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!”


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1250
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing areas between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. Target species: King, wahoo, mahi mahi, sailfish, snapper, grouper. All fishing licenses and gear included. Just bring snacks and refreshments.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing areas between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. Target species: King, wahoo, mahi mahi, sailfish, snapper, grouper. All fishing licenses and gear included. Just bring snacks and refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Custom length trips available. Groups up to 6 passengers. Fishing areas between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. Target species: King, wahoo, mahi mahi, sailfish, snapper, grouper. All fishing licenses and gear included. Just bring snacks and refreshments.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Barracuda (Great)
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (White)
  Sailfish

  Swordfish
  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Tuna (Skipjack)
  Wahoo

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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.

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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