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Address: 1801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040-3675
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+1 305-294-5888
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00

Key West and the Florida Keys are well known as the fishing capital of the...

Key West and the Florida Keys are well known as the fishing capital of the world and holds more world records than anywhere else. We have been charter fishing the waters off of the lower Florida Keys since 1965 and have been the winners of many fishing tournaments. Fishing is a family tradition for the Baumgarten family. Hans Baumgarten started Cowboy Charters in 1965 and his son and grandson have carried on and expanded the family tradtion.

You will experiencea both friendly and professional crew on the well appointed 36 FT & 45 ft Hatteras yachts" with twin diesels, when you join Mark Baumgarten and crew for a day of sport fishing. Mark has been fishing professionally for over 40 years and has been consistanly able to find that trophy fish for his customers. Visit our Facebook Fan Page "Cowboy Charters-Key West" or follow us on twitter at "Cowboy_KeyWest"

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Amazing day at Sea Cowboys Charters!!

Thank you to your amazing crew for a fun adventure at sea. Our group had a fantastic time catching fish and learning about what it takes to be a successful fisherman.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to your amazing crew for a fun adventure at sea. Our group had a fantastic time catching fish and learning about what it takes to be a successful fisherman.

Thank stephludy
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great charter, great captain and mate. What a great experience. Definitely recommend! Caught Tune, Mahi Mahi, And Kingfish Makrel. Cannot say enough...

Thank Norm S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent four more days with Cowboy Charters, just like the last trip Michelle and Mark went the extra mile to make sure we had an excellent trip. Last trip caught 125 lb Amberjack that took 1st place in weight in the 2016 Key West Tournament, this trip messed with Ricky the First Mate told him no pressure just want... More 

Thank Otis R
Gainesville, United States
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The entire team at Cowboy charters made us feel welcome. The young lady who took our reservation, Sharky (the captain) and the deck mate were all outstanding. We caught a combination of Barracuda, King Mackerel, Grouper, Rainbow Runner, Bonita and we even caught a shark. We definitely had a good time.

Thank James B
Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The staff at Cowboy Charters couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. My husband and I were in Key West for our first time and excited to spend our first day fishing. Capt. Mark, his wife, and our Mate Danny were great people. We caught 4 tuna and 2 Mahi Mahi. We took some fish to eat that day and then... More 

Thank Emez01
Shaldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Wow. What a day. I did a half day in Key West 15 years ago and caught a decent tuna so really wanted a rematch. This time Jo wupped me with two Sailfish (yes two!) a few sharks and a Tuna to my Tuna and 3 sharks. Brilliant day. Mark (Skipper Sharkey) and Danny his mate worked so hard for... More 

Thank NevilleTJ
Bradenton Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had a fishing charter with Capt.Mark and the CowBoy this weekend in Key West. I am an avid fisherman and have high expectations when I book charters and Capt.Mark and the cowboy definitely did not disappoint! We went a mile off and loaded the fish box with tons of different types of snappers and other targeted fish we were... More 

Thank Alex S
Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I booked two boats for September 9th. Supposed to be a 45 foot and a 50 foot boat with a/c. The evening before the trip I received text message if we could move the trip from 8 AM to 10 AM because they were having a part replaced on one of the boats. This of course was fine with us... More 

Thank ffjc813
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I was hoping not to have to write this review but after 2 weeks the owner still has not contacted me. I made a reservation in April for chartering the cowgirl in July. I chose the cowgirl, even though it was $250 more, because they told me it was there newest vessel and was state of the art. I don't... More 

Thank David N
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Okay experience. Crew did fine, but did not seem aggressive at trying different techniques etc. Later in the day, we just worked the boat close to port so we could get in quickly. The equipment and boat were 'tired'. Cabin seemed like a great idea to get out of the sun, because the awning on the bridge was missing, but... More 

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