South Florida Sportfishing

Soflo Sportfishing has a lot to offer you. Born and raised in South Florida, let Captain Dave Allen show you what Fort Lauderdale fishing is all about. Specializing in light tackle live bait fishing ,trolling planers, wreck fishing, kite fishing and shark fishing. We do it all, Let’s get you hooked up!!

Come aboard The Bounty 35’ Bertram sportfisher that is fully-equipped to take up to 6 people. With its twin 250 HP Cummins engines, the vessel is stable, fast, very spacious for your friends and family.

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, Teddy, 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 18–25% 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, we provide coolers with ice.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Shared morning charter
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $400
    If you want to share the boat with other people we can accommodate shared charters 225$ per person
  • Private trip
    3hr Quick trip for beginners
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $550
    Looking to get on the water for a couple hours catch some fish and have a good time with Soflo Sportfishing
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day AM Sportfishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    This 4-hour excursion is an excellent choice for beginner anglers. Trolling the reef for sailfish, kingfish, barracuda, wahoo, mahi, tuna, snapper, grouper. Using Bonita or Ballyhoos for bait while trolling is the most effective way to land large predators while covering lots of ground. Live bait fishing is available upon request, we can either catch our own bait or purchase on the way out. Kite fishing in the winter and spring is another effective method of fishing we teach our anglers.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM Sportfishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $750
    This 4-hour excursion is an excellent choice for beginner anglers. Trolling the reef for sailfish, kingfish, barracuda, wahoo, mahi, tuna, snapper, grouper. Using Bonita or Ballyhoos for bait while trolling is the most effective way to land large predators while covering lots of ground. Live bait fishing is available upon request, we can either catch our own bait or purchase on the way out. Kite fishing in the winter and spring is another effective method of fishing we teach our anglers.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day offshore fishing AM
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    This is a great middle-ground trip for everyone who wants to go offshore and look for Mahi mahi. Capt. Dave will tailor the trip to your preferences, so you can do some offshore fishing and reef fishing. All you need to bring is whatever you want to eat and drink we provide coolers with ice.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day offshore fishing PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,000
    This is a great middle-ground trip for everyone who wants to go offshore and look for Mahi mahi. Capt. Dave will tailor the trip to your preferences, so you can do some offshore fishing and reef fishing. All you need to bring is whatever you want to eat and drink we provide coolers with ice.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 195 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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WOW! Amazing day and plenty of fish!
WOW! Amazing day and plenty of fish!
WOW! Amazing day and plenty of fish!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Stephen F.
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5.0 / 5
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WOW! Amazing day and plenty of fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day offshore fishing AM on May 9, 2024
It’s called “fishing”, not “catching”, so nothing is guaranteed…but today (6hr morning trip) the fish were biting...
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As good as advertised!

VERIFIED   Half Day PM Sportfishing on November 21, 2023
We took a 4 hour morning trip with Captain Dave and his first mate David and they are as good as advertised! Sometimes a charter...
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Do Full Day with Captain Dave Allen!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 2, 2023
Definitely worth taking full day trip !  Nothing less! Thought it would seem long - but with the diversity of fishing...
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Scott N.
Palm City, FL
Excellent
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Half day morning run

VERIFIED   Half Day PM Sportfishing on July 1, 2023
Man this was a great trip. Dave and Dave were awesome. Started running out at like 7am and not even 30 minutes in we had all...
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Ray K.
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Great crew!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day AM Sportfishing on April 21, 2024
Can’t say enough about Dave, Ted and Joe! Great crew that made our day on the water better than expected. We switched up...
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FAQs about South Florida Sportfishing

South Florida Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per person - Shared morning charter (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3hr Quick trip for beginners (3 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day AM Sportfishing (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day PM Sportfishing (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day offshore fishing AM (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day offshore fishing PM (6 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with South Florida Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Private
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well Live bait available to purchase 40-80$
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with South Florida Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Gratuity not included 18-20%)
  • Fishing License

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

South Florida 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 South Florida Sportfishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Dave Allen
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
22 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
195 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
Angler's Choice
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If you're looking for a local guide with 20 years of experience and who 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

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

Boat specs

Bertram (Sportfishing) 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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Gratuity not included 18-20%
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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 4% charge will apply.

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