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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.



About the Captain

Alex Oben
San Juan, Puerto Rico
71 Customer reviews
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) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

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
Bring your own equipment
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Subject to availability
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Chips, Doritos
Drinks
Water, beer, sodas
First Mate
Tips are appreciated
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
Minimum age is 1, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Billfish

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
79%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
54%
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Kathy Z.
Puerto Rico
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Piche and Adrian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 4, 2022
Took great care of us including one person who got a little sea sick. Despite trying different bait and areas came up empty...
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Emily B.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Alex!

VERIFIED   4 hour trip (2 persons or less) on July 6, 2021
Captain Alex and Adrian were phenomenal hosts on a lovely fishing attempt. Unfortunately for us the sea sickness got to us...
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Brook S.
Orlando, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day trip with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 23, 2020
Once in a lifetime trip!  Where do I start…Fishing charter with SeaBorn for my 55th birthday.  Started out with a hook...
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CARLOS P.
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

The Best experience and the best crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 9, 2021
We spent an excellent afternoon. Captain Oraca and Gaby (mate) were very attentive. They have a great experience. We caught...
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Tom S.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip with Capt Alex

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 16, 2021
We had a great day with Alex and his mate. Super professional and lots of fun.  Weather was great, fishing was a little slow,...
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FAQs about Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales

Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - 4 hour trip (2 persons or less) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Sonar
  • Radar

Trips booked with Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Subject to availability)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Chips, Doritos)
  • Drinks (Water, beer, sodas)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreciated)
  • Fishing License

Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo