Quetzal Sportfishing Charters

232 Basin Drive
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

Quetzal Sportfishing Charters offer full, half, and three-quarter day trips out of the beautiful Fort Lauderdale, one of the best places in the United States to fish for a variety of offshore species. Experience this excellent fishery aboard a finely appointed 45 ft Hatteras, the Quetzal.

Powered by twin Detroit engines, the Quetzal offers a fast and reliable ride to the fishing grounds. Made by one of the most respected manufacturers in sportfishing, this well maintained Hatteras is fully rigged for fishing and features a comfortable, air-conditioned interior for an unbeatable angling experience. With three fighting chairs on deck, multiple anglers can get in on the action, and the boat’s outriggers, downriggers, and live bait facilities will give you the best possible chance of catching rewarding game fish.

Fishing aboard this high quality vessel, you will be in with the chance of catching species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and Shark. Whether you spend your time trolling, live baiting, or bottom fishing, Captain John and his mate will do what it takes to put you on the fish.

All the tackle and lures you will need for your trip are included in the price, and the Captain will also clean and fillet your fish at the end of the trip if desired.

“We do the work, you do the fishing!”


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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Flybridge) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Cobia
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Marlin (White)
 
Sailfish

 
Swordfish
 
Tuna (Blackfin)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
3
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
3
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

15% 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, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

John Whitelaw
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
Having grown up in Cape Cod, Captain John had an early introduction to the thrill of fishing. While he enjoyed fishing in the area, he wanted to be able to fish all year round so moved to Florida ten years ago in order to spend as much time as possible on the water doing what he loves.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 100%

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