Captain
Patrick Eckelbarger

Member since January 2015 Treasure Island, United States
Background
I specialize in offshore bottom fishing and trolling in the abundant St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach fishing grounds. I always wanted to be a captain since I was a kid and was lucky enough to live my dream. I love targeting Red Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Gag Grouper, Snappers, Kingfish, Tunas, as well as various pelagics inhabiting the offshore grounds. This is my passion and we will do everything to show you what La Costa Charters is all about and why you are in good hands with us. We guarantee it!

Hey, I'm Captain Patrick Eckelbarger

Treasure Island, United States
Background
I specialize in offshore bottom fishing and trolling in the abundant St. Petersburg and Madeira Beach fishing grounds. I always wanted to be a captain since I was a kid and was lucky enough to live my dream. I love targeting Red Grouper, Amberjack, Hogfish, Gag Grouper, Snappers, Kingfish, Tunas, as well as various pelagics inhabiting the offshore grounds. This is my passion and we will do everything to show you what La Costa Charters is all about and why you are in good hands with us. We guarantee it!
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My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(310 reviews)
Treasure Island
 Last booking: 14 hours ago
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Treasure Island
trips from $350

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 317 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Michael W.
Washington, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Six hour trip with captain Pat

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 22, 2023
Captain Pat and First Mate Brad were fantastic on our trip and the fishing. Highly recommend - our first deep sea outing...
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Patrick F.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on May 19, 2023
Patrick and his first mate were very knowledgeable and brought us to where all the fish were biting. We left there with over...
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Greg H.
Plainfield, Indiana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Excellent Charter and Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 15, 2023
An amazing day fishing!  We wanted to fish a day on our family vacation, and this was the best day of our vacation.  Captain...
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Ray S.
Muncie, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

They Make Fishing and Catching Both Informative and Fun

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 16, 2022
My son and I went on a 6-hour fishing trip last week (6/16/22) with Captain Patrick and Brad (the boats’ Mate).  Captain...
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Patrick M.
Chenango Forks, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Extended full day

VERIFIED   NEW  Extended Full day on May 4, 2023
We had an amazing time. Capt Patrick and his deck hand brad were top notch. They got us on fish within 5 minutes of the first...
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