Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner

Fish Local Knowledge is a Fort Lauderdale-based company which is located on SE 15th Street, giving it the closest access to the ocean in the area. If you are looking for fast-paced fishing adventures aboard a tournament-rigged boat, give this dynamic crew a try.

Their beautiful boat, ‘Island Runner,’ is a classic 42’ Post refitted in 2018 sport fishing boat that has been fully refurbished. Built in Cape May, New Jersey -  it’s newer, faster, and bigger. Her multiple features include a full range of electronics, with 2 fish finders, a GPS, and a VHF radio, as well as a radio for your enjoyment.

The Island Runner has 3 fighting chairs on deck for multiple hookups and a huge 100-gallon livewell to keep your bait enticing for big game fish. Inside, her air-conditioned salon has a full-sized couch and 2 chairs, providing the perfect space to relax. There are also 2 luxurious staterooms and a kitchen to make you feel right at home.

Most importantly, the Island Runner has a clean, full-sized bathroom with an electric toilet. With bench seating on the flybridge, she also allows you to take in the stunning views of Fort Lauderdale as you draw away from the dock at the art of your fishing trip.

High-quality tackle is supplied on board, with Penn International and Shimano rods and reels ranging from 12# to 100# available for you to use. This puts you in the best position to hook the fish of a lifetime, be it Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or any of the other game fish regularly landed aboard the Local Knowledge. You could be bottom fishing, trolling, kite fishing, or jigging with this charter company, who will do whatever they can to put you on the fish.

Everyone is welcome on board, whether they are family and friends or corporate clients. Whatever your group, the captain will always work hard to ensure you have a great day on the water.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip - Split Charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    The crew will get you out with other people. Sign up with as much advanced notice as possible.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip - Split Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    The crew will get you out with other people. Sign up with as much advanced notice as possible.
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $600
    Boat is anchored up and everybody gets to fish. Catch everything from baitfish to Snapper for dinner. Maybe even a big Shark or Barracuda!! Morning, afternoon, or evenings available!
  • Private trip
    Kids Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    Boat is anchored up and everybody gets to fish. Catch everything from baitfish to Snapper for dinner. Maybe even a big Shark or Barracuda!! Morning, afternoon, or evenings available!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $775
    This half-day Fort Lauderdale fishing trip takes place within 3 miles offshore! You will be targeting whatever is in season and biting, including Bonito, Tarpon, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $775
    This half-day Fort Lauderdale fishing trip takes place within 3 miles offshore! You will be targeting whatever is in season and biting, including Bonito, Tarpon, Barracuda, and more.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $775
    Fish the inland waterways for a variety of game fish! Great for the family when the ocean may be a little rough.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $775
    Fish the inland waterways for a variety of game fish! Great for the family when the ocean may be a little rough.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,075
    This 3/4 day trip allows more time to try more techniques and explore more options or to target that trophy game fish you've always wanted, such as Sailfish or Shark.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,450
    This trip allows you more time more fish! You will travel around 20 miles out for some amazing fishing action for Mahi Mahi, Billfish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Daytime Swordfish/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,550
    Fort Lauderdale offers some of the world's greatest Swordfishing just 15 miles off the coast. Day or night trips available, where you will be using specializes equipment and fish in deep waters – the choice is yours. This package is great for experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    Nighttime Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $1,550
    Our favorite way to fish for these amazing fish!! We have all the top of the line gear!!
  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip - Bahamas
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,900
    This is the ultimate vacation - travel to the Bahamas aboard a luxurious, comfortable and clean Hatteras sport fishing boat, and take advantage of the amazing fishing in the area. Lodging not included. Fuel and gratuity included. Military discounts are available year-round!!
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About the Charter Operator

Fish Local Knowledge
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
86 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since October 2014
Fish Local Knowledge is a team of professional captains that know the waters of Fort Lauderdale like the back of their hand. With over two decades of professional experience, the crew can easily put their clients on billfish and various game fish species. The tournament team is friendly, knowledgeable, and always ready to put you on top of the hottest bite.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Post (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit Turbos engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
3
GPS
Fishfinder
Two
Bed
Flybridge
Full tower
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
(2)- 100 gallon and 30 gallon
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
3
GPS
Fishfinder
Two
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Our license covers everyone in your group.
Lunch
Provided upon request

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
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
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 86 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Matthew B.
Oakland Park, FL
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Max and Brandon were awesome!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 16, 2022
Went on a 6 hr trip and we had a blast. Max and Brandon worked super hard to put us on the fish. The guys were really professional...
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Anthony D.
United States
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5.0 / 5
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Dante Caught Lunch

VERIFIED   Kids Trip on August 29, 2021
It was a beautiful day on the water with Captain Mitch and our first mate Ethan. Our five year old and eight-year-old had a...
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Joseph D.
Cleveland, TN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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The Durham’s Day

VERIFIED   Kids Trip on July 5, 2021
It was an experience of a life time. The Captain and his mate were top notch individuals and made us feel like family. We loved...
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Bradley R.
Kissimmee, Florida
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Kids Trip on February 5, 2022
Had a great time!  Captain was great with the kids
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Dave G.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   March 19, 2022
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FAQs about Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner

Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 4 Hour Trip - Split Charter (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - 4 Hour Trip - Split Charter (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Kids Trip (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - Kids Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $775 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $775 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group - Inshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • $775 per group - Inshore Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,075 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - Daytime Swordfish/Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - Nighttime Swordfish (10 hours)
  • $1,900 per day per group - Multiday Trip - Bahamas (3 days)

When you book a trip with Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair (3)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Two)
  • Bed
  • Flybridge (Full tower)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well ((2)- 100 gallon and 30 gallon)
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Our license covers everyone in your group.)
  • Lunch (Provided upon request )

Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Local Knowledge – Island Runner include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo