As a child Capt. Carlos spent every summer fishing, diving and exploring in the Florida Keys. These early days laid the groundwork for a life on the water.
Capt. Carlos has been making a living fishing in the Upper Keys since 1991. He started out as a mate learning the ropes from the top captains in the area. In 1994 he obtained his captain’s license and began running large offshore fishing boats from both Key Largo and Islamorada.
In 2008 he moved away from charter boats and focused on the niche of running a multitude of private boats for private clients from Ocean Reef to Marathon. During his free time he focused on exploring the backcountry and learned that he loved that side of the island just as much as the oceanside.
In 2015 he decided to purchase a bay boat which allows the versatility to fish either ocean or bay side of the Key Largo and Islamorada areas. After much research he decided on a 2015 Skeeter, joined Team Skeeter in a pro-staff capacity, and Gringo Charters was born.
In addition to being an avid fisherman, Capt. Carlos is a husband and a father. So whether it’s a family adventure or a guys trip you’re planning, know that Capt. Carlos enjoys working with anglers of all ages and all levels of experience.
Capt. Carlos really loves to catch fish, but never at the expense of your safety or your enjoyment.
While it offers a dry and comfortable ride the boat is also spacious and fishable. This boat allows the versatility to go from the shallows of the backcountry, to the reef and beyond. Packed with features such as the latest electronics, stereo, power pole, live wells, rod and drink holders, fold down seats, and Yamaha 200hp 4 Stroke motor this is the perfect blend for comfort and hard-core fishing with ample storage throughout.
The boat can be found behind World Wide Sportsman.
Captain Carlos’ boat of choice is a 2015 Skeeter SX-2250