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Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter

#12 of 57 Boat Tours & Water Sports in St. Petersburg Features Animals
6701 34th Street South, O'Neill's Marina Slip #31, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4941
+1 727-768-5564
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Awesome experience!

Capt. Rios was great! It was my husband, my son (5 years old) and myself. We had a blast! He knows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kendra S
Fantastic fishing!!

Word can't explain How much fun we had fishing with Capt. Rios! He definitely KNOWS where the fish... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Tami Z
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Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter Located at O'Neill's Marina in St. Petersburg FL provides a very family friendly fishing experience. This is the best Tampa Bay Fishing Charter for all ages from small kids to the most experienced anglers. All bait, fishing license, and tackle are provided. Catch Redfish, Snook, Trout, Shark, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Snapper, Tarpon, and much more. Offering Inshore, Nearshore, Seasonal specialties and family excursions. Summer is great for nearby island lunches and shelling. Spanish Sardine is a 24ft Pro line with coast guard approved safety equipment, 2011 Yamaha 225 four stroke, run by Captain Rios and family. This boat has a 50 gallon live-well, Raymarine gps, top of the line Star rods and Penn reels spooled with nothing but the best Fins Fishing Line, and a Captain with 15 + years of experience in the Tampa Bay area to put you on your next fish. Spanish Sardine departs daily from O'Neill's Marina 6701 34th st S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711. Specials are listed on the website along with videos, current fishing reports, and Pictures.
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6701 34th Street South, O'Neill's Marina Slip #31, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4941
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+1 727-768-5564

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt. Rios was great! It was my husband, my son (5 years old) and myself. We had a blast! He knows where to go to get the sharks! And he is very good about helping with the fish and giving tips on getting them into...More

Thank Kendra S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Word can't explain How much fun we had fishing with Capt. Rios! He definitely KNOWS where the fish are! We will be back for sure! Highly recommend!!

Thank Tami Z
Rafael R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding charter! Rafael (sorry if I spelled that wrong) showed us a great time and knows what he's doing. Strongly recommend and hopefully will do it again one day.

Thank Jacob G
Rafael R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

I am glad to hear you Guys had an Outstanding Charter. Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael

Reviewed 16 March 2017

My 11 year old son and I booked a half day excursion with Capt. Rios our Spring Break trip based on trip advisor reviews. Our experience was on par with the other positive reviews. He matched the excursion to our skills, taught us along the...More

Thank Steven S
Rafael R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

I am glad to hear you Guys enjoyed the day on the water. Thank You for your great review! The sheephead your son caught was the biggest one of the week. I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael

Reviewed 15 February 2017

I went alone and...What a great time I had with Rafael on my privately-booked fishing charter! I knew NOTHING about fishing, and he showed me the tackle, bait, and how to tie a hook...everything I needed to know to feel confident on his boat. Afterwards,...More

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Rafael R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hello Faye and Thank you for your GREAT review. I am glad to hear you had a great time. I enjoyed the day fishing with you. I love it when a customer wants to learn all about fishing. Learning on how to tie knots, what...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our family of 4 loved this fishing trip! Rafael is the most kind, caring, thoughtful person. This was the first time our family with 2 children ages 10 & 7 went fishing like this as we are not from Florida. Rafael took extra time to...More

Thank KMST5
Rafael R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

I am glad to hear your family enjoyed the day on the water with me. Thank You for your great review! One of the best things that I enjoy is taking kids out fishing. Making sure they have an unforgettable day on the water so...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

Captain took myself, my father, and two friends out for the half day trip on 9/22/16. He was prompt and waiting on us at 8a.m., went above and beyond throughout the entire day. I would highly recommend Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter for any group looking...More

Thank Tony W
Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

I am glad to hear you Guys enjoyed the day on the water. Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Blair told us to do one thing a day so we wouldn't be rushed. He hooked us up with a fishing trip with Raphael on the Spanish sardine for Tuesday. Boys were excited to go on a real fishing trip. Raphael went way above and...More

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Captain R, Manager at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

I am glad to hear you Guys had an Amazing time fishing with me. Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did a 4 hour charter with captain Rafael! He was awesome! We caught tons of fish; including snapper, sharks, bluefish, pin fish, trout, grouper, and so much more! Captain Rafael was very personable and we couldn't have asked for a better...More

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

I am glad to hear you Guys enjoyed your fishing trip. Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael

Reviewed 4 August 2016

Captain Rafael and his First Mate were exceptional. Captain knew exactly where to catch fish. We caught lots and lots of fish. Our most delicious catch was Snapper. The Captain gave us the name of a local restaurant that cooked our fresh catch the same...More

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2016

I am glad to hear you Guys had a good time fishing. Nothing beats the taste of fresh caught fish. Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael

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MrPaul5493
how much does this cost
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Response from Captain R | Property representative |
It depends on 1/2 day 3/4 day or a full day. Also depends on how many anglers. If you go into my website Spanishsardine. com on the top, go into rates. it gives you all the rates. If you have any other questions please don't... More
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