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Hillsboro Beach Fishing Charters & Boats

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    We offer the following types of fishing boats in Fort Lauderdale:

    Premium Sportfish

    Most Popular
    Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter
    From $550
    53' Hatteras Sportfish at Hillsboro Inlet
    Max Guests: 6
    Pompano Fishing Charter Sportfish
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain and Mate
    • Boat Info: Air Conditioning, Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, bait, ice
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, Live Bait at cost if needed, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, Swordfish, Sharks, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Our Pompano Beach sportfish is considered by most locals to be the best charter operation in Pompano Beach. At 53 feet, this Hatteras is about 10 feet larger than most other sportfishing charter boats in Pompano Beach. This may not sound like much, but the extra 10 feet creates additional area for fishing and makes the boat more comfortable at sea."

    Why Choose This One: "We have two 53ft Hatteras sportfish in our Hillsboro Inlet fleet and both boats are nearly identical in terms of Captain, ammenities and price. This boat stands out for it's high end sound system and tends to be our most popular option out of Hillsboro Inlet."

    Approximate Driving Times: Boca Raton: 10-15 min; Deerfield Beach: 5-10 min; Lighthouse Point: 5-10 min; Fort Lauderdale: 20-30 minutes; Pompano Beach: 5-10 minutes
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!
    Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter
    From $550
    53' Hatteras Sportfish at Hillsboro Inlet
    Max Guests: 6
    Pompano Fishing Charter Sportfish
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain and Mate
    • Boat Info: Air Conditioning, Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, bait, ice
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, Live Bait at cost if needed, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, Swordfish, Sharks, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Besides being an awesome fishing machine, this sportfish stands out as one the nicest looking boats in our fleet. The fully air conditioned interior is nicely decorated and has a flat screen TV, DVD player, and Stereo, making it comfortable for a day on the water or an extended trip to the Bahamas. The boat is equipped with three fighting chairs and top of the line fishing equipment."
    Why Choose This One: "We have two 53ft Hatteras sportfish in our Hillsboro Inlet fleet and both boats are nearly identical in terms of Captain, ammenities and price. This boat has a slightly nicer interior than our other 53, which may be the deciding factor if some members of your group plan to hang out inside instead of fishing."

    Approximate Driving Times: Boca Raton: 10-15 min; Deerfield Beach: 5-10 min; Lighthouse Point: 5-10 min; Fort Lauderdale: 20-30 minutes; Pompano Beach: 5-10 minutes
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!

    Center Console

    Private Center Console Fishing Charter
    From $500
    27' Contender out of Hillsboro Inlet
    Max Guests: 4
    Center Console Fishing Charter
    • Trip Lengths: 5, 6.5, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 4 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain and Mate
    • Boat Info: Open Center Console, No Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, live bait, ice, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 15-20% gratuity, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, Swordfish, Sharks, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "This 27' Contender is a true fishing machine and one of the most affordable deep sea fishing options in South Florida. Captain Skip Dana is well known throughout South Florida as a frequent tournament winner. He is a member of the Mercury Pro Staff and recently won the prestigious Mercury/SeaVee Pompano Beach Saltwater Showdown Championship invitational in the PBSC.Fishing on a center console is a favorite of many hardcore fisherman. The pros of a center console include speed, agility, and 360° fishability. Be aware that this boat does not have a bathroom and you can expect a bit more spray than on a traditional sportfish."

    Why Choose This One: "Because they use less fuel and are less expensive to maintain, center console charters are less expensive than traditional sportfish. If you have a group of 4 or less and don't mind not having a toilet on board this is a great option. Also, center consoles allow for 360° fishability, which means you can fight fish from any point on the boat."

    Approximate Driving Times: Boca Raton: 10-15 min; Deerfield Beach: 5-10 min; Lighthouse Point: 5-10 min; Fort Lauderdale: 20-30 minutes; Pompano Beach: 5-10 minutes
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!

    Fishing Yachts

    Luxury Fishing Yacht
    From $4,000
    65' Viking in Boca Raton, FL
    Max Guests: 6
    65 Viking
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain and Mate
    • Boat Info: Luxury yachts, 3 staterooms, 3 bathrooms
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, bait, breakfast, lunch, beer, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 20% Crew Gratuity collected in advance, custom catering available
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, Swordfish, Sharks, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Deep PromOcean offers the pinnacle of fishing luxury. The teak cockpit with mezzanine seating has plenty of room for anglers and spectators and the spacious salon provides a lavish retreat from the elements. What makes this yacht particularly special is the enclosed flybridge with sky lounge where guests can relax in air conditioned comfort and a birds eye view of the sea.."
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!

