Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

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 do their best to 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 Sportfishing 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’ customized Hatteras flybridge boat with twin 430 HP turbocharged 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day Swordfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    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 AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    Stay within 3 miles from shore and target Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and any more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $875
    price breakdown
    $875
    Stay within 3 miles from shore and target Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and any more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
162 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
123 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
My crewman and I 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
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

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4.90
out of 5 stars from 123 reviews
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Mary D.
Meriden, CT
 5.00
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Fishing with Joey and Kenny on Rick’s boat

VERIFIED   February 14, 2020
Four of us met in Ft Lauderdale and spent a fabulous Florida morning fishing with Joey and Kenny on Rick’s boat.  Kenny...
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Terry S. P.
Fayetteville, GA
 5.00
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Excellent trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  July 21, 2020
We had a great trip with Marlin my Darlin. The sea was very rough and choppy but Kenny and Joey did their absolute best to...
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John S.
San Juan
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Joey and Kenny

VERIFIED   NEW  July 20, 2020
My family had an awesome trip, very knowledgeable crew, excellent service, and the boat was amazing and clean!!!!!! This...
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Richard B.
San Juan
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Half Day Trip with Capt Matt

VERIFIED   March 6, 2020
Captain Matt and Mate Cameron were great and our family of 5 (Dad, Mom, 16 yo daughter, 12 yo son and 9 yo daughter) had a...
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Heather H.
Orem, UT
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Half day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   January 18, 2020
The crew of the Marlin Me Darlin couldn’t have been more helpful or accommodating. Got a call the morning of our trip warning...
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