ABOUT THE BOAT
The El Gato Dos is a 1984 36' Hatteras Express. She was repowered in 2002 with twin John Deere diesel engines that bring her to a 14 knot cruise and 18 knot top speed. In the winter of 2018/19, we added a complete Furuno electronics package, including, the DFF-3D Multi Beam Sonar, as well as Furuno DRS4D-NXT Radar with "bird" mode to locate active groups of feeding birds. We can load up to 4 scoops of live bait in our dual sided bait tank, which is located centrally in the cockpit. The El Gato has a full tuna tower which aids in helping us locate kelp paddies and schools of fish, such as yellowtail and tuna while fishing offshore. We also use a military grade pair of Fujinon Stabiscope Gyro-scopic binoculars to spot bird life and fish. For 2019, we partnered with Accurate Fishing reels and use their Tern 500 star drag reel and the Accurate Valiant rods, which passengers can use at no extra cost during any of our trips.
For seating, we have a completely one of a kind custom seating arrangement designed to provide seating for up to 6 guests. We have two aft facing "mezzanine" style seats so passengers can keep an eye on the cockpit during the trip. Inside the cabin, there is a stainless steel refrigerator/ freezer as well as a microwave and toaster oven. A full size head/bathroom lies on the port side of the boat.
With a fuel capacity of over 300 gallons, we are only limited by the amount of time in a day.
FIND THE BOAT
I-5 to Sea World Drive exit. West on Sea World Drive. 1/4 mile past Sea World entrance to West Mission Bay Drive. Stay to right. Proceed through traffic loop to first stoplight. Left at stoplight onto short access road. Left at end of short access road onto Quivira Road. Fourth building on the right.
I-8 West to West Mission Bay Drive exit. Right at end of off ramp. Go over bridge. Go past Sea World Drive. Go 1/4 mile past Sea World Drive. Veer right onto West Mission Bay Drive. Proceed through traffic loop to first stoplight. Left at stoplight onto short access road. Left at end of short access road onto Quivira Road. Fourth building on the right.