La Costa Charters

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12975 Kingfish Drive
Treasure Island FL, United States

La Costa Charters specializes in trolling and bottom fishing for a variety of species inhabiting the offshore waters of Florida. The action is great year round, so you’re in for a fun day on the water.

You’ll be fishing on a 32’ Pilothouse vessel, equipped with a range of navigational gear and fish finding electronics, such as GPS, radio and FishFinder. The boat is outfitted with a bathroom on board and plenty of comfortable seating to accommodate up to 6 anglers. The vessel also features a multimedia system and a cooler with fresh ice.

You can target Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, and Red Snapper, depending on the duration of your trip. You could be fishing anywhere from up to 15 miles on a half day trip, to over 40+ miles on extended trips. The crew will accommodate anglers of all levels of expertise.

The crew will provide all the rods, reels and terminal tackle for your group, and will cover the licences. The captain will clean and fillet your catch, so you should just bring a cooler and leave it in the car. Pack food and drinks, put on a cap, sunglasses, and bring a camera.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full day
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1350
    up to 6 persons
    A true deep trip where we are running 40+ miles and are filling the box with Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, pelagics, and much more! This is a true 'fill the freezer' trip! It will take between 1 and 3 hours to get to the fisheries, and you will have enough time for some nice fishing. It's a good choice for more experienced anglers. Pack food, drinks, a cap, sunblock, and a camera. Bring along a cooler to carry your fish after you leave the boat.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip will give you enough time to explore various spots teeming with fish. You can choose whether it's bottom fishing or trolling, and the crew will recommend the most productive method. It takes about an hour before you reach the fishing grounds. You can target Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more. All the gear is waiting for you onboard. You should pack a cap, sunblock, a camera, and food and drinks. Bring a cooler to transfer the cleaned catch after you leave the boat.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will give you more time to cast the lures and enjoy the view as you wait for the fish to bite. These hot spots offer action throughout the year. You can target Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Hogfish, some Cobia, and maybe even an Amberjack. The captain will provide all the fishing gear and the license. You need to bring snacks and drinks, a cap, sunblock, and put on comfortable clothes. Pack your camera and get going.
  • Private trip
    Half day extended
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 675
    up to 6 persons
    This is all the half day is distance wise and more with some extra time to get on the fish even more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip is a good way to explore the waters of Florida. The trips run year round and there are many species to catch. You can get Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Kingfish, and more. All the gear is waiting for you onboard. Less experienced anglers will benefit a lot from this trip - it's not way too long and offers great action. It takes about 30 minutes to the fishing grounds, and you'll go up to 15 miles. Pack food and drinks, a cap, sunglasses, and sunblock. Come for a trip to remember!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    These fisheries offer fine catches year round, and you'll be able to get the likes of Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Kingfish, and more. The captain will provide the gear onboard. This package is suitable for novice fishermen. Bring food and drinks, put on a cap, sunglasses, and sunblock. Make room for your camera to get a good shot of your catch. It takes about 30 minutes to the fishing grounds, and you'll go up to 15 miles.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 125
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This trip is unique because it can be a struggle to get a full 6 people together sometimes and this gives the flexibility for a smaller group or 2 couples to still go fishing offshore and enjoy a great day fishing! It takes about 30 minutes to the fishing grounds, and you'll go up to 15 miles.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 125
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    If you'd like to explore these rich Florida fisheries, and want to meet some new anglers, this trip will work for you. Sometimes, it can be difficult to get a group of people to join the chase. This way, you will have the flexibility to join another party and go fishing together. You may even make new friends. All the equipment is waiting for you onboard. It takes about 30 minutes to the fishing grounds, and you'll go up to 15 miles.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Barracuda (Great)
  Cobia
  Grouper (Gag)

  Grouper (Goliath)
  Grouper (Red)
  Hogfish
  Shark (Bull)

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Sabalo (Pilothouse) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 330HP Cummins engine.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

Patrick Eckelbarger
Treasure Island, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
50
I specialize in offshore bottom fishing and trolling in the abundant St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach fishing grounds. I always wanted to be a captain since I was a kid and was lucky enough to live my dream. I love targeting Red Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Gag Grouper, Snappers, Kingfish, Tunas, as well as various pelagics inhabiting the offshore grounds. This is my passion and we will do everything to show you what La Costa Charters is all about and why you are in good hands with us. We guarantee it!
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 92%

Customer Reviews

4.72 out of 5 stars from 47 reviews

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The knowledge to where the fish were, landing fish all day

Fished May 12, 2018
Patrick Eckelbarger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 16, 2018

Awesome trip and look forward to next time!

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Had a great time with Captain Patrick! Very personable, hard working and knowledgeable. Every species we caught, and we caught quite a few, he gave us a brief rundown of the fish. Best charter me and my family have been on! Thanks Patrick! We will be back!

Fished April 27, 2018
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Fished March 29, 2018
Patrick Eckelbarger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 30, 2018

Great group and some nice fish to go with it!

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