Explore some of the best fishing spots in the bountiful waters of Fort Lauderdale! Your guide and host for the day is Captain Xavier from Reelit Charters. He’s been fishing his entire life and loves to share some of his best tips with other anglers. Join regardless of your skill level, as everyone’s welcome to join. You only need a bit of positive attitude to enjoy the day!

You’ll be fishing on a 25’ Contender boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This center console has been newly restored in 2020 and has all the latest navigational gadgets. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine with a cruising speed of 30 mph. You can use a cooler to keep your catch fresh, as well as outriggers for trolling, and a live bait tank.

With a variety of fishing trips to choose from, you’ll easily find the one that targets your favorite fish. Stay closer to the shore for Kingfish, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, and Snook, or head out offshore for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Tuna, Sailfish, and many more.

All fishing equipment you’ll need for the day is included in the price of the trip. The captain will also prepare some snacks but you can always bring your own food and drinks. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat!

Come where your fishing dreams come true. Join Reelit Charters!

Covid-19 Update: Your captain will be cleaning and sanitizing the boat and equipment before and after each charter booked. He’ll wear a mask on each trip and supply hand sanitizer to prevent contamination. Wearing a buff is not required but recommended as well for all clients.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Night
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $499
    Fishing the intercoastal waterways, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $500
    Fishing the Intracoastal Waterway, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    If you don't have the whole day to spare, take at least this 4-hour adventure. You may have to speed it up but you can still go after Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $600
    Head out in the late afternoon and spend 6 hours fishing the Intracoastal Waterway, beaches, and around bridges for Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, and seasonal Snook/Tarpon. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and cover your license. Just pack some snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    Start this 6-hour offshore trip, where you get to target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Bonito, Skipjack Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. All fishing equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    8 hours of fishing will give the most time to go where needed to find the fish. Fishing for Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Skipjack Tuna, Wahoo. Or spend more time inshore closer to the reef for Spanish Mackeral, Kingfish, Bonito, and Sailfish. You can also bounce around wrecks to bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. This trip gives the most time to do it all.
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About the Captain

Xavier Baldoquin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
72 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Born and raised in South Florida, I grew up fishing inshore and offshore with family and friends. With over 30 years of experience, I decided to start my own charter company to share my passion with others.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 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
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (270)
Fishing with Xavier
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Angler Rating
65
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Brian B.
Monroe, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 31, 2022
Before you make the mistake of booking with another Captain or boat , CHOOSE THIS ONE! Do yourself a favor and choose the full...
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Todd C.
Westerville, OH
Excellent
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Would give 10 stars if we were allowed to

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 20, 2021
Xavier and Steve are both great guys.  We had a so much fun hanging out with them for the full day fishing adventure!  Great...
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Jonathan K.
Kent, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour offshore trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Offshore on December 19, 2021
We had a wonderful time with captain Xavier and his helper Steve. The music, the ambience, the gear everything went as perfect...
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Sean C.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 Hour Inshore/Offshore

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 15, 2022
My son and I did two charters with Captain Xavier, an inshore and offshore 4 hour trip. We caught a variety of different fish,...
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Seth S.
Sand Fork, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Xavier

VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Night Trip on July 12, 2022
Tarpon was the targeted species for the night and it’s safe to say captain X with the help of first mate Adam absolutely...
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FAQs about Reelit Charters

Reelit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $499 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Night (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 Hour Inshore Night Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reelit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reelit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reelit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reelit Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo