ElCapitano’s Offshore LLC
One of our top picks in Madeira Beach. 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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SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 350HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.
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
Member since November 2016
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Went fishing on February 19, 2017
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 2017Fished February 19, 2017Goerge Stump recommends ElCapitano’s Offshore LLC
Went fishing on December 22, 2016
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 2016Fished December 22, 2016Evan Dupont recommends ElCapitano’s Offshore LLC
Went fishing on June 12, 2016
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 2016Fished June 12, 2016Cody Thomson recommends ElCapitano’s Offshore LLC
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