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Captain Chad Hickman

  (2 years experience)

El Capitano's Offshore LLC



Saint Petersburg, FL

Guide Expertise

Master GuideTechnical FishingFly FishingDeep Sea FishingDrift FishingGood with FamiliesSaltwater FishingLive Bait

Guide Gear

Leader TippetLive BaitLuresMedical SuppliesReelsRods

We know that you have many choices when it comes to picking your next offshore fishing charter in Tampa Bay. Our number one priority is to offer you a safe and comfortable fishing experience and to also put forth 100% maximum effort during every hour of your fishing trip. We can’t always make the fish bite, but what we can promise is that we will use our decades of fishing experience and know-how to make your trip safe and successful as possible.

The charter is captained by Capt. Chad Hickman. Before going into business. Capt. Hickman was in the United States Coast Guard for four and a half years. It was in the US coast guard where he was titled, El Capitano. He still uses that name. Capt. Chad Hickman was born and brought up in the St. Petersburg area and spent his entire life traveling the coastal area along the Gulf of Mexico with his parents. In short, he knows the entire coast and will ensure that you’ll have a safe voyage. Chad provides one of the best in class boat rides, whether it’s near the shore or in the deep waters offshore. On your next Tampa Bay Offshore Charter, we can target Snapper, Grouper. Mackerel, Shark, and Amberjack.

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, you have until 14 days prior to your scheduled trip, to cancel and get your deposit back in full. If you fail to cancel before the 14 days, 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.

Guide Cancellation Guidelines: In the rare event a Guide has to cancel a reservation, customers will get your deposit back in full.

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