Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales

‘Only good things can come ​from​ combining fun and passion’ is the motto of Sea Born Fishing, operating out of breathtaking San Juan, Puerto Rico. Professional and passionate, they will provide you with the most incredible game fishing experience only 20 minutes away from the harbor, where the waters are over 600’ deep.

Captain Alex Obén owns and operates the lovely “Fishing Tales,” a 45’ Hatteras flybridge boat that can comfortably accommodate up to 6 guests. This beauty was completely remodeled in 2018, with new electronics, interior, paint job, engine works, and many other things done.

The Fishing Tales features a professional fighting chair and top-notch navigational and safety equipment. It comes powered by twin Detroit Diesel motors, 550 HP each, and features a restroom, shower, kitchen, and outriggers. This is not just your average fishing boat – you’ll be able to enjoy the comforts of home while fishing thanks to air-conditioning, TV, refrigerator, and a multimedia system on board.

You won’t spend any time traveling to the best fishing grounds – all the big game species are abundant in the waters only 20 minutes from the docks. The captain will do everything to put you on that trophy Marlin, Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and whatever else your heart desires.

He’ll provide you with high-end fishing gear, live bait (when available), and lures; you just have to bring your own tackle if you want to go fly fishing. The first mate will clean and fillet your hard earned catch, so gratuity for his efforts is very appreciated. You’ll also be provided with delicious snacks and drinks, such as chips, Doritos, beer, and sodas. Luch can be available upon request on full-day trips but please note that this option is charged extra.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    With enough time on your hands, you'll be able to go after all those big boys without rushing back to the docks. The captain will do everything he can to put you on that trophy Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, Mahi, Wahoo, and many others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    Want to spend a little more than 4 hours out there and be able to hit the pool or enjoy other things that Puerto Rico has to offer by 2? Well, this is your trip, a 6-hour trip will give those extra two hours that can make the difference.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Don't want to be on the water all day? Then this trip is perfect for you! This 4-hour trip will give you enough time to reel in a 250-350 pound Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Barracuda, or Sharks because the world-renowned Blue Marlin Alley is just 20 minutes off the dock!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
  • Private trip
    4 hour trip (2 persons or less)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
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About the Captain

Alex Oben
San Juan, Puerto Rico
47 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2014
Captain Alex Oben has over of a quarter of a century of fishing experience. He has been fishing in the area his whole life and that vast experience gives him the best possible knowledge about all the necessary fishing tricks and hack. Captain Alex specializes in trolling and loves having groups of friends who like to have fun on board.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Flybridge) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.51
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Richard C.
Puerto Rico
 5.00
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Fishing with Alex

VERIFIED   February 10, 2020
First ever Blue Marlin as well as this nice Mahi- big Marlin battled me 45 minutes- spooled me once, then back up, over half...
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Joe B.
Memphis, Tennessee
 5.00
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Fishing with Alex

VERIFIED   October 13, 2019
10/13/19. The boat Fishing Tales is a nicely restored Hatteras. The fishing was a little slow for all the charter boats on...
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Rebecca K.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Great Crew and Experience

VERIFIED   July 6, 2020
This was by far the best fishing experience I have had in Puerto Rico! The crew is amazing and very accommodating!
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Todd B.
Yorktown Heights, NY
 5.00
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Great experience

VERIFIED   January 5, 2020
Capt. Alex and mate Jose are experienced and professional.  The boat was well equipped and pristine.  We had an amazing...
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Lee G.
Arlington, TX
 5.00
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Half Day

VERIFIED   March 12, 2020
We had a great day out on the water. The captain and first mate were really knowledgeable and went out of their way to make...
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