Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What do I need to bring?
We supply all your fishing tackle, licenses, bait, coolers and ice. You just need to bring your own food and drinks. If you are going out on a daytime trip, you should remember some sunscreen, a pair of sunglasses(polarized if possible so you can see down into the water better), and maybe a hat.

Is there anything I can’t bring on the boat?
We ask that you don’t bring glass containers on the boat. Bottled beers sometimes fall and glass is potentially dangerous. Please bring cans and plastics only. No Braided Line is allowed on the boat.

What about alcohol on the boat?
You are welcome to bring some cold beers out with you or some wine coolers. No hard liquor is allowed on the Drift fishing boats. We want you to have fun and if you want to have a few beers, that’s fine. But please remember it’s a fishing trip, not a drinking trip. Since its mostly private charters on the sportfishing boats, you can bring whatever you want to on those boats. Captain’s orders overrule ALL policies of the company when at sea.

What can I expect to catch out there?
Fishing varies from day to day and season to season. For the latest news on what’s biting and what you can hope to catch, check out my latest fishing report, right here on this website. I try to update it as often as I have time to(when I’m not fishing). Usually about once per week.

What are the age limits on the boat?
There are no age restrictions on the boats. Children under 4 years old should only come on relatively calm days. Call Capt Andy if you want to check on the sea conditions for kids.

Can I eat the fish I catch?
Anything you catch out there is yours. The mates work for tips and are always happy to filet your fish for you. There are some restaurants in town that will cook your fish for you if you bring it to them. Ask the mate and he will tell you which ones will do that.

What if I catch something really big?
If you catch a big game fish, we have a great local taxidermist that does great work. If you’d like to get something that you catch mounted, ask your mate about it and he will help you to get it mounted.

I’ve never fished before. What experience is necessary?
A lot of the people we take fishing have never fished before in their lives. We are literally experts at teaching beginners how to fish. We love getting new people into our sport of fishing.

What time should I get there for my trip?
Try to get to the boat about ½ hour before the boat is scheduled to leave. This gives you time to get food and drinks from the 7-11 store right next to our marina and check in with our office to let us know that you’re here.

Where are your boats located?
We are located on the SW corner of Las Olas Blvd and southbound A1A, next to the 7-11 store. Our exact address is: Fishing Headquarters   301 Seabreeze Blvd   Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

What should I wear on the trip?
Wear cool and comfortable clothes on most days, something you don't mind getting a little 'fishy'. Any shoes are fine, even flip-flops (no heels). The weather is rarely chilly on Ft Lauderdale, but if it is, bring a windbreaker or a long sleeved shirt. Don't forget a hat and sunglasses!

Can I ship my fish home?
Shipping fish is expensive, but yes you can. A better option, is to freeze your fish and take it on the plane with you as check-in baggage. You can check a cooler with frozen fish as check-in luggage. We have a walk-in freezer at our dock where you can grab a shelf and store your fish for free. When you are headed to the airport, stop by our dock and pick up your frozen fillets. Load them into a strong styrofoam cooler and they should stay frozen for you the whole flight home.