Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish

With more than 35 years in the fishing charter business, Chubasco Charters are determined to serve you and your party to the very best of their abilities. Family-owned and operated by Captain Mike Russell and his wife, fishing for the Chubasco team is more than just an occupation - it’s their passion.

Climb aboard the impressive 48’ Hatteras, capable of holding up to 8 anglers at the same time - bring all of your friends for a fishing trip! She’s an impressive vessel, powered by twin Detroit engines, each delivering 485 HP. The amenities don’t stop there, as outriggers are available to widen your grasp when trolling. A flybridge and a fighting chair are present as well as a spacious salon area with comfortable seating.

Capt. Mike Russell is the captain of Chubasco. With over 35 years of experience, he knows these waters well. Some of the species he’ll commonly target on his trips include Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda, Snapper, and a variety of other game fish frequenting the area. Each trip includes bottled water and ice, as well as all the appropriate equipment for fishing. Food and other beverages are not included but can be made available on board for a surcharge with advance notice.

The crew provides all gear that may be needed on these trips. Catch cleaning and filleting is available free of charge. Children are welcome aboard as Captain Mike loves teaching young anglers the tricks of the trade. The vessel is disabled accessible and Capt. Mike invites anglers from all walks of life to come aboard and enjoy a fantastic fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $1,100
    The perfect way to blow off some steam is to go offshore and hook a giant trophy fish. This trip aims to do just that. You will target prestigious game such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, various species of Tuna, and others. All required equipment is supplied by the captain.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,100
    If you're itching for a quick fish in the morning, this is the trip for you. Hop aboard and go after Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and other species on this half-day trip. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,650
    If you're serious about offshore fishing, be serious on this trip. You will target the main stars of offshore sportfishing Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and other species. All equipment that is required is provided by the charter operators.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $2,200
    If you're serious about offshore fishing, be serious on this trip. You will target the main stars of offshore sportfishing Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, White and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and other species. All equipment that is required is provided by the charter operators.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
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FAQs about Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish

Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,100 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Chubasco - 48’ Hatteras Sportfish include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Captain Mike's Chubasco Charters
Paradise Island, Bahamas
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
170 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2014
Captain Mike Russell comes from a long line of fishermen from the Bahamas and it shows. He developed his love for the iridescent blue sea when he was a child while watching racing sailboats. He wasn't idle about it, and he became an avid sportsman, racing for the Bahamas in two Olympic games. Now he brings the same drive and passion to his fishing charter, putting his back into making sure his customers have the best experience possible. Capt. Mike is the Captain on Chubasco, the 48 ft. Hatteras. At the helm of Chubasco VI is Capt. Charlton, who has been with the company for over 15 years with many additional years of fishing experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Hatteras (Sportfishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 485HP 871 Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
on all Marlin, Sailfish and Shark
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 99 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
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4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
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Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Caught fish
84%
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Jayson T.
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Great Experience and Fun Catching Fish!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 26, 2023
My son and I went on a 6 hour deep sea fishing charter and had a great time! Captain Mike guided us nearly 20 miles...
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Dominick D.
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Great Half Day Trip with Captain Mike and Crew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 29, 2023
Captain Mike and his crew were great! We had a large group of eight, four couples. Captain Mike found us multiple locations...
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Jack G.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 28, 2023
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Allison G.
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 23, 2023
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Sven S.
Very good
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Great Captain and Boat

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 12, 2024
My son has always wanted to fish for mahi mahi and/or tuna in the Bahamas. So we decided to book a corresponding trip on Friday,...
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