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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Brown City, Michigan
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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 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Capt. Rios was very experienced and put us on the fish right away. Very good with my son who like many kids can get a little restless between catches. Very personable and easy to talk to. This was the fourth time my family has used him and every time was awesome. Highly recommended.

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

I am glad that you had such a great experience and had a great day on the water! Thank You for your great review! I look forward till the next time we fish again. Thank You, Capt. Rafael More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The first charter trip on the Spanish Sardine with Captain Rafael Rios was very relaxing, very exciting and at times very eventful. We caught Reds and gags inshore and Capt Rios put me on my first Tarpon (75 lbs) in the afternoon right off the beach. Wow That was exciting. I go back now every year, and the Sardine is... More 

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

I am glad that you had such a great experience and such an exciting day on the water! Thank You for your great review! I am looking forward to fish with you again! Thank you, Capt. Rafael More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Capt. Rios will always put you on the fish. Getting them back to the dock is a different story! The first line out at our second stop started screaming minutes after casting it. I fought the smoker king back to the boat and Raphael quickly gaffed it and got it on board. I had visions of firing up my smoker... More 

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

What a great fishing story..... The boat that was next to us...he won't let it down, how he saw the fish jump out of my boat. I told him that if he saw that.....he was to close. It was a Great day fishing a nearshore trip with you and your friends. Thank you for letting me be a part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a great fishing charter..very experienced and personable captain. We caught tons of nice fish. Was a very nice day spending some time with my dad out on the boat. I would recommend this charter to anyone coming or in the area. You will not be disappointed!

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

Thank you Brittany for coming aboard the Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter. It was great to have you and your Father for a fun nearshore trip. It's was nice to see a father and daughter competing to see who caught the most and the biggest. Please don't say anything to him, you won. ;) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Best time in a long time, highly recommend the Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, everyday is a good day with his fishing tips & tricks, great numbers and he was fabulous with my 11 year old son. I appreciate that Captain Rios kept up with the weather and wind watching to ensure we had a memory to last a lifetime. There... More 

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Thank you Heather for allowing me be a part of you and your sons fishing Journey. More 

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