Fishing Charters FAQ's
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters Questions
Do I need fishing experience?
No, many of our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters customers have never been sport fishing before. The REEL WORK Sportfishing team has years of experience and are ready to teach you everything you need to know to have a great day of Ft. Lauderdale fishing.
What do you provide?
For your fun day of Ft. Lauderdale fishing we provide the fishing tackle, fishing licenses, coolers, bottled water, sunscreen, and ice.
What do I need to bring?
Don’t forget you are in South Florida and a day on the ocean can be hot and sunny. We strongly recommend you bring sunglasses (polarized if possible) and a hat to protect yourself. If you have a certain brand of suntan / sun protection you prefer, please bring it along. We provide standard sunscreen. You should bring whatever you would like to eat or drink (water provided). There is a 7-11 convenience store just down the street if you have forgotten anything.
Can I bring alcohol?
Yes, alcohol is allowed but we ask that you try to bring cans or plastic as glass can break. Also, please remember that on Sundays, alcohol is not sold until noon so you need to get it the day before.
Where are you located?
We are located at the Southwest corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A Southbound (Seabreeze Blvd). We are only 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport. For directions, please see the map below or go to our Contact Us page for easy to follow directions.
How many people are allowed?
US Coast Guard regulations require that we can only carry a maximum of 6 passengers on board, no matter what age.
Is there an age limit?
We do not have an age limit for our passengers.
What can I do with the fish we catch?
Depending on the season, Fort Lauderdale Fishing charters catch different species of fish here in the waters off of South Florida. Fresh fish is enjoyed by many people, including our crew. If you would like to take any of it home with you, the REEL WORK crew will be happy to clean it for you, otherwise it will not go to waste. If you are lucky enough to catch a trophy quality fish, we can arrange to have it mounted and shipped to you; we have an excellent marine taxidermist that we work with that has many years of experience.
What time should we arrive?
You should plan on arriving at the boat about half an hour before your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter is scheduled to depart. Allow extra time in season and holiday weekends as traffic can be busy.
What is a standard tip for the Captain and mate?
Gratuities are very much appreciated by the crew as they work primarily for tips and our crew split their tips evenly. Most of our Fort Lauderdale fishing charters tip at least 20% of the charter price.
Ready to Fish?
**Reel Work has a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel for any reason within 48 hours of the scheduled charter trip departure time you are responsible for 100% of the trip price. No shows are also non-refundable.