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!

My Charter Listings

La Costa Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(253 reviews)
Treasure Island
 5 bookings in the past week.
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trips from $140

La Costa Charters – 22'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Treasure Island
trips from $350

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 258 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Chad L.
Moran, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 24, 2021
We had a great time with La Costa Charters! Captain called the night before and explained all the details. Was at the doc ready...
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Justin F.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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First Class Experience

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 2, 2021
I took a 3/4 day trip with Patrick and 1st mate Brad. When I showed up at the marina everything was ready to go from the bait...
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Lindsay G.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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La Costa fun

VERIFIED   Extended Half Day Trip on April 5, 2022
Awesome day with Captain Patrick and First Mate Brad. They taught us a lot and brought lots of fun for all ages!  We weren’t...
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Rachael B.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Successful trip on a cloudy day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 17, 2022
Our experience with Captain Patrick and Brad was excellent! Captain Patrick recommended adjusting our trip due to the weather...
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Don A.
Cincinnati, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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LaCosta Charters

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 17, 2021
Captain Patrick was on the phone with us from 6 AM working with us regarding the dicey weather. The weather finally broke and...
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