Captain
Rick Barberi

Member since February 2016

Pensacola Beach, United States

Background
I have fished the area my entire life. I was raised on the water and as far back as I can remember we always fished. I am a native to the area.
Techniques
I love just bending a rod over but I prefer offshore species. If I had to do one type of fishing for the rest of my life it would be dragging teasers and pitch baiting Marlin

Hey, I'm Captain Rick Barberi

Pensacola Beach, United States
Background
I have fished the area my entire life. I was raised on the water and as far back as I can remember we always fished. I am a native to the area.
Techniques
I love just bending a rod over but I prefer offshore species. If I had to do one type of fishing for the rest of my life it would be dragging teasers and pitch baiting Marlin

My Charter Listings

Pensacola Beach
trips from
US$ 650

Fishing Reports

Red Snapper and more

June 08, 2017

Red Snapper bite has been fun as always with some nice one too. We have also found some really big vermillion snapper. Scamp bite has been either really good or non existent. We have also lucked up on a… Read Full Report →


8 hr grouper run

May 30, 2017

We did a 8 hr trip and the fish were really biting. Caught a limit of grouper and a limit of vermillion snapper. Other trips lately have been really successful. The inshore bite has been a little slow this… Read Full Report →


Mackerel and bottom fishing.

April 22, 2017

We have had some nice trips as of late. The mackerels have really moved in. The 5 hr nearshore trolling has been really good as well as fishing the edges. A lot of species are closed right now but… Read Full Report →


Sheep head inshore ajs offshore

March 17, 2017

Fishing is really heating up. Sheep head are biting inshore. The Spanish Mackrel have moved in along the beaches. Ajs will be closing 3/23. But the bite has been pretty steady. Kings have moved in on the deep natural… Read Full Report →


Amberjacks

January 15, 2017

Amberjacks are going off and big ones at that. One full your after the new size requirements, fish seem to be big and plentiful. The smallest one kept was 38" and we broke of several fish over 50#. Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing

December 05, 2016

Redfish have been as thick as I can remember this year and still going strong. There has also been a a pretty steady bite of flounder. Weather is cold on some days but well worth it. Remeber AJ's open… Read Full Report →


Sharks King Mackrel, scamp mingo

July 22, 2016

Great trip today the same as recent trips. Lots of variety. Makes for a lot of fun and a lot of good eats. Read Full Report →


Snapper Season

June 03, 2016

Snapper season has arrived and the fishing is great. We have also been able to come to the dock with a mixed bag including various bottom fish, Mahi, and king mackerel. We can snapper fish till 7/17 so book… Read Full Report →


Trigger fish tunas on the edge

April 29, 2016

Fishing and weather have been awesome. The Gulf of Mexico is coming alive. The bottom fishing is great as usual but the edge has really turned on. Black fin tunas skip jack tunas and other pelagics have begun to… Read Full Report →


Sheephead

March 15, 2016

The sheepshead fishing is on fire right now. If any one wants a economical trip with lots of action we are doing 4 Hr inshore trips for $450 call now Read Full Report →


Trigger fish

February 28, 2016

Beautiful weather and a box full of large triggers. The big triggers were loaded on all the wrecks. The bigger ajs we have been catching seemed to be a little dominate or maybe moved a little further offshore. The… Read Full Report →


AJ and trigger

January 30, 2016

Ajs and trigger fish are going off if we can get a weather window. The Big ajs are in close we caught 2 well of 50# and all triggers were caught on trout rods. Book a trip lets go. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Had a great time, birthday trip every year! We limited out on two species and could not ask for a better day!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This was by far the best charter fishing trip I’ve taken. Captain Rick not only put us on some fish but was a very professional and genuine good person. Me and my family have been coming to Florida for years for summer vacation and this fishing trip certainly made our trip more enjoyable this year. Now with our family growing with each new grandchild, we are happy to have found a fishing charter that Is certain to become a family outing year after year! Life is too short to hesitate spending time with family. If you want to make some lasting memories with family or friends, don’t let this charter pass you by- you will not be disappointed. Thanks Captain Rick for a great experience- we will be booking Marlin Hunter Fishing Charters again soon.

DT from Louisiana

Fished June 2017

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Thank you for all the nice comments. I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. I hope we have a lot more fishing adventures together.

Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

We had a great time. Captain Rick was very friendly and professional. He worked very hard to make sure we had a good time. We highly recommend him and hope to go out with him again.

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I had a great time with you guys as well. I’m glad yall had a good time.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rick is an amazing captain and his boat was the best. He kept us on fish all day even when the weather wasn’t the best.

Fished June 2017

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thanks guys. Great trip today. I hope to see you again

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Had a fantastic experience. Professional and patient.  Highly recommend it!

Fished April 2017

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thank you so much. Hope to see you again.


Went fishing on Monday, September 19, 2016

We had an amazing fishing trip! Beautiful morning! Captain Rick was so much fun! He worked hard to get fish to bite! We caught some nice fish! We were so happy with our fishing trip!

Fished September 2016

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thanks so much really enjoyed meeting you guys

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

We asked Captain Rick to catch a shark.  He did everything in his power to do so.  Sadly, we were skunked on the shark, but he DID put us on the fish and we were able to catch and release some decent red snapper and our first triggerfish. 

He scoured the Gulf in search of some big sharks, and he and Griff worked their butts off trying to hool us up.  We had a couple of REALLY NICE fish on, but hung up in the wrecks before we could land them.  We also marked several VERY large fish, so he definitely knew what was up.

Exceptional vessel, professional and HARD WORKING attitude, and beautiful scenery (porpoises, etc) will keep us coming back!

Only reason overall 4 stars is we missed out on JAWS.

Fished August 2016

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 8, 2016

Thanks guys hopefully we will get to try again

Went fishing on Friday, July 22, 2016

Had an awesome time. They made sure that everybody had a chance to catch something, and they cared when we got sick. Both guys were super nice, and were up for whatever we wanted to do.

Fished July 2016

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You guys were great and that was a large shark you caught.


Went fishing on Thursday, June 2, 2016

My son (age 12) found Rick on YouTube and wanted to go fishing with him since we vacationing in Pensacola.  It was a great decision!!  Rick was awesome. He was very flexible in catering to what my son wanted to fish for. Rick spoke to him on the phone many times!  We caught our limit of Red Snapper but Rick still took us to another spot to fish for Mackerel (which he didn’t have to do). 

I would HIGHLY recommend Marlin Hunter Fishing charters. Very professional yet very personal. You can tell Rick really cares about people. He even let my son get behind the wheel of his boat and drive!!!

Fished June 2016

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 10, 2016

Thanks. I hope we get to fish together again!

Went fishing on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Great day offshore!  We encountered two huge free swimming Hammerheads, marveled at Tunas busting bait on the surface, boxed a bunch of Dolphin (my daughter’s first!), and battled a 60lb + Wahoo on light tackle.  The crew’s performance was especially impressive in landing our big Wahoo as he was caught on a light mono leader, we only had one shot to put him in the boat and they made it happen!  Captain Rick put us on the fish!

Fished May 2016

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Rick Barberi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 10, 2016

Thanks Eric can’t wait to fish together again