gives you a great view of the surroundings, and other amenities such as a toilet (porta potti) are there to ensure your comfort during the trip. There’s plenty of room on the boat for up to six people, so don’t be afraid to bring the whole family along.

Captain Rick is an offshore fishing specialist and has a variety of packages for you to choose from. If you’re itching to go after some big game fish like Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, and more, you’re definitely in luck. You can also do some bottom fishing for the likes of Red and Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, and others if you prefer.

The price of a trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the required fishing licenses. After the trip is over, Captain Rick will clean the catch for your convenience. All that’s left for you to do is to bring some drinks and snacks, a pair of polarized sunglasses, and you’re all set.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $698
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    A good option for those wanting to acquaint themselves with the local fishery, the half day trip takes you to the nearshore and closer offshore waters. There, you can find species like Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, Cobia, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price. The established tipping policy is $100 per mate.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $700
    If you're not a huge fan or morning fishing, then an afternoon trip is for you. A half day trip will take you to the nearshore and offshore water to target species like Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, Cobia, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price. The established tipping policy is $100 per mate.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $700
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    A longer trip gives you more time to go further offshore or visit closer locations. You can either troll for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Cobia, or bottom fish for Grouper and Snapper. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. The established gratuity policy is $120 per mate.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (Shark)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    A longer trip gives you more time to go further offshore or visit closer locations. You can either troll for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Cobia, or bottom fish for Grouper and Snapper. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle. The established gratuity policy is $120 per mate.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $900
    On a full day trip, you have enough time to go some 20 miles offshore and go after proper big game fish. You will be targeting species like Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. The established gratuity policy is $150 per mate.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Shark)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $900
    On a full day trip, you have enough time to go some 20 miles offshore and go after proper big game fish. You will be targeting species like Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip. The established gratuity policy is $150 per mate.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.1 / 5
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
Boat
Very good
3.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.1 / 5
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Great day of fishing!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
91%
Recommend this charter
70%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
87%
Caught fish
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Bradley H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 9, 2024
Captain and mate were amazing and did everything they could to get us on the fish. The Captian saw my 9 year old daughter strulling...
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Leslie C.
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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What fun!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 2, 2024
6 of us embarked on a great off shore trip with captain Rick and mate Craig!  They made sure we all had a great time.  Captain...
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Carolina S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Good trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 25, 2024
Great day, even though it was windy, give us a great tour, the captain and his assistant, excellent people.
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James F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day of fishing!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 21, 2024
Captain Rick and First mate Greg were very knowledged and experienced. Would recommend going fishing on this boat!
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Ryan C.
Palm Bay, Florida
Excellent
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Fishing with Rick

June 26, 2023
Went out with captain Rick and caught huge king fish and it was really nice day out
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FAQs about Surf Rider Fishing Charters

Surf Rider Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $698 per group - Shark Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $700 per group - Shark Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (Shark) (7 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Full Day Trip (Shark) (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Surf Rider Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Surf Rider Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles.)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Surf Rider Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Surf Rider Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Rick Marchetti
Sebastian, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
95 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
Captain Rick is a native Floridian, and one of his first fishing memories is going after Bass in the Everglades. He's been fishing the offshore waters near Sebastian since the seventies and has learned quite a lot in that time.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Luhrs (Sportfishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 370HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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