Cowboy & CowGirl Fishing Charters

Member since June 2014

Key West, United States

Background
Cowboy & Cowgirl Charters are a family owned and operated business that was first founded in 1965 by Hans Baumgarten. His son and grandson carried on the family tradition and created the current incarnation of the company in 1995. Throughout the company's history, the boats and crew have won many fishing tournaments in the Keys and beyond, and captain Mark Baumgarten has never had a problem putting his guests on trophy fish.

Cowboy & CowGirl Fishing Charters

Key West, United States
Background
Cowboy & Cowgirl Charters are a family owned and operated business that was first founded in 1965 by Hans Baumgarten. His son and grandson carried on the family tradition and created the current incarnation of the company in 1995. Throughout the company's history, the boats and crew have won many fishing tournaments in the Keys and beyond, and captain Mark Baumgarten has never had a problem putting his guests on trophy fish.
Angler's Choice

Our Charter Listings

Key West
trips from
US$ 165
Key West
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US$ 800

Customer Reviews

4.52 out of 5 stars from 53 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Great experience. Caught fish. Wife and daughter enjoyed very much. Will book again.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Great experience fishing on a trolling charter for the first time.The captain and mate made sure that we caught some fish and kept their eyes out for anything floating in the water and birds.We caught 3 Mahi Mahi and one of the other guys caught a tuna.

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

Nice finish on our Key west vacation!
Great crew and we did catch both Barracudas and Mahi-Mahis…

Thank you very much!
Vildma family

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

We did a shared charter and the other 4 people we went with were great. The crew was fantastic and as a boat we caught about 15 bonitas and 2 mackerels. Great experience. Would highly recommend

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

We had an awesome time!! Josh worked like a fiend getting the lines out and setting us up and no one was more excited to hook a fish than he was.  His enthusiasm was wonderful.  And Sean was cool and collected but had the eye and magically spotted the fish.  They were a great team and they love fishing which was evident.  I was a bit hesitant when I saw the boats the day before, as they are older, but once I got on board it didn’t matter as the fish and salt and sunscreen were everywhere, so who cares!  There was no a/c but the breeze and shade on the upper deck by the captain were more than enough. The only reason I would not recommend this for kids is it was too long a day for smaller children.  But teens looking to fish would be fine.  The owners, Mac and Michelle, were around before we left and when we got back and that was a nice touch too.  I would recommend this company and especially this team of Sean and Josh again any day.  They ROCKED it!  Did I mention we caught a sailfish ???

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great crew and great experience . My son landed a 25-30 ib mahi mahi and it was a great experience for him . Lasted at least 30 minutes . Michelle was great to deal with on setting this trip up and hope her new grandbaby fills her up with joy !!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We did not go on the trip. They delayed it due to weather. They then called and said they would be picking us up in 10 minutes. There was a crazy storm that we could see t the lightning on the ocean. We dod not feel safe fishing in the storm. They did not return our deposit. Very disappointing.

Denise Lott does not recommend Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lots of action.  John and Shane excellent captain and crew.

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Great crew, very professional. Got us on fish will definitely be back! Ride’em Cowboy!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

I was completely satisfied with this trip. The weather was a bit up and down but the Captian kept us South of the hard rain. Sean the Deckhand did an amazing job of keeping 5 of us pulling in fish and baiting the hooks. Thanks for a great fishing trip.

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Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

Lots of fun and a couple of fish. Overall a successful trip.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, May 29, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Real good guys stayed on the spread clearing weeds etc. Was happy with capt and crew

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Let’s start by saying that these two and Michelle were absolutely amazing. My morning started off with my car getting towed and fighting with the lot to get the car and my luggage. Not only did they provide me with space to keep what I had with me on the boat but Michelle offered to have the luggage dropped off at her house while we were off shore. The fishing started a little slow but Captain Mike and Lee are experts and doing what they do and had us on the fish and unfortunately I had to catch a plane otherwise I would of fished with these two for the rest of the week! Thank you for such an incredible first time experience and for getting me on the plane in time. I will be back again soon and will only book with these amazing people.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017
William Venneri does not recommend Cowboy Charters - Cowboy

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Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

John the mate did everything but make the fish bite. Worked his butt off. Tried a deep drop that the captain wasn’t real happy with. Getting bites, time to troll. Make sure you designate catching instead of chasing “trophy” fish. Good trip overall. No fish.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 31, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Captain and 1st mate were excellent at what they do but above all they were both good people. We had an excellent time and caught many fish

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Went fishing on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Captain and crew A for effort. Fishing was a little slow

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

You could give the females, who control the money a little extra attention, we are the future.

