Captain Rick Barberi grew up in Pensacola, Florida and as a kid he fished everyday…pounding the docks catching mullet and other local favorites. Today, he’s still on the water every morning in one of the best fishing locations in the USA, but as he’s matured so has his quarry – as you can tell by the name of his charter company, Marlin Hunter Fishing Charters.
While Capt. Barberi still catches everything that swims, marlin are his top target and he believes that Pensacola should be one of your first choices when choosing a location to target the fastest fish in the sea. However Pensacola is also one of the most diverse fisheries you will find, and Marlin Hunter offers trips ranging from inshore for redfish, to bottom fishing for snapper and grouper, to bluewater trolling. The fishing is good all year, and there is never a bad time to visit Pensacola.
Capt. Barberi’s boat is a 2014 31’ Cape Horn that is perfectly suited for this diverse Gulf of Mexico fishery. It has all the safety gear and top of the line fishing equipment, and is equipped with outriggers and mounted teasers for hunting…you guessed it…marlin.
Of course, the beaches here in the “Emerald Coast” are not to be missed, and offer an affordable and fun-filled family vacation. Before you arrive, book a day or two with Rick Barberi, the Marlin Hunter!