Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing

The exceptional Party Boat Fishing, run by Captain Andy Roydhouse offers unrivaled reef and nearshore trips. A family business, Capt. Andy is the fourth generation of fishermen in his family, and is committed to providing a fun, productive time to all aboard. 

The Drift My Boat is a 75’ saltwater fishing boat, designed to carry up to 30 passengers, all of whom will fish off the side of the boat. This party boat runs tours every single day in the prolific waters out of Fort Lauderdale.

Everything you’ll need in order to fish will be provided by Capt. Andy, including rods, reels, and bait. He’ll also be happy to clean and fillet your catch so you can take it home and taste the fruits of your labor.

On this boat, you’ll go bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Porgy, Grunt, and other small to medium-sized bottom fish. Most fish caught are in the 1-2 pound range and they are good eating fish.

You will be accompanied by an experienced captain and mate, who will guide you and take you about one mile offshore to the Fort Lauderdale reef.

Feel free to bring your kids and turn this into an educational experience. You’ll spend some quality family time while making some great memories together! All you need to bring is some food and drinks for your refreshment, and you’re all set.

With Captain Andy – Party Boat Fishing, you’ll get a fantastic fishing experience for next to nothing, and you may even make some new friends. Hop aboard!



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  • Shared trip
    6 Hour Trip – Night
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat)
    $150
    price breakdown
    $150
    This trip is one of a kind on this special, expansive boat. You'll get to sail out to the nearshore by night, watching the sunset before anchoring up on the fish to dip your tackle in the water and start reeling them in. The waters off Fort Lauderdale are renowned for the range of fish species available and you'll try to hook anything from a Snapper to an Amberjack, to Tuna, as well as numerous smaller fish.
  • Shared trip
    Party Boat Fishing – Night
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $108
    price breakdown
    $108
    Come party boat fishing at night for Snapper and Grouper. At night we anchor the boat and chum the water for Snapper and other small bottom fish. Most of the fish we catch are in the 1-2 pound range and they are mostly good eating fish. We catch Snapper, Porgie, Grunt, Grouper, Jack, and more. Our main target is Snapper, which are not big fish, but they are fun to catch and delicious. This is a great way to get out fishing inexpensively in Fort Lauderdale and have some fun.
  • Shared trip
    Party Boat Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $108
    price breakdown
    $108
    On this trip, we go out to the reef which is about a mile offshore. Everyone lines up along the side of the boat and fishes off the side. We bottom fish for Snappers and other small to medium-sized bottom fish. Our main target is Snapper which are in the 1-2 pound range. Sometimes (but certainly not always) we catch larger fish such as Kingfish or Tuna. This is a great trip to get out on the water inexpensively and hopefully catch a couple of good eating fish to take home for dinner.
  • Shared trip
    Party Boat Fishing (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $108
    price breakdown
    $108
    This afternoon trip takes you about a mile out fish the reefs. You can expect to bottom fish for Snappers and other small to medium-sized bottom fish, however, the more experienced may look to target larger fish, such as Kingfish or Tuna. Take advantage of this inexpensive trip, on which you may even catch yourself some dinner.
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About the Captain

Paul Roydhouse
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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15 Fishing Reports
293 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2015
I am a 3rd generation fisherman in Fort Lauderdale. I started in 1967 as a mate on one of the local drift boats. I fished with my dad who also worked the boat and taught me how to fish. When I was old enough, I began working as a mate on the sportfishing boats. As the years passed, I got my captain's license. I took a private sportfishing captain's job for about 8 years where the owner of the boat and I fished the Bahamas Billfish Championship tournaments, all through the Bahamas, Caribbean and south Florida. In 1994, I took out a $30,000 loan to buy a charter boat and start my own business, for me and my sons. A couple years later, we bought a drift boat, the Catch My Drift and we've been drift fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale every day since. The Catch My Drift is Fort Lauderdale's largest and only air-conditioned drift boat. We run 3 trips every day and nobody fishes more than we do. There are several captains of the boat: me, my sons Rod and Andy, and Stu and Bill.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grunt Grunt

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Party Boat (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 1200HP Caterpillar engines.

Length
75 ft
Capacity
30 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.49
out of 5 stars from 292 reviews
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Having fun !!
Best trip ever
8:30 AM with Captain\u2019s Bobby and Mick
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Angler Rating
189
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Kane K.
San Juan
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8:30 AM with Captain’s Bobby and Mick

VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing (AM) on August 7, 2020
We went on the a shared private charter with Captain Booby at the helm and Captain Mick helping us on the deck! They were fun...
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Natilia R.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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4 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Party Boat Fishing (AM) on November 16, 2020
It was my boyfriend’s surprise birthday trip and we had a great time. All the mates were helpful and very kind. There...
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Bishopville, MD
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Best trip ever

VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing – Night on August 27, 2020
Captain Scot was awesome. His mates were just as great. Especially Nick. They took off all the fish rerigged broken lines...
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Marla R.
Highland Beach, FL
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Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing (PM) on July 10, 2020
This trip was my son’s first fishing experience. The captain and crew took the time to help him with everything from baiting...
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Zina D.
Las Vegas, NV
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VERIFIED   Party Boat Fishing – Night on July 1, 2020
I didn’t catch anything, my friend caught 2 little snappers, but we had a really nice time.  The captain was very...
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