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Great day on the water. Very knowledgeable crew and the trip was a great success!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, March 24, 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tom and Ricky were excellent as Captain and Mate.  They made the trip fun and were very helpful and shared their knowledge. We trolled for a while and didn’t catch a whole lot but then my son ended up reeling in a 300 lb. 9 foot hammerhead shark!  That was so exciting for all of us!  Didn’t get a picture of him out of the water because the line broke just as Ricky was pulling him up beside the boat.  Bummer. We did end up bringing some fish home as well.  The only complaint I would have were the broken chairs that made it difficult to reel in a big fish. My 18 yr old son kept sliding forward and had trouble staying in the chair. But Ricky and my older son both helped him. Overall it was an awesome day!

Fished March 2017

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Cowboy & CowGirl Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Awesome thank you for your feedback. If you don’t mind, we would appreciate if you shared your review on TripAdvisor snd yelp.

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nice 1/2 day out on the water We caught quite a few fish-mostly eating size
We did have a hard time finding them!  We had to call to get directed in.

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Went fishing on Friday, March 10, 2017

My first fishing trip Awesome!! FUN!! trip I am hook!! Can’t wait to come back.  Ricky and Bobby were fun!!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

We had a brilliant morning we were made very welcome and every bit of our trip was enjoyable
Thank you Donna and mark

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 11, 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

It was my second fishing trip in key west, this one was perfect.
A nice trip, professional captain and deck hand, very polite and nice to be around.

To summon it up we had a great day and will surely use them again for our next fishing trip.

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Had a great time caught 4 fish 2 got a way will be back this Summer to fish for Marlin and Sail Fish
Eddie the First Mate was bar none the very best.

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Went fishing on Monday, February 6, 2017

It was great to have a very experienced, fun crew.  We went out for a hammered and got a hammerhead.  Ecellent trip for anyone! Thanks!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bobby and Ricky were great! We had a blast and I’ll bet all 5 of us caught over 20+ fish a piece! We didn’t have to many photos because we were catching fish the entire time! We caught Snapper, Grouper, Trigger, Grunts, and various other types of fish. The fish tacos that night were awesome!

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

fun and good experience

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 5, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, January 6, 2017

Captain Bobby and mate Ricky got the full boat of six each several chances at fish, as a boat we ended up catching mostly Blacking Tuna with a few Bonita, and a King Mackerel.  The material Ricky filleted the Blackfins at the dock.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 3, 2016

We had an excellent time and caught more fish then we had planned!  It was awesome!  It was the most incredible experience ever!

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The weather was nearly perfect. The sea was very choppy. First mate Danny was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He stayed very busy making sure each of us had a chance to catch fish. While he was doing that our captain did an amazing job of maneuvering the boat. All in all it was a great trip.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, November 21, 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 20, 2016

Thankyouverymuch

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Didn’t catch anything worth keeping. Tried but not hard enough. Not all crews fault.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Even when weather conditions did not help, crew did everything possible to ensure we catch fish. Will return for more next year. .thanks.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, September 16, 2016

Lots of experience took us trolling and bottom fishing to guarantee fish.

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The morning started out very slow, no activity. We finally started catching Bonita about 2 hours into the 4 hour charter. It was my wife’s birthday and this was something she was looking forward to. She ended up catching the last fish of the day which was a 48 inch Wahoo and we’re having it mounted. She was so excited, so it turned out to be a great day in the end!

Fished September 2016

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