Guided by Preston Courtney
Deep Sea Nearshore
Captain Preston was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. He fell in love with the ocean at a very young age. He's been diving and fishing for as long as he can remember. His professional career in the industry started when he began working on charter boats during his high school years. He has worked on many boats traveling and fishing throughout the Bahamas, Florida, and Cuba. His goal for every charter is to provide an amazing and memorable experience for everyone onboard, as well as return to the dock with a great catch. He and his crew are looking forward to fishing with you!
For those that might not be looking to spend a full 8 hours out on the water, or simply don't have time, Captain Preston offers 4 hour half day charters and 6 hour 3/4 adventures just for you! **Half Day 4-Hour Trip** Want to give fishing a try but not sure you want to commit the entire day? A half day charter could be right for you. These trips are also recommended for those prone to seasickness, or with young kids. Due to Captain Preston's close proximity to fishable waters, there is still a good amount of time to catch some quality fish. Trips typically run from 8am-12pm, or 1pm-5pm for these 4 hour adventures. **3/4 Day 6-Hour Trip** Can't decide between half-day and full-day? Split the difference with a 6-hour charter. These trips allow Captain Preston to be a bit more flexible with the fishing styles you'll use compared to a half day. This is Definitely Captain Preston's most popular option, and typically run from 8am- 2pm. No matter which option you choose, you be able to rest assured knowing you made the right decision once you step aboard the Second Wynnd with a Fort Lauderdale native in Captain Preston. She's a custom-built 2020, 37’ SeaVee and is one of the newest and nicest boats in the Lauderdale charter fleet. Triple outboard engines power the Second Wynnd, so you won’t experience the strong-smelly diesel fumes that many other boats can produce, significantly reducing the chance of seasickness. Both trip options include a variety of all the best light and heavy rods, reels, tackle, and bait to land an assortment of fish! Captain Preston will clean your catch at the end of the day as well so you can take home some tasty table fare for the freezer. Read More
These trips provide enough time to try numerous styles of fishing, allowing you to catch a multitude of different species. Captain Preston will change your methods up seasonally depending on what's biting. He will often start by running offshore targeting species such as Mahi Mahi, Golden Tile, Snowy Grouper, Black Belly Rose Fish, and Yellow Eye Snapper. After fishing offshore has run its course Captain Preston can point his boat back to shore and motor in a little closer to hit the reefs. Usually he'll anchor up the boat and chum up the water, and get the fish into a feeding frenzy! Some targets here include snapper, grouper, amberjack, and a wide range of other reef-dwelling fish. So if you're looking for an all-in-one trip where you can catch a variety of hard fighting and delicious fish, look no further, and join Captain Preston (a Fort Lauderdale native) aboard the Second Wynnd. She's a custom-built 2020, 37’ SeaVee and is one of the newest and nicest boats in the Lauderdale charter fleet. Triple outboard engines power the Second Wynnd, so you won’t experience the strong-smelly diesel fumes that many other boats can produce, significantly reducing the chance of seasickness. This trip includes a variety of all the best light and heavy tackle rods, reels, tackle, and bait to land an assortment of fish! Captain Preston will clean your catch at the end of the day as well so you can take home some tasty table fare for the freezer. Read More
Travel to the offshore "sword grounds" with Captain Preston and fish heavy tackle targeting Swordfish, the gladiators of the sea. Fort Lauderdale swordfishing is Captain Preston's specialty and he is thrilled to take you on the trip of a lifetime. The giant sea monsters are hard to find and put up an epic fight once on the hook, making this full-day trip eventful and exciting. So if you're looking to catch one of these elusive sea creatures, look no further, and join Captain Preston (a Fort Lauderdale native) aboard his 37’ SeaVee. The vessel comfortably fits up to 6 guests and is powered by triple 300HP Mercury engines, which make for a smooth and speedy ride to the sword grounds. Using the 16 JL Audio speakers and subwoofers, you can bump tunes as you speed through the swells. While the trip is targeting Swordfish, on the way you will throw in some trolling lines in the hopes that a Mahi Mahi or Tuna might bite. This trip includes all the best rods, reels, tackle, and bait to maximize your chances of landing these monsters of the deep. If you want to keep a trophy, Captain Preston has taxidermy options. All you need to bring is sun protection, food, and beverages to keep yourself at 100% throughout the day. You might want to bring a camera as well, to capture memories that will last forever! Read More
My first time sportfishing, caught a 6' sailfish. I had an amazing time with my friends, Preston and his crew are top notch. They made the experience as best as it possibly could be!
Beautiful boat, friendly, easy going guys! Highly recommend!
My 3 sons, ages 20 and 17, and I had a great trip with Captain Preston. The Sea Vee was big enough to manage the rough sea. We caught 6 mahi, a king, and a shark. We are from Colorado and love an adventure. Captain Preston knows what he is doing. Reeling in the fish was lots of fun. I would caution against taking youngsters or people with medical problems this time of year (November) because you must hang on with the big waves. Suzanne …
Amberjack, Barracuda, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper
Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Deep Dropping, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Kite Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling
Deep Sea, Nearshore
1784 Southeast 15th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, United States | Bodies of water fished: Dania beach, Miami Beach, Pompano Beach, Key Biscayne