ElCapitano’s Offshore LLC.

190 Boardwalk Place East
Madeira Beach FL, United States

El Capitano’s Offshore is a high-profile charter fishing service that runs approximately 100 trips per season. Between 400 and 600 anglers will fish with us, and many are loyal repeat customers who come back year after year.

Capt. Chad Hickman is:
• A native of St. Petersburg, Florida.
• Full-time professional offshore charter captain.
• Holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License.
• A Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, honorably discharged.
• Certified by the American Red Cross in first aid and CPR


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About this listing

Boat Specs

See Vee 32b (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 350HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
15 max
Offshore Fishing
over 30
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Snapper trips
Heavy Tackle
Grouper
Bottom Fishing
Grouper, Snapper
Trolling
Kingfish, Blackfin
Spinning
Snapper, Tarpon, Grouper
Jigging
Grouper, Snapper
Kite Fishing
kingfish
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
Grouper (Goliath)

 
Grouper (Red)
 
Hogfish

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Tarpon
 
Tuna (Bluefin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Garmin
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
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Garmin
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Not on all trips
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Madeira Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% 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, American Express.

About the Captain

Chad Hickman
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Member since November 2016
Capt. Chad Hickman is: • A native of St. Petersburg, Florida; • Full-time professional offshore charter captain • Holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License; • A Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, honorably discharged; • Certified by the American Red Cross in first aid and CPR.

Florida Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Charters are a dime a dozen, but if you want to experience a day on an awesome boat with a truly skilled captain who can teach you a couple things, this is the guy.  Chad has a great personality, and can teach even skilled fisherman some new tricks.  He has the spots and the techniques, and the boat to get you there and back quickly and comfortably.  We killed groupers and yellow tail, and I’m planning to book a trip for hogs and mangos next.

Evan Dupont • Fished December 22, 2016
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One of the best experiences in my life. We booked the overnight snapper trip with El Capitano’s Offshore. The knowledge to catch all the different species was very impressive. We had tuna basically jumping in the boat with the captian’s experience catching with tuna.  The experience was even more exciting since we were catching the tuna at night with the lights behind the boat. After getting worn out catching as many tuna as we wanted, we ventured offshore for deep dropping for yellow edge grouper and tile fish. This was my first time doing this type if fishing. The bite was great and ended up with a few of the Yellow Edge Grouper and Tile fish.

The trip was finished off coming in to shallower water for the grand finally. We caught our limit of American Red Snapper and Gag Grouper with a few Red Grouper mixed in. The overall experience was outstanding and I would highly recommend taking a charter on El Capitano’s Offshore. The captain was prepared with proper tackle and equipment. As you can see in the pictures, there was no shortage of fish!! The captain and crew are very professional and made this a fun learning experience.

Dan Voeltz • Fished June 4, 2016
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We had a great time with Capt. Chad and caught a ton of fish. We had 6 guys on the trip and still had plenty of room on the boat for fishing. We pounded the grouper and red snapper and took home a cooler packed with awesome fillets. Capt. Chad kept us moving so as soon as the bite slowed at one spot we jumped on a new spot and hammered them again. We have already booked again for next summer and can’t wait to go whack em again!

Clint Brady • Fished June 4, 2016
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