Big Bills Spearfishing

1784 Southeast 15th Street
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Dusky originally built in 1992. Powered by a 270HP Inboard 350 engine .

26 ft
4 persons
Fishing Techniques

Spearfishing offers divers and anglers the unique opportunity to explore the habitats of the underwater species they are targeting. You can swim alongside the fish you’re trying to catch and experience the most hands on of angling activities.

Captain Charles Gladwell runs Big Bills Spearfishing out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is based aboard a 26 ft Dusky, a center console that rides well and has plenty of space on deck for your gear and catch. A glassed over area at the front will keep your belongings protected from the elements, and a T-Top will keep you protected from the weather while you’re not in the water. The boat is equipped with a range of navigational equipment to get you to the best place to spear your target fish.

The species you target and the areas you dive will depend on your level of experience. Beginners are welcome to try their hand at diving for lobsters among the shallow reefs as they watch the variety of small, colorful, reef species swim past them. More experienced spearfishermen might go to the Fort Lauderdale second reef, where they will dive in depths of 20-30 ft and target Hogfish, Groupers, Snappers, Mahi Mahi and more depending on their level of experience. If you know what you’re doing and want to dive around the local wrecks, just talk to the captain and he will make you a personalized trip to suit your wishes. While Capt. Charles and his mate specialize in freediving, they can also cater for scuba divers.

Spearfishing and snorkeling equipment is provided in the price of the trip. Captain Charles always runs charter trips with a mate, meaning there will be an experienced diver with the guests in the water at all times while the captain stays at the controls of the boat.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 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

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% 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, Master Card.

About the Captain

Charles Gladwell
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
Capt. Charles has 27 years experience spearfishing around Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He began his career as a commercial spear fisherman and perfected his art over the years. When he kept getting phone calls and requests to be taken out on his boat he decided to devote his time to chartering spearfishing trips for everyone from beginners to pros.


  • 1784 Southeast 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale
    FL 33316, United States