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 prepares 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 trips come with Penn and Shimano tackle, as well as bottled water and the licenses.

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.

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing was recently acquired by All-Inclusive Sportfishing, a wonderful charter company known for its expertise and dedication. This means that the legacy of exceptional service will carry on, ensuring that every angler has an amazing experience on the water.

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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $875
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $875
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,075
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,075
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $1,275
    The longer afternoon trip allows the customers to fish later, increasing the probability for the late afternoon Bite.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,275
    Target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 502 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on May 9, 2024
Our family recently went on an epic fishing trip with the most amazing crew! From the moment we set sail, the friendly crew...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 22, 2024
Our family went out with Matt and Kaylee, and had a GREAT time!  Unfortunately, the weather was less than perfect, the waves...
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Jack S.
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Impressive!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 29, 2024
So, we did not have the best day catching fish… the bite was off & everyone knows some days just aren’t your day. However,...
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Lori B.
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Great crew, great day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 8, 2023
We booked a 4 hour morning fishing trip with Captain Matt and First Mate Kevin. They were friendly and knowledgeable....
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Couldn't have asked for anything more!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip AM on August 25, 2023
Captain Joey and Ken were amazing today and delivered on everything across the board ! We caught the fish we targeted, had...
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FAQs about Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $875 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $875 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,075 per group - 5 Hour Trip AM (5 hours)
  • US $1,075 per group - 5 Hour Trip PM (5 hours)
  • US $1,275 per group - 3/4 Day PM (6 hours)
  • US $1,275 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (2) Private electric
  • Air Conditioning 2 Marine Air units
  • Fighting Chair 3 fighting chairs
  • GPS Garmin, Furuno and Northstar
  • Fishfinder Garmin and Furuno units
  • Bed
  • Flybridge Cushioned customer seating provided
  • Live Bait Well yes 110 gallon
  • Kitchen Microwave, refrigerator
  • Refrigerator yes
  • Multimedia System stereo (Bosch)
  • Outriggers Yes, Rupp Riggers Palm Beach
  • Tuna Tubes 110 gallon
  • Spearfishing Equipment spin, conventional (light and heavy)
  • Ice Box yes
  • Radar Furuno 35 mile unit

Trips booked with Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water supplied. )
  • First Mate (yes )
  • Fishing License (All provided)

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Shark (Thresher)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

All-Inclusive Sportfishing
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
257 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
502 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
My crewmen 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. Children are always welcome and we encourage you to bring yours along. 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Hatteras (Sportfishing) 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
(2) Private electric
Air Conditioning
2 Marine Air units
Fighting Chair
3 fighting chairs
GPS
Garmin, Furuno and Northstar
Fishfinder
Garmin and Furuno units
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water supplied.
First Mate
yes
Fishing License
All provided

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Yes

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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