Marlin My Darlin/ All- Inclusive Sportfishing

Marlin My Darlin/ All- Inclusive Sportfishing

Marlin My Darlin/ All- Inclusive Sportfishing
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John C
1 contribution
Jun 2020 • Couples
We fished on Marlin My Darlin for full day. Matt and Matt worked so hard to put us on fish. We caught 4 very large Kings, a Bonita, Barricuda and kite fished for Sails in the afternoon. It turned out to be a beautiful day! I would definitely recommend this charter as they make sure to put you on fish and more importantly that everyone is comfortable and having a good time. This is our second trip on Marlin My Darlin and will be our “go to” each time we visit my sister in FLauderdale. I’ve taken lots of charter Trips through the years and this outfit is top of my list.
Written June 12, 2020
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Brian A
Naples, FL2 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
Let's start off with Capt Rick on the phone call while booking the trip, we had a great conversation about fishing and his knowledge of the waters here in Ft Lauderdale. Once we got to the boat we met Capt Matt and the first mate Matt. We were early for the trip but yet Matt and Matt were very accommodating. We did the all inclusive trip and bought live bait as well and they did not miss the drinks or the food and the bait was fresh. We caught fish from the minute we left the dock until the very last minute before returning. They were very knowledgeable on where , when, and how to fish for the fish I wanted to catch and we caught them . There's we're six of us on the boat is captain and mate and there was plenty of room and the boat was emaculate. As for me and my friends we'll be returning in September for another trip with the Marlin My Darlin.
Written May 18, 2020
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UniqueTravels
Atlanta, GA271 contributions
Sep 2020
Our experience from booking to our return to the dock was great. They reached out immediately after the booking with information we needed for the following morning and responded quickly to the questions my group had. We took this fishing trip to celebrate my brother’s milestone 50th birthday and we weren’t disappointed. Captain Matt and first mate Matt were amazing. When we arrived the boat was clean and organized ready for our day on the sea. We started out on the bridge enjoying the view as we headed out from the marina. By the time we arrived at our fishing spot first mate Matt had the rods in place baited and ready to go. The entire trip Matt didn’t miss a beat, baiting, recasting, switching equipment and his knowledge of area waters and the fish were on point. The highlight of my day was the Barracuda I caught the largest fish of the day. Considering I was the only lady on the boat and had the bragging rights of catching the largest fish made the trip even sweeter. We caught Bonita’s we used for bait, Barracuda’s (mine being the largest) and two nice size king fish Matt cleaned and filleted for us which we took to a local restaurant and had it prepared. It was nice feasting on the fruits of our labor. I definitely recommend booking your next charter with these guys they will take care of you.
Written October 19, 2020
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Thank you for this great and positive review. Reviews and comments like yours help spread our reputation as an "A to Z" total package fishing charter. Thanks also for recommending us to others. Returning anglers make up a huge part of our charters and we hope to see you aboard with us again in the near future. Matt1& Matt 2 as well very much enjoyed their time fishing with you and yours.Take care, be safe. Rick
Written October 24, 2020
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Megan
Berkeley, CA1 contribution
Dec 2019
I highly recommend this company. They're friendly, professional and have a ton of experience.

We went out on a trip with Captain Rick and Joey on 12/23/19. The weather had been pretty bad over the weekend when we were originally scheduled to go, but Rick was great about helping us to reschedule to make sure we got out on the trip while we were in town.

When we did go out, we started fishing right away--we caught two yellowtail, and caught a ~7 foot sailfish on the first line out! It was such a cool experience. Rick and Joey were both very friendly and easy to talk to, and we had so much fun with them! Such a great trip!
Written January 18, 2020
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Hi Megan. We remember you well, and thank you for this review. Joey and I had fun too, and congratulations again on the big Sailfish. Enjoyed the time conversing about the ocean with you and your boyfriend and your keen insight your being an oceanograper. Wish you well and and happy and prosperous new year to you both. Rick and Joey
Written January 19, 2020
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Pompitice
Indianapolis, IN3 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
Whee! We went fishing June 28th, 2020 and apparently afternoon was the time to fish. The crew was amazing. Joe and Kenny were attentive and handled the excursion expertly. Watching Joe handle the lines while we were reeling in was like watching a first chair violinist manipulate their strings. We caught a mess of Tuna, a few Bonita’s, a couple frigate mackerel and a 50 to 60 pound amber Jack. This six hour trip was fabulous and can’t wait to go again!
Written July 1, 2020
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Thank You for joining us here aboard Marlin My Darlin. Joey and Kenny very much enjoyed your company. And we all equally enjoyed ( all 7 of us! ) your parallel of Joey to a first chair violinist. I, being the owner as well as a fisherman, also very much share your opinion. That Kenny is no slouch either,LOL. Good talented guys working happily together with fun charters like yourselves make the day fly by. I'm at this over 45 years now and those two aren't that far behind me. Life is short as they say, so let's let the good times roll. Everyone here, not just those two and me, look forward to your next charter with us. Rick
Written July 10, 2020
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Lee B
Fayetteville, NC9 contributions
Apr 2021
I arranged for a five hour trip on Monday, April 5, 2021. Kenny was our captain and Joey was our mate. Joey started us off very professionally explaining the day to us and discussing what we would like to fish for. Within 10 minutes of placing the kites out we had a bite. At the end of the day, we had caught three nice sails and one big king.

