ElCapitano’s Offshore LLC

190 Boardwalk Place East
Madeira Beach FL, United States

El Capitano’s Offshore LLC invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime with a high-profile charter crew in the waters of Saint Petersburg, Florida. This highly experienced and welcoming crew will make your day on the water an unforgettable experience. Whether you choose an inshore seasonal trip for Kingfish and Tarpon, or an offshore trip for big game fish - you are in for an adventure!

The charter is owned and operated by Captain Chad Hickman, who is also known as El Capitano. His nickname hails from his years of serving as a United States Coast Guard in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He proudly wears his nickname, and has even named his charter company after it!

El Capitano will take you out on his 32-foot SeaVee center console, powered by two 350HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. This powerful boat will whisk you to the faraway deep blue waters where you can target a number of offshore species such as Bluefin Tuna, huge Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, and more.

The boat contains all the fishing gear you will need, as well as a livewell for the bait, a GPS and a fishfinder to locate the fish, and a superb flybridge for sight fishing.

Your Captain Chad is a native of Saint Petersburg, a full-time professional offshore charter captain, a USCG licensed captain, and is a Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard who was honorably discharged. He is certified by the American Red Cross in first aid and CPR.

El Capitano’s Offshore LLC runs approximately 100 trips per season, with 400 to 600 anglers who fish with them. Many are loyal, repeat customers who come back year after year, and you could become one of them!

El Capitano’s Offshore LLC invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime with a high-profile charter crew in the waters of Saint Petersburg, Florida. This highly experienced and welcoming crew will make your day on the water an unforgettable exp


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Boat Specs

SeaVee (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 Miles Max
Offshore Fishing
Over 30 Miles
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 Included
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 charter operator 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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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We were more that pleased with the professionalism of Captain Chad and the cleanliness of his boat and the equipment.  I took my two Grandsons and my best friend who came down from Pennsylvania for the trip.  Chad took us out approximately 35 miles and he knows all the good spots.  We capped out on Grouper and then changed locations and equipment to fish for Red Snapper and caught so many we became tired of reeling them in.  I would recommend Captain Chad to any one who wants an most enjoyable time.  He was great with educating all of us on technique and especially with my grand children.
Sorry to report I am currently unable to load photos - however Captain Chad has them on his IPhone which I sent to him.

Fished February 19, 2017
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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.

Fished December 22, 2016
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Captain Chad Hickman put us on a ton of fish. His boat is fast and comfortable which got us to our destination quick.  As soon as we got there, our poles started bending over immediately. The action was hot and we landed some beasts. One of the best fishing days I’ve ever had. Would highly recommend ElCapitano’s Offshore for your next fishing trip.

Fished June 12, 2016
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