Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing is your key to the best angling in South Florida. Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale and feel the connection with the waters. Fishing with Capt. Taco is a unique experience everyone should have!

Deep drop for what is around the wrecks, including Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, and Mutton Snapper. Try kite fishing for Sailfish and get a bonus of Shark, Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

If you are a big fan of Sharks, target these pelagic monsters in about 350 ft of water. Go for fast Mako Shark, Thresher Sharks that look like aliens, beautiful Hammerheads, Tiger Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip… and the list just goes on!

One of the best things about the beautiful waters of Fort Lauderdale is that you don’t have to travel too far out to enjoy rod-bending action! Capt. Taco will take you trolling the reef for Kingfish and Bonito or offshore for something bigger. Cast with spinner rods for schools of Mahi Mahi, target Wahoo, Tuna, and occasional Blue Marlin.

Or get the most out of your South Florida trip and get your hands on Swordfish. Head up to 20 miles out, rig bait, and get ready for an adrenaline rush.

Capt. Taco will take you out aboard the ‘Hooked Up.’ With 41’ of excellence, she comes powered by two 450 HP Avico engines. Inside and outside, six anglers will find ample of space and can have a seat wherever they like.

Once the Hooked Up sets out, a reliable set of navigational electronics will guide you, homing in on the hottest grounds. You will be using International reels ranging from 20 to 80 lb and custom rods, built by Capt. Taco.

The action will take place outside the cockpit. There are 4 fighting chairs for those who are up to a challenge. All aboard!

The trips aboard the Hooked Up are all-inclusive. You only need to bring your own food and drinks.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This morning trip is great for those anglers who don't have much time but still want to wet a line. You will be trolling for Kingfish, Bonito, Shark, and target occasional Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. You will be fishing 3 miles from the shore for Bonito, Sailfish, Kingfish, and various types of Shark. The package includes everything you need except for drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    The 6 hours trips give us that little extra time to try 2 or 3 different types of fishing. We can start out trolling the reef and after everyone has caught some reef fish, we got plenty of time to switch over to kite fishing for Sailfish or go up to 20 miles offshore looking for those tasty Mahi Mahi and maybe even have time for a couple deep drops for Groupers or some great eating Snappers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    These trips can depart at 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon and return in 6 hours. You will have plenty of time to try different fishing methods. Troll the reef and try kite fishing. Head up to 20 miles offshore for Mahi Mahi, deep drop for Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,700
    These trips are more for the fisherman looking for ether catching that trophy fish of a lifetime of for the guy or gal looking to load up on some good eating fish. 8 hours give us the time to go after a bunch of different fish while switching from trolling to kite fish to deep drop or maybe just occasionally going a little further offshore looking for a Blue Marlin of a box full of Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Daytime Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,200
    These trips are for the experienced angler looking for that battle of a lifetime with monster Swordfish. We do NOT recommend these trip to first times! These trips are for those who are used to fishing way offshore and that KNOW FISHING! (WE ARE HEROS OR ZEROS). We want to catch these sea monsters more than anyone but this is fishing! While we are very good at what we do and we're fishing in our backyard it is still FISHING so we don't always catch Swordfish on every trip.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Nighttime Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $2,200
    This trip will take you up to 20 miles out for monster Swordfish. If you are an experienced angler, look no further. Once you get to the ground, you will rig bonito or squid, and it’s fish on! Expect to troll for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blue Marlin, and Tuna on your way out. The departure time will depend on the season and can be from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. You will leave the dock 2-3 hours before the sunset.
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About the Captain

Taco Perez
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
115 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
Captain Taco Perez has been mastering the waters of South Florida since the mid 70’s. He fished for Jacks, Tarpon, and whatever else patrolled the canals and Intracoastal waterways. Taco’s first boat was a 25’ Open Fisherman, aboard which he explored the Ft. Lauderdale coast. Taco gained as much information as possible from local anglers, perfected his cast, and tried various techniques and fishing methods. Before he knew, people began asking him about fishing! Taco’s repertoire is not limited to the waters of South Florida. He has fished all over Mexico, Venezuela, St. Thomas, and Turk, as well as the Bahamas. He has successfully taken part in various fishing competitions, including the Bahamas Blue Marlin tournament. Now, Captain Taco has his own charter business and he is loving every minute of it.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1964, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 450HP Avico engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 114 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
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Dan Q.
Riverside, CA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 2, 2022
I booked a full day charter with Taco today and am pleased to report an exceptional experience. Initially, the boat and gear...
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Charles R. J.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2022
What a great morning my crew had going out to celebrate my soon to be SIL. Captain and first mate were amazing and helped us...
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James M.
New York, NY
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Half Day Sports Fishing w Capt Taco

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 24, 2022
Had great experience w Capt Taco and his mate Dan. Went w my son on short notice and able to accommodate us. Both r very experienced...
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Jose C.
Corinth, TX
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on November 4, 2022
It was a great day at sea with Capt Taco and crew. Appreciated the call in advance recommending what to bring and prepare...
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Rae Z.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 14, 2022
Capt. Taco and his First Mate Dan were great!  We had an amazing time.  The boat was nice, and we could go sit in the AC...
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FAQs about Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing

Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip - Daytime Swordfish (10 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip - Nighttime Swordfish (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Radar

Trips booked with Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Swordfish
  • Wahoo