Fighting Lady

Hendricks Isle
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

Fish the productive waters around Sailfish Alley and beyond aboard the recently renovated Fighting Lady, a 38’ Bertram Classic. Bertrams are famous as some of the safest boats on the water. You might be interested to know that there were only approximately 80 Bertram 38 Specials ever made. The large deck allows plenty of space for fighting Sailfish, while the large upper deck are and cockpit allow you to stay dry while keeping close to the action - this is particularly appreciated on sailfishing charters, as these billfish prefer cold, windy conditions.

You will find all the latest fishing equipment and accessories aboard Fighting Lady. Top of the line electronics, Shimano Tyrnos reels and custom made rods and a satellite radio are all on board, allowing you to find fish with a soundtrack. Most of the fishing done aboard Fighting Lady is done using relatively light tackle to give you the thrill of sport fishing and avoid overpowering the fish, although heavier tackle will be employed for fighting large Amberjacks, Groupers and Sharks. Further offshore, kite fishing is employed when the weather conditions permit. Bottom fishing and wreck fishing can produce some great results in addition to the main past time of trolling.

Palm Beach is famous as the ‘Sailfish Capital of the World’, and Fighting Lady is equipped with catching this magnificent species in mind. Although Sailfish are in the local waters all year round, the best time to fish for them from late October to early March, when they migrate up a down ‘Sailfish Alley’, a narrow stretch of water offshore. Opportunities for catching Mahi-mahi are also fantastic further off shore. Other potential targets include Wahoo, King mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, Sharks, Black Fin Tuna and Bonito.

Capt. Kip’s extensive (45 years’!) experience and open-mindedness to trying new techniques and gear, coupled with the facilities aboard Fighting Lady, make for a great charter experience around Palm Beach Shores.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 6 persons
    Travel up to 10 miles offshore to fish for Sailfish, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Black Fin Tuna, Grouper Snapper and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Travel further offshore (up to 10 miles) to fish for Sailfish, Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Black Fin Tuna, Grouper Snapper and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Offshore trolling for all types of fish, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Kings, Grouper, Snapper and Cobia to name but a few!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Bertram (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Fort Lauderdale to departure site is available and 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

About the Captain

Kip Edwards
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since December 2015
Captain Kip has been fishing professionally since 1968, which must make him one of the most seasoned captains in the area. He has a ton of experience fishing Florida's East coast and the entire eastern coastline of the US. He started fishing the Potomac River for Bass and Catfish as a young boy with his grandfather, and later got addicted to saltwater fishing as a result of family vacations to the coast. After returning from serving with the USMC in Vietnam, Capt. Kip finished college and relocated to the Chesapeake Bay, where he got his first boat: a 20' Shamrock. He later moved to Islamorada and got thoroughly acquainted with Florida saltwater fishing.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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Kip and Tony were super cool. They were friendly and knowledgeable.  We caught 3 fish and took one around the corner to have it cooked at a nearby restaurant.  We will definitely use them again for our deep sea fishing needs.

Fished June 8, 2017
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