“Fanntastic Fishing” has a fairly simple mission: happy and comfortable guests who are catching tons of fish! Owned and operated by Captain Steve Souther, he knows these waters like the back of his hand. After 4 decades of fishing here – that’s not surprising!

Hop aboard a 48’ Buddy Cannady saltwater fishing boat, ideal for up to 6 anglers who all want to fish comfortably. She’s got a large deck for you to cast from and a whopping 3 fighting chairs to reel in the big ones. Inside, there’s an air-conditioned salon with 2 large sofas and a private toilet. Perfect for when the Florida sun gets too intense!

Whether you’re trolling for Mahi Mahi or kite fishing for Sailfish, Capt. Steve and the crew take you to the most productive spots. Deep waters are only 20 minutes from the shore and you’ll also hook into Tuna, Wahoo, Kingfish, and Amberjack.

When you head out with Fanntastic Fishing there’s no need to worry about fishing gear or licenses – Capt. Steve provides everything you need for a successful day. Feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy, as well as a cooler to take home any catch you choose to keep.

Experience Florida’s most productive offshore fishing grounds, without the travel time, with Fanntastic Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,750
    The 8-hour trip gives you the opportunity to do a little bit of everything! Depending on the time of the year, you'll offshore troll for Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, or kite fish for Sailfish and Marlin. All of the gear you need for a successful day is already on board so all you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    Spend 6 morning hours going after a whole host of incredible Florida fish! You'll explore the nearshore waters to target the likes of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, smaller Groupers, King Mackerel, and Barracuda. Capt. Steve brings along all the gear you need for a successful day. Feel free to bring along any other drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM) (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    Give yourself a little extra time on the water to target even more fish on the 6-hour trip! You'll explore the productive nearshore waters for the likes of Barracuda, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and King Mackerel. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Steve provides everything you need. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Take advantage of the productive morning bite on this 4-hour fishing adventure! Explore the reefs and nearshore hotspots for the likes of King Mackerel, Wahoo, and Barracuda. You may even hook into Mahi Mahi or Mangrove Snapper! Capt. Steve brings along everything you need for a successful day. All you need to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    Explore the productive waters surrounding Fort Lauderdale on this 4-hour afternoon adventure! There are plenty of epic fish to target in the nearshore waters including Wahoo, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and maybe even Mangrove Snapper and Mahi Mahi! Capt. Steve brings along all the gear you need so all you'll want to pack are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $360
    There's no better way to connect with other passionate anglers than on a shared trip! Head out for 4 hours of afternoon fishing and target the likes of Barracuda, Wahoo, and King Mackerel in the productive nearshore waters and reefs. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Steve takes care of everything you need. Pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $360
    Head out with other like-minded anglers for a 4-hour fishing adventure in Fort Lauderdale! You'll explore the productive nearshore waters and reefs to hook a variety of fish including Barracuda, King Mackerel, and Wahoo! Capt. Steve brings along gear for everybody on board, just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Steve Souther
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
27 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since January 2017
Captain Steve Souther moved to Florida from Chicago in 1972 after graduating from the 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 extraordinary customer service and amazing fishing adventures to all their guests.

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Targeted Species

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

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

Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Buddy Cannady (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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
74%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
52%
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Brandon C.
Tucson, AZ
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Way too choppy

VERIFIED   Drift Fishing Party Boat (AM) on April 3, 2021
As we left the dock everything was ok, as we got closer to the ocean the swells got larger and more intense.  On our way to...
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Lisandro A.
Miami, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) (Private) on May 15, 2021
Had a great time fishing even tough the bad luck, thanks to captain cook and tony for the experience!! For sure to recommend
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Jenny S.
San Juan
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We had a great day! A sweet crew and great catches!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) (Shared) on December 29, 2020
The 7.25 shark catch was quite the experience for a first time fishing experience!
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Keith M.
San Juan
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) (Private) on March 12, 2021
2 sailfish and 2 black fin tuna. Great day out!
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Michael R.
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VERIFIED   Drift Fishing Party Boat (AM) on March 28, 2021
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FAQs about Fanntastic Fishing

Fanntastic Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $180 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (Shared) (4 hours)
  • $180 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (Shared) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (Private) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (Private) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (Private) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (Private) (6 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - Full Day Trip (Private) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fanntastic Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fanntastic Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Fanntastic Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fanntastic Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fanntastic Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo