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 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
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $775
    price breakdown
    $775
    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
    $775
    price breakdown
    $775
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
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About the Captain

Rick Marchetti
Sebastian, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
45 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

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 dates 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
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
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (36)
3.98
out of 5 stars from 40 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
7 hr trip with Caption Rick
Ton of fun!
Half day trip on the Surfrider
+33
Angler Rating
22
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4
3
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
70%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
87%
Catch intended fish
68%
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Clay B.
Ohatchee, AL
 4.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 16, 2020
Turned out to be a beautiful day outside. We caught a lot of Cobia and hooked a lot of others the Cobia were about a1/2 “...
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James F.
Melbourne, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip on the Surfrider

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 4, 2020
Outstanding trip with a great Captain and mate.  We took our 3 kids (6,14,15) and really enjoyed it.  Captain Rick...
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Joel H.
Heath, OH
 5.00
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Half Day Trip w/Capt Rick

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 24, 2020
Last minute request picked up by Capt Rick and First Mate Chris - great crew, knew just where to go:  we hooked 9 kingfish,...
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Joshua P.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   October 24, 2020
The charter operator canceled 4 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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Mike H.
GRANT VLKRIA, FL
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Three Quarter Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 16, 2020
Had a great experience with Captain Rick and his first mate Dan. Weather was sketchy so we had to stay close, but the rods...
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