Gondola Tours Ft Lauderdale – Skiff

Fish the magnificent nearshore and inshore waters around Fort Lauderdale with Gondola Tours. You’ll get to hunt the popular gathering spots of excellent game and table fish, such as reefs, rivers, and canals. Under the guidance of Captain Leo King, you’ll be in safe and experienced hands. With over 30 years of fishing behind him, including fishing for a restaurant, rest assured that you’ll be treating yourself to dinner at the end of the day.

You’ll work your way along the coastline aboard a 20’ pontoon boat, designed specifically to navigate the shallowest waters. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, you’ll speed to the sweetest fishing spots, before the wireless trolling motor helps you drift along quietly without unnerving the spooky fish. A first mate will be at hand to attend to your needs, and you’ll have a cooler at your disposal to keep your drinks and snacks fresh.

As you head out to the reefs, you’ll see the trolling rods set up as you prepare to troll for Snappers, Gag Groupers, and Amberjacks. Rods and reels are provided for each angler, along with age-appropriate life jackets for children too. There’s fun for the whole family, with children over the age of 2 encouraged to get hooked. More experienced anglers can test their skills on the fly, with fly fishing equipment provided aboard each trip.

With even a cleaning and filleting service provided on board for you to take your catch home, there’s no reason not to hop aboard with Gondola Tours. Trips range from 4 to 8 hours, so you can just get a taste of fishing, or immerse yourself in the full experience. Capt. Leo is passionate about everyone on board making a catch, and so nobody will be left out of the exhilarating fun on offer. Get booking to take advantage of this opportunity!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    There's no better way to make sure you get the bite than to spend as much time as possible on the water. This 8-hour trip will give you the maximum opportunity of reeling in numerous delicious fish, such as Snappers, Amberjack, and Gag Groupers. You'll stay nearshore along the reefs, trolling with live bait to entice the bite.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Head out early to get the morning bite as you fish the inshore and nearshore waters surrounding Fort Lauderdale. The rivers and open seas are home to a wide range of game and table fish, such as Snappers, Gag Groupers, and Amberjack. Using live bait, you'll get to troll and hit the reefs to make that all important catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    up to 6 persons
    The western Florida coast offers fantastic nearshore and inshore fishing opportunities, and you'll get a real taste for it on this 4-hour trip. Suitable for families, first-timers, and keen anglers, you'll get to hunt exciting game and delicious table fish, such as Amberjack, Gag Groupers, and Snappers.

About the Captain

Leo King
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Response time 25 hours
Member since June 2018
With 30 years of experience all over the US, including fishing for a restaurant in Philadelphia, Captain Leo is well-versed in getting the most delicious fish on the boat for you. Now based in Palm Beach, he's an expert in the rich inshore and nearshore waters off of Florida's western coast, targeting challenging game fish as well as his usual table fare.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

Pontoon (Skiff) originally built in 2017, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

20 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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