Quantcast

Cape Canaveral Fishing Charter

Written by Noah Chanin.

  • Fishing Boats in Cape Canaveral
  • Best Fishing Charters in Cape Canaveral
  • Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters
  • Deep Sea Fishing in Cape Canaveral

    • Our experts scrutinize and handpick every boat you see listed on our site.
      Learn More
    • When you book through us, you will always pay the
      lowest price available.
      Learn More
    • Our crews win tournaments and hold world records. They're also friendly and reliable.
    • Check price, availability, and reserve through our
      secure website.
    We offer the following types of fishing boats near Cape Canaveral:

    Premium Sportfish

    Most Popular
    Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter
    From $900
    40' Blackwatch Sportfish in Cape Canaveral
    Max Guests: 6
    Cape Canaveral Fishing Charter
    • Trip Lengths: 8 and 10 hour trips. Trips start at 8am.
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain, Mate
    • Boat Info: Air Conditioned, Clean bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, bait, ice
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish: Kingfish, dolphin, grouper, cobia, wahoo and more...
     
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 " This 40' Blackwatch sportfish is one of the nicest fishing boats in the area. It's quick and stable - perfect for offshore fishing trips. Fun, friendly, and knowledgable, Captain Alex provides an outstanding experience to his guests. Please see our online reservations system for a full list o trip types and prices."

    Why Choose This One:
    "If you're looking to go offshore, this is the boat to take. If you're on a budget or would prefer to fish inshore, check out Captain Alex's 32' Stuart Angler, which is also listed on our site."

    Approximate Driving Times:Cocoa Beach: 10 - 15 min; Daytona Beach: 60 - 90 min; Disney World: 60 - 80 min; Melbourne: 45 min; Merritt Island: 15-20 min; New Smyrna Beach: 60 min; Orlando: 45 - 60 min; Palm Bay: 45-55 min; Titusville: 30 - 40 min;
     
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!
    Private Near Shore Fishing Charter
    From $400
    32' Stuart Angler in Cape Canaveral
    Max Guests: 6
    Cape Canaveral Sportfish
    • Trip Lengths: 4 - 9 hours. Trips start at 8am.
    • Maximum Passengers: 6 [Why?]
    • Crew: Captain/Guide
    • Boat Info: Bathroom
    • Included: Boat, crew, licenses, bait, ice
    • Not Included: 15-20% Crew Gratuity, you may bring your own food and drink
    • Common Fish:  Near Shore: Kingfish, dolphin, grouper, cobia, wahoo, sharks; Inshore: Bluefish, trout, sheep's head, black drum, redfish, snook
     
    Expert Opinion:steve-headshot-100x100 "Our 32' Stuart Angler open sportfish is a local favorite. The boat has an open feel and has the versatility of being appropriate for both inshore and near shore fishing - please see our booking system for a full list of trip types. The boat is outfitted with state of teh art electronics and has a Sony marine stereo with an input for your MP3 player. The boat has a small cabin with a bathroom."

    Why Choose This One:
    "If staying inside or close to shore is your thing this is a great option. It's also more economical. If you're looking to go offshore, we recommend our 40' Blackwatch - same crew, bigger boat."

    Approximate Driving Times: Cocoa Beach: 10 - 15 min; Daytona Beach: 60 - 90 min; Disney World: 60 - 80 min; Melbourne: 45 min; Merritt Island: 15-20 min; New Smyrna Beach: 60 min; Orlando: 45 - 60 min; Palm Bay: 45-55 min; Titusville: 30 - 40 min;
     
    Have a question or don't see what you're looking for?... Our Experts are here to help!
    Call us anytime at (888) 336-1702, or e-mail us!
  • Separated from Florida's mainland by three rivers, this city boasts some of the most spectacular deep sea fishing on the planet and our Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters take anglers on this adventure. The Atlantic Ocean is inhabited by a large number of big game fish, among them many of the most sought-after species in the world. The biggest advantage that Cape Canaveral offers is the Gulf Stream current. Millions of fish migrate along this current annually and it brings them within a few miles of the coast. You will have the opportunity to catch the most thrilling sports fish in existence on our luxury fishing charters in Cape Canaveral.
    The abundance of fish types means you can catch fish such as swordfish, dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, tuna, grouper, white marlin, sailfish, snapper and many others. There are so many fish to catch and many ways to catch them. Anglers consider this challenge irresistible and they flock to the area for the adrenalin and reward. Fishing is so extreme in Cape Canaveral that it is an incredibly popular sport. Every year, there are numerous high profile sports fishing tournaments held in the area, including Capt. Ed Dwyer's Otherside Invitational and Capt. Ed Dwyer's Billfish Classic.

