Shooting Star Charters

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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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a beautiful day on the ocean, targeting Mahi Mahi, Sharks, Tarpon, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, Blue Marlin, and the list goes ever on. The crew will be happy to filet and package the catch for you. Luxurious boat like Shooting Star will make these 8 hours pass comfortably and smoothly in a blink of an eye!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy a day on the Atlantic Ocean with Shooting Star Charters. This charter offers catching a wide variety of fish, from Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish to Marlin, Grouper, or Wahoo. Whether you're an avid angler or a beginner, the crew will make sure you have an unforgettable day on the water!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 5 hours fishing with Shooting Star Charters! The crew can teach you different fishing techniques, such as jigging, trolling, or bottom fishing - it all depends on what you want to catch. The fish you will target is Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, Tarpon, or Shark.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip AM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    For all early birds out there, Shooting Star Charters offer a morning half day trip. They will take you about three miles out into the Atlantic Ocean, fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 4 hours fishing on this comfortable and fast boat. The captain and the crew will prepare your fishing equipment, bait, and take you around 3 miles off the coast. Your main targets will be Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, and many more.
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About the Captain

David Baldwin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead)
Snook
Tarpon

Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (19)
4.46
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Experience
2 hrs fishing trip
2 hrs fishing trip
2 hrs fishing trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
25%
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Lisa M.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 4.00
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Day started out great had clouds and fish were biting. Then it fell off! But captain and deck hand did all kinds of things...
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Cheryl P.
Crockett, TX
 4.00
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   May 28, 2019
The boat was nice and the Captain Dave and Billy were great. The fishing was horrible. In 4 hours we caught 3 small bait fish...
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John S.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Caught trophy fish

VERIFIED   February 27, 2016
The fishing charter was great. We took it for the full 8 hours. Everyone had fun even the staff. The captain was very knowledgable...
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Jesse E.
Dallas, Texas
 5.00
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Day fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 10, 2016
Had a great first experience deep sea fishing. The captain was very insiteful and the helper was very entertaining and very...
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Jed I.
Brandon, Florida
 4.67
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Half day with CPT Dave

VERIFIED   March 16, 2017
1st time on the ocean with my wife and daughter, we were totally happy catching some Bonita. Nice boat and gear, all...
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