ElCapitano’s Offshore LLC

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 Blackfin 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Drop Trip 100+ miles
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    15 hour trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $3,400
    up to 4 persons
    + $200
    each additional person
    Max 4 people targeting deep water groupers (yellow edge, Snowys, Warsaws, ect.) Tile Fish and other deep water fish. This trip must be on a flat calm day tipicaly summer time. Must be ready for a long day as we leave before sunrise and return aroud dark. Electirc reels are use (two at a time max) on a drift. This is a trip you will never forget!!!!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    This is an offshore trip tat will take you 50-75 miles out. You will target large fish such as Bluefin Tuna. Must have good weather to run this trip.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    You will travel 25-50 miles out. A longer fishing day will allow you to target a different variety of fish throughout the day such as Hogfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    This trip will take you 25-40 miles out into the deep blue waters where you can target huge Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, or Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    For the group that doesn't want to be out all day but can still take home some fresh fish for dinner. You can target Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore Seasonal - AM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 30 Apr
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a seasonal trip that will see you fishing for Kingfish from late November through mid-March. Or Tarpon through mid-September.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore Seasonal - PM
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 30 Apr
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a seasonal trip that will see you fishing for Kingfish from late November through mid-March. Or Tarpon through mid-September.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red)
Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin)

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Madeira Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Chad Hickman
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Member since November 2016
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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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5.00
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Heath B.
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VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
We caught all the fish we wanted to catch; from mangrove snapper, lane snapper,  dog fish,  red snapper,  red...
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We were more that pleased with the professionalism of Captain Chad and the cleanliness of his boat and the equipment. ...
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Frank H.
Canton, OH
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Nearshore & Offshore with Captain Chad Hickman

VERIFIED   May 7, 2018
Had great experiences with Captain Chad Hickman.  Highly recommend Chad based on our experience.  Chad is lifetime...
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John K.
Hillview, KY
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6 hr. trip with Capt. Hickman, El Capitano

VERIFIED   June 11, 2018
We had a great time with Capt. Hickman at the controls of El Capitano. He was knowledgeable and very patient with us as inexperienced...
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Dan V.
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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...
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