La Costa Charters

6810 Gulfport Boulevard South
St. Petersburg 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.

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’ Pilotho


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  • Extended Full day
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1350 private charter
  • Full Day Trip
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1000 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • Half day extended
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 550 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Shared (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 125 per person (shared), 4 persons minimum
  • Half Day Trip - Shared (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 125 per person (shared), 4 persons minimum
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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Cobia
 
Grouper (Gag)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
Hogfish
 
Shark (Bull)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Red)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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
Payment

20% 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
St. Petersburg, 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: 6 hours
Response rate: 94%

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars from 44 reviews

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Capt.  Pat was awesome.  Put us right on the fish,  were catching grunts, grouper and snapper immediately after dropping anchor. 

After returning to the marina he and a mate cleaned and fillet or fish. Capt.  Pat hen recommend that if we wanted to eat the fish right away to go down the road to a restaurant called Sea Critters and they would cook out catch any way we wanted it,  provide 2 sides fur $8.99 per plate.

That was and awesome call by Capt. Pat, that was as fresh at it could have possible been,  1 hour after catching the fish my son’s and I were eating our catch and it was prepared perfectly, highly recommend. Thanks Capt Pat, we will see you again next time we are in Florida.

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