How To Choose The Right Fishing Charter

Author: Captain David Ide | Posted: 07/31/2017


As a full time fishing guide service, we are lucky enough to fish with thousands of people each and every year.  It is extremely important that each and every client has an outstanding time and we exceed expectations.

Our reputation as family owned business is put to the test daily.

For this reason, we offer several packages and types of charters to make sure you get on the fishing trip that is right for you, not your fishing guide.

Here at Lady Pamela Sportfishing we offer 3 type of trips:

  1. Drift Fishing
  2. Shared Sportfishing
  3. Private Sportfishing

If you aren't familiar with these types of fishing, please let me explain.

Drift Fishing - $45/Person
Also known as a "Party-Boat" because of it's ability to hold up to 62 people, Drift Fishing is your most affordable option at only $45/person for 4 hours during the day and 5 hours at night.  This is a great option for those who want to experience offshore fishing and catching bottom species such as snapper, grouper, king mackerel, porgys and more.   The kids love these trips as well as our experienced anglers who come out regularly.

Shared Sportfishing - $180/Person
We created this trip for those that want to go Sportfishing and not incur the cost of a private boat.  This is great for parties less than 3 people in which you will join another group we arrange to help offset the cost.  Sportfishing is done on our 50' custom boats and we take only up to 6 people. On this trip we target much larger game fish such as Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Sharks, Bonita and more.  Your mate will make sure everyone gets there turn to reel in the catch.  Solo anglers and couples are a great fit for the shared sportfishing trips.  If you don't like sharing the boat, then please see our private group trips.

Private Group Sportfishing - Starting at $550
The Lady Pamela 2 was born to put private groups on the best big game fishing South Florida has to offer.  She is one of the biggest boats of her kind with a tall tower for spotting fish and best in electronics and gear.  She holds 1 to 6 people and is available for private charters starting at only $550 for 4 hours.  This is your ultimate experience in fishing charters and most of our clients are best suited for a private charter.  If you want the action to yourself and enjoy a great time with your family or friends, this is the trip for you.

Large Group Private Sportfishing
If you have a party of more than 6 people, the Lady Pamela 3 is the one boat in town of it's kind.  We are the only charter service that doesn't have to split up your large party on multiple boats.  The boat is Coast Guard Inspected allowing us to take up to 22 people.  If you have a bigger party than that, our drift boat the Lois Ann is available for up to 62 people.  On these charters, we target all the big game exactly as our smaller private groups.

  • We are the closest boat to the Inlet and fishing grounds.  This means you get more time fishing and less time cruising.  Our competitors take 4x as long to get you to the fishing areas, thus reducing your chance for the great catch.
  • All our boats are top notch luxury sportfishing boats.  Each boat including A/C, Bathroom, Ice and plenty of cockpit area for your party.  Don't get fooled by our competition to be on a small old and worn boat just to save a couple bucks.
  • Captain David and crew are on the water daily, sometimes running 3 to 5 trips each day. This allows him and his crew to know exactly where the fish are biting and put you on the bite before other boats. (Think the movie "Groundhog Day")
  • He is the owner and operator. In most cases you will speak directly with Captain David when booking the trip or one of his highly qualified crew. He is not a booking service that puts you on any boat with a grumpy captain and simply takes a cut of the money. You will be fishing with a Lady Pamela Coast Guard Certified Captain on Captain David's boats using Captain David's tackle and Captain David's bait unless you require multi-boat charter. (Do you get the message?)
  • The boat, tackle and equipment are all top notch to ensure that every opportunity counts. Captain David takes pride in his charter service and puts his reputation on the line with each charter.
  • Many charter boats here sell your fish, BEWARE! All fish you catch within regulations are yours to keep. Captain/crew clean and pack the fish nicely for you. The captain likes to practice catch and release with certain species but you have the final say on all your catches, within regulations.
  • Captain David does not get mad or turn into Captain Ahab at the first lost fish or broken tackle. We have heard horror stories about other guides around here. He is very easy-going and looks forward to fishing with you and giving you the experience of a lifetime.  Captain David even allows you up in the bridge to see the bite!
  • Captain David offers charters specifically tailored to small children so as to introduce our future anglers to the best sport in the world. Captain David takes great pride in keeping children engaged throughout the trip. Captain David would be honored to put your child on the fish of a lifetime. View kids package.

About The Author: Captain David Ide

Company: Lady Pamela Sportfishing

Area Reporting: Fort Lauderdale, FL


954 761 8045
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