Captain
Richard Vargas

Member since October 2016

Madeira Beach, United States

Hey, I'm Captain Richard Vargas

Madeira Beach, United States
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

Madeira Beach
trips from
US$ 600
Saint Petersburg
trips from
US$ 800

Customer Reviews

4.26 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, August 25, 2017

Unfortunately, I can’t leave a good review. The boat was fantastic, but that’s about where the good ended. We picked our hotel to be close to the docks as we knew we’d be getting in very late the night before. About 9:30 pm the night before, we got a new address to board the boat. When I asked the captain how far that was from the hotel, he said 20 minutes ish…..it was a 45 minute drive. The original location was within walking distance of our hotel. Also, we booked the 8-12 trip, he told us to be there at 6am instead. So not only did we have to drive 45 minutes, we had to be there two hours earlier than booked with less than 9 hours notification. Okay, whatever. Just wanted to fish.  Got to the boat and it was gorgeous, but everything else was subpar. The fishing line was the wrong weight for what we were fishing for. Lines kept breaking. Said something to the captain about it and he basically ignored us. Then, we ran out of bait about an hour or so into fishing. The captain also mentioned several times that the booking agent messed up and we didn’t pay enough for the trip, and that he couldn’t afford a first mate for the trip.  Kind of thinking that’s why no effort was made to improve the quality of our trip. Overall, really disappointed. A few of us had been deep sea fishing before, and this was the worst. Caught very little fish…. I know that’s not a guarantee, but feel it could have been so much better than it was. Absolutely will not ever book with them again, nor will I use fishingbooker again.

Kimberly Baerncopf does not recommend Fishhawk Charters - Silverton

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

All of our hooks were kept baited and we caught copious amounts of delicious fish. A super experience and we can’t wait up book another one!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 17, 2017

I chartered this boat to bring my elderly father out on the water. We were hoping to catch a fish but was not the primary reason. He was in his glory even though we didnt catch anything. The captain and crew were great and very accomodating.  The boat was gorgeous and the website does not do it justice!  I loved every minute of being on the boat and the water.  I would highly recommend the Fishhawk!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We did everything we possibly could to catch fish but it just wasn’t in the cards. We caught three small mackerel but we were thinking tuna for dinner. The boat and the captain were awesome and we d do it again in a heart beat. Thanks for giving it your best shot, we’ll be back.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It was clear from the start that captain rich was dedicated to taking us to where the fish were that day. He knew right where they were and he got us right into the mackerel and stayed there giving all six of us a chance to catch our limit with time left to try a little snapper fishing. His first mate mark was extremely helpful and great with the kids. Can’t wait to do it again.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 18, 2017

Great boat. Caught tons of fish but first time they wouldn’t filet any fish. I almost thought they didn’t want us to keep them. $800 for half day and they won’t filet any fish?

Charles Sharf does not recommend Fishhawk Charters - Silverton

Fished February 2017

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Richard Vargas (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 20, 2017

Thank you for booking with us and we are glad you enjoyed the vessel and caught tons of fish! Catching fish on this large comfortable yacht is what we pride ourselves in and we typically filet all fish for our clients unless they choose otherwise. The time involved in cleaning this amount of fish should have been factored into everyone’s schedule as well as communicated to you. It is also illegal to filet any catch prior to returning to the dock so this has to be factored in as well. In any event, I have reminded the Captain to always offer to clean the fish as he knows it is standard practice in the industry. Thank you again for booking the Fish Hawk!