Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters

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
    Morning Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 1 person
    + $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.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    Start your day the best way possible - fishing! Capt. John will take you on a morning adventure, where you will target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Flounder, Bull Reds, Snapper, or any other species that are in season.
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About the Captain

John Chauvin
Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

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
Deep Sea Fishing

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. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Travis V.
Dallas, TX
 5.00
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Fun before the storm

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
The captain was extremely nice and funny. He informed us that the bite would be very slow before we set out due to the storm...
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Scott L.
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6 hour trip with captain john

VERIFIED   February 16, 2019
this trip was for me and my dad to have some special time together . captain john made this the best time ,awesome guide and...
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Pete M.
Lafayette, LA
 5.00
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From the sea to our belly!

VERIFIED   April 16, 2019
Family had a great day of fishing with Captain John. We fished some great spots and saw a lot of the area from Fourchon to...
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Mark H.
Nemaha, NE
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Great time with a great guide.

VERIFIED   March 7, 2019
Had an awesome trip and caught some great fish. Guide was very patient and helpful with my wife who has never fished. She caught...
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Jacob H.
Baker, LA
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 26, 2019
Great time with captain John Chauvin!
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