Fanntastic Fishing

801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

Fanntastic Fishing has a fairly simple mission goal:  they want you to be happy, comfortable and mostly, to catch fish! They offer more than just fishing on their trips. The service is ou

The charter is operated by Captain Steve Souther who is the main captain at Fanntastic Fishing after taking the reigns from captain Mark Fann. (See where the site name came from)? For over 40 years he has been guiding guests to the fish off the south Florida coast.

With Fanntastic Fishing there is no reason to concern yourself with fishing licenses, tackle or anything else to do with the fishing. They provide all that is needed. You are welcome to bring anything you wish to eat or drink with you. A large cooler with ice and a small fridge will keep your things cool.

The air conditioned salon has two large sofas to help keep you cool in the warm summer months if you need a break from the heat. But being on the ocean is considerably cooler than the temperatures on land. Down two steps from the salon you’ll find a clean restroom (the head).

In the cockpit area they have 3 fighting chairs and mezzanine seating. This is where the action is! Whether we are trolling for Mahi Mahi or flying the kites for Sailfish, you’ll be taken to the most productive spots in the area. There is plenty of room for up to 6 guests.

Fanntastic Fishing will take you just 20 minutes from the shore with the rest of the time spent purely fishing! Whether you are looking for edible fish like King Mackerel, Wahoo, Amberjack or Tuna, or hoping to test your strength against something big like a Marlin or a Sailfish, their courteous and professional crew will have their best foot forward to make it happen. So sit back and relax. Fanntastic Fishing will put you to work as soon as that first bite comes.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    All Day Swordfish Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    For Swordfish, you need a full day. Daytime swordfishing gives you a chance at Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna and more. The travel time to the Swordfish grounds takes a bit of time so once you're there try your hardest to catch one or two.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    With an 8 hour trip, you have a chance to do a bit of everything. Depending on the time of the year, we might be offshore trolling for Mahi Mahi and Wahoo. Sailfish and Marlin are also possible. Live baiting for Sails, deep drops and wreck fishing are also part of an all day trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 6-hour sport fishing trip that gives you more time to catch your favorite species! You can target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, smaller Groupers, King Mackerel, Barracuda and other local species. Maximum of 6 guests.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6-hour sport fishing trip, you will have more time to catch the species you're after. You will mainly be fishing the nearshore waters but can travel a bit further out if needed. Your targeted species include Barracuda, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, small Groupers, King Mackerel and other fish. Maximum of 6 guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This is your private trip where you will spend 4 hours sport fishing in a group of up to 6 guests. Your targeted species will include reef and nearshore species like King Mackerel, Wahoo, Barracuda and other local fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 4-hour private sport fishing trip for up to 6 guests in a single party. You can catch local species that swim in the nearshore waters such as Wahoo, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and maybe some Mangrove Snapper and Mahi Mahi if they come in closer to the shore.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 150
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    You can join others and save money on a half day fishing trip. Maximum of 6 people on board. You will target nearshore species like Barracuda, Wahoo and King Mackerel.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 150
    per person
    You can join others to form a group and save money on a fishing trip. Maximum of 6 on board. Targeted species will include Wahoo, King Mackerel and Great Barracuda.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Tiger)
Swordfish
Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Buddy Canady (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 740HP Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
48 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
Jigging
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 4% fee.

About the Captain

Steve Souther
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain Steve Souther moved to Florida from Chicago in 1972 after graduating from Florida Institute of Technology. He started guiding fishing trips professionally in 1976 and has since guided thousands of people to their favorite fish species. He works with an extremely skilled first mate, and together, they provide an extraordinary customer service and amazing fishing adventures to all their guests.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 93%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.48
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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81 Inch Caribbean Reef Shark!
81 Inch Caribbean Reef Shark!
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Richard Wilson
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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81 Inch Caribbean Reef Shark!

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
Captain Geno and Mate Dylan were awesome!!! They knew where the big fish were and man catching this TROPHY FISH will always...
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Tim Jans
Indianapolis, Indiana
 4.67
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Half Day Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   February 6, 2018
Great and knowledgeable Captain. Unfortunately, we didn’t catch any fish.
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Carsen Yacullo
New York, New York
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   March 17, 2017
It was a fun day on the water. I would recommend not booking online as it is more expensive then if u we’re to show up...
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Tim Peterson
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Half day

VERIFIED   April 20, 2017
Great trip 88” sail fish
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Anthony Fitchett
United States
 3.00
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Fishing with Steve

VERIFIED   February 11, 2018
Captain & crew we’re experienced, but it was like they were fishing and we were along for the ride. We caught a couple...
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