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

Night Time Swordfishing Charter Trips

Catching a swordfish can be one of the greatest accomplishments even a seasoned angler can experience.  Fishing for swordfish off the coast of South Florida has rebounded in recent years due to a closure on long lining.  The preferred method for fishing for Swordfish on the DayMaker is fishing for them at night time.  A nocturnal feeder, swordfish rise from the deepest depths during the night and make their way towards the surface to feed.   We deploy 4-5 baits (squid, lady fish, Bonito, strips) at depths ranging from 75-300ft below the surface.  Lights are put on the line close to the bait to help attract other bait to your bait with a hook.  As the light draws the bait in the live bait draws the Swordfish in.  When the Swordfish scares all the live bait away your bait is left and usually inhaled.  A balloon with a light stick on top of it acts as our bobber and is what we monitor throughout the night to see if we get a bite.  98% of the time after a sword feeds he swims up, thus he takes the pressure of the lead off the balloon and the glow stick rolls over.  When your light disappears it time to get cranking.

Want to do battle with a Swordfish? Call to discuss a charter trip out of Stuart, FL or book right on our website.

Fishing for Swordfish is not fast paced.  Having a bite a night and hopefully catching the fish is great.  We have many nights with 3-5 bites and that is world class.  Most recent trips during the full moon have seen catch totals for a night reaching 3 and 4 fish.  Some epic nights have occurred with 7-8 fish too.  But this is not the mindset you want to leave the dock with, you just hope it happens when you’re there.  Expecting a couple of bites a night is much more realistic. Unlike many other game fish we target, swordfish season is year-round with almost equal chances of success whatever time of the year we fish.  Swordfish is one of the best eating fish that swims in the ocean. It has a deep, rich taste and a meaty and slightly oily texture.  A keeper size fish is around 60lbs and the biggest fish we have encountered have exceeded 450lbs.  This is an amazing fish that grinds you out during the fight and if you’re lucky you might get to see your fish jump in the moonlight (an amazing sight).

Join the DayMaker for your fishing charter for swordfish and let us help you catch your first one.

South Florida also holds many other exciting game fish, including TunaSailfishKingfish and much more!

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.