La Costa Charters LLC

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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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

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: 2 hours
Response rate: 98%

Customer Reviews

4.71 out of 5 stars from 40 reviews

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Never had an empty hook. The crew was very attentive and knowledgeable. We caught a fish within the first ten minutes of arriving to the location. Had a mixed group of avid fisherman to beginners and everyone had a great time.

Fished August 19, 2017
Patrick Eckelbarger (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 21, 2017

Awesome trip you guys! Look forward to fishing with you again.

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Good but only caught one targeted fish

Fished August 5, 2017
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The weather chased his away first day he was nice enough to try it again another day. And we were clobbered again with bad weather.. tough luck for u s but Patrick was awesome.!  Will come back again next year..!

Fished August 2, 2017
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