Boynton Beach is a big game angler’s playground, with a great charter fleet, super-deep waters, and easy access to incredible fishing grounds. The best deep sea fishing Boynton Beach can offer takes just an hour to get to and you can enjoy great hookups of pelagic predators even on a half day trip. Not that you will want to stop at the four-hour mark, with Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna all tearing through the deep in search of a hook to bite.
What can I expect from a deep sea fishing trip?
Boynton Beach’s big game action is so good that you can go hunting for pelagics every day of the year. This is largely thanks to the fact that Sailfish turn up just when the other species move on. Florida’s state saltwater fish spends over half the year here, peaking in the dryer winter months.
Come to town in the summer, and you’ll get the chance to battle Blue and White Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo, all in one place. The Gulf Stream comes within 20 miles of shore here, bringing all your favorite big game species with it. In the depths of the ocean, Swordfish patrol the twilight zone from May all the way through September. Swordfish are something of a local specialty and daytime swordfishing was pioneered by the very guys who will take you out to catch one of these delicious monsters.
How much will it cost?
You can pick up full day trips on one of Boynton Beach’s many center consoles for as little as $600. These trips are great for targeting Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo, but you may want to spec up to a sportfisher when going after billfish. It may cost twice as much as a day on a center console, but you’re buying 40 feet of pure sportfishing pedigree. Swordfish trips cost a little more, somewhere around between $1200 and $1500 both day and night, and the type of boat doesn’t make much difference to the price.
Sailfish are usually caught on kites in Southeast Florida, especially out at the prestigious Sailfish Alley. Kite fishing is an exciting and productive way to tempt in these acrobatic surface hunters. Skim live Goggle Eyes across the surface, watch that distinctive crest come creeping out of the water, and wait for the big hit that yanks open the kite’s quick release. Fishing doesn’t get much better than this!
Unless, of course, you prefer trolling. Nothing brings in big Marlin like the sight of well-dressed Ballyhoo. These make up the majority of your trolling spread, as they do the world over these days. The captain will always have a trick up his sleeve if things aren’t working, though, and you will often have the option to troll bridled live baits or large surface lures, too.
Daytime swordfishing is one of the newest and most exciting developments in the big game scene. Boynton Beach’s blue water fishing charters spearhead the action, dropping deep and heavier lines than anyone before them. Expect huge electric reels, over ten pounds of lead, several whole squid, and more flashing lights than the town’s Christmas flotilla.
Need to know
All registered Florida charter boats include fishing licenses for every angler onboard. You will find several saltwater fly fishing specialists in town if you don’t want to bring your own fly gear. Otherwise, most local charter guides are happy for you to bring your own.