Soflo Sportfishing

Looking for an exciting day on the water as you look for a chance to hook your next trophy? If the answer is a resounding yes, then Soflo Sportfishing has a lot to offer you. Let local Captain Dave Allen show you what Fort Lauderdale fishing is all about, and you’ll probably be back year after year.

Come aboard his 35’ Bertram sport fisher, that is fully-equipped to take up to 6 people to new fishing horizons. With its twin 250 HP Cummins engines, the vessel is stable, fast on the waves, and can take you to offshore fishing grounds in about 30 minutes.

You’ll find all the comforts of home on this spacious boat, including a small kitchen, a seating area with air-conditioning, and a private toilet. There’s an icebox for your catch and a refrigerator where you can put your food and drinks.

Fishing-wise, Capt. Dave takes great pride in providing everything you could possibly need, including top-line rods and reels, cut bait, and an assortment of lures. If you want to use live bait, it can be purchased on the way out or caught with the captain. The boat sports a flybridge and outriggers, so you’re covered on all fronts.

When it comes to your prey, there’s a wide array of species you can hook, and your guide is happy to customize the trip to your fishing ambitions. Whether it’s majestic Sailfish, tough-fighting Wahoo or delicious Mahi Mahi and Tuna you’re after, Capt. Dave can make it happen. If you prefer bottom fishing, then Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack are all in the cards.

The first mate, David, will be with you on the trip to help out with everything you need. He and the captain will even clean and fillet the catch for you after the trip. For his good work, a 15–20% tip is a great way to show your gratitude.

Kids of all ages are welcome to join you on the trip, there will be life jackets for everyone on board. Feel free to bring food and drinks to keep your strength, and leave everything else in the capable hands of Capt. Dave and Soflo Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    A 4-hour shared trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    This 4-hour excursion is an excellent choice for anglers who like to have an early start and catch some fish before noon. These plentiful waters are teeming with an array of fish that are both fun to catch and tasty. Mutton and Mangrove Snapper, Groupers, Mackerel, and Jack Crevalle are all ready to gulp down your bait. Pack some snacks and drinks to keep you energized.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $700
    Meet up with Capt. Dave in the early afternoon and set your sights on a variety of species in the abundant Fort Lauderdale waters. Anything from Jack Crevalle and Barracuda to King Mackerel and Snappers is on the menu. Don't forget your drinks and snacks and have some cash on you for tips as you see fit.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $950
    This is a great middle-ground trip for everyone who wants a bit more time on the water. Capt. Dave will tailor the trip to your preferences, so you can do some offshore fishing for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, or opt-in for some bottom fishing and chase Groupers and Snappers. All you you need to bring is food and drinks, and some money for tips.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    A full day trip will give you enough time to explore multiple fishing spots, switch between techniques, target multiple species, and experience the full extent of this amazing fishery. Depending on what you want to focus on the most, you can fish offshore for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, or you can go bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper to reel in some tasty table fare. Just bring your food and drinks for the day as well as some cash for the tip.
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About the Captain

Dave Allen
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
101 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
If you're looking for a local guide that spent most of his life fishing, Captain Dave Allen is your guy! He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale and the area's waters are his playground.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 250HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Private
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Private
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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
All ages welcome, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Wahoo Mahi Tuna Sailfish Kingfish sharks
Wahoo Mahi Tuna Sailfish Kingfish sharks
May 3, 2022
Some quality fish around Fort Lauderdale trolling, live baiting and fishing the wrecks has been producing fish

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 101 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
May fishing trip
Half day trip with Captain Mike
Fishing with Dave
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Angler Rating
92
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Rich S.
Oshkosh, WI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 5, 2022
I liked that they asked us what we wanted catch, were very courteous and made us feel comfortable.  Unfortunately the fishing...
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Alan G.
Boca Raton, FL
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared on May 3, 2022
Several things would have made the trip better.  First thing would have been to better describe connecting with the captain...
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Kathia D.
Hollywood, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Dave

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 5, 2022
Excellent day with Dave and David. They are local and are incredibly passionate fishermen! Did everything they could to make...
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Damon D.
Southington, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Highly recommend

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on February 19, 2022
Had a great 4-hour charter with Captain Dave and his first mate Dave. I took my son and two of his high school buddies. With...
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Quay B.
Mableton, Georgia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Spectacular Day!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 25, 2021
Used Fishing Booker to find Soflo Sportfishing while on vacation with the family. Trip was on a whim and had two young kids...
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FAQs about Soflo Sportfishing

Soflo Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Soflo Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Soflo Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Soflo Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Soflo Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Soflo Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Wahoo