Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? A voyage that you can share with your family and friends that will bring thrills and excitement to everyone? Whether you are an avid angler or this is your first time, Tampa Bay fishing charters offer deep sea fishing experiences that allow you to hone your fishing skill and the opportunity to enjoy doing something exciting together. El Capitano’s Offshore brings to you a most experienced crew dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and productive fishing trip.
Our Tampa Bay fishing charters leave from the dock in our 32’ SeaVee center console boat with twin 350 hp outboard motors. This boat is made to bring us safely and comfortably to our fishing destinations. It is fully equipped with rods, reels, bait, lures and state of the art electronics devices that includes GPS, chart plotter, depth sounder and a high powered VHF radio. With safety as our major concern, we are also equipped with the US Coast Guard specified mandatory safety gear – life jackets for everyone, flares, a six person life raft, EPIRB emergency locating beacon and SPOT locator device.
Our captain, Chad “El Capitano” Hickman, credits his enthusiasm for fishing on his childhood, when his parents introduced him to boats and fishing in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. After spending four and a half years in the US Coast Guard, Captain Chad began fishing professional, doing Tampa Bay fishing charters and successfully competing in high level tournaments in the southeast. Captain Chad holds a US Coast Guard captain’s license. He is committed to, not only providing a safe and thrilling experience catching some of the biggest game fish around, but to also educate. He has a wealth of knowledge about fish, their habitats and fishing techniques that he gladly shares with passengers to make the trips even more exciting.
To bring even more enjoyments to our Tampa Bay fishing charters, El Capitano’s Offshore suggests that you come prepared with a few items that will lend to your comfort. These are:
- Light Jacket
- Hat or visor
- Polarized sunglasses
- Food and drinks (cans only) – beer and wine are allowed but no alcohol, please
- Over the counter seasickness remedies if you are prone to seasickness
- A cooler to bring your catch home in
Your adventure begins at the Tampa Bay fishing charters dock, where we will board the boat and go over safety details. We will then make our way to some of the most diverse and versatile ecosystems in the US. We will troll shallow reefs near shore targeting tarpon and kingfish. Or, we will head out to open waters for deep sea fishing to catch enormous grouper or jumbo snapper.
Once back onshore, we will have your catch prepared and ready to bring home and you will be filled with the exhilarating stories and memories to last a lifetime. To book your Tampa Bay fishing charter, contact El Capitano’s Offshore at 941-468-8692. Tampa Bay Fishing Charters