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Address: 6701 34th st S, O'Neill's Marina Slip #31, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Phone Number: +1 727-768-5564
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Description: Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter Located at O'Neill's Marina in St...
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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We just got back from an excellent day on the water with Capt Rios and his first mate Gavin. We caught a bunch of fish, saw Dolphins, collected sea shells and enjoyed good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We just got back from an excellent day on the water with Capt Rios and his first mate Gavin. We caught a bunch of fish, saw Dolphins, collected sea shells and enjoyed good company. Capt Rios cleaned the fish for us and pointed us in the direction of a local restaurant that will cook them for us as we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We did a 4 hour inland Shark Excursion, and it was awesome! Inclement weather cut our first outing short, but Captain Rafael was flexible with rescheduling and the day was beautiful! Caught 10 sharks, including a hammerhead. My kids had an amazing time. Customer service was outstanding. Captain Rafael created a fun, laid-back and enjoyable experience.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Capt. Rafeal Rios was a hard working attentive guide. Hire him you will not be disappointed. Travis Austin, Tx

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My husband and I vacationed in the Tampa Bay area, where we grew up. We are familiar with the Bay area and the different types of fishing there. We have a six year old son who has never gone fishing before, or has been on a boat. Captain Rafael showed our son how to fish, hold the pole and catch... More 

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

I am glad your family had such a great experience and such a great day on the water! Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. I loved a family like that likes to compete against one another. Karen you really put a fishing clinic out there and won. Thank you for allowing me to... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was wondering how I would last on a 4 hour charter not being much of a fisherwoman?? Captain Rafael made it easy, and we had a great time. He took my boyfriend and I out for 4 hours, and we caught 30+ silver trout and a shark! Captain Rafael is funny and was great at cleaning / bagging up... More 

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

I am glad you had such a great experience and such a great day on the water! Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. I hope you guys enjoyed all the fish. Thank you for allowing me to be a part your fishing Journey. Thank you, Capt. Rafael More 

Brown City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Just got back from fishing with capt.rios on may11 and what a blast! It all started when i told my son i would take him shark fishing some day, since we were in disney i fiqured now is the time.Tampa being only about a hour and a half drive itook my 7yr old son 10yr daughter, and wife out shark... More 

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

I am glad your family had such a great experience and such a great day on the water! Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family fishing Journey. Thank you, Capt. Rafael More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Capt Rios had us on the fish immediately.Before I knew what was what, he handed me a pole already baited, told me where to cast, and it was on from there. I had such a great time. We got back and he handed me bag full of cleaned fish. I will absolutely charter with him again!

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

One of my biggest fishing secrets.....I text the fish the day before to see what time they are going to be there. Lol, I am glad everyone had such a great experience and such a great day on the water! Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time we fish again. Thank you, Capt. Rafael More 

Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Capt Rios was so fun, educational, and perfectly laid back for our half day Mother-Son fishing trip. My son unexpectedly caught a large sting ray and Capt just talked our 18yr old through how to bring it to the boat. I have not been fishing on the Gulf before & he was patient teaching me how to fish here, and... More 

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

I am honored to have taken you and your son fishing. When you said he got accepted and is going to West Point, I wanted to produce lots of fish for him. His Journey will be hard and long but at the end it will all be worth it. Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

By far, the best time fishing for everyone in our party from the 11 yr. old granddaughter on up to the adults. Captain Rios is very knowledgeable, fun and knows where to catch the fish. Caught (and released) 25 sharks in our 4 hour time frame. Also caught trout and mackerel - which made for an excellent dinner. Go with... More 

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

I am glad everyone had such a great experience and such a great day on the water! Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family fishing Journey. Thank you, Capt. Rafael More 

York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you've been browsing different fishing charter options in the Tampa Bay area trying to pick one, stop right now. Capt. Rios is the best. The day of our charter was TOUGH. Extremely windy making doing pretty much anything out on the water rough. Despite that we caught real nice fish in multiple locations. If the bite slowed down or... More 

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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

As a fishing Captain, my job is to produce and catch fish for my clients. Even on a rough and not so sunny kind of day. I am glad we went fishing and I was able to put you on many different species of fish. You my friend are a fisherman. Not many of my clients would have gone out... More 

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