Looking to reel in a day of pure bliss in South Florida? Fort Lauderdale fishing party boats are a great way to combine a leisurely boat trip with the popular sport of fishing. Reel in some kingfish, tuna, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, swordfish, and more as you lounge on one of these epic cruisers, fishing pole in hand. Soak in the sun, sand, and sea as you whizz along turquoise waters without a care in the world! Below are some of our recommendations for the best fishing party boats in “The Venice of America.” For more information about water sports and other activities to enjoy during your Fort Lauderdale vacation, download our free Vacation Guide!
5 of Our Favorite Fort Lauderdale Fishing Party Boats
Catch My Drift
Drift fishing is a favorite way to get out on the water in Fort Lauderdale. Next time you’re in town, enjoy a four-hour excursion on Catch My Drift, an 85-foot party boat. You will be supplied with rods, bait, tackle, a license, and anything else you might need before you climb aboard. Then, lounge out on the upper sun deck, cool off in the air-conditioned interior, or focus on reeling in a big one!
Lady Pamela II Sportfishing
A great sportfishing option in town is the Lady Pamela II. This 50-foot Carolina Custom is tournament-tested and captained by a third-generation fisherman! Large group charters of up to 60 people can fit aboard this fantastic vessel.
Lady Helen Fishing Charters
Conveniently docked only minutes from the Intracoastal Waterway and a short ride away from the deep-sea fishing hotspots of Fort Lauderdale, the Lady Helen is a great selection of Fort Lauderdale fishing party boats. Anglers of all experiences can enjoy a half- or full-day voyage on the water. Live bait kite fishing is a favorite option on the outside edge of the Third Reef, whereas offshore trolling baits are employed during longer trips. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and a pack of beer for this party boat escapade!
Flamingo Deep Sea Fishing
Fish can’t hide from the Flamingo, a 65-foot U.S. Coast Guard licensed fishing vessel. This family-operated boat features great deep sea drift fishing options. Sailing from the Bahia Mar Yacht Center on Fort Lauderdale Beach, the Flamingo is just minutes from the inlet and a hop, skip, and jump away from the open waters! You can purchase drinks and snacks onboard. Beers are $3, a can of soda is $1, and snacks are 2 for $1.
Sea Legs Marina & Deep Sea Fishing
You’ll have a grand time aboard the Sea Legs III, rated the no. 1 deep sea fishing boat in Fort Lauderdale. This vessel offers a full gallery with a meal onboard. You can enjoy a cheeseburger, hot dog, BLT, chicken caesar salad, Philly cheesesteak, and more while you ride in style. Drift fishing sessions last four hours, while an evening anchor trip will take you out until midnight!
After your oceanic adventures, retreat to your own private Fort Lauderdale Stays vacation rental for a relaxing oasis in SoFlo paradise. The Casa Lola is an excellent option that will fit right in with your nautical theme. This tropically decorated beauty boasts a heated pool, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor shower, and outdoor dining area. This house’s grounds are also gorgeous. You’ll love the intricate landscaping and fenced-in yard (perfect for your furry friend, too)! Just a short drive from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Casa Lola is a great place to call home during your vacation!