I have chartered boats for a number of years and I would put the crew of Kenny and Joey against anyone. Not only was their fishing spot on, but their communication and interaction with us, the guests, was entertaining and enjoyable. If you get the opportunity to fish with them, I would highly recommend it.
Written April 12, 2021
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I'm going to borrow your line "as good as it gets" in regard to your statements in this review. Good fun. Good fishin. Your presence is required aboard with us in the future. You guys take care and we look ahead to having you with us in the future here @ Marlin my Darlin Sportfishing.. Thank You, Rick
Written April 14, 2021
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Davidbw64
3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
The whole experience was absolutely awesome, from booking the trip over the phone, follow up emails and being there on the boat and catching fish. Rick who I spoke with to book the trip was well spoken and had nice mix of professional and personable. The day of the trip we showed up at 07:45 as instructed, the crew(Matt and Cameron) was right there to great us, they welcomed us aboard and went over the couple things they needed to before we took off and answered a few questions we had, gave a quick tour of the boat which was clean and way nicer than i thought a fishing boat would be! They also waited for a 3rd person that was suppose to be there but never showed. As we made our way out Matt invited us up to the fly bridge to enjoy the veiw from up there which was really neat. Once we got to where we were going Camerone had rods ready to go and we started fishing. It wasnt long at all and the fish were biting, we ended up with 5 Bonito and 2 barracuda(which was one of the fish i wanted to catch). Just an awesome day out on the water with very knowledgeable and experienced crew. I cant say enough how great the crew was. I'll definitely book with them again the next time I'm in town! Thanks again for a great morning of fishing!
Written September 5, 2020
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Thank you for this strong review. Always special when we are able to get a desired and requested species to cooperate. Matt and Cameron enjoyed fishing with you and I thank you not only for the review but also for joining us here for your charter. Enjoyed our conversations and please fish with us again. Rick
Written September 8, 2020
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troydhorton
Celina, TX4 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
From the very first contact with Rick, our experience was top notch. As we have a 2.5 yr old toddler daughter, we wanted to find a child-friendly boat and crew. Rick explained to me that not only are his crews “kid friendly” but also that they specialize in creating memories for children and, WOW!, he was right.

Upon arrival we were greeted by Joey and Kenny who made us feel right at home. Joey explained everything as we headed out to sea. The calming cruise through the waterway had our daughter down for a nap and she woke up just as lines were cast.

Within 10 minutes we had our first bite and what a fish!! Our 12 year old son reeled in a 21 lb Blackfin Tuna to start off the day. Soon after we filled the cooler with two king Mackerel and a smaller tuna. As the day wound down, we decided to use the smaller tuna as bait and within minutes of dropping him back in on a line, we landed a 6 ft sand shark.

The only thing better than the fishing was the hospitality and conversation with the crew. Both Kenny and Joey were amazing hosts who not only explained everything to us as the day went by, but also took great interest in making sure our children were safe and having fun. This was a trip our kids will never forget and the joy on their faces was simply priceless.

Seeing how much happiness Joey and Kenny got from the smiles they put on our faces made this trip second to none and truly a trip of a lifetime!!
Written June 4, 2020
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Sally S
Fort Lauderdale, FL2 contributions
Aug 2020
My bestie and I wanted to take our visiting niece deep-sea fishing as she had never been before. Marlin My Darlin was the most reasonably priced trip that we could find for a half day adventure. We showed up with our cooler full of drinks and snacks (as we were advised) and settled in for a great day! The captain (Tommy) and first mate (Joey) were informative, personable, funny and put up with three women who don't know a lot about fishing.

We caught a ton of fish albeit we couldn't eat them, but that wasn't the point. The point was having a good time, catching fish, and enjoying the outdoors. I caught a massive (50 pounds plus) fish that was the biggest one I've ever caught. I'm still debating getting a replica made.

Long story short, we will be going back again and hopefully getting the same crew. If not, I know that Rick runs a great operation and that we will not be disappointed. I highly recommend this boat and crew!
Written August 10, 2020
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Sally Capt. Tommy and Joey had a great time fishing with you. I put up pics of that 50 plus pounder along with you Ladies on Facebook and also in a fishing report we publish regularly. Good fishing, good fun. We enjoyed having you aboard with us here on Marlin My Darlin. Thanks for the great 5 star review and we look forward to your next fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale with us. Take care, be safe, Rick
Written September 22, 2020
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Morry T
Alexandria, VA1 contribution
May 2021
My son and I had a great time fishing with Joey and Kenny. They were ultimate professionals and they worked hard to make sure we got on some fish......and we did!!
I highly recommend them and I've been Deep Sea Fishing several times in Destin, Panama City and Ft. Lauderdale.
Written May 7, 2021
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Thank you Morry for fishing with us here aboard Marlin My Darlin. Of course thank for this great review and recommending us to other anglers searching here on TripAdvisor for fishing charters that might br a good fit for their needs. Very pleased we were a good fit for you and Kenny, Joey and I very much enjoyed your "ultimate professionals" statement. We all look forward to when you join us here in the future for your next Ft. Lauderdale fishing charter. Rick
Written May 11, 2021
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