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If you are looking for a deep sea adventure, then Full Circle II Sportfishing is for you. With over 30 years of experience, and having won over one million dollars on various fishing tournaments, Captain Mike is a great choice for your next fishing trip. In his own words, Full Circle Sportfishing offers one of the “fastest, largest and most completely updated charter boats in Fort Lauderdale!”

The “Full Circle II” is a customized 56’ Viking with a fast 28-knot cruise and a 34-knot top end.  The interior is immaculate, with 2 large sofas, a 52” TV with Direct TV, 3 bathrooms, A/C, microwave, full-size refrigerator in the cabin, and insulated in-deck coolers. She has everything you need to enjoy a perfect day on the water.

This boat has been tried and tested in many tournaments, and on her Capt. Mike has won Ocean City Tuna Tournament, the Ocean City Canyon Kick-Off, the White Marlin Open, and the Bahamas Billfish Classic. They offer one of the most experienced, friendly, and professional crews in Fort Lauderdale. They know the best places to fish to make sure you have the most memorable day. You will fish a range of methods. Capt. Mike and his First Mate will talk you through the basics and have you fishing like a pro in no time.

Capt. Mike will have you targeting Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Snapper, Shark, and Kingfish to name a few. All billfish will be released, but any meat fish are filleted and bagged for you to take home at the end of the trip. You only have to decide how you will cook it!

All that’s left to do is bring your two small coolers for food and drink (or one large cooler) and meet Captain Mike for your deep sea fishing adventure with Full Circle II Sportfishing!



Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 98 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
78%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Caught fish
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Ashley F.
Kaufman, TX
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1/2 day private chartered fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on September 23, 2022
We were lucky to have found such a gem for our deep sea fishing voyage last minute. The Full Circle II Sportsfishing crew exceeded...
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Deon D.
United States
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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A Great Time

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 21, 2021
We booked for a 4-hr trip in late December as part of a warm weather vacation trip from Colorado.  Met the owner, Tim, at...
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Brennan W.
Pompano Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Chad

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 27, 2022
Chaz was an awesome caption know exactly where to go and what he needed to do Jon was an amazing mate had the knowledge...
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Kelly L.
Canyon Lake, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on July 31, 2021
Went on a 6 hour charter with Captain Chaz and John was our mate. We were greeted by the owner, Tim, who was very nice. The...
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Joseph M.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Excellent
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 3, 2020
I have been fishing for over 30+ years and have chartered in Ft. Lauderdale many times without much success.Well, that ended...
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FAQs about Full Circle II Sportfishing

Full Circle II Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $825 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $825 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,225 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,500 per group - 12 Hour Swordfish Trip (12 hours)
  • US $2,950 per day per group - 3 Day Trip – Bimini Bahamas (3 days)

When you book a trip with Full Circle II Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Garmin new 2023
  • Fishfinder Garmin new 2023; Foruno backup
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment Available upon request, extra charge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator Dedicated refrigerator for charter guests
  • Multimedia System HDTV, Direct TV, Surround Sound, DVD
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box Refrigerated ice box in cockpit and flybridge
  • Radar

Trips booked with Full Circle II Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures (Prepared in advance)
  • Snacks (Chips, pretzels)
  • Drinks (Bottled water.)
  • First Mate (15-20% gratuity is expected)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Additional fee)

Full Circle II Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 22 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Full Circle II Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Full Circle II Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Chad Gambel
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
101 Customer reviews
Member since August 2016
Captain Mike has almost 30 years of experience. He is a keen angler and has competed in many fishing tournaments over the years. He has won over a million dollars in fish tournaments! His first mate, John, holds the state record for hooking a Mako Shark, with a staggering weight of 738 lbs. You are in safe hands with this dynamic duo!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Viking (Convertible) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 1200HP MAN engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
56 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 22 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin new 2023
Fishfinder
Garmin new 2023; Foruno backup
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Prepared in advance
Snacks
Chips, pretzels
Drinks
Bottled water.
First Mate
15-20% gratuity is expected
Fishing License
Lunch
Additional fee

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Min. age is 3 years old, life jackets supplied
No Smoking
Outside smoking is acceptable
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
3 day advance notice needed to accomodate

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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