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
(362 reviews)
Treasure Island
Trips from US $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Treasure Island
Trips from US $350

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 370 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great Captain and Mate!
Best times
Full day fishing downgraded to half day
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Angler rating
340
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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%
Caught fish
91%
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Pj C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Captain and Mate!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 13, 2024
We had a great time! Captain knows the water well. Clean boat, very organized and very efficient. Mate did a superb job keeping...
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Ryan V. L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Worked out great!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 1, 2024
My original date we had to postpone due to wind, which worked out perfect since we rescheduled for opening morning of Amberjack...
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Anthony S.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 30, 2024
Let’s start with the fact that Captain Patrick was really responsive to the app and all the questions you could throw at...
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Phil K.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Excellent trip with Captain Patrick

VERIFIED   Extended Half Day Trip on January 15, 2024
Met up with the captain and first mate and Captain Patrick ran us out to his first location and after the Captain and first...
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Caren V.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 20, 2024
Captain Patrick and Brad were fantastic!  They were patient with a group of mainly novice fishermen and made sure we were...
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