Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

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Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing is a company with an excellent reputation and almost half a century of local experience in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas. Offering all types of fishing, the crew specializes in catching big fish in a professional and relaxing atmosphere. Join them for a fun day out and you will fish with the locals like the locals.

Every charter can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Whichever species you want to take off your Southeast Florida bucket list, the crew will make it happen. Target surface and mid-depth Pelagic species, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin and Skipjack Tuna, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, False Albacore, Blue Marlin, and White Marlin. Troll live bait or artificial that the crew prepare themselves.

Bottom fish for Grey and Golden Tilefish, Grouper, and Snapper in the waters ranging from 50 to over 800 feet in depth. And if you are after something special, let the team take you Sailfishing. They were on the ground floor of the introduction of fishing for Sailfish with kites in South Florida!

Marlin My Darlin Sportfihsing will offer spinning rods and reels and live bait for Sailfish, as well as soft rod and reel tackle for young anglers and all the way up to heavy tackle for big Shark.

All the magic happens aboard the ‘Marlin My Darlin.’ She is a 50’ Hatteras flybridge boat with twin 430 HP Detroit Diesel engines. The Marlin My Darlin is a true work of art with all the comforts of home. She is fully air-conditioned with leather seating inside if you wish a break from the Floridian sun.

All trips come with Penn and Shimano tackle, as well as bottled water and the licenses. Food and drinks are available upon request.

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing carries a full 5-star rating – see their availability, book a trip, and check it out for yourself!



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  • Private trip
    Day or Night Swordfish Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    All day charters are required to target Swordfish as they reside far offshore in the deep Gulfstream waters. These are heavy tackle 9 hour charters, a specialty charter and not for everyone as a typical all day charter priced @ $1100 (Swordfish trips are $1300) offers opportunities at more species and usually larger numbers of fish in the box and on the ice. Grand fish but limited numbers and often a "Bucket List" fish for anglers with considerable offshore experience
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    You will be fishing up to 18 miles out for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Shark, Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Tilefish, and many more. Food, beverages & snacks are included in the price, as well as gear and tackle by Penn and Shimano.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you fishing 15-18 miles offshore for Sailfish, Tilefish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and many other exciting species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $825
    up to 6 persons
    Stay within 3 miles from shore and target Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and any more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip will see you fishing within 3 miles from shore. The best thing about this angling paradise is that you don't have to travel too far out to fish the waters up to 800 feet deep! You will be targeting Amberjack, Kingfish, Grouper, and Shark among the other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Check the afternoon bite on this half-day trip, fishing the waters up to 800 feet deep. Target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more.
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About the Captain

Rick Brady
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
140 Reports
ID & License verified
73 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2014
I and my crewmen have extensive experience in fishing the Fort Lauderdale/Miami areas: two Bahamas Billfish Championships and numerous tournament wins in addition to our many years of local chartering. None of us enter into tournament fishing anymore and instead choose to spend our days furthering experienced and novice anglers experiences at deep sea fishing and smoothly introducing new anglers to deep sea fishing. Between us, we have a combined total of over 90 years guiding anglers in their pursuit of big game fish and also "action" charters tailored to meet each charters specific wishes. We love what we do, it is all we do, and our love for our job is easily seen with Trip Advisor and Google reviews as well as here at Fishing Booker, as all carry us with a 5-star rating.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Mako) Shark (Mako)
Shark (Thresher) Shark (Thresher)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Flybridge) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 438HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Disabled Accessible

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 73 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Julie G.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Awesome Trip, Awesome Crew, Awesome Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  August 19, 2019
We booked a half day charter for our family!  We moved up our departure time due to potential storms which was all very...
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David G.
Ocala, FL
 5.00
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Half Day trip FANTASTIC experience!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 26, 2019
Took my 17 year old son for a 6 hour trip with Marlin My Darlin, crewed by Joey and Kenny. It was an all around great experience....
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Corey G.
Pompano Beach, FL
 5.00
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Amazing Crew and Worth Every Dollar

VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
I took my dad, brother, and cousin out for a trip on Marlin My Darlin while they were down on vacation.  The crew is outstanding...
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Braeden G.
Nampa, ID
 5.00
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Full day fishing trips

VERIFIED   March 24, 2019
We booked two days with Marlin’ My Darlin’ and capt. Rick. We had the absolute best time and he and his crew did...
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John M.
Flower Mound, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Rick

VERIFIED   March 17, 2019
Excellent weather, calm seas, and no wind for the morning fishing trip. Not much of a fish bite, with only four Bonita brought...
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