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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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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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Best fishing in St. Pete

Had a blast fishing on the Spanish Sardine! Capt. Raphael made it extremely exciting and fun. Definitely going back next time I'm in town. He does a great job of making sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DJ D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast fishing on the Spanish Sardine! Capt. Raphael made it extremely exciting and fun. Definitely going back next time I'm in town. He does a great job of making sure everyone has a good time and snags some big fish!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Thank you Captain Rios for showing my uncle and I a great time on the water, even in less than ideal weather conditions. The boat was spacious and comfortable to ride in. Captain Rios was able to use his power pole to stop/start drifting, as needed. The fish bite was good – we caught trout, lady fish, grouper and the... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Spent all day with Captain Rios, non-stop catching fish. What a great time! Caught a 40 pound King fish! Already planning another trip spring of 2016.

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

I am glad to hear you and your son had a great day on the water with me. Love when I have a father and son making new memories. Thank you for allowing me and choosing me to be a part of your fishing journey. We caught a fish of a lifetime. That has been the biggest kingfish caught on... More 

Keswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

My sons and I went out with Captain Raphael based on reviews that we'd read on Trip Advisor, so I was hopeful, but not sure how the day would go. From the beginning of the trip Captain Raphael, and his son Gavin, were fun, informative, and helped us enjoy a great day of fishing. Things started a bit slow but... More 

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

Mr. Brankley, I am glad to hear you and your sons had a great day on the water with me and my First Mate. It's always nice to have a father go fishing with their kids and spend time together and make new memories on the water. Thank you for the great review and letting me be a part of... More 

Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We spent a better part of our day on board the Spanish Sardine. Captain Rios was excellent. We caught a variety of fish....hammerhead shark, black tip shark, blue fish, sandsharks, sea bass, sea trout, romaro, mackerel, ladyfish and lastly a stingray. Originally, it was to be our husband's fishing trip but once aboard Captain Rios set the rods for us... More 

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

I am glad you guys had a great experience. I love it when my clients are having a great time smiling, laughing and non stop joking with one another. The lady's definitely out fished the boys on this trip. PLEASE, don't let them know. "WAIT FOR IT!!" Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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

I am glad you guys had a great experience. Thank You for your great review! I look forward to the next time. Thank you, Capt. Rafael 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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Captain R, Owner at Spanish Sardine Fishing Charter, responded to this review

I am glad you Guys had such a great experience. 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 

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

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

Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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 

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