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.

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
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) 2022
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $1,025
    Target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) 2021
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Dec 31
    $975
    Target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip 2022
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $875
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip 2021
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Dec 31
    $825
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) 2022
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $725
    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) 2022
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $725
    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 (AM) 2021
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Dec 31
    $675
    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) 2021
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 15 - Dec 31
    $675
    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
206 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
280 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) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

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

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

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, 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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Recent Fishing Reports

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November 24, 2021
So here we are closing out November and looking forward as always to the fishing charters coming up. The ocean is our office and we realize we have a pretty good life chasing gamefish. Good days, slow days, rain or sunny, it is easy to stay motivated. Fishing has been all over the charts. Very good catches when choppy and rain, slower when everything conditions wise does a 180 and it's flat calm and sunny. Flat calm and super sunny today and a nice Wahoo just now aboard so never say never. Best fishing continues inside of 700 feet of water on both live and dead baits. Enjoy the photos of anglers who have joined us here aboard Marlin My Darlin for fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale.
Thanksgiving Ft. Lauderdale fishing repo
Thanksgiving Ft. Lauderdale fishing repo
November 22, 2021
Three quarters of the way through November already. We hope everyone had a pleasant weekend and my family as well as yours looks forward to Thanksgiving. Our kids are coming in and we will be having the traditional turkey for dinner, not fish as some might suppose. But fish would be a viable option as the fishing the last several days has yielded some good catches. So we'll have fish another day , and that fish will probably be Mahi-Mahi as anglers have been kind enough to leave us some , and they have been offshore and close to shore at that. Those Mahi have been near shore because it has been breezy, and with the wind comes what often translates happily into a much smaller playing field so to speak as everything (bait, fish and blue water) gets pressed in along the edge. Easier for us to find the bait, and finding the bait as most fishermen know can dramatically increase the catch. So good catches of Mahi, some Sails, Kings, a couple of Wahoo recently. Not postcard days as it has been choppy, and throw in some showers, but it is November, expected, and our boats are large and comfortable, and we have rain gear, which has been in use. Not good beach days for sure, but days that south Florida fishermen know often result in some fine fishing. Enjoy the photos of recent anglers of all sizes and their fish also of all sizes. See you on the rip.

Customer Reviews

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Nathan scores a 20 lb King Mackerel!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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4 hour morning trip with Marlin My Darlin's 46' boat (November 20, 21)

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on November 20, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 17, 2021
We chose Marlin My Darlin for our sons 13th Birthday gift and what a celebration for him!  Joey and Kenny showed our son and...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 25, 2021
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Marco Island, Florida
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Fishing with Rick

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 15, 2021
Despite rainy weather and rough seas Captain Tom and Cam made our 6-hour adventure fishing fun and exciting.  From the first...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 4, 2021
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FAQs about Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) 2021 (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) 2021 (4 hours)
  • $725 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) 2022 (4 hours)
  • $725 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) 2022 (4 hours)
  • $825 per group - 5 Hour Trip 2021 (5 hours)
  • $875 per group - 5 Hour Trip 2022 (5 hours)
  • $975 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) 2021 (6 hours)
  • $1,025 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) 2022 (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 )

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