WorldClass Private
sport fishing Boat

Welcoming the More Ambitious Fishers of the Sea and Young Greenhorns

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Fishing Packages

Our Boat “Freebird” is fully equipped with state of the art professional fishing equipment, including high-tech electric reels and some of the most knowledgeable Captain and Crew. Our mate would be happy to clean and filet your best catch of the day in honor of sharing our favorite tradition, “Catch to Cook.” 

4 Hour Trip

  • 4 Hour Trip
  • Perfect First Time Trip
  • Snapper, Sheepshead, Grouper & More

6 Hour Trip

  • 6 Hour Trip
  • Catching the Big Boys
  • Sailfish, Grouper, Snapper and More

8 Hour Trip

  • A Sportfishers Dream
  • Enough Time to do anything
  • Sailfish, Grouper, Snapper and More
Bahama Trips

Ever dreamed of reeling in a Blue Marlin fit for Hemingway? While South Florida has some of the best fishing all within an arm’s reach, sometimes we long for more. Captain Fairbanks and Bill Quinn know that feeling. Family Tradition offers fishing trips to The Bahamas during Blue Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna seasons. Give us a call today.

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Check out our vessel Freebird, the varieties we catch, and the Family Tradition difference.

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Our Google Reviews

We fished with Capt Richard in a sailfish tournament, Richard and his guys didn't give up until the very end, fought for every fish. The boat is modern fast and clean, the crew had a great attitude and catered to our needs. I have probably charted over 30 trips in the past several years and a Capt / crew can make or break a trip, fish or no fish, they definitively made the trip. I recall a salmon trip in Michigan with a totally different boat and capt in which we killed the fish but the Capt had a horrible attitude and was rude, I would never use that other person again. I would recommend Capt Richard and would use him again for a charter in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Chris Kish
Chris Kish
2023-01-23
After a couple dozen deep sea fishing trips out of South Florida over the last couple of decades the trip with Captain Rich and First Mate Eliot was by far the best! If you’re looking for a fun and exciting day of catching fish then Free Bird is the boat for you. Highly recommended!!!
George Archer
George Archer
2023-01-22
Wow! I can’t recommend Family Tradition Sport any higher. They deserve 10 stars! Captain Richard and Elliott truly know what it takes for a great day of fishing. The boat and equipment were spotless…until we started hauling Sailfish onboard 😀. Everyone who fished (6 of us) caught a Sailfish! Absolutely incredible day and I can’t wait to go out again.
John Westermeier
John Westermeier
2023-01-20
A fantabulous, beautiful day on the Freebird with Captain Richard and First Mate Elliot!! 3 Sailfish (2 more got away) 1 Atlantic Sharp Nose Shark and we were fortunate enough to experience a 10ft Great White circling the boat for a half an hour!! The Captain & Mate were extremely professional, fun & passionate . They didn’t sit down from 8am til 4pm!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND & We’ll be back!!
Todd F. Best
Todd F. Best
2023-01-18
Richard and the crew are hilarious, there was not a moment whilst aboard “Freebird” when I wasn't laughing. I voyaged out on a 6 hour trip and within 40 minutes we landed my first ever sailfish, an hour later we got two more.
Charles Quinn
Charles Quinn
2023-01-18
Highly recommend Family Tradition Sport fishing, Captain Richard and his mate Elliot are great people and know what they are doing. Got us on plenty of fish in a 4 hour trip. Went on for a bachelor party everyone enjoyed an awesome time. Was an fun boat to be on.
conor nally
conor nally
2023-01-16
I’ve lived in FL all my life and never had a better trip. I had special circumstances on this private booking that needed special care for a client. The guys were awesome, and on top we caught all the fish in the sea. Perfect experience. These guys can fish. I would give 6 stars!
Matt Pritchett
Matt Pritchett
2022-12-27
I have been on more than 20 private charters throughout the U.S and multiple in Southern Florida. I have NEVER experienced one as involved, and fun as Family Tradition. Captain Richard took my friends and me on a 10 hour and it was a memory I will have forever. His mate Elliot is the most talented mate I have seen, he is quick and flawless with bait rigging, running electric reels, throwing up kites, and gaffing fish. We caught 4 Sailfish and limited out on Mahi Mahi on our way in. Elliot was extremely engaging and knowledgeable. Thank you!!!
Tyler Arscott
Tyler Arscott
2022-11-10
Best in the business! I can't recommend Captain Richard and mate Elliot highly enough. We caught 2 sailfish, maxed out on mahi mahi, highlighted by a 40+ lb bull mahi! Captain Richard adapts his approach to reflect the day's conditions. True professional fisherman! If you want to give yourself the best chance to catch fish in South Florida, these are THE guys!
Ross Cohen
Ross Cohen
2022-11-07
Best charter experience ever! Captain Richard was amazing and incredibly knowledgeable about all things SoFlo fishin! Catching my first Mahi was an experience I’ll never forget! Cant forget the tuna and sailfish too! I recommend Family Tradition charters to everyone!!
rachel winslow
rachel winslow
2022-10-21

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