All breeds of anglers have the opportunity to fish Florida’s Atlantic coast like never before with Southern Comfort IV Charters. You can fully enjoy their hospitality and professionalism and who knows, you might even come back for more!

Troll the offshore grounds or drift fish the wrecks and reefs. Certain species are more prevalent in different seasons, so if you are targeting a specific species, it’s best to call in advance to find out when that time of the year that might be. The best thing about this part of Florida is that you don’t even have to travel too far out to get to deep waters – it’s almost in your backyard.

Black and Red Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper, Skipjack and Albacore Tuna – all these and more await offshore. We will always try our best to keep you and your guests entertained and go for what is biting at the time. Again, it is a good idea to touch base with us prior to your charter to make a game plan between crew and guests.

The ‘Southern Comfort IV’ is a massive 52’ custom-built fishing vessel with plenty of space for up to 10 anglers. She can cruise at a top speed of 30 knots thanks to her twin Cummins engines.

The Southern Comfort IV is fully outfitted with everything you need for a successful trip. She comes complete with stellar gear by Shimano TLD with custom-built bent butt rods to land Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. We use Penn 4/0 outfits for the reef fish. The Southern Comfort IV has all the comforts of home with her clean restroom, freshwater sink, air-conditioned cabin, a Bluetooth multimedia system with speakers to play your favorite tunes.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $899
    On this morning trip, you will be trolling, drift fishing, or both – it's all completely up to you. You will be able to explore these fantastic waters with your friends, family, kids, colleagues, and fishing buddies. All you have to do is show up! Gratuity is not included in the price, please remember to tip your crew! Standard gratuity is 25%.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $899
    Avoid boat traffic on this afternoon adventure, trolling and/or drift fishing the wrecks, reefs, and offshore grounds. Get your hands on Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and who knows what else? Gratuity is not included in the price, please remember to tip your crew! Standard gratuity is 25%.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,350
    This is an exciting fishing excursion that will consist of trolling and/or drift fishing. The Southern Comfort IV has plenty of room for up to 12 anglers to try their hand at fishing for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Kingfish, Snapper, Wahoo, and more. Gratuity is not included in the price, please remember to tip your crew! Standard gratuity is 25%.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,350
    An afternoon out on the water is exactly what the doctor ordered, especially when you are trolling and drift fishing with Southern Comfort IV Charters. This is a private offshore fishing extravaganza that will put you on top of the hottest bite. Gratuity is not included in the price, please remember to tip your crew! Standard gratuity is 25%.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,800
    A die-hard angler or a novice fisherman looking to get the waters all to themselves, everyone is welcome to join in the adventure. With Southern Comfort IV Charters, you will be able to troll and drift fish for anything from Mahi Mahi and Grouper to Snapper, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more species. Gratuity is not included in the price, please remember to tip your crew! Standard gratuity is 25%.
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About the Captain

Bill Cox
Hypoluxo, Florida, United States
142 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
I am a true native, live and grew up in south Florida fishing inshore lakes, Intracoastal, and offshore waters, diving all the local wrecks and reefs, and surfing! Can't picture doing anything else but being on the water. Through my diving experience, I know the reef from the bottom of the water up! I love to be diversified and like to adjust the charter depending on the conditions for optimal catching, whether it is trolling or drift or both!

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Custom-built Chesapeake (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2009. Powered by 2 670HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
We do not have to go far to get to deep water! Gulf
Offshore Fishing
For trolling charters or to drift fish
Reef Fishing
Drift fishing
Wreck Fishing
Drift fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
When needed/wanted
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Outriggers for trolling
Drift Fishing
We drift or troll whatever you would like
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Very clean restroom!
Air Conditioning
Come inside and cool off for a few!
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Live bait is not included, but can be purchased
Kitchen
Freshwater sink, microwave, refrigerator

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
and Captain split gratuites (25% is standard)
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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
Min. age is 3, life jackets supplied
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 142 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (152)
Family Fun Day
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Family Fun Day
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Angler Rating
128
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Lorena G.
Avondale, AZ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Family Fun Day

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 29, 2022
We had a blast! Boat captain was amazing taking us to great spots and Tyler was very helpful and giving us tips! Even found...
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Fred P.
Stuart, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Capt Bill

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 11, 2022
Booked a half day trip as a team building exercise.  Had 8 total people fishing with most having limited fishing experience. ...
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Andrew S.
West Palm Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Bill Cox and mate Ashley

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 6, 2022
This was a pre-wedding trip for the groom and family members - a party of nine in all.  It was the perfect trip. We each caught...
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Jeff F.
Palm City, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day afternoon trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 27, 2022
Great overall experience. Crew was super friendly and knowledgeable, they even called ahead of time to give us a heads-up and...
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Mark R.
Pompano Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family afternoon on the Southern Comfort IV

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on December 27, 2021
Our extended family gathered in south FL from 6 different cities to celebrate my nephew’s graduation this December. When...
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FAQs about Southern Comfort IV Charters

Southern Comfort IV Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $899 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $899 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Comfort IV Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Very clean restroom!
  • Air Conditioning Come inside and cool off for a few!
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Live bait is not included, but can be purchased
  • Kitchen Freshwater sink, microwave, refrigerator
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth with speakers inside and out!
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Southern Comfort IV Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (and Captain split gratuites (25% is standard))
  • Fishing License

Southern Comfort IV Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (We do not have to go far to get to deep water! Gulf)
  • Offshore Fishing (For trolling charters or to drift fish)
  • Reef Fishing (Drift fishing)
  • Wreck Fishing (Drift fishing)

Southern Comfort IV Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (When needed/wanted)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (Outriggers for trolling)
  • Drift Fishing (We drift or troll whatever you would like)
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Comfort IV Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo