Captain Chad Hickman

  (3 years experience)

El Capitano's Offshore



Saint Petersburg, FL

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El Capitano’s Offshore is a top choice for fishing in Tampa Bay, FL. The charter’s name comes from Capt. Chad Hickman’s years as a United States Coast Guard where he was nicknamed, El Capitano. Born and raised in St. Petersburg, he spent his entire life fishing the waters of West Florida. He’ll know the best places to fish in the area.

Go deep into the Gulf of Mexico in the safety of our 32 ft. SeaVee motorboat named the El Capitano. The boat can accommodate up to 6 guests and is outfitted with the proper sailing and fishing hardware like GPS, fishfinder, VHS radio, and a live bait tank, to make fishing trips both safe and seamless. And with a 45 mph Mercury engine, you’ll be fishing in Tampa Bay’s best spots, in a blink of an eye.

Experience a stress-free fishing trip as the captain provides all the necessary equipment like rods, reels, and tackles. On your next Tampa Bay offshore charter, Capt. Chad can help you target Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Shark, and Amberjack.

Come aboard El Capitano’s Offshore, for a great day of fishing with family and friends.

Guide Boat

El Capitano

Capacity: 6 Guests


Guide Territory


Gulf of Mexico


Tampa Bay


Boca Ciega Bay


Clearwater Harbor


Anna Maria Sound


Little Sarasota Bay

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Paying for your Trip 

When you book your fishing trip, you will need to first put down a deposit to hold the reservation. Then, the remaining balance will be charged to your account on the day of the trip.

1. Place your deposit

  • Your deposit will be 15% of your full trip charge.
  • When the guide confirms your trip or if autobooking is enabled, Guidesly charges your credit card with a deposit to guarantee your reservation.

2. We charge the rest the remaining balance day of trip.

  • The remaining balance will automatically be charged to your card given on the day of the trip. Tips are handled thru the app / website after your trip has been completed.

Cancellation Policy and Guidelines 

Customers Cancellation Guidelines:
At Guidesly, each guide controls their own cancellation policy. This guide will allow you to cancel up to 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the set timeframe given by the guide, Guidesly will keep your deposit.

If there are impeding weather conditions, we give a 100% guarantee refund back in full. We will also give customers the option to reschedule the trip or take the deposit refund.

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