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 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,345
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $995
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $745
    Spend an additional hour on the water and increase your chances of reeling in a prized catch! You'll target anything from Mahi, Kingfish, and Barracuda to Grouper, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $745
    This 5 hour trip will take you after the likes of Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, and more. The captain and the crew will prepare your fishing equipment, bait.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $645
    Spend 4 hours fishing on this comfortable and fast boat. The captain and the crew will prepare your fishing equipment, bait. Your main targets will be Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $645
    Spend 4 hours fishing on this comfortable and fast boat. The captain and the crew will prepare your fishing equipment, bait. Your main targets will be Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $645
    Spend 4 hours fishing on this comfortable and fast boat. The captain and the crew will prepare your fishing equipment, bait. 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
27 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 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 Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Mackerel (Atlantic) Mackerel (Atlantic)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snook Snook
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo 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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
79%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Travis H.
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 30, 2021
First of all, the captain and crew were fabulous. They made it easy to find the boat, got aboard and headed out without delay....
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San Juan
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Great day fishing with Captain Dave and Jed!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip (PM) on May 30, 2021
Beautiful day on the ocean catching fish.  Fun conversations with Captain Dave and Jed.  Jed steered us to a restaurant,...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 16, 2021
Great time. Great fishing started catching within a few minutes of leaving the harbor. Well worth it all the way.
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Sanford, FL
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 14, 2021
Billy the mate and Capt. Dave are very organized,efficient and provided us a fun time,relaxing and catching fish. Good fishing...
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FAQs about Shooting Star Charters

Shooting Star Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $645 per group - 4 Hour Trip (2 PM) (4 hours)
  • $645 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $645 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $745 per group - 5 Hour Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $745 per group - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $995 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,345 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Shooting Star Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shooting Star Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Shooting Star Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Shooting Star Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shooting Star Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snook
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo