Capt. John’s Fin-tastic Charters

Capt John’s Fin-tastic Charters provides a fun, friendly and professional atmosphere, as you explore the rich inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Captain John Chauvin has fished the Louisiana saltwater for over 30 years and specializes in inshore and coastal fishing. From the inshore marsh and bays, to the coastal beaches and reefs, he’ll show you all the best fishing grounds, helping you fill the boat.

A comfortable 25’ Sea Chaser LX Bay Runner, the boat was specifically built for fishing these shallow waters. Everything you need for a productive day will be waiting on board, including rods, reels, and tackle, and plenty of live bait. Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard to make yourselves at home, as you settle in for a productive day of fishing.

Get ready to battle it out with some of Louisiana’s finest, as you go bottom fishing around the bays and bayous. Test your skills and fill the boat with delicious Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snapper, Cobia, or any other fish that’s in season, and you’re sure to head home with a real treat.

At the end of your trip, the captain will professionally clean, fillet, and bag your catch, so you’re good to cook your catch up right away. Let the joys of a fun-filled day of fishing live long into the night, as you savor the taste of success with a delicious meal.

All you need to do before coming aboard is grab our LA saltwater fishing license, and you can contact Capt. John after booking to find out how to do this. Other than that, just dress to protect against the elements, bring your own food and drinks, sunscreen, and insect repellent aboard, along with a bag for your catch, and away you go.

Capt John’s Fin-tastic Charters is waiting to take you away on the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Come aboard and get your fish on!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Start the day as you mean to go on with a productive, fun-filled trip to sea. Head to the inshore or nearshore waters and get your fish on, as you go after a range of exciting and delicious fish. If you want to catch some tasty Redfish or Spotted Seatrout, you can explore the inshore waterways sheltered behind Grand Isle. While if you'd rather target species such as Snapper and Cobia, you can head to the coast. Wherever you go, settle in for a thrilling day out with plenty of rewards.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you're not an early riser, then there's still no need to miss out on the incredible fishing on offer out of Louisiana. Come aboard in the afternoon and discover the famed bays and bayous, as you target a range of prestigious and delicious species. Go after Redfish, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Flounder, Snapper, and many more, as you look to fill the boat. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
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About the Captain

John Chauvin
Grand Isle, Louisiana, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 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.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Sea Chaser (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP 2018 Yamaha 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
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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

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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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Adrian F.
Cut Off, LA
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Another great trip!

VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
Captain John doesn’t disappoint and always finds the fish!
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Opelousas, LA
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Half day with Captain John

VERIFIED   May 8, 2020
Great morning ! Captain John took exceptional care of us.
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Travis V.
Dallas, TX
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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.
Dallas, TX
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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
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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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