    Groups over 6

    Call us for for Group Charters

    If you have a group of over six, please call us at (888) 336-1702. We are experts on planning large group and corporate fishing trips for groups of any size. The size of our fleet is unmatched by any other company.

    Due to federal regulations, most charter boats can take a maximum of six passengers. Regulations aside, it is difficult to have more than a few people fishing at a time, so we typically recommend chartering multiple boats. The biggest advantage to fishing from multiple boats is that each person's chances of catching a fish are much higher, not to mention you will be much more comfortable.

    VIP Fishing Tournament
    When we arrange group charters on multiple boats, we often arrange for a custom fishing tournament in which groups on each boat compete with one another for the biggest fish or the most fish. This leads to a fun, competitive atmosphere that unites teams and makes everyone in your group feel like they are part of one activity.

    Private Charters for Groups over 6
    From $1,150
    45' Stapleton Sportfish
    Max Guests: 20
    Lady Pamela III
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 20 [Why?]
    • Crew:Captain, Mate
    • Boat Info:USCG Inspected. Cabin with Clean Bathroom.
    • Included: Boat, guide, licenses, bait, ice
    • Not Included: Gratuity, live bait, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, swordfish, tuna, mahi, sharks, grouper, and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Due to US Coast Guard regulations, most fishing boats can hold up to 6 passengers, but this boat undergoes extensive safety inspections that allow it to take up to 20 passengers. It's perfect for corporate charters and large groups and has similar ammenities to our standard sportfish with the addition of multiple fighting chairs."


    Why Choose This One:
     "This is the only sportfish in Fort Lauderdale that can take more than 6 passengers, so if you have a large group and don't want to be on multiple boats this is the best option for you."

    Approximate Driving Times: Boca Raton: 25-35 min; Deerfield Beach: 20-30 min; Lighthouse Point: 20-30 min; Fort Lauderdale (Downtown): 10 min; Fort Lauderdale (Beach): 5 min; Miami: 40 - 50 min; Miami Beach: 45 - 60 min; Pompano Beach: 20-25 min; Port Everglades: 1-5 min
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!

    Light Tackle, Inshore, Tarpon

    Private Inshore and Tarpon Fishing Charter
    From $400
    16' Zebra Skiff with Captain Jason ("JP") Peters 
    Max Guests: 2
    Florida Flats and Inshore Fishing
    • Trip Lengths: 4, 6, 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 2 [Why?]
    • Crew: Guide
    • Boat Info: Flats boat. No bathroom.
    • Included: Boat, guide, licenses, bait, ice
    • Not Included: Gratuity, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Jacks and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Captain JP describes himself as "obsessed with fishing" and within a few minutes of speaking with him you'll understand exactly what he means. His 16' Zebra skiff is perfect for all types of inshore fishing and can access shallow areas few other boats can go. Every one of JP's trips is customized based on your preferences, which means you can target all different types of fish such as bonefish, tarpon, peacock bass and more. This boat is kept on a trailer and as a result can be launched at different fishing locations both in freshwater, saltwater, and the Florida Everglades. The captain will contact you upon booking to discuss recommended launch locations based on the season and your preferences."

    Why Choose This One:
     "A great option for inshore fishing on flats and bays. Quieter than an airboat on Everglades trips but cannot access some spots."

    Approximate Driving Times: Trip locations vary by season and your preference. The Captain will contact you prior to your trip to arrange a location.
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!
  • Situated in the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s east coast, Hillsboro Beach is an extremely affluent city. Otherwise known as “Millionaires Mile” and “Hillsboro Mile”, it is one of the most exciting destinations for sports fishing on the planet. Anglers travel here in droves every year to take advantage of such a large variety of the most sought-after big game fish in the world; and they are thriving in these warm tropical waters. The Gulf Stream current is used by millions of fish during their migrations and it brings them close to shore. You can spend your time catching large numbers of phenomenal sports fish because you do not need to travel too far to find them. Our Hillsboro Beach Fishing Charters offer a truly explosive fishing adventure.