    The exhilaration can be experienced by you too on our Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters. Our fishing yachts are clean, safe, fast and comfortable and they are all outfitted with the latest tournament grade equipment. This arsenal of tackle can be used to target any fish swimming in the Atlantic Ocean and you can rig the correct techniques to ensure that they are caught. Our captains and crews have all the knowledge you will need. They know where to find certain fish, how to catch them and what methods are the most effective.

    As with any beachside community in Florida, tourism plays a major economic role in Cape Canaveral. Visitors to the area enjoy a myriad of activities on offer. The Sun & Space Festival attracts many tourists, as does The Patriot's Day Parade which honors the last naval battle of the American Revolution that occurred here. The Museum of Sunken Treasure testifies to the number of shipwrecks that you can dive. Snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and other water sports are a major attraction. Relaxation activities such as spas, dining and shopping are also available. The tropical climate ensures much sunny weather, with stunning natural scenery. You can also delight in the beautiful beaches where you can sunbathe, swim and sip cocktails during sunset.

    It is no secret that fishing is by far the most exhilarating activity and you can catch the fish of your dreams on our Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters. Your adventure can be customized for the ultimate personal experience. We can focus on a specific fish or on several. The choice is yours and there are many options available on our luxury fishing charters in Cape Canaveral.

    Call us to book your Cape Canaveral Fishing Charter and experience the excitement.
  • We're happy to answer any questions you have before, during, or after your charter. We've compiled a list of our frequently asked questions below, but if you can't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact us.

    Choose from the topics below to jump to answers: 

     

    Air Conditioning

    • Most boats in our fleet are air conditioned and have generators that allow the A/C to operate even when the boat leaves the dock
    • Our small inshore boats and center consoles do not have air conditioning
    • See the boat info section of our boat profiles for information specific to the boat you are considering

    Alcohol

    • You are welcome to bring alcohol on board any of our charters, but please avoid bringing glass on board as it poses a safety hazzard
    • Excessive consumption of alcohol can amplify the inherent risks associated with fishing and can also contribute to seasickness.
    • The Captain's top priority is the safety of all crew and guests and therefore reserves the right to return to shore if he is concerned about the safety of any crew member or passenger.

    Bait (Live Bait)

    • Standard bait is included unless otherwise specified
    • Live bait is typically not included in the price and the cost is the responsibility of the charterer.
    • Live bait is used for targeting certain species of fish during certain seasons. Your Captain will explain this in detail.
    • The price for live bait normally varies between $50 and $100.

    Bathroom

    • Most of our boats have a bathroom ("head") on board
    • Some of our smaller boats and center consoles do not have a bathroom
    • Please see our boat profiles for specific information

    Cancellations & Refunds

    • Our cancellation window for each boat is listed on the first page of the booking process
    • If not otherwise specified, our cancellation window is 72 hours or more prior to the charter for standard trips and 14 days or more for over six and yacht trips.
    • Customers who cancel within the cancellation window will receive a full refund of any amounts paid.
    • Customers who cancel after the cancellation window expires are responsible for the full amount of the charter, any catering or add ons that have been purchased, plus a 20% gratuity.

    Catering

    • We can arrange custom catering on most trips ranging from drinks and snacks to ellaborate platters
    • We can even arrange to have a chef prepare meals on most of our boats
    • Please contact us at 954-881-1081 for a catering quote or visit our Add Ons page.

