Playin’ Hooky Charters

Capt. David Allenby West Palm Beach, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Docked in the heart of West Palm Beach, Playin’ Hooky Charters is the premier charter team operating out of Sailfish Marina! Specializing in offshore trips, Playin’ Hooky Charters has helped countless customers catch bucket list fish. The pictures in the photo gallery should speak for themselves!

Led by Captain David Allenby, the Playin’ Hooky Charter team focuses on providing a family friendly, fun atmosphere while chasing a range of West Palm Beach’s most coveted offshore gamefish. Depending on the time of year you’re planning your trip, and the duration of the trip, you can expect to hook up on Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Bluefin Tuna, Swordfish, White Marlin, and more!

Fish in the spacious cockpit of Capt. David’s 53ft Viking, a vessel designed with both comfort and performance in mind. The air-conditioned cabin and full-size toilet are the boat’s two most popular comfort features, you can slip inside to escape the elements on the way to and from the fishing grounds! A range of fish finding equipment and outriggers give Capt. David every advantage needed while you’re out on the water, he’ll put you on the fish.

Playin’ Hooky Charters will supply your crew with all of the equipment needed for a successful trip, including a fishing license for everyone. All you need to bring is sun protective clothing, sunglasses, any food or drinks you may want, and a personal cooler so you can bring home your fresh fillets! A seasoned first mate will be in the cockpit to help rig the lines and offer friendly advice while you’re hooked up. Please remember to take care of your mate at the end of the trip! 15%-20% gratuity is greatly appreciated.

Get ready to spend the day yelling “Fish On!” when you fish with Playin’ Hooky Charters! Availability fills up quickly during peak seasons, lock in your dates in advance with a deposit to avoid disappointment. Captain David and the Playin’ Hooky Charter team look forward to meeting you on the dock!

*During these crazy times, after every charter we fully sanitize and clean the boat to make sure no body on board has a chance of catching colds or otherwise.*

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

98 Lake Drive, West Palm Beach

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Trips start at $750

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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1990 56' Dual Console

820 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

All of the fishing tackle and bait will be provided as we head offshore to fish for Snapper, Grouper, Mahi  Mahi, Barracuda, and more! 

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

All of the fishing tackle and bait will be provided, just bring an eager attitude and a cooler for all of the fish fillets you'll be bringing home! More time on the water means more fish in the boat, get ready to hook up on Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and more depending on what's biting! 

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

This is the most popular trip for anglers looking to hook up on trophy fish. Capt. David is able to take you further off the coast to waters that experience the least amount of fishing pressure. Depending on what's biting, you can expect to catch Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and so much more.

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Fish Species

Blue Marlin
Mahi Mahi
White Marlin

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System
  • Refrigerator
  • TV
  • Ice machine (400lbs/day)
  • multiple coolers/freezers


  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Shower
  • Salon
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Casting Platform
  • Downriggers
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Power Poles
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Tuna Tubes

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Bow Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • All Ages Welcome!

Fishing Location

  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel


Capt. David Allenby

Boat Type

Dual Console

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

820 HP