Captain Andy - Party Boat Fishing

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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 fisherman 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 Fort Lauderdale. The daily schedule is:

8:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 5:30pm
7:30pm - 11:30pm

All shared trips are $45 per person plus tax, and that includes everything you will need to fish. Just bring your own refreshments and they will supply everything else - rods, reels, licenses, and bait.

On this boat, you’ll go bottom fishing for Snappers, Grouper, Porgies, Grunts 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. 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)
    $64
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This trip is one of a kind on this special, expansive boat. You'll get to sail out to the nearshore by night, watching 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)
    $45
    per person
    Come party boat fishing at night for Snapper and Grouper. At night we anchor the boat and chum the water for the snappers 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 Snappers, Porgies, Grunts, Grouper, Jacks 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: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $45
    per person
    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 good eating fish to take home for dinner.
  • Shared trip
    Party Boat Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $45
    per person
    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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198 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
Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Spanish Mackerel
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
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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4.45
out of 5 stars from 197 reviews
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Half day at 8:30
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Angler Rating
120
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Anissa W.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Still Had A Wonderful Time!

VERIFIED   July 25, 2019
This was a fun and exciting fishing trip! Although my party and I didn’t land a successful catch, the crew still made the...
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Chris S.
Miami, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  November 17, 2019
Really good experience, cheap as well. Caught 6 fish in total which was good. Everyone was nice onboard and no body had any...
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Family Bonding

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
Was able to secure three spots on the 1:30 trip for me, my son and my nephew. It was a great opportunity to spend some quality...
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Patricia L.
Houston, TX
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Family Fun Affordable Fishing in Ft. Lauderdale

VERIFIED   January 1, 2019
Fishing 1/2 day trip on with Captain Andy and Crew was a blast for all of us!  The crew had everything ready and prepped...
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Frederick C.
Pompano Beach, FL
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Last minute upgrade to the sport fishing boat.

VERIFIED   NEW  October 20, 2019
Booked the party boat option but upgraded on arrival, the boy caught his first shark shoot was totally worth it. Thanks again
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