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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Morning Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    An inshore or nearshore coastal trip. All rods, reels, bait, tackle, fuel, ice, fish cleaning and filet packaging included. Where we go depends on what you want to target: if you want to catch some tasty Redfish or Spotted Sea Trout we'll explore the inshore waterways sheltered behind Grand Isle, while if you'd rather target species such as Snapper and Cobia we can travel to the coast.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

John Chauvin
Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States
Member since December 2015
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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%

Grand Isle Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Really enjoyed fishing and visiting with capt john.He was very knowledgeable, great captain. I would recommend fishing with him to everyone.

Fished June 11, 2018
John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 11, 2018
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We had a great day fishing with Captain John. He put us on the fish and made sure we had a great time.  He’s the one we’ll call for our next trip!!

Fished May 9, 2018
John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 10, 2018

Thanks Tony. I had a great time fishing with y’all. Hope y’all enjoy all the fish. Have a safe trip home. Thanks again!
Capt John

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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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