    Fishing is extremely popular in Hillsboro Beach and highly recommended. Catching fish such as mahi-mahi, sharks, swordfish, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, tarpon, bonefish, blue marlin, white marlin, permit, barracuda and scores of others is nothing short of exhilarating. These fish provide anglers with supreme adrenalin, huge challenges, exceptional fighting power and catching them is immensely rewarding. You can target any fish you wish to catch on our luxury fishing charters in Hillsboro Beach. Alternatively, you can catch them all over multiple days and experience the excitement from our various fishing boats.

    Our luxury fishing boats in Hillsboro Beach offer several fantastic advantages. The benefits include superior comfort, speed, cleanliness and reliability; they all exceed the required safety regulations. You can use our equipment to target any fish because our boats are completely outfitted with the latest high quality tournament grade equipment on the market. Our captains and crews know exactly how to use it to chase any fish in the Atlantic Ocean and they know precisely where they can be found. Their knowledge is a massive advantage and is happily shared with everyone onboard. They specialize in using the complicated techniques required for catching certain fish and they will show you how to rig and use them. You will have the best chance of catching the largest monster fish on our Hillsboro Beach Fishing Charters.

    There is not only fishing to entertain you in Hillsboro Beach; there are many other enthralling activities on offer. Warm weather, thick forests, deep blue waters, white sandy beaches, coral reefs, wrecks and unique indigenous wildlife are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. To the west lies Lighthouse Point while Deerfield Beach is to the north and Pompano Beach is to the south. There is a great deal of sightseeing and exploring that you can enjoy. You can go bird watching, camping, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, hiking, sailing, horse riding, diving, snorkelling and anything else you can think of. There are shops, museums, theatres, galleries, restaurants, spas, theme parks, botanical gardens, hiking trails, wildlife sanctuaries, historical sites and more. Attractions such as Ski Rixen, Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach Arboretum, Deerfield Island Park and Planet Air Sport are only some of the most popular ones we recommend.

    There is such a diversity of big game fish that you can catch on our Hillsboro Fishing Charters. There is no such thing as a bad day of fishing with us and you can try any technique you wish to use. Our trips are totally private and can be customized specifically for you. Let us know if you have any requests and we will include them on our luxury fishing charters in Hillsboro Beach.

    Call now to book your Hillsboro Beach Fishing Charter and discover intense adrenalin.

     

  • We're happy to answer any questions you have before, during, or after your charter. We've compiled a list of our frequently asked questions below, but if you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact us.

    Choose from the topics below to jump to answers: 

     

    Air Conditioning

    • Most boats in our fleet are air conditioned and have generators that allow the A/C to operate even when the boat leaves the dock
    • Our small inshore boats and center consoles do not have air conditioning
    • See the boat info section of our boat profiles for information specific to the boat you are considering

    Alcohol

    • You are welcome to bring alcohol on board any of our charters, but please avoid bringing glass on board as it poses a safety hazzard
    • Excessive consumption of alcohol can amplify the inherent risks associated with fishing and can also contribute to seasickness.
    • The Captain's top priority is the safety of all crew and guests and therefore reserves the right to return to shore if he is concerned about the safety of any crew member or passenger.

    Bait (Live Bait)

    • Standard bait is included unless otherwise specified
    • Live bait is typically not included in the price and the cost is the responsibility of the charterer.
    • Live bait is used for targeting certain species of fish during certain seasons. Your Captain will explain this in detail.
    • The price for live bait normally varies between $50 and $100.

    Bathroom

    • Most of our boats have a bathroom ("head") on board
    • Some of our smaller boats and center consoles do not have a bathroom
    • Please see our boat profiles for specific information

    Cancellations & Refunds

    • Our cancellation window for each boat is listed on the first page of the booking process
    • If not otherwise specified, our cancellation window is 72 hours or more prior to the charter for standard trips and 14 days or more for over six and yacht trips.
    • Customers who cancel within the cancellation window will receive a full refund of any amounts paid.
    • Customers who cancel after the cancellation window expires are responsible for the full amount of the charter, any catering or add ons that have been purchased, plus a 20% gratuity.

    Catering

    • We can arrange custom catering on most trips ranging from drinks and snacks to ellaborate platters
    • We can even arrange to have a chef prepare meals on most of our boats
    • Please contact us at 954-881-1081 for a catering quote or visit our Add Ons page.

