Captain
Alex Oben

Member since June 2014

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hey, I'm Captain Alex Oben

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Fishing Reports

Sailfish and mahi are here

November 11, 2015

The bite started pretty early, in the first hour we raised 2 sailfish and released 1. After that we headed out a couple more miles and found a nice weed line and got into some mahi action. We ended… Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin action!

September 19, 2015

We had a 1/2 (4 hours) day of fishing aboard Sea Born. It was a beautiful bright day and flat calm seas, great conditions for fishing. We released a nice blue marlin around 10:30 a.m., on the afternoon the… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.34 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The shore trip was cancelled due to boat issues the night before.They offered deep water fishing. The crew we’re nice but…. not once did we even hold a fishing rod. We regret not canceling the trip all together when the original excursion could not be done.

Shirley Litton does not recommend Sea Born 2

Fished March 2017

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Alex Oben (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Good Afternoon

Sorry to hear that you didn’t have a nice experience with us. But when I talked to you and explained the inconvenience the night before I gave you the option in doing the inshore trip in another boat and your answer was you didn’t mind in doing an offshore trip aboard our 45 hatteras for the same rate as an inshore trip aboard the 25 feet center console.

Went fishing on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, January 27, 2017

We had a good time with captain Alex and even though we didn’t catch anything (other than one barracuda) it was still a great time out on the water.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, December 23, 2016

All in all the fishing trip was great. The crew was amazing and the fishing was excellent. I wouldn’t bring children under 16 on the smaller boat.
Would bring gear because if wavy still get wet. Overall we would come back and fish again with Capt Alex and his team

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 3, 2016

Capt. Alex and mate Gabriel did everything possible to land more fish, but it just wasn’t a great fishing day.  We did catch one sailfish 35lbs., a wahoo about 12lbs, and one small shark 5lbs. But I was the only one fishing. If I had 4 people fishing there would have been disappointment. But that’s fishing. No pic of sailfish. Boat, equip, and crew were top notch.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Booked a 45ft Hatteras w/ac. Got a call about changing to a different boat /out a/c. Which was not near what the Hatteras was to be.
Capitan and crew could not speak any English. Hard to communicate with. Very Friendly.
Sea’s were rough that day so 3 out of 6 on trip got sea sick. Booked 4 hr trip - which turned into 2 hr trip.
No fish caught during 2hrs of trolling.

Overall disappointing, taking son out to fish for Marlin and had a rough 2hrs.
Not sure what the last 2hrs could have brought.
Also booked trip @ $800.00
Now same trip is $700.00
Overall trip = Average due to sea conditions.

John Lindsey does not recommend Sea Born Fishing - Fishing Tales

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Fished March 2016

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Alex Oben (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dan, we are so happy you had a great time.
Thanks for the review.
Tight Lines!
Sea Born

Went fishing on Sunday, March 13, 2016

Unfortunately, we got totally skunked.  There had been bad weather in previous days.  The first mate did advise me of the risk of poor fishing, having not been out for a few days and offered some inshore light tackle options.  I ended up going with the deep sea trip and the weather impacted it badly.  The only thing is I’m not really the expert so I made the decision, but really regretted it.

Harley Duncan does not recommend Sea Born 2

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

There’s no fish but it was an OK time

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Amazing experience! Great crew and the best boat. I recomend this charter to everyone. Here are some pictures of my experience!

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, February 11, 2016

The young captain (Kevin) was friendly and personable and worked hard to put us on fish.

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, January 29, 2016

My husband and I recently chartered the Sea Born 2 while vacationing in San Juan.We got off to a late start after having to wait for ice but were soon on our way on a beautiful morning.  Unfortunately, as fishing sometimes goes we did not catch anything after our half day trip. Thank goodness for Gabby and Victor being dedicated to our adventure goals- my husband was able to snag a tarpon!  He enjoyed the fight and was all smiles by the end of our charter. We appreciated the extra effort so the day wasn’t entirely fruitless.

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 14, 2016

The crew and Equipment were very professional and took good care of our folks.  We really had a good time.

Fished January 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 28, 2015

I hesitated in making this review. I watched a few saltwater fishing episodes. made contact with others who have gone. My wife and I showed up with a 9 & 11 year old for a 4 hour charter. We have all experienced water, boating and crazy activities. The wind was blowing, hard. This was not a gentle breeze.  We told them this was our first fishing experience. Yes, it was exciting to go out in a 40 foot boat. No, it was not pleasurable to be in 10+ foot swells that were throwing the boat around. In one turn, water crashed over the side. I would love to say I am exaggerating, but when the waves are coming from the South and East, causing the captain to maneuver the boat into a turn, you know you shouldn’t be out there. It was a very poor decision to take us out. we were all throwing up by the time we finally called it quits. To be told by other guests at our hotel, and by family back home that we should not have been out in those swells and wind.  Our captain could have called it off and told us that it was not going to be enjoyable, much less, tolerable, we would have accepted that. He didn’t. This was a choice of money over clients. It was a poor choice.  I doubt that we will put off-shore fishing on any future plans ever again.

