Captain
Taco Perez

Member since October 2014 Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
Captain Taco Perez has been mastering the waters of South Florida since the mid 70’s. He fished for Jacks, Tarpon, and whatever else patrolled the canals and Intracoastal waterways. Taco’s first boat was a 25’ Open Fisherman, aboard which he explored the Ft. Lauderdale coast. Taco gained as much information as possible from local anglers, perfected his cast, and tried various techniques and fishing methods. Before he knew, people began asking him about fishing! Taco’s repertoire is not limited to the waters of South Florida. He has fished all over Mexico, Venezuela, St. Thomas, and Turk, as well as the Bahamas. He has successfully taken part in various fishing competitions, including the Bahamas Blue Marlin tournament. Now, Captain Taco has his own charter business and he is loving every minute of it.
Techniques
We do quite a bit of trolling and in the winter months we also like to kite fish along with some deep drops on some of the ship wrecks.

Hey, I'm Captain Taco Perez

Fort Lauderdale, United States
Background
Captain Taco Perez has been mastering the waters of South Florida since the mid 70’s. He fished for Jacks, Tarpon, and whatever else patrolled the canals and Intracoastal waterways. Taco’s first boat was a 25’ Open Fisherman, aboard which he explored the Ft. Lauderdale coast. Taco gained as much information as possible from local anglers, perfected his cast, and tried various techniques and fishing methods. Before he knew, people began asking him about fishing! Taco’s repertoire is not limited to the waters of South Florida. He has fished all over Mexico, Venezuela, St. Thomas, and Turk, as well as the Bahamas. He has successfully taken part in various fishing competitions, including the Bahamas Blue Marlin tournament. Now, Captain Taco has his own charter business and he is loving every minute of it.
Techniques
We do quite a bit of trolling and in the winter months we also like to kite fish along with some deep drops on some of the ship wrecks.

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Fishing Reports

Rainy day turns out to be GREAT day Fish
Rainy day turns out to be GREAT day Fish
Nov 22, 2020 Fort Lauderdale
Today we went fishing with David and Vanessa from West Palm Beach. There down in Fort Lauderdale celebrating David’s B Day and fishing was part of their planes. Now as it turns out David is an avid fisherman and spends time in the Florida Keys fishing for tarpon with a fly rod but today he had a couple other fish he wanted off his bucket list. He was hoping to catch a black fin tuna a Mahia Mahia and if possible a sailfish. Well this was a tall order to fill I told him but we would do our best but I guaranteed a good time. But as we set off looking for a black fin ob a Mahia Mahia off shore thing started l;ooking pretty bad with the winds cranking at about 18 knots and to make matters worse the rain came and I mean it came down hard. It was looking like I was going to have a hard time just that guarantee about the good time@%@%^* But we stuck it out trolling with 2 baits down deep and 3 baits skipping across the surface. Than all of a sudden bite on one of our deep lines and BAM 1 small black fin tuna in the box. A few minutes later another small tuna followed but a skip jack tuna than another. Ok the rain stopped and things were looking up when we got another bite on one of the deep lines BUT this time a Wahoo heck yea was not on the order but heck high 5s for every one. Ok now the rain was gone and we thought we would set out a couple kites with live bait suspended from them and that’s when thing really started hopping. A Mahia Mahgi and we were Hooked Up after a 5 min back and forth tug a war fish in box!!! Yep we got what they ordered but wait we were still fishing and here comes another Mahia and yep another they were biting and we were having a ball. Then out of nowhere popped up a sailfish and yep the fight was on. 20 min later David had this 6 foot sailfish to the boat. We got a few pictures with the sail still in the water then we released this beautiful fish to fight again another day. David and Vanessa thanks SOOO much had a ball fishing with you and I’m sure we will be fishing again soon. Captain Taco **hidden content** **hidden content**and all had a great time.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 125 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Fishing off Ft. Lauderdale
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
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Fishing off Ft. Lauderdale

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 18, 2024
Was excited to go fishing off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale.  Captain Taco and his crew was on time like he said, and had all...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 15, 2024
These guys are pros. Captain Taco and his mate were top notch. Their knowledge and experience could be seen in every...
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Mark S.
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Best fishing charter around

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 29, 2023
We caught 3 sailfish in total this morning, but one got loose moments from the boat.  My wife and I each had a sailfish coming...
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Jovon E.
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A Fun Morning On the Water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 20, 2023
Our group had a great time fishing with Captain Taco and Dan.  We started catching fish as soon as we hit the open water! ...
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Aloiye A.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Half day afternoon trip with Captain Taco

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 3, 2023
Captain Taco and his first hand Dan were great! It was a great trip out to sea, and we caught a bunch of beautiful snappers!...
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