Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Fort Lauderdale FL, United States - Show map
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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 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 professi

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - All Inclusive
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 775 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 550 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Goliath)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Marlin (Blue)

  Shark (Hammerhead)
  Shark (Mako)
  Shark (Thresher)

  Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Flybridge) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 430HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

50 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

About the Captain

Rick Brady
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since July 2014
I myself and my Captains Matt and Tommy 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 anglers experiences at sea or 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.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 96%

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Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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Fished April 3, 2018
Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 15, 2018

Hi Elizabeth,
Matt and I also enjoyed our afternoon fishing with you and your son .Always fun to spend time with good people out in the ocean. I’m sure you are proud to have such a polite and well mannered son and Matt and I spoke of that after you two had gone as we were finishing up on the boat later that afternoon prior to heading home and our own kids. Take care and have a great summer.

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We had no luck on the trip: no catch at all. That happens. Also, Matt & JJ are nice lads. However, we spent 4 hours together with the crew, and apart from a few sentences, they haven’t talked to us, they just haven’t bothered.

Fished March 31, 2018
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Fished March 28, 2018
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Fishing Reports

Sailfish, Mahi and Tuna on Deep Sea fish

April 11, 2018

We continue to have opportunities at quality fish on our Deep Sea fishing charters here in Fort Lauderdale. As you can see by the photos of recent anglers that have fished here with us aboard the “Marlin My Darlin”… Read Full Report →

Good fish on fishing charters in Fort La

April 05, 2018

Our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale have produced some really nice fish for our anglers. Kingfish are of decent size and have begun biting well on both morning and afternoon trips. Mahi have begun to show further offshore as… Read Full Report →