Jason Hastings does not recommend Sea Born Fishing Charters

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 19, 2015

We had a beautiful sunny day for fishing!! The Captain was very friendly and helpful. The boat was very clean and had a spacious cabin where you could get out of the sun, if you needed to.  The only thing I would recommend is for the First Mate to explain the process of catching fish, in case you DID happen to catch one!! I think the fishing had been very slow due to Tropical Storm Erika, so maybe he thought we wouldn’t catch anything.  But when my sis in law snagged a Marlin, she had NO idea what to do or how to reel the Marlin in!! Luckily, we all pitched in to help her get the fish to the boat, took pictures and then let the 100-120 pound fish go!!  We thoroughly enjoyed out trip !!

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, July 24, 2015

Had a great time booked 2 days in a row, captain manuel cordova and erean august his crew man were very helpful, and worked hard to get on the fish, i caught my biggest marlin to date! the teamwork on the boat was fantastic.

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Capt Alex Obend and Anyo the mate were obviously very qualified and knowledgable as well as complete gentlemen.  Though we did not hook up with a Marlin we did raise a 100 pounder twice and saw a sailfish which we were told is rare for this time of year.  We did land a small Mahi Mahi which we gladly gave to our cast and mate.  I would definitely book another charter in the future with this crew.  Thank you

Fished July 2015

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Alex Oben (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hi,
We are really glad you had a great time!
Thanks for the great review, we are looking forward to see you guys soon!
Tight Lines!
Sea Born Fishing Charters.

Went fishing on Monday, May 11, 2015

Although we did not catch any fish the captain and crew were great. The captain was very informative and the crew tried changing lures multiple time. I would definitely book with the Seaborn agsin

Fished May 2015

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Alex Oben (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hello Steve and Virginia!
We are so happy to hear that you had a great time aboard the Sea Born.
Looking forward to see you again next year.
Tight Lines!
SEA BORN FISHING CHARTERS. <”{{{{{{}<

Went fishing on Friday, March 27, 2015

The captain and crew were great. Extremely fun trip, until my son got sick and we had to go back to shore. He got to catch his first dolphin before that happened. I will definitely be using the same boat and would hope the same crew on my next trip.

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our tarpon fishing trip was cancelled because of boat troubles , So captain Alex offered to talk us deep sea fishing on his 45’ boat for same price , we didnt catch any fish but Alex and crew try hard and it was a great day on the water Thanks Alex

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 12, 2015

Great Day caught one Mahi Mahi, very exciting.

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We caught three Mahi Mahi and one Barracuda, which was better than any other charter did that day.
The Crew were friendly, and knowledgeable! We will charter with them again in the future.
Kind Regards Philip R Frechette

Fished February 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 24, 2015

We had a OK day of fishing for Mahi Mahi. We caught 11 & one of them was 67 “ long.
When it came time to clean the fish the captain said we could only keep 1 fish apiece which I thought was not fair
We wanted to take our fish to a restaurant that night and have them cook it for us. Well we took 6 of the smaller fish to
The restaurant and they prepared them for us. It was the best fish I ever ate All 12 of us had a great evening.

Fished January 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 31, 2015

The day started out great.  I met the captain and his mate at the dock and immediately I could tell they were very chill and fun loving guys.  I originally had the smaller 24 ft boat booked but the wave forecast was pretty choppy so I was fortunate the big 45 ft boat was available for upgrade.  The capitan said no big deal and moved the equmeent to the larger vessel. 
The fishing was fun and relaxed.  The captian was constantly monitoring and adjusting the gear.  And all the work paid off because we landed 3 Mahi Mahi and the last one was the largest of the season!
I’d highly recommend Seaborn to anyone who’d like to catch some fish.  They will go the extra mile to make sure you catch some fish.

Fished January 2015

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Alex Oben (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 2, 2015

Thanks for the great review!
We hope you come back again.
Tight Lines!
Sea Born

Went fishing on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Captain Alex and Juan were great. Very friendly, courteous and worked hard to find fish. The only thing that was disappointing was that in a full day of fishing we only caught one fish a mahi mahi. Since it is peak season for mahi mahi and yellow fin tuna I really expected to have more hook ups.

I do know that many people go after marlin and don’t get hook ups, I was just surprised that we had so few Mahi Mahi hookups since this is peak season and I thought that they were plentiful.
We probably should have gone after Tarpons because our group didn’t care what we caught as long as everyone could catch a fish.
Again, captain Alex and Juan were very pleasant. Alex e-mailed me several times before our charter. The Sea Born was nice and clean.

Fished December 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

We went fishing after a night out and had a nice time except the trip was quite bumpy. We did catch one Dorado and lost a couple. The captain was nice and professional.

We were not expecting that much of a waves and last night party time didn’t help either.

All in all it was a good trip with a nice crew.

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, October 27, 2014

Even though we didn’t catch any fish, the captain and crew tried their hearts out, and that’s all that matters.. they were very friendly and attentive.. I’m sure we’ll have better luck next time

Fished October 2014

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Went fishing on Monday, August 11, 2014

Went out with Sea Born. No fish but not because of boat or crew.Full moon night before should have known better.

Captain was good, equipment was good but it just was not a day for fishing. Can’t complain that’s fishing

Fished August 2014

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Trip was fine.  Captain and mate were good only our luck was bad

Fished July 2014

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