La Costa Charters LLC

(36) In high demand!
6810 Gulfport Boulevard South
South Pasadena FL, United States

La Costa Charters specialize in big game and bottom fishing for a variety of species inhabiting the offshore waters of Florida. You’ll be fishing on a 32’ 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 per trip. A multimedia system for your enjoyment as well as a cooler with fresh ice before every trip can all be found among the boat’s amenities.

Some of the species you’ll be targeting include Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Kingfish, Barracuda, and American Red Snapper, depending on the duration of your trip. Apart from fishing, the crew of La Costa Charters can also organize diving and spearfishing excursions, with the appropriate snorkeling and/or spearfishing equipment provided. This area offers extensive diving and spearfishing potential, with shallow reefs and wrecks located close by.

All the rods, reels and terminal tackle for your group will be provided by the La Costa Charters. Florida fishing licenses are mandatory for all anglers aboard La Costa, and are covered by the Captain. Following your trip, a complimentary cleaning and filleting of the day’s catch will be performed by the crew and packed in bags with fresh ice if you’d like to take some of the fish home. If not, you are more than welcome to practice Catch and Release.

La Costa Charters specialize in big game and bottom fishing for a variety of species inhabiting the offshore waters of Florida. You’ll be fishing on a 32’ vessel, equipped with a range of navigational gear and fish finding electronics, such as GP

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Boat Specs

Sabalo (Pilothouse) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 330HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

32 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath)
Grouper (Red)

Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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
South Pasadena, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
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: 3 hours
Response rate: 98%

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 36 reviews

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caught nine different types of fish including a puffer and trigger fish that you only see in the aquariums. Crew knew where to go to get the action going. Sight seeing on way out a bonus. My big one had its back three quarters shredded by a shark or barracuda when reeling in. Recommended local hook and cook very inexpensive fish tasted great! Thanks Capt Pat and First Mate Mike.

Fished July 13, 2017
Patrick Eckelbarger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 20, 2017

So glad you enjoyed the trip and will look forward to fishing with you again!

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Fished July 13, 2017
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Wow!!! What can I say? Capt. Patrick is a true professional along with his first mate, he put us on the fish right away. We couldn’t stop catching fish, we caught numerous species,  but besides that he was very helpful to everyone on the boat and very informative on what to do, he help us a lot. The end of the trip was the most unforgettable part of the trip when we caught a 200+ plus Goliath Grouper it was an awesome experience that we all enjoy.. Thank you Capt. Patrick we are for sure to use you again in the near future.

Fished June 29, 2017
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