Get ready to experience the thrill of deep sea sportfishing with Ft Lauderdale Offshore! Captain Will Howard specializes in trolling and bottom fishing, offering full day trips as well as multi-day excursions on his luxurious Bimini Center Console.

His boat is the ideal vessel for an offshore expedition. She comes with downriggers, a live bait tank, state-of-the-art Connley fishing tackle, safety gear, and Simrad navigational electronics. She’s got plenty of walkaround room for 4 people to fish at the same time and a cover over the center console for shade.

Captain Will will take you trolling and bottom fishing along some of the best spots on the coast. Offshore trolling is fast, intense, and challenging as you’ll be chasing big game fish such as Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, Kingfish, and more!

You’ll be fishing between 3–10 miles from shore and it only takes about 15–20 minutes to reach the ideal spot. This maximizes the time you’ll be fishing and increases your chances of success! You can even target Sailfish and cool Shark species such as Bull, Tiger, Hammerhead, Bonnethead, and many others!

Reef fishing trips are just as exciting and appetizing as you’ll be targeting some delicious bottom-dwellers such as Grouper and Snapper. You can also catch Amberjack, Shark, Wahoo, and other species that like to feed off of the bottom of reefs and wrecks.

Captain Will provides more experienced anglers with the opportunity to do some vertical jigging, popping, and kite fishing as well. You can also deep sea fish, spin, drift, use light tackle for a challenge, or take out the big guns for the heavy-weight champs! It’s your trip so it’s up to you.

Everything you need is covered, including your Florida Fishing License. You’ll also have a first mate to help you with anything fishing related. Just pack some snacks, drinks, sunblock, and sunglasses and you’re all set. Join in on the deep sea action with Ft Lauderdale Offshore and get ready to have the time of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    We will be using 1 or 2 electric fishing rods for deep water fish such as Tilefish, Groupers, and Blackbelly Rosefish in 500 to 850 feet of water. This trip is a good meat producer but not much fight involved.
  • Private trip
    6 hours offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $320
    We will target mahi, kingfish, tuna, sailfish and amberjack trolling lures behind the boat. This is a very productive metho.
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About the Captain

Will Howard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2019
Captain Will Howard has been fishing for as long as he can remember. He started working as a deckhand on a fishing vessel in California at the age of 12 and since then, he knew this would become a big part of his life. He’s been fishing in Florida since 2001 and has fallen in love with Fort Lauderdale’s beauty and the fishing opportunities it provides. Captain Will is a registered emergency room nurse and firefighter paramedic so he takes safety on the water very seriously. His charter service is family-friendly and he welcomes children ages 8 and older to come on board and learn how to fish! He provides all the tackle and safety gear, including kids’ vests and he has a professional first mate on board to assist you with anything you need. Join Ft Lauderale Offshore Fishing for an exhilarating experience on the water and get ready to chase some monsters with Capt. Will!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bimini Boats (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 150HP Honda V-Tech engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
PayPal

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore (Shared) on April 27, 2021
Captain Will called us to let us know about the heavy winds. We changed plans to an inshore trip. Captain Will-did everything...
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Captain Will was awesome!!!

VERIFIED   Night Trip – Reef on April 26, 2021
Captain Will was the best person ever! We had a blast on the boat and he showed us so much. We plan on coming back again next...
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FAQs about Ft Lauderdale Offshore

Ft Lauderdale Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $160 per person - 6 hours offshore (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - Full Day Deep Drop (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ft Lauderdale Offshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Simrad with C-More Mapping! )
  • Fishfinder (Simrad )
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ft Lauderdale Offshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Connley )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for 20% tips )
  • Fishing License

Ft Lauderdale Offshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Ft Lauderdale Offshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ft Lauderdale Offshore include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo