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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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Fun and exciting day On the Sardine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Kyle A
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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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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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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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

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

Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a great day with Captain Raphael Rios and his first mate Gavin aboard the Spanish Sardine. Our boys, ages 11 and 10, loved the personal attention and the effort that went in to our day. It is obvious that Raphael has a passion for his work, while his good humor helped us relax and have fun as a... More 

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

Thank you Matt for your great review. We will be waiting for you. Thank you for letting me be a part of your fishing Journey. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I return time and time again. Enjoyable fishing trip with many experiences... grouper, shark, grunts, and plenty of sun! Can't wait til next vacation! Book a charter on your next trip. You won't be disappointed!

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

Thank you Magdaline, we will be here waiting on your arrival ;) More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Spanish Sardine is by far the best fishing charter in the Tampa Bay area!! We went on a near shore charter and the first place we anchored up, Captain Rafael showed us how to bait the hook and dropped it down. As soon as he dropped the bait down we had a fish on the hook. The whole day... More 

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

I want to thank you for letting me be a part of your fishing Journey. Thank you for your review and hope to fish with you soon. More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have never been offshore fishing. This was the best experience. We caught a lot of fish! Everything from hogfish to grouper to barracuda. Captain Rafael was awesome and he made sure we had a great time. This was my second trip on the Spanish sardine. My first trip was an inshore adventure about 3 months ago which was just... More 

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

Audra I am Glad you had an Amazing time!! I hope we catch as many fish as we did or more on our next outing. Thank you More 

Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I learned of Spanish Sardine Charters through Trip Advisor and was very pleased. We wanted a personable, 1:1 experience that would be different from the less expensive "mass charters" that are widely available in the St. Pete's area. I was able to call on Sunday and reserve a near-shore charter for the following week. Captain Raphael Rios runs his business... More 

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

Joshua thank you so much for the kind words. I am glad your daughter and yourself had a great time. Thank you More 

arvada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Capt.Rafael Rios is a great skipper with focus on his guests the entire trip. It was a cold morning. We're from Colorado so that didn't bother us. We went to one of his favorite spots & caught plenty of fish for the half day charter. We didn't have kids with us this time, but they would have loved it. If... More 

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

I am glad you had a great time. Thank you for the review. More 

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