Second Nature Charters

Second Nature Charters welcomes you down to the beautiful waters of Apalachicola, FL, to target some of the area’s top table and game fish. Battle big game pelagics like Marlin and Sailfish offshore, or drop your lines for tasty Snapper and Grouper for a huge haul of delicious table fish. Whatever you do, you’re in for a great time.

The thing that sets these guys above the rest is that they are all about the fishing and they let nothing stand in their way. All your bait and gear is prepped ahead of the trip, so you can get right out to the best waters without wasting your precious time at the dock.

And you won’t waste time on the water, either. Captain Rick’s 30’ Grady White sportfisher can cruise at a staggering 45 knots to get you offshore fast. She’s not just some stripped-down center console, though. The vessel boasts masses of stable fishing space, an covered top to protect you from the sun, and a comfortable cabin with a full bathroom for extra comfort on long trips offshore.

How far offshore you go depends on the trip you book. With his Federal Reef and Pelagic permit, Capt. Rick is not limited to state waters. Even on a half day, you could be traveling 10-20 miles out in search of Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and King Mackerel. Book for the whole day, and you could head well over 30 miles from land to battle monster Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna!

The team at Second Nature Charters think you should be paying for the fishing, nothing else. All tackle, bait, lures, and licenses are included, as are fuel, drinks, and cleaning and filleting of all your catch. Anglers of any age or experience level are welcome aboard, and Captain Rick will make sure everyone is fishing like a pro by the end of the day. So step aboard, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    If you want non stop action fishing and deep sea adventure, this is the trip for you! We will be traveling 30 miles or more out and target some big fish. So book this one and come aboard!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    10 hours of bottom fishing and light trolling for Red Snapper, Groupers, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more! You'll head out up to 30 miles or more offshore on this trip.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    You will head out 30 miles or more and target Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Snappers, Groupers, and Wahoo. Expect to do a little trolling and bottom fishing as well for a well rounded day of fun on the water.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 1
    $950
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    This trip keeps you offshore to enjoy bottom fishing and trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel, or whatever the customer desires. Departure times can be adjusted to the needs of our customers. You can choose a start time that works for you on all Second Nature trips.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Depart at 8:00 a.m. for a 5 hour trip. Whatever's in season, you will target! Everything from Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Grouper and Red Snapper (if in season). 2019 Red Snapper season here is June 1 through August 2nd.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 1
    $750
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    5 hour offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 1
    $650
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    2 Hour River/Bay Evening Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 1
    $250
    up to 6 persons
    What better way to relax and unwind but to take a few hours and just cruise the waters. With fall in the air and sunsets to guide you, come enjoy this special time of year along the forgotten coast. You are more than welcome to bring a beverage of your choice and we can accommodate up to 6 guests.
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About the Captain

Rick Robinson
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
19 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
89 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Rick Robinson has been fishing and operating boats off the Florida coast for over 30 years. His passion for fishing and for being on the water means there is no better guide to get you on huge fish, while his love of people will guarantee an enjoyable experience for everyone onboard. Captain Rick tries to make every trip the best one ever, from preparing all the bait and gear ahead of time to getting you to the best spots as quickly as possible. For him, these things are, well, second nature, and he will work tirelessly to make sure your trip is a success. Captain Rick also has Federal Reef Permit and Pelagic Permit which enables him to fish in federal waters, past 9 miles offshore.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Grady White Marlin 300 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 250HP 2006 Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 89 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Glenda J.
Harvest, AL
 5.00
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   September 29, 2019
Our crew fished with Captain Rick, Susie, and Sam on 29 September. Rick got us out to the fishing spot in short order (fast...
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Andrew E.
Bristol, Florida
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5-Hr Offshore Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
We’ve been vacationing at St George Island for the last 10 years, and this trip was among the most memorable experiences...
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Mark H.
Cumming, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Rick and Susie

VERIFIED   June 3, 2019
We could not have chosen a better Captain and first mate than Rick and Susie.We hit 3 different spots ,each loaded with different...
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Phillip S.
Cumming, GA
 4.33
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8 hrs that became 6

VERIFIED   November 26, 2019
Capt. Rick and mate Sam were very friendly and helpful. They did everything that they could to make sure we were fishing and...
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Teresa G.
Jacksonville, FL
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Wonderful Day out with Captain Rick!

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
We had family visiting from Texas and Kentucky and we spent the day with Captain Rick and wife.  What an amazing trip! ...
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