Fishing Trips in Fort Lauderdale
We've compiled a list of our favorite fishing boat rentals in Fort Lauderdale. Enjoy a day or a half day on the waters in your favorite boat and relax and unwind.
For more information, simply click on the boat you'd like to know more about and you'll be taken to more photos, rental availability, booking, capacity, etc.
These boats are some of the highest rated in Miami to rent so you have peace in mind knowing you aren't renting something of bad quality.
You can also check out reviews from others who have rented these out and can book instantly (subject to availability) in most cases.
Items To Bring on Your Boat Trip
There are a number of items you should bring on a boat trip. The individual boat owner might have some extra requirements like a boater education card (if you're renting without a captain and want to operate the vessel yourself) so you'll want to ask them when making the booking.
But common items worth bringing include:
- Plenty of sunscreen
- A hat to cover your head
- Sunglasses to protect your eyes
- Fishing gear/Bait
- Water safety gear e.g. arm bands if you can't swim
- Waterproof smartphone cases
You should be good to go with those items. Again, ask the boat owner directly if there is anything else you should bring.
The 4 Best Fishing Locations in Fort Lauderdale
1. Intracoastal Waterway
This inland water channel runs along the east of Fort Lauderdale and runs out into the Atlantic Ocean.
The inlet consists of saltwater rivers, natural inlets and canals. It's a wonderful place to explore by boat and catch some great fish!
2.Anglin's Fishing Pier
Fishing along the coast by this pier is a great spot to catch fish. You'll find many people, fishing on the pier but you'll have a prime spot on your boat.
3. Fort Lauderdale Canals
The canals are full of all different types of fish for you to catch. You'll find plenty of peacock bass around the docks here.
If you charter a fishing boat, exploring the fishing reefs surrounding Fort Lauderdale is a worthwhile trip.
Rich with marine wildlife, you'll be sure to catch some unique and common fish. With over 100 reefs dotted along the coast, you won't be stuck to choose a spot to enjoy a day fishing.
Fish Species in Fort Lauderdale
The Fort Lauderdale coastline is covered by the Atlantic Ocean and has a rich marine wildlife. There are many different fish available to catch including:
- Blackfin Tuna
- Bluefin Tuna
- Cero Mackerel
- Mangrove (Grey) Snapper
- Mutton Snapper
- Peacock Bass
- Red Snapper
- Skipjack Tuna
Not all fish can be caught in Fort Lauderdale and you'll need a permit to fish in certain areas but the boat owner should be able to provide you with this information before hitting the water.
License Requirements For Boating in Fort Lauderdale
You don't need to have a boat license to rent a boat in Fort Lauderdale if you choose the captain option. If you wish to rent a boat in Miami without a captain and you were born after 1988, you'll need a boat safety identification card. Alternatively, as mentioned, you can simply rent a boat with a captain so you don't have to worry about
operating the watercraft if you are born after 1988 and don't want to get a safety card.
Boat Types Available to Rent
There is pretty much every type of boat available to rent in Fort Lauderdale. These include:
- Deck Boats
- Flat Boats
- Bay Boats
- Center Console Boats
- Motorboats (Small and Large)
- Bass Boats
- Cuddy Cabin Boats
Please note that this is just some of what you can charter. There are more options also available
Airbnb for fishing boats in Fort Lauderdale
Browse through the different watercrafts and simply message the owner or book a fishing boat in Fort Lauderdale instantly. It's the very same as Airbnb but for boats. No need to worry about hiring a captain separately. The majority of these boats come with the option for a captain included in the price.