Dolphin Fishing

Experience the Dolphin fishing charter of a lifetime in Stuart, FL.

One of the most sought after game fish in the world because of its excellent table fare, Mahi-Mahi are prolific to the waters off of the St. Lucie Inlet in Stuart Florida during the months of November through June.

During the Winter months Dolphin migrate South down Florida’s east coast from the Carolinas and provide excellent action while you are catching some Sailfish.  Winter months provide a great opportunity to fill your cooler with great eating fish.  The fish during the Winter average around 10lbs with big fish being around 20lbs.

Locally the big fish show up in April and are pushing back up North along the Gulf Stream through early June.  The average weight of the Dolphin jumps to 20lbs with a lot of fish in the 30+ pound range.  If it’s big dolphin you want to catch then April and May is the best time of year to book your fishing trip here. Multiple fish in excess of 50 and 60lbs are caught every year charter fishing out of the St. Lucie Inlet in Stuart Florida.

We troll dead Ballyhoo, small lures and suspend live bait from kites to target dolphin.  All are extremely effective methods.  Dolphin are one of the prettiest fish we catch with brilliant yellows, green, blues, silvers and golds all seen during their amazing aerial displays. They are extremely aggressive sometimes eating multiple baits, they are a schooling fish and it’s not uncommon to have 20 plus fish swimming around the boat at one time in the heat of the migration.   All these characteristics make Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) one of the most desired targets of our clients.

By-catches while fishing for Dolphin include, but are not limited to, SailfishBlackfin TunaKingfish, Bonito, Wahoo, Barracuda, Shark and Marlin.

Land some big Dolphin and enjoy some delicious eating fish. Book your trip by calling (772) 380-3455‬ or booking online!

Charter FAQ's

Book the perfect fishing adventure for you with DayMaker Fishing Charters in Stuart, Florida. We have a charter option for every angler’s preference and schedule.
What is included in my charter?
The “DayMaker” will provide 110% effort, professional and courteous service from your Captain. All bait, tackle, foul weather gear, ice, cleaning of your fish and fishing licenses that are required for you to fish are provided by the boat at no additional cost. Lunch and beverages for your fishing charter can be picked up and loaded on the boat for you by your Captain. Reimbursement of the food and drinks will be required at the conclusion of the trip. A receipt will be provided for you at that time.

A deposit will be charged to your card if you do not show for your fishing charter and it has not been cancelled within a 14 day window proceeding your trip departure time.  All trips cancelled at the Captain’s discretion because of weather or boat issues will not be charged a deposit.  The deposit rate for a 1/2 day is $500 and the deposit rate for all other trips is $750 per day.

Weather Issues: Any trip decisions involving the weather are at the sole discretion of the Captain. If the Captain determines the weather is not suitable for fishing anywhere, your deposit will be returned


We offer a range of charters including half-day, three-quarter day, and full-day trips. Each is designed to cater to different fishing experiences, from quick trips to full-day adventures targeting specific species. You can see pricing and book a charter here.

No, beginners are welcome! Our experienced crew will provide guidance and assistance for all skill levels, ensuring a great experience for everyone on board.
  • a still or video camera
  • sunscreen, hat and polarized sunglasses
  • sweatshirt during the winter months
  • a cooler to take your catch home
  • food and drink (alcohol permitted)
  • Flip Flops or boat shoes with non black soles
  • If prone to seasickness it is strongly recommended that you take medicine the night before your trip and again in the morning with a light breakfast.
Yes, within legal limits and regulations. Our crew will inform you about the catch limits and help with cleaning and bagging your catch.
We provide water, but you should bring your own snacks and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation.
We can accommodate up to 6 anglers on a charter.
Safety is our priority. We closely monitor weather conditions and may reschedule the trip if necessary. In cases of severe weather, we offer a full refund or rescheduling option if we are unable to fish due to inclement weather.
Tipping isn’t required, but greatly appreciated. Most clients tip 20% of the charter rate.

You recommend that you book directly through our website but you can also call us if you have questions before booking. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure availability.

Depending on the season and charter type, you can target Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish and much more. Our experienced crew will guide you to the best spots for the day’s conditions.

Yes, children are welcome! We ensure a safe, family-friendly environment. However, we advise parental discretion for very young children due to the nature of the sea conditions.

The distance varies based on the charter type and target species, but typically, we travel anywhere from 3 to 15 miles offshore.
Absolutely! Let us know your preference, and we’ll do our best to tailor the trip to your fishing goals, subject to seasonal availability and regulations.
The cost of your charter covers most necessities. However, gratuities for the crew are always appreciated for exceptional service and are not included in the charter price.
Fishing is world class year round in Stuart, FL. Each season offers a different and new variety of fish to catch.