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.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a beautiful day on the ocean, targeting a variety of fish, We will be happy to filet and package them for you, to take home with you!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a day on the Atlantic Ocean, catching a wide variety of fish, from Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip SPECIAL - 7 am - 12 pm
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Travel about three miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Intracoastal Cruises
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 6 persons
    Cruise the canals of Fort Lauderdale! The area has more canals than Venice, Italy so there's plenty to explore on this informative cruise.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Shark (Hammerhead)


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


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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: 3 hours
Response rate: 96%

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.61 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Great experience, we loved it !

Fished August 25, 2017
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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.

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.

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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