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: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,175
    price breakdown
    $1,175
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    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: 4 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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    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
182 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
154 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

 Improving catches on fishing charters i
Improving catches on fishing charters i
February 19, 2021
Pleased to report that the catches have been again better here on our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale. Some nice fish, and more fish around. As you see pictured Wahoo, Kings, Jacks, Tunas with Bonito mixed in, and Sharks. Everything happening in 400 feet of water or less. That's within two miles of shore here. Weather continues to be so very wonderful when compared to virtually everywhere else in the country. Some showers this afternoon, a front pushing through will bring some wind. And we are ready for the wind. As I spoke fishing has improved, but the Sailfish continue to puzzle all. We are happy with catches, and notice that Mako Shark. Good fun, good fish for sure and a special fish. That aside back to what is missing. It is “supposed” to be high season for the Sails. This front is dragging down, coming slowly, this is fine by us. Looking at several days of northerly winds in the forecast. Good breeze but certainly very fishable, especially as that direction of wind pops the sails up on the surface if (and it is) the current is north. And and a big AND for sure is the Sails themselves we are all wishing for.. Everybody will be watching the swells and certainly armed and dangerous. Ready and waiting, they will come, they always do, but late, very late this year. Tight lines, see you on the rip.
Mid February fishing in Ft. Lauderdale
Mid February fishing in Ft. Lauderdale
February 10, 2021
Been awhile since we last posted an update on our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale. We have been fishing every day, and I mean every day. Weather has been decent and although the erratic catches continue and some days we struggle we have again had some good fish. There have been some very nice Kings to the south and when the current is right a decent snapper bite. Some improvement in the Blackfin Tuna fishing as the numbers have ticked up for them in water from 200 to 500 feet in depth with Bonito mixed in when inside of 250. Truly large Barracudas, most of the Sharks we are seeing are around 7 feet in length. Sailfish and Mahi-Mahi remain difficult which is something certainly nobody is happy about.. I like to say every day is different, and as we all know that's accurate, but most everyday has been the same for those Sails and Mahi. One here and one there. As I mentioned we are fishing every day, so to reserve your fishing trip in Ft. Lauderdale always call me direct @ **hidden content** to lock in your day. Enjoy the photos of recent anglers. Happy Valentines Day, be safe. Rick
Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale
Fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale
January 27, 2021
We continue to enjoy very nice pleasant days on the water as once again so much of the country gets mugged with winter systems and far from ideal January weather conditions. I'm sure we'll get some winter (South Florida style) weather before the Fall, and we'll enjoy the warm days (83 today, 71 tomorrow and then back up to 78 on Sunday). All of us here on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts try for some continuity with the catches, and that has not been easy. There are once again some fine fish around, but not every day. We , meaning myself and certainly most of the captains in the fleet, feel some change in this postcard perfect weather would be a plus. A couple of good strong frontal systems with enough horsepower to push through all of Florida without getting bogged down along the way as has been happening this winter would be welcome. That from a fisherman's perspective, not a lay out on the beach sun and sand viewpoint. Let her blow a bit, put an extra layer on and lets see what happens. A couple of good fronts would work nicely. Don't hate me, I know the very moderate winter weather here is huge plus when you load up and come south, but we could use some nasty. There are good fish to be fought as you can see by the photos of recent anglers, but not every day. We want every day, just like you

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97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Half Day trip with Joey and Kenny

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 21, 2020
Decided on a last minute trip from Cincinnati to Lauderdale for the sole purpose of catching a game fish. 1st stop catching...
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Full Day Reef Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 16, 2021
Captain Kenny and our bait man Cameron were an awesome duo and we had a great time. Even though it was a slower day for any...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 4, 2020
What a great experience!!! The communication from first booking to the day of the trip was awesome. Joey and Kenny greeted...
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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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Awesome fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 26, 2020
My family booked a full day sea fishing trip. There are six of us. The weather was spectacular. It was exciting trip because...
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