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Pompano Beach Fishing Charters

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    We offer the following types of fishing boats in Pompano Beach:

    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 Carolina-style Fishing Yacht
    From $2,400
    All inclusive charters on a 60' Jim Sculley Fishing Yacht
    Max Guests: 6
    Fort Lauderdale Fishing Yacht
    • Trip Lengths:4,6 and 8 hour trips
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain & Mate
    • Boat Info: Air conditioned cabin, satellite TV, 3 bathrooms
    • Included: Boat, guide, licenses, bait, breakfast, lunch, beer, soft drinks
    • Not Included: 20% gratuity collected at booking, custom catering available
    • Common Fish: Sailfish, swordfish, tuna, mahi, sharks, grouper and more...
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "The second you step aboard this Sculley custom sportfish you'll realize you're in for something special. The gorgeous cockpit with teak floors and teak coamings has plenty of room for the entire group. The interior is tastefully decorated and has a nautical feel. The yacht is based in Lighthouse Point and is available for day charters and overnights to the Bahamas (please call us for overnight trip information)."
    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!
    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!
  • The eastern coast of Florida faces the rich resources of the Atlantic Ocean and the abundance of life within its warm waters. Our Pompano Beach Fishing Charters take masses of people from this large city out onto the ocean to catch some of the most exhilarating big game fish found anywhere on the planet. This exciting challenge is immensely popular and the biggest advantage is the amount of time that you can spend catching large numbers of these fish. Due to the fact that the Gulf Stream current brings fish of all varieties close to shore during their migrations, anglers have no need to travel far to catch the most sought-after fish in the world – and they catch many of them onboard our luxury fishing charters in Pompano Beach.


    You will have the opportunity to test your skills against monster fish such as shark, swordfish, sailfish, mahi-mahi, blue marlin, grouper, white marlin, snapper, tuna and wahoo. Incredibly challenging and highly rewarding to catch, anglers thrive on the adrenalin. They are all after the experience of catching the huge variety of sports fish found off the coast. There are many world-class sports fishing tournaments that are held in Pompano Beach annually for this exact reason. These include Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo and Pompano Beach Saltwater Shootout.

    There is no limit to the amount of fish that you can catch on our Pompano Beach Fishing Charters and we offer you a few advantages to ensure success. Our captains and crews know everything about every fish swimming in the Atlantic Ocean (including where to find them and how they can best be caught). They share their knowledge and experience with every angler onboard, which is hugely beneficial. Our fishing yachts are of the highest standard. Clean, comfortable and safe, every fishing boat in our fleet is outfitted with quality tournament grade equipment – which can be used for several techniques that will allow you to catch any fish that you wish to target.

    Pompano Beach is a popular destination for tourists and foreigners. Fishing attracts huge numbers of people, but they also come for the turquoise waters and white beaches. The city has many bars and nightlife options on offer, as well as many restaurants. Shops, salons, golf courses, diving, snorkelling, nature trails, museums, theme parks – whatever you wish to do can be found here. The Pompano Beach Seafood Festival, St. Patrick's Irish Festival, St. Coleman's Italian Festival, Pompano Beach Boat Parade and the Annual Nautical Flea Market are also massive attractions for thousands of people.

    You can target a specific fish on a full day fishing charter in Pompano Beach. Or, you can catch all of them over several days. Various techniques can be played with, equipment tested and you can fish from several interesting places. There is no such thing as a bad day of fishing on our Pompano Beach Fishing Charters.

    Call now to book your Pompano Beach Fishing Charters and experience the fantastic adventure.
  • 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.

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    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.