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!



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  • Private trip
    Day Swordfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    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
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    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
174 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
135 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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Recent Fishing Reports

Hold the Turkey, prefer Mahi-Mahi please
Hold the Turkey, prefer Mahi-Mahi please
November 26, 2020
First let me clarify that I'll stick with the traditional turkey. That is actually what my wife says, and I have made the prudent decision to follow suit with her thinking. But we have had some good Mahi-Mahi catches and there are those who will indeed be having the same conversation with their other half, as it has been mentioned in conversation with our anglers. Some good Mahi-Mahi catches as I mentioned and a few Sails and other species (like that nice Grouper pictured), but catches have varied and nothing is written in stone as all fishermen are aware. But the fishing has been decent for the most part, so we'll call it aware, not painfully aware. Best fishing continues within two miles offshore. Weatherman threw us a bit of a curve as the chop is more than forecast, but it is certainly very fishable. Tight lines and we'll see you on the rip. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I like the white meat, wife likes the dark, Still a good match after 25 years, fish dinner on Friday. Enjoy the pictures of recent anglers who have joined us here @ Marlin My Darlin for a deep sea fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Sunny skies once again and fishing and c
Sunny skies once again and fishing and c
November 11, 2020
Gone is all the evil wind and wet weather. Quite the prolonged situation of what seemed forever to be never ending wind and squally weather that is thankfully behind us now. Just finished up essentially three post card perfect days in a row for our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale, and we have been fortunate to fish every one of them. Strong showing of Mahi-Mahi of decent size and best of all about a mile off the beach in water just over 100 feet of depth. We had hoped for this with all the brisk onshore wind and smiles all around as the fishing was as we had hoped. Aggressive hungry Mahi-Mahi so near shore is a jackpot. In the mix were some good sized Kings and a few Bonito, Tuna and once again those larger sized Barracudas. Nice Jacks on the wrecks. Good fishing , good weather, and good fun. Please enjoy the photos of our recent anglers here @ Marlin My Darlin and remember the best way to contact us is always our cell @ 954-778-8173 with inquiries and questions. Please always reach us direct at that same number to reserve your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter aboard Marlin My Darlin as we prefer to handle all calls in house. Tight lines and good fishing to all, see you on the rip.
Early November fishing in Fort Lauderdal
Early November fishing in Fort Lauderdal
November 6, 2020
November is a welcomed time frame here as # 1: The light at the end of the tunnel really isn't a train, but the end of Hurricane season just a few weeks away!! and #2: Slightly cooler days and interesting opportunities fishing in Fort Lauderdale. With the chance for cooler days there also comes the chance for windy days, and Mother Nature has socked us squarely on the chin with too much breeze to fish for three days now. Itchy. Fishermen like to fish, and not being able to fish is similar to......you fill it in, I was leaning toward three days in a dentist's chair, but you might have an even better one. November will have small schools of Mahi-Mahi way in tight in water from 30 to 50 feet of depth aggressively working schools of Ballyhoo. Sailfish will not hesitate to get right in there tight as well. Tunas, Bonito, Kings within a mile and a half of the beach as lots of bait in the Ft. Lauderdale fishing area now and find the bait, find the fish is universal. Amberjacks and also a few Groupers on the wrecks and good sized Jack Crevalles running the beach and hanging out around shallow water wrecks. Loads of bite sized Bonito will be around, chocolate cake to big Wahoo. November is fun and enjoy the pictures of recent anglers with this report. Tight lines, see you on the rip. Rick

Customer Reviews

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GREAT. TRIP....MARLIN MY DARLIN
GREAT. TRIP....MARLIN MY DARLIN
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Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Great Day with Joey and Kenny

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip AM on October 16, 2020
We went out for a 6 hr charter with Joey and Kenny and they were fantastic guides. Very easy going but non-stop fishing. Joey...
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Half day with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on 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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Half Day Trip Afternoon Bite

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 17, 2020
We had a great time out on the water with Captain Rick and first mate, Ken. They were very professional and had great personalities....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 15, 2019
We had an amazing time on the Marlin My Darlin.  Two of us were down from Boston to see a hockey game and to escape some...
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Fishing with Joey and Kenny on Rick’s boat

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on 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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