Fort Lauderdale Offshore Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale: 136 fishing charters available

Marlin My Darlin Sportfishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(346 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $825

Reelit Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(62 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $450

Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(105 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $900

VIP Luxury Sportfishing on McLovin'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $2,249

Good Hit Sportfishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(80 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $500

Full Circle II Sportfishing

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(87 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $795

Florida Adventure Outfitters

Fort Lauderdale
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Good Hit 3.0 - Light Tackle Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(6 reviews)
Fort Lauderdale
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trips from $725

Offshore Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

A famous spring break destination, a yachting epicenter of South Florida, and home to the International Boat Show, there's not much Fort Lauderdale can't offer to sea lovers. And for passionate anglers, the offshore fishing Fort Lauderdale has access to is definitely at the top of the list. 
 
Known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World” among many fishermen, Fort Lauderdale will give you an opportunity to hunt down some of the biggest game species in the area. Sailfish, Swordfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo are all on the menu, and Fort Lauderdale fishing guides will do everything to put you on them!
 

What type of trip is right for me?

 
The best part about the fishing trips Fort Lauderdale has to offer is that you don't have to travel far out to catch deep sea species. This is all possible on half day and 3/4 day trips, though it's recommended to book full day and extended trips for the best results possible. 
 

Half Day and 3/4 Day Trips

 
These 4–6 hour trips will usually see you fishing within 3 miles off shore in waters 800 feet deep. Go after nearshore and reef Amberjack, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and Shark or focus on big game such as Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. These trips are perfect for beginners, families, and those who don't want to spend the whole day on the water. 
 

Full Day Trips

 
Eight hours on the water will give you enough time to try different techniques and target a plethora of species. Your captain will take you 2–20 miles offshore and show you the hottest spots. You could be deep dropping live baits for gigantic Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack, trolling for fast Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and even Sailfish and Marlin. Kite fishing for Tuna, Mahi, and Sailfish is another great way to spend the day. 
 

Day/Night Swordfish Trips 

 
These trips take 8–12 hours and are perfect for serious anglers looking to land that trophy Swordfish swimming in deeper Gulf Stream waters. This is as good as deep sea fishing in Fort Lauderdale gets. You'll be fishing in waters 1,600–1,800 feet deep, 15–20 miles offshore. Expect to do some trolling for Tuna, Marlin, Mahi, and Wahoo on your way to the best Swordfish hotspots. Day trips will usually see you targeting larger (over 100 pounds) specimens, while at night, you'll be drifting multiple lines for medium-to-large Swordfish. 
 

Multi-day Bahamas Trips

 
Even though you can reach Bimini on 12-hour trips, it's better to book a multi-day trip for the best possible Bahamas fishing experience. It will take you approximately 5 hours to reach Bimini, and you can also explore the waters of Berry Islands, Nassau, and North Eleuthera on these trips. You could be reeling in the likes of Sailfish, Marlin, Swordfish, Amberjack, and so much more. 
 

How to Prepare

 
Fishing licenses are not needed when fishing with a licensed charter. Most of the charters include all the needed fishing gear, bait, and fish filleting – you should just bring food/drinks and sun protection. If you're booking a trip to the Bahamas, please note that there can be some additional costs. In case you'd like to go ashore, expect to pay an additional fee required by Bahamian Customs. 
 
Whether you're intent on setting a new Sailfish record, bagging some tasty Mahi and Tuna, or just exploring the bountiful waters of the Bahamas aboard a local charter – there’s no better opportunity than offshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale. All aboard! 
 
Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Offshore Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

