Fabian Santos Jr

Meet Captain Fabian Santos Jr

Meet Captain Fabian Santos and Gulf Coast Backcountry Charters

Captain Fabian Santos Jr. is a passionate fishing guide on Florida's nature coast, where he fishes areas like Yankeetown, Crystal River, Ozello, and Homosassa. With 23 years of experience in fishing the Gulf Coast from the Keys to the Panhandle, he is an expert in the fishing world. These waters are home to some of the best fishing for redfish and tarpon in the area, and Capt. Fabian has the knowledge and expertise to help you catch them using both fly and spinning gear.

Captain Fabian loves to share his fishing knowledge and enthusiasm with everyone on board his skiff. He is committed to making every day on the water an unforgettable experience filled with excellent catches and unforgettable memories. With 22 years of experience fishing the waters of Florida, Capt. Fabian has honed his skills and developed some tricks of the trade that he is eager to share with his clients. A day on the water with him is not just about the fishing, but also about the learning experience.

Gulf Coast Backcountry Charters, led by Captain Fabian Santos Jr., offers an excellent fishing charter experience for those who want to explore the best fishing spots in Florida. With his extensive knowledge of the Gulf Coast and the nature coast, Captain Fabian knows exactly where to find the best catches, whether it's tarpon, redfish, snook, or trout.

Boat details

You will be aboard the Maverick skiff which was built in 2018 and has a length of 18 feet. It is powered by a reliable 70HP Yamaha engine, allowing for a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. This combination of speed and durability ensures an efficient and enjoyable fishing experience on the waters of Crystal River, Florida.

At Gulf Coast Backcountry Charters, we are committed to providing you with an unforgettable day on the water. Our goal is to make your experience so amazing that you'll want to return again and again.

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Expertise & Attributes

9 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Saltwater Fishing
I Tie My Own Flies
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Fly Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Fly Box
Fly Lines
Leader Tippet
Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, Reels, Tackle

Lures & Bait

Fishing Licenses

Pickup Included

Catch Cleaning & Filleting

Things to Bring

Snacks & Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Sunglasses, & Hats)

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout

BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash. 

GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 1 day prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.

GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.

TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


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