    Children

    • Children are permitted on our charters and there is no minimum age
    • For younger children we recommend choosing a boat with an air conditioned cabin and bathroom
    • All children must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times and parents should be aware of the inherent risks associated with fishing
    • Please let your captain know ahead of time if there will be small children on board so he can make sure we have the proper size life jackets.

    Credit Cards

    • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
    • We charge no credit card fees on money we collect online, but some boats charge a 3-5% processing fee when you pay the balance the day of.
    • Most crew prefer cash if possible.

    Deposits

    • We collect a deposit at the time of booking to reserve the trip. This ranges from 15% to 100% of the charter and varies by the boat.
    • The balance due is paid the day of when you arrive at the boat.
    • The deposit is refundable in accordance with the boats cancellation policy, which you can find on the booking page. If not otherwise specified, our normal refund policy is 72 hours prior to the charter.

    Fish Caught

    • Any fish that are caught on your charter and are legal to take belong to you
    • At the end of the charter our crew will clean and filet your catch and package it in sealed bags so you can take it home or to a restaurant
    • In most locations, we can arrange to have your catch professionally packaged, frozen, and shipped to you. Please speak directly with your captain for information on shipping fish.
    • We typically release all species that are inedible (sailfish, sharks, etc.) unless you request otherwise. If you would like to "mount your catch" as a trophy our crew has been profesionally trained to measure and photograph the fish so a taxidermist can create an exact replica. This allows the fish to survive and contributes to sustainable fisheries and environmental conservation.

    Food & Beverage

    • Most of our charters provide a cooler with ice for you to store any food or beverage you bring on board
    • Some of our trips include catering, this will be specified in the boat profile and on the first page of the booking process
    • Please contact us if you would like to arrange for custom catering or visit our add ons page.

    Gratuity

    • A 15-20% gratuity for your crew is customary and not included in the price
    • You should present the gratuity to the captain or the mate at the end of the charter. On most boats, the crew has an arrangement to split the tips received no matter who it's handed to.
    • We collect a 20% gratuity in advance for all yacht charters and this makes up the majority of compensation for the crew. You are welcome to reward outstanding service with an additional tip, but this is not expected or required.

    Fishing Licenses

    • Every one of our boats has a blanket charter license that applies to all guests and crew
    • You do not need to purchase a fishing license separately

    Location

    • We will provide the exact address of the boat with your confirmation or upon request
    • All our deep sea boats are located as close to the ocean inlets to maximize fishing time.
    • Our boats are usually within a 30 minute drive of the city they are listed on; however, sometimes they are not in the same city.

    Maximum Passengers

    • Due to US Coast Guard regulations most charter boats are limited to a maximum of six passengers. Many of our boats are large enough to accomodate many more, but Federal regulations limit us to six.
    • In some locations we offer an "Over 6" option on boats that have a special permit from the Coast Guard to take additional passengers. These boats have similar ammenities to our other sport fishing boats.
    • Some of our yacht charters can take over six passengers by using a special charter contract that allows them to accomodate extra passengers while still complying witht the law. Please contact us for more information.
    • Children of any age count towards the limit.
    • Crew members do not count towards the limit.

    Price

    • Unless otherwise stated, our prices are for chartering the whole boat and there is no additional charge per person
    • Some exceptions exist such as with our boats that take over six passengers. On these boats there may be a charge for each passenger over 6
    • We guarantee the lowest price on every boat in our fleet. That means that if you are quoted a lower price for the same trip on the same day on the same boat, we will beat that price by 10%.

    Seasickness

    • Seasickness is another term for motion sickness and typically manifests itself in the form of fatigue, nausea, and vomitting. In severe cases seasickness can lead to unconciousness and requires profesional medical treatment.
    • If you have suffered from seasickness in the past, we recommend preparing for your trip starting the day before by hydrating, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding alcohol consumption. There are several over the counter remedies and a host of prescription remedies that must be obtained through a doctor.
    • If you are concerned about seasickness please speak with your captain prior to the charter for advice.
    • Most charters, unless otherwise specified, are private which means you are free to return to the dock at any time if you are uncomfortable.
    • We can not guarantee that you will not get seasick, nor do we provide refunds for charters that are ended early at the request of the charterer.