We had a great time fishing in Fort Lauderdale in May. Our Captain knew just where to go and we had the time of our lives!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time fishing in Fort Lauderdale in May. Our Captain knew just where to go and we had the time of our lives!
Lina  B.
Lina B. Webster, Massachusetts
Waters are a little more rough in May as opposed to the summer months but a little more choppy waters get the fish more active. Quality over quantity during the month of May.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Waters are a little more rough in May as opposed to the summer months but a little more choppy waters get the fish more active. Quality over quantity during the month of May.
Shirlee  W.
Shirlee W. Braidwood, IL
I don’t catch anything but the captain the day before caught a nice sailfish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don’t catch anything but the captain the day before caught a nice sailfish
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Tampa, Florida
Do not get your expectations too high until the trip is in progress because the weather can change things unexpectedly which will be no fault of anyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do not get your expectations too high until the trip is in progress because the weather can change things unexpectedly which will be no fault of anyone.
DELROY  T.
DELROY T. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Chartering a full day to give yourself the best chance at a successful charter - fishing in late February and early March is spotty.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Chartering a full day to give yourself the best chance at a successful charter - fishing in late February and early March is spotty.
Dan  Q.
Dan Q. Riverside, CA
Forget the rough & weather sensitive ocean & go inland or inter coastal. Good fishing & no Dramamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Forget the rough & weather sensitive ocean & go inland or inter coastal. Good fishing & no Dramamine.
Donald  P.
Donald P. Willowbrook, IL
Great area to fish. Good edible fish, pretty fish, big game fish all can be caught without going offshore many miles. More fishing and little drive time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great area to fish. Good edible fish, pretty fish, big game fish all can be caught without going offshore many miles. More fishing and little drive time.
David  P.
David P. Edgewater, MD
There's a chance you might even catch a 10 foot 400 pound golden dusky shark like I did!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There's a chance you might even catch a 10 foot 400 pound golden dusky shark like I did!
John  P.
John P. Kirkland, WA
Dress in layers if you are going on the a.m. trip and be prepared to catch a lot of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress in layers if you are going on the a.m. trip and be prepared to catch a lot of fish!
Kelly  D.
Kelly D. Indianapolis, IN
This was our first trip so my only suggestion is to keep an open mind as to what you will be happy bringing home. There are many Excellent to Very Good species of fish to catch. Even if you don't catch exactly what you go out for it is likely you are going to catch some really good eating fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first trip so my only suggestion is to keep an open mind as to what you will be happy bringing home. There are many Excellent to Very Good species of fish to catch. Even if you don't catch exactly what you go out for it is likely you are going to catch some really good eating fish!
Bruce  O.
Bruce O. Taylorsville, KY
Never go fishing and expect to catch alot. Sometimes you do, sometimes you dont. This time we didnt catch anything but we'd do it again because next time we might catch more than we can keep!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Never go fishing and expect to catch alot. Sometimes you do, sometimes you dont. This time we didnt catch anything but we'd do it again because next time we might catch more than we can keep!
Curt  M.
Curt M. London, MN
Call captain JP he goes above and beyond to make it a great experience for everyone on the boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call captain JP he goes above and beyond to make it a great experience for everyone on the boat
Nick  P.
Nick P. Ocean View, DE
Go with a pontoon boat for safer & more comfortable fishing in the Everglades
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a pontoon boat for safer & more comfortable fishing in the Everglades
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. McKeesport, PA
Make this trip a priority. Bring lots of drinks, snacks, and dramamine just in case.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make this trip a priority. Bring lots of drinks, snacks, and dramamine just in case.
Robert  F.
Robert F. Rochester, MN
Check the weather prior too. Pay attention to the moon cycle. Precheck the limitations and required sizes allowable to keep.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Check the weather prior too. Pay attention to the moon cycle. Precheck the limitations and required sizes allowable to keep.
Jimmy  G.
Jimmy G. United States
My family had a blast! Only a couple of fish caught but the experience was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My family had a blast! Only a couple of fish caught but the experience was great!
Katana  B.
Katana B. Tampa, FL
Do a little research about anglers fishing so you know what to expect. Make sure you eat what you catch. I cooked some of what we caught today and it was delicious. The taste of freshly caught fish is very different than previously frozen fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a little research about anglers fishing so you know what to expect. Make sure you eat what you catch. I cooked some of what we caught today and it was delicious. The taste of freshly caught fish is very different than previously frozen fish.
Maria  G.
Maria G. Cortlandt Manor, NY
If you want to do some serious fishing then I’d recommend an all day trip and talk to the captains before hand to find out when the best time of the year is.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to do some serious fishing then I’d recommend an all day trip and talk to the captains before hand to find out when the best time of the year is.
Blake  R.
Blake R. Pompano Beach, Florida
Watch the weather. We lucked out and got a nice, dry, but still a bit windy day. (It rained the day before and the day after.) Chose an inshore charter for this reason, 7 foot seas offshore... Been there done that. Great as it is to catch a sailfish, spending the next several hours seasick is not much fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather. We lucked out and got a nice, dry, but still a bit windy day. (It rained the day before and the day after.) Chose an inshore charter for this reason, 7 foot seas offshore... Been there done that. Great as it is to catch a sailfish, spending the next several hours seasick is not much fun.
Russell  E.
Russell E. Bremerton, WA
Excellent vacation/holiday place to go for 1/2 day trip at an affordable price
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent vacation/holiday place to go for 1/2 day trip at an affordable price
Patricia  L.
Patricia L. Houston, TX

Top Targeted Offshore Fishing Species in Fort Lauderdale