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.

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing carries a full 5-star rating – see their availability, book a trip, and check it out for yourself!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $825
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 19 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $825
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $1,025
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $1,225
    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
222 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
359 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2014
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

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
(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
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

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
Yes

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

Fort Lauderdale Fishing Calendar

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Recent Fishing Reports

Ft Lauderdale fishing report mid June
Ft Lauderdale fishing report mid June
June 20, 2022
Halfway through June already, amazing. As we have mentioned before time really does seem to fly. Kids out of school, families in town and we have been fishing steadily as we move through the month. Kingfish, and Bonitos remain in decent numbers right up on the reefs early and then often just slightly deeper in the afternoon. At a mile from shore here in waters from 90 to 120 feet in depth has been good and often decent action right out front of our inlet. Blackfin Tunas just offshore of that and we have had some Wahoo in the same areas. Some Jacks remain on the deep wrecks and some nice Almoco Jacks in there with the typically larger Amberjacks. Only an occasional Sailfish. Sharks up on the reefs and also off the edge, it's summer. And summer it is as we see more showers now, but fewer along the beaches as most are inshore pelting the alligators in the everglades areas. Typical actual temperature has been around 88, but some “feel hotter” days are common this time of year. Please enjoy the photos of recent anglers who have joined us here @ Marlin My Darlin for a fishing charter in Ft. Lauderdale.
  Good fishing action, but here comes Mo
Good fishing action, but here comes Mo
June 5, 2022
Pretty good action and catches since our last fishing report. Decent sized Kingfish are in the areas of our fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale and we have caught them most every trip. Really good Blackfin Tunas have hit the ice and we have had some anglers leave a fish or two and enjoyed the opportunity to have some tuna on the dinner plate ourselves. Some Wahoos and snappers have also made their way aboard and to the filet tables. Lots of what we call summer Bonitos, which are thickest in July and into August are numerous and right out front the last two days. Some Sails, Sharks, Amberjacks and Mahi in the catches. Backside of and beyond the peak of Sailfish season, but some around. Tropical disturbance heading into South Florida and essentially no forecasters calling for much intensification before it gets here Sunday, It likely won't even reach Tropical storm status. So not much wind but enough to shut us down for a forced weekend vacation. The lack of concerning wind speeds is trumped by what is forecast to be a major rain event. Downright dismal this afternoon, likely downright ridiculous amount of rain tomorrow. Lots of bites the last two days and it was fun in the sun.. Not all palm trees and bikinis the next two days, more like engine rooms bathed in fluorescent lights and assorted below deck maintenance and interior areas maintenance. No fun, no sun, no bikinis. Still have the palm trees though quite wet, tuna for dinner, and we are looking forward to Monday offshore. Enjoy the pics of some of our anglers.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 359 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (445)
Half day trip
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4 hour trip
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Angler Rating
325
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Neal R.
New Knoxville, OH
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Rick

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2022
Great time. Family had fun and no disappointments. Would do it again. It was our first deep sea fishing adventure and all 6...
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5.0 / 5
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Matt and first mate Cameron

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on March 1, 2022
I don’t even know where to begin. This experience was absolutely amazing!!! This was our first time deep sea fishing and...
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Nicola D.
SIENNA PLANT, TX
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 13, 2022
We had limited time in Ft Lauderdale. Weather was iffy but we still wanted to go out…they accommodated our request which...
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Stacy F.
United States
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour morning trip with Marlin My Darlin's 46' boat (November 20, 21)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 20, 2021
The weather was forecast for afternoon showers, and it was windy.  2 in our party took Dramamine the night before which helped...
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Beth B.
Dade City, FL
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Great fishing and crew!

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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FAQs about Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $825 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $825 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,025 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,225 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 )

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