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 the trip no later than 2:00 PM. 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.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

25 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum


Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain 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 11 reviews

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Only because of horrible easterly winds kept this trip from being perfect, don’t know why Captain John can’t control the weather..

Mark Dantin  • Fished February 26, 2017
John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 27, 2017

That is so true Mr Mark. Unfortunately I have yet to harness the power to control mother nature. The winds were blowing in the morning at a steady 15-20mph and increasing to a steady 20-25. But despite the odds, yall still managed to catch over 40 trout with 20 keepers, and a couple of beautiful reds. I want to thank yall for a fun trip and hope Y’all have a wonderful stay in Grand Isle. You and your family were a pleasure to fish with.

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Ronald Ledet  • Fished September 3, 2016
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Captain John did his best to make sure we had an amazing experience!

Leslie Deshotels  • Fished August 6, 2016
John Chauvin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 9, 2016

Thanks for the review Leslie. I had a fun time with y’all and I appreciate the gift. Hopefully next time the weather will be better. Thanks again, Y’all take care.

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