Chubasco VI - 38’ Hatteras Express

Nassau, Bahamas - Show map

A family charter business owned and run by 7th and 8th generation Bahamians, Captain Mike Rusell and his two sons Captains Adam and John-Michael, Chubasco Charters are here to assist you in an exciting and memorable time on the Bahamian waters. Having been in the charter industry for more than 28 years, it’s safe to say that Chubasco team sees fishing as more than just their occupation, but an inspiration as well. If you’re looking for a deep sea trip in the productive offshore grounds of Nassau, a light tackle excursion on the reef or a beaching and snorkeling combo, Chubasco Charters cover all of those water-based activities with their 4-boat strong fleet, and more.

Chubasco VI is a 38 foot long Hatteras Express, featuring a Marlin tower, a toilet and a roomy fishing cockpit, decked with an XM satellite radio for your listening enjoyment during the trip. Equipped with a fighting chair as well as a standard range of marine navigation and fishing electronics, such as radio, GPS and fishfinder, the vessel has room for parties of up to 6 anglers, and is outfitted for fishing, snorkeling as well as sightseeing. Mike’s son, Captain John-Michael Rusell operates the Chubasco VI, with more than 25 years of expertise in the fishing charter business. Captain John-Michael began his fishing career while still in school, working as a first mate with his father.

There are daily private Half and Full Day trips made available for your group’s consideration. Half day trips usually start at 8 in the morning and 12 in the afternoon respectively, while full day departure times tend to be more flexible. 5-hour trips in the morning and afternoon can also be arranged upon request.

The price covers the crew, fishing tackle and snorkeling gear, as well as bottled water and ice. For an additional charge, food and drinks can be arranged on board with advanced notice.

A family charter business owned and run by 7th and 8th generation Bahamians, Captain Mike Rusell and his two sons Captains Adam and John-Michael, Chubasco Charters are here to assist you in an exciting and memorable time on the Bahamian waters. Havin

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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

  Tuna (Bluefin)
  Tuna (Skipjack)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Express cruiser) originally built in 1987. Powered by 2 425HP Detroit Diesel 671 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

38 ft
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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

About the Captain

Mike Russell
Nassau, Bahamas
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Wahoo were not running, but Captain made sure everyone caught a Baracuda as he trolled the reef / rock structures.  Grandsons were thrilled!

Fished December 22, 2015
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We booked our trip on only a 1 day notice and the booking process was simple and with quick communication. The captain and 1st mate were excellent. My family of 6 had a wonderful time reef fishing and snorkeling. It was my husband, myself and our children 18, 12, 9 and 7. We would definitely go again!

Fished July 26, 2015
Mike Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 18, 2015

Thanks for the review Carin.  Glad we were able to accommodate you and your family and happy our crew were able to show your family a wonderful time.  Look forward to fishing with you guys on a return visit.  A review on Tripadvisor would be much appreciated.

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