Captain
Alex Oben

Member since June 2014 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Captain Alex Oben has over of a quarter of a century of fishing experience. He has been fishing in the area his whole life and that vast experience gives him the best possible knowledge about all the necessary fishing tricks and hack. Captain Alex specializes in trolling and loves having groups of friends who like to have fun on board.
Techniques
Depending on the time of year and what species we are going for, we choose what kind of tackle we want to use. We generally pull a mix of natural and artificial bait behind the boat doing around 7-8 knots, waiting for that fish to show up. From January to April we target Mahis, Tunas, Wahoos, Sailfish and White Marlin using light tackle (20-50 pound test line). From May to August we switch up to heavy tackle (80-130 pound test line) and chase Blue Marlin averaging 250 pounds. And from September to December we go back to light tackle and chase a mixed bag of Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish.

Hey, I'm Captain Alex Oben

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Background
Captain Alex Oben has over of a quarter of a century of fishing experience. He has been fishing in the area his whole life and that vast experience gives him the best possible knowledge about all the necessary fishing tricks and hack. Captain Alex specializes in trolling and loves having groups of friends who like to have fun on board.
Techniques
Depending on the time of year and what species we are going for, we choose what kind of tackle we want to use. We generally pull a mix of natural and artificial bait behind the boat doing around 7-8 knots, waiting for that fish to show up. From January to April we target Mahis, Tunas, Wahoos, Sailfish and White Marlin using light tackle (20-50 pound test line). From May to August we switch up to heavy tackle (80-130 pound test line) and chase Blue Marlin averaging 250 pounds. And from September to December we go back to light tackle and chase a mixed bag of Blue Marlin, White Marlin and Sailfish.

My Charter Listing

Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(43 reviews)
San Juan
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trips from $600

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Half day with Captain Alex!
Half day with Captain Alex!
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Angler Rating
30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
76%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
77%
Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Emily B.
San Juan
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day with Captain Alex!

VERIFIED   4 hour trip (2 persons or less) on July 6, 2021
Captain Alex and Adrian were phenomenal hosts on a lovely fishing attempt. Unfortunately for us the sea sickness got to us...
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Kathy Z.
Puerto Rico
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Piche and Adrian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 4, 2022
Took great care of us including one person who got a little sea sick. Despite trying different bait and areas came up empty...
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Rebecca K.
Carolina, Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day out on the water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 3, 2021
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Brook S.
Orlando, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

3/4 Day trip with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on November 23, 2020
Once in a lifetime trip!  Where do I start…Fishing charter with SeaBorn for my 55th birthday.  Started out with a hook...
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Randy B.
Clemmons, NC
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 hour trip (2 persons or less) on July 13, 2021
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