Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

out of 5 stars from 34 reviews See all 34 reviews
801 Seabreeze Blvd (Bahia Mar …
Fort Lauderdale FL, United States

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.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - All Inclusive
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    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 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1000
    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 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 775
    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)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    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 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 550
    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 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 438HP 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
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
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 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:
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: 1 hour
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 34 reviews

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Fished July 19, 2018
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Fished July 11, 2018
Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 15, 2018

Special thanks for joining us board the Marlin My Darlin from Capt. Matt and 1st mate JJ. They had fun fishing with you guys too. We all thank you for the 5 stars. Rick

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We would highly recommend Marlin my darlin to anyone. Such a great experience, great service - could not been better!! Look no furter - Marlin my darlin is the best

Fished July 2, 2018
Rick Brady (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 14, 2018

Thanks for the 5 stars Catherine and recommending us to others. Captain Matt has kids of his own and always gives 100% on all charters, especially so when children are aboard. And as you saw that morning 1st mate JJ loves what he does too. I am actually very fortunate that all my crew members are pleasant and experienced at not only fishing, but also making people comfortable and relaxed while aboard. I always share all reviews with all our crews. Your crew Matt, JJ ( and   myself) wish to thank you very much for fishing aboard the Marlin My Darlin. Capt. Rick

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Fishing Reports

Moms, Pops, and the boys of summer (char

July 02, 2018

I think it is safe to say that wherever you live school is out for summer, and our fishing charters in Fort Lauderdale continue to have many families aboard. I'm including as always photos of recent anglers and this… Read Full Report →