Finest Kind

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United St…
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

Finest Kind charters is run by Captain Norm Bekoff, who has been fishing the Florida waters for over 35 years and is keen on putting all his guest on lots of fish. He loves nothing more than to see smiling and satisfied faces of his guests as they reel in the fish of their dreams.

The location of Ft. Lauderdale means that you will have easy access to highly sought after species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and Tuna, and that you are in for a good fight with some of the mightiest fish around the Gulf of Mexico.

You will fish aboard his 29 foot Ricky Scarborough center console boat, which was originally built in 1977 and restored in 2009. This beauty is powered by a 210 HP Cummins engine with a maximum speed of 26 knots. Her “Carolina flare” allows for a very comfortable ride.

The boat has a GPS system, a fishfinder to locate the best fishing spots, and a VHF radio for connection to the USCG. It also has all the safety equipment including a CPR trained crew, flares, and life jackets. You will have an ice box available onboard to preserve the freshness of your catch, as well as a live bait tank and outriggers.

Finest Kind charters will take you fishing from 2 to 20 miles offshore depending on the species you wish to target and the seasonality. Captain Norm will teach you anything you need to know about the techniques and the equipment, and is able to provide lighter versions of it if you are bringing children along.

You will have rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, and a Florida Fishing Licence. The targeted species are Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, King and Spanish Mackerel, Skipjack Tuna, Black Grouper and Mutton Snapper, among the many available in these waters.

Captain Norm is happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, and will bag it for you so you can take it home for a nice meal.

Finest Kind charters is run by Captain Norm Bekoff, who has been fishing the Florida waters for over 35 years and is keen on putting all his guest on lots of fish. He loves nothing more than to see smiling and satisfied faces of his guests as they re

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Fishing Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Fishing Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Ricky Scarborough (Center console) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2009. Powered by a 210HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

29 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
2-20 Miles Offshore
Reef Fishing
Natural Reefs
Wreck Fishing
Lots Of Wrecks!
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Norm Bekoff
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
I grew up on sportfish boats and have fished everywhere from Massachusetts to St. Thomas, USVI and the Gulf of Mexico. However offshore Ft. Lauderdale is home. I got my captain's license at 19 and have been on boats ever since. So when you book you're getting home-grown fishing experience, not someone who left the rat race up north, bought a boat and thinks he can make a go of it.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fished December 4, 2016
Norm Bekoff (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 5, 2016

Thanks Joe! Enjoyed having you guys aboard. Hope to see you again soon.

Capt. Norm

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I caught and released my first sailfish with Captain Norm! I had the best time and was confident in his capabilities and experience as a fishing boat captain. I couldn’t have asked for a better time out on the water that day. I also caught and released a shark which was a fun fighting fish. I would highly recommend Capt. Norm and to anyone looking to have a great day out on the boat.

Fished January 24, 2016
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Capt. Norm makes your time on the water a blast!! Always an enjoyable experience and he has put me on many fish including a sailfish on our last trip!!

Fished January 21, 2016
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