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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Fort Lauderdale fishing charters will put you in the best spots.
There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Fort Lauderdale. These waters a home to Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Fort Lauderdale is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. From backcountry fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.
Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Mutton Snapper, Tarpon, and Yellowtail Snapper can be your next trophy.
Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale found on our platform.
There are more than 41 fishing companies in Fort Lauderdale and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.Check rates & availability
The best time to go inshore fishing in Fort Lauderdale are considered to be May, October and June.
If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Fort Lauderdale fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.
Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Barracuda can be your next trophy.
Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Fort Lauderdale costs $350 for 2 anglers.
You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Fort Lauderdale and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing outing in Fort Lauderdale.
Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
May, October and June are the best months for offshore fishing near Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. It’s the best way to introduce your children to sport fishing and show various saltwater fish species.
The beautiful inshore waters of Fort Lauderdale allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. Inshore waters are ideal for family fishing because of the shallow depths and calm waves.
Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. It won’t be an exhausting trip, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.Check rates & availability
Millions of sharks migrate through Fort Lauderdale waters, making it a perfect shark-fishing destination. Fort Lauderdale shark fishing charters provide safe and fun adventures for anglers looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
These waters will yield anything from Bull Shark and Blacktip Shark to Thresher Shark.
Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Florida. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.
Sharks are known to inhabit shallows, reefs, shipwrecks, sandy bottoms, and even deep sea waters. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.
There are many options for bait. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
In Fort Lauderdale and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.Check rates & availability
Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in Fort Lauderdale are March through October.
Fort Lauderdale attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.
Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.
We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Fort Lauderdale.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. June, May, and April are the best months.
Most trips are all-inclusive. You will have everything you need for a fishing trip: rods, reels, tackle, lures, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.
The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.
An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.
Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.
Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.
Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.
You can book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.
The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.
The majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Fort Lauderdale are: