Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters

1618 Route 1
Grand Isle LA, United States

Capt. John, the owner/ operator of Capt John’s Fin-tastic Charters, provides his clients with a fun, friendly and professional atmosphere. He has fished the Louisiana saltwaters for over 30 years and specializes in inshore and coastal fishing. From the inshore marsh and bays, to the coastal beaches and reefs, Capt John targets Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Bull Reds, Snapper, Cobia or any other species you request to fish for that are in season.

Every morning, Capt John loads the boat with plenty of fuel, ice, fresh caught live bait, rod & reels and tackle. The type of live bait used will depend on the species targeted, but mainly will consist of live shrimp, minnows or croakers. The clients meet him at the marina, where they are greeted and escorted to the boat to load their personal items. The boat, a comfortable 25’ Sea Chaser LX Bay Runner, departs from the marina at safe light and returns from morning trips no later than 12:00 PM (afternoon trips are also available). The catch is professionally cleaned and fillets are bagged for the clients’ journey home.

Capt John provides clients with rod & reels along with a clean ice chest to hold their food and drinks while on board, but if you prefer to bring your own rod and reels or ice chest, you’re more than welcome to do so.

Please note that clients are responsible for their own Louisiana saltwater fishing license. Once you have booked your trip you can contact the captain for instructions on how to obtain this. Don’t forget to bring proper clothing for the weather conditions, your own food, snacks and drinks, sun screen and insect repellent and your own means of transporting fillets home (an ice box/ bag is ideal).

While Capt. John does not provide accommodations, he is happy to give advice about options in the area on request.

Capt. John, the owner/ operator of Capt John’s Fin-tastic Charters, provides his clients with a fun, friendly and professional atmosphere. He has fished the Louisiana saltwaters for over 30 years and specializes in inshore and coastal fishing. From


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  • Morning Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 500 up to 1 person
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Afternoon Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 400 up to 1 person
    + US$ 100 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Sea Chaser (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki V6 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Flounder

 
Redfish
 
Sheepshead

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Red)

 
Speckled Trout
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
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

About the Captain

John Chauvin
Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States
Member since December 2015
Capt. John has been fishing ever since he was a boy. First taught to fish by his Dad, he grew up absorbing the various techniques and methods of the anglers around him, giving him a large amount of experience in different ways of fishing. He has been chartering for quite a few years and loves to pass on his knowledge to his guests.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Our party of 4 enjoyed a super fun half day of fishing with Captain John. Captain John was extremely knowledgeable, courteous, attentive, and constantly made sure all of us were catching fish. He also made sure we noticed the historical coastal Fort Livingston, the dolphins circling our boat, and the colony of brown pelicans along the coast. Even though the Fishing Forcast was Fair, we went home with some nice fillets! Fin-Tastic!

Fished July 24, 2017
John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 25, 2017

Im glad yall had a fun time Anna. It was a pleasure to fish with yall. Hope yall have a safe trip home.

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John was great!  Professional and extremely counsious of all our needs.  The weather was not that great but we made the most of it thanks to John’s experience and positive attitude.

Fished June 26, 2017
John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 27, 2017

Thanks Ray. It was a pleasure to have been able to fish with y’all. Hope yall had a safe trip home. Stay safe & God Bless.

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I have fished with several different guides all over the US and Mexico. Capt. John was the best by far. His equipment is top notch and his knowledge of the area was also spot on. My wife and I had a great time.

Fished May 8, 2017
John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 10, 2017

Thank you Sir. It was a pleasure and a privilege to have fished with yall. I’m looking forward to our next adventure.  Take care, and Tight Lines!!!

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