    Children

    • Children are permitted on our charters and there is no minimum age
    • For younger children we recommend choosing a boat with an air conditioned cabin and bathroom
    • All children must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times and parents should be aware of the inherent risks associated with fishing
    • Please let your captain know ahead of time if there will be small children on board so he can make sure we have the proper size life jackets.

    Credit Cards

    • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express
    • We charge no credit card fees on money we collect online, but some boats charge a 3-5% processing fee when you pay the balance the day of.
    • Most crew prefer cash if possible.

    Deposits

    • We collect a deposit at the time of booking to reserve the trip. This ranges from 15% to 100% of the charter and varies by the boat.
    • The balance due is paid the day of when you arrive at the boat.
    • The deposit is refundable in accordance with the boats cancellation policy, which you can find on the booking page. If not otherwise specified, our normal refund policy is 72 hours prior to the charter.

    Fish Caught

    • Any fish that are caught on your charter and are legal to take belong to you
    • At the end of the charter our crew will clean and filet your catch and package it in sealed bags so you can take it home or to a restaurant
    • In most locations, we can arrange to have your catch professionally packaged, frozen, and shipped to you. Please speak directly with your captain for information on shipping fish.
    • We typically release all species that are inedible (sailfish, sharks, etc.) unless you request otherwise. If you would like to "mount your catch" as a trophy our crew has been profesionally trained to measure and photograph the fish so a taxidermist can create an exact replica. This allows the fish to survive and contributes to sustainable fisheries and environmental conservation.

    Food & Beverage

    • Most of our charters provide a cooler with ice for you to store any food or beverage you bring on board
    • Some of our trips include catering, this will be specified in the boat profile and on the first page of the booking process
    • Please contact us if you would like to arrange for custom catering or visit our add ons page.

    Gratuity

    • A 15-20% gratuity for your crew is customary and not included in the price
    • You should present the gratuity to the captain or the mate at the end of the charter. On most boats, the crew has an arrangement to split the tips received no matter who it's handed to.
    • We collect a 20% gratuity in advance for all yacht charters and this makes up the majority of compensation for the crew. You are welcome to reward outstanding service with an additional tip, but this is not expected or required.

    Fishing Licenses

    • Every one of our boats has a blanket charter license that applies to all guests and crew
    • You do not need to purchase a fishing license separately

    Location

    • We will provide the exact address of the boat with your confirmation or upon request
    • All our deep sea boats are located as close to the ocean inlets to maximize fishing time.
    • Our boats are usually within a 30 minute drive of the city they are listed on; however, sometimes they are not in the same city.

    Maximum Passengers

    • Due to US Coast Guard regulations most charter boats are limited to a maximum of six passengers. Many of our boats are large enough to accomodate many more, but Federal regulations limit us to six.
    • In some locations we offer an "Over 6" option on boats that have a special permit from the Coast Guard to take additional passengers. These boats have similar ammenities to our other sport fishing boats.
    • Some of our yacht charters can take over six passengers by using a special charter contract that allows them to accomodate extra passengers while still complying witht the law. Please contact us for more information.
    • Children of any age count towards the limit.
    • Crew members do not count towards the limit.

    Price

    • Unless otherwise stated, our prices are for chartering the whole boat and there is no additional charge per person
    • Some exceptions exist such as with our boats that take over six passengers. On these boats there may be a charge for each passenger over 6
    • We guarantee the lowest price on every boat in our fleet. That means that if you are quoted a lower price for the same trip on the same day on the same boat, we will beat that price by 10%.

    Seasickness

    • Seasickness is another term for motion sickness and typically manifests itself in the form of fatigue, nausea, and vomitting. In severe cases seasickness can lead to unconciousness and requires profesional medical treatment.
    • If you have suffered from seasickness in the past, we recommend preparing for your trip starting the day before by hydrating, getting plenty of sleep, and avoiding alcohol consumption. There are several over the counter remedies and a host of prescription remedies that must be obtained through a doctor.
    • If you are concerned about seasickness please speak with your captain prior to the charter for advice.
    • Most charters, unless otherwise specified, are private which means you are free to return to the dock at any time if you are uncomfortable.
    • We can not guarantee that you will not get seasick, nor do we provide refunds for charters that are ended early at the request of the charterer.