Shooting Star Charters

801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

Explore the waterways and offshore treasures of Fort Lauderdale aboard ‘Shooting Star’, a luxury 46’ foot custom Bertram. The boat is equipped with an exclusive dry exhaust system that prevents diesel fumes from coming onto the deck but sends them high into the air, away from the anglers. This rare feature makes charter trips pleasant and free from the nausea-inducing fumes that are the downside to so many sportfishing trips. The boat’s twin 750 HP engines ensure that the trip to the fishing grounds is quick and safe, leaving you with plenty of time for fishing in the well-stocked grounds around Fort Lauderdale.

A charter trip aboard ‘Shooting Star’ can also offer you a brush with fame: the boat was featured in three episodes of Miami Vice thanks to her good looks and well-maintained features. Inside the boat, the full ‘head’ (marine bathroom) offers comfort and privacy, while the salon provides space for your things and plenty of seating. As far as fishing is concerned, the boat is equipped with the full range of navigational electronics and USCG required safety equipment. Quality Shimano and Penn gear is provided on the trips to help you hook the fish of a lifetime.

It is not surprising that Fort Lauderdale is famous for its fishing. Capt. Dave will do his best to put you on to the variety of species that inhabit the area, such as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, Blue Marlin, Cobia, Dolphin, Grouper, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and more. He is equally happy to cater to novice and experienced anglers, providing a fun and family friendly atmosphere on board. At the same time, if you have been fishing for years he’s happy to let you get on with what you know best. If fishing’s not your thing he can even offer a luxury and informative two hour cruise around the inshore waterways of the area.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983. Powered by 2 730HP Detroit engines.

46 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Hammerhead)


Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

David Baldwin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since December 2015
Capt. David Baldwin has always been passionate about fishing. He has over 40 years experience fishing the eastern seaboard from Montauk, Long Island to South Florida, Mexico and the Bahamas, and loves to share his knowledge and joy for fishing with his charter customers.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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1st time on the ocean with my wife and daughter, we were totally happy catching some Bonita.
Nice boat and gear, all in working order.

Jed Imm  • Fished March 16, 2017
David Baldwin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 17, 2017

Thank you Jed !  Glad you had a great time, hope to see you and the family again, Capt. Dave

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Good day out on the water.  Our family first fishing charter, kids and wife liked the expierence (less the sea sickness) and crew was professional and nice, straight forward no frills fishing. Caught enough fish for a great dinner.  Dry exhaust is definitely a bonus, no noxious Diesel fumes to
Deal with.

Mike Tindall  • Fished July 5, 2016
David Baldwin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 6, 2016

Mike !  Thanks for the great review, glad you and the family had fun !  Yes, the dry exhaust is a big plus ! Hope to see you again, next time your in town, Captain Dave

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We had a great day fishing! Captain Dave and crew were excellent. Caught several fish, tuna, King fish etc. We will definitely do this again and recommend shooting star charters.
Thanks Captain Dave.
William and Jennifer

William David  • Fished June 25, 2016
David Baldwin (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 27, 2016

Good Afternoon William & Jennifer !  Thank you for the GREAT review! Happy the fish cooperated ! HA!HA!  Hope to see you again,  Sherry (Captain Dave’s wife )

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Fishing Reports

Bonitos and Blackfin tuna !!

March 20, 2017

The Shore Family had a great time fishing ...100 ft. of water Fort Lauderdale Read Full Report →

Family fishing, great day !!

March 04, 2017

Steve and the family caught 6 Tuna and 1 Jack !! Off Fort lauderdale in 200-400- feet of water. Read Full Report →