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 **hidden content** 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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
    6 Hour Inshore Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $550
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $400
    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 – Inshore Night
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

Xavier Baldoquin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
37 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) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

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
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box

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

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

King fish are biting on the beach
King fish are biting on the beach
September 4, 2021
King fish are biting between 40-200' in Ft. lauderdale. Went 2/4 with the clients saturday morning with some nice mutton snapper mixed in too.
Mullet run
Mullet run
August 30, 2021
Starting to see schools of mullet showing up through our intercoastal waterways. The coming weeks will bring good snook and tarpon action along the beaches and jetties.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Cory B.
Riverview, Florida
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6 hr inshore trip.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Night Trip on June 30, 2021
Captain Xavier was great he worked with us by changing the day of our trip twice due to weather and put us on the fish. We...
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6 hr offshore

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 19, 2021
Took my son fishing for the first time in the ocean and he had a blast! Captain Xavier and the deckhand were excellent. Although...
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Great trip w/ my girls

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 23, 2021
Had a great day on the water with my two girls! Capt. And first mate Steve were great. We’re both very professional and we’re...
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Julie S.
Camas, WA
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Awesome family fishing trip!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 9, 2021
Booked a 6hr fishing trip for our family with captain Xavier and man did we have a blast! My husband hooked up with a blackfin...
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 27, 2020
Capt Xavier worked hard to get us some fish.  We had asked about concentrating on snook and tarpon and he did his best to...
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FAQs about Reelit Charters

Reelit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Night (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 6 Hour Inshore Night Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reelit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • 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