Canaveral Kings offers premier charter fishing on Florida’s Space Coast. Located in Port Canaveral, they are just minutes away from the Kennedy Space Center and Cocoa Beach. From the attractions of Disney World and Universal Studios located in Orlando and Kissimmee, they are roughly a 45 -minute drive.

Their charter fishing trips can be catered to anglers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a novice experiencing your first fishing trip or a seasoned angler Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing have a trip to fit your interest and needs. One thing that sets them apart from some is their time spent on the water. Fishing is their full-time job, not a part-time hobby. On days they don’t have charters booked, they go commercial fishing, where they sell the fish to the market. This puts us them the water more often and allows the crew to stay dialed in on the fish.

All equipment is professionally maintained and always kept clean. The boat is a Downeast style Duffy, powered by a Cummins engine and
captained by Florida native Joey Spoerle. The F/V Canaveral Kings is a comfortable and spacious fishing platform. It features amenities such as a shaded cockpit and full restroom. Inside, you will find plenty of room for your personal items as well as shelter from anything Mother Nature may throw at you.

Fishing off of Florida’s East Coast provides you with world-class opportunities at many different species of fish. Although some of the fish targeted are seasonal, Capt. Joey often catches multiple species in a single trip. Species you’ll target include, but are certainly not limited to, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Tunas, Barracuda, Sharks, Cobia, Snappers, Groupers, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and Seabass.

Book a trip today so they can share their passion of the ocean and all the fish and creatures that inhabit it with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    The full day trip allows you to travel up to 35 miles offshore to the Gulf Stream to target species including Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Barracuda, Bonito, Shark, Kingfish, Tripletail, Cobia, and many others. The length of the trip allows you to mix up the fishing techniques.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Can’t decide whether to do a full day or half day? A 3/4 day trip can be the perfect fit. You can head out to waters 260’ deep in pursuit of Amberjack and Mahi Mahi. Alternatively, fish the reefs 15-20 miles from Port Canaveral for a wide variety of fish. 3/4 day trips are great trips for summer months when fishing is hot and so is the weather!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This trip will take you up to 20 miles offshore where you'll fish over reefs and wrecks 60-100 feet deep. You can troll for Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Tuna, Barracuda, Sharks, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Bonito. You can use live or dead bait for trolling, or switch to bottom fishing for a variety of other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    You'll hit the offshore waters up to 20 miles away from the dock on this 5-hour trip. You can either troll for a variety of predators like Mahi Mahi, various Tunas, Sharks, Cobia, and others or bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, and whatever else bites!
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Shark fishing is a great option for those who dont want to lose sight of land, or want to fish in the calmest water possible. On a typical shark fishing trip we fish less than a mile offshore of Cocoa Beach or the Kennedy Space Center. Blacktip, Finetooth, Blacknose, and the occasional surprise of Hammerhead or Lemon Shark are what you'll target. Most of the Sharks you'll catch are in the 3-5’ range and put up a heck of a fight!
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    Shark fishing is a great option for those who dont want to lose sight of land, or want to fish in the calmest water possible. On a typical shark fishing trip we fish less than a mile offshore of Cocoa Beach or the Kennedy Space Center. Blacktip, Finetooth, Blacknose, and the occasional surprise of Hammerhead or Lemon Shark are what you'll target. Most of the Sharks you'll catch are in the 3-5’ range and put up a heck of a fight!
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About the Captain

Joey Spoerle
Port Canaveral, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
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52 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
Captain Joey Spoerle grew up fishing the waters of Florida’s east coast. He was born in Cape Canaveral and has lived his entire life on the Space Coast. After attending college and earning a Bachelors degree in Business Management, Captain Joey still felt the calling of the sea. He decided a 9-5 office job wasn't for him, so he continued his education with the United States Coast Guard, where he obtained a 50 ton master Captain’s license. Six years later and he has still not looked back! When he is not running charters Joey is fishing commercially, where the fish are sold to the market. This puts Joey on the water nearly everyday, giving him an edge to staying on top of the fish. He has won a number of local tournaments as well as traveled to places like the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and all over the state chasing fish. He feels truly fortunate to make a career out of what he loves doing- fishing and putting a smile on people's faces.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Duffy (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1996, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Had a Great time with Captain Billy

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 29, 2021
Rough day on the water but he made it interesting. We caught a lot of very small fish but also caught a nice size black nose...
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Full Day trip with Joey!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 10, 2021
I scheduled a full day trip to go deep sea fishing for my brother and our families.  It was scheduled for Sunday the 10th...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 8, 2021
My husband and I brought 2 of our teenagers and 2 of their friends on a half day fishing trip. Billy was our captain and he...
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The fishing was tough but our captain was really trying to put us on fish.  We moved to several spots and tried different...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 24, 2021
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FAQs about Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing

Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Shark Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Shark Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head, is in its own room and includes a sink )
  • GPS (3 GPS plotters )
  • Fishfinder (Rear steering station fishfinder )
  • Bed (V-birth bed in the cabin)
  • Live Bait Well (2 55 gallon live wells )
  • Outriggers (20' )
  • Ice Box (Ice box and cooler for all food and drinks )

Trips booked with Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All top of the line and professionally maintained )
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures (For certain species)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (All fish are iced, cleaned, and bagged at days end )
  • Fishing License

Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Sharks and Redfish)
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 35 miles, in the Gulf Stream)
  • Reef Fishing (Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Sails )
  • Wreck Fishing (Numerous wrecks from 3-35 miles offshore )

Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Light tackle when trolling live bait )
  • Heavy Tackle (Up to 125lb test)
  • Bottom Fishing (Snapper, Grouper, Amberjacks, and more)
  • Trolling (Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna)
  • Spinning (Sight fishing for Cobia with spinning rods )
  • Jigging (Jigging can be done for Amberjacks and Grouper)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Between 600 and 800' deep)

Top targeted fish species with Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo