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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    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 (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    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)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    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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About the Captain

Rick Marchetti
Sebastian, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
68 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
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)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Flybridge) 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
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
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
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
Mastercard
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Great fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
90%
Recommend this charter
66%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
85%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Michael M.
Melbourne, Florida
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Half day on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 9, 2021
Great time, Captain Rick and Chris did everything they could to get the fish in the boat.  We caught a couple but missed the...
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Chrissy B.
San Juan
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Half day trip with Captain Rick and Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 15, 2021
We had an awesome day fishing the inlets. The water was too choppy out in the ocean but that didn’t matter to us. We caught...
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San Juan
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Great fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2021
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Alva P.
Windsor, CO
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 11, 2021
Had a great half day fishing trip with the wife, and the grandkids. Caught 7 kings! The ocean was calm, no waves, but...
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Leonard D.
Sebastian, FL
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We did catch fish

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 28, 2021
This was the first experience for me and my grandsons at offshore fishing; my son who accompanied us had fished offshore before...
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FAQs about Surf Rider Fishing Charters

Surf Rider Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Shark Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Shark Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (Shark) (7 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (10 hours)
  • $800 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