Captain
Neil Hodder

Member since March 2016

Pompano Beach, United States

Background
I grew up in South Florida and have been fishing my entire life. I will show you a great time on the water, whether it's fishing, cruising or diving.
Techniques
We can attack the fish in a number of ways. Trolling a nice spread, live baiting, kite fishing or get above a nice wreck or reefs for some bottom fish. I lean toward the offshore adventure with Dolphin (mahi), Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin & many others.

Hey, I'm Captain Neil Hodder

Pompano Beach, United States
Background
I grew up in South Florida and have been fishing my entire life. I will show you a great time on the water, whether it's fishing, cruising or diving.
Techniques
We can attack the fish in a number of ways. Trolling a nice spread, live baiting, kite fishing or get above a nice wreck or reefs for some bottom fish. I lean toward the offshore adventure with Dolphin (mahi), Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin & many others.

My Charter Listings

Pompano Beach
trips from
US$ 499
Pompano Beach
trips from
US$ 850
Pompano Beach
trips from
US$ 1000

Fishing Reports

Back from keys

August 16, 2016

Finally back from the Keys and got right back into the swing of things. Some nice gaffer dolphin and a solo wahoo, spent a little time near shore for a pretty good king bite. All in all it was… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

1.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 14, 2016

Not a single bite.

Not worth the money and definitely not worth the long trip up from Miami.

Boat was good, but fishing gear was dated and the line/drag was not smooth at all.

After 6 hours and $1250, I expected more than reeling in seaweed.

Deck hand was hard working and captain was friendly, but they had NO idea where the fish were or how to catch them.

The “bartender” on board was awful, lazy, and rude. Spent most of the time on her phone and was very disengaged.

Victor Mondragon does not recommend Safely Moored Charters

Fished May 2016

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Neil Hodder (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 20, 2016

I am surprised to hear this review, after all everybody on board left the boat completely happy & satisfied. The boat you originally chartered wasn’t even a fishing boat and you are going to attack me on not knowing fishing or where fish are? We went miles more offshore looking for fish than any other charter boat that day that wasn’t on the bite. We had two knockdowns one of which was a Marlin (everybody on board saw). You wanted a “girl” on board so bad you wouldn’t let it be after I attempted to talk you out of it, the “girl/bartender” called in to her day job so that she help out. She wasn’t my first choice but you insisted last minute. As for you driving all the way from miami, well I haven’t any idea why that would be my fault. We worked hard to bring fun fishing, we didn’t just sit on the reef all day with the same result (as other boats that day (with west wind). If we had more time perhaps we could have bottom fished but you claimed to me you wanted to attempt to catch offshore pelagics, I told you at that time there is never a guarantee. Ultimately and throughout the years we want to make everybody happy, we felt like we did truthfully right up until we read this review. I am going to add a pic of the day for people to see and include that you also gave us a nice tip that we very much appreciated.