Patriot Charters and Captain Tony offer the finest and safest deep sea sport fishing adventures out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Let an experienced captain put his 5 decades of talent to work for you and enjoy a fun and productive day on the water/

Troll those offshore waters, bottom fish for a large variety of species, or try live baiting. Hit the wreck and reef to check what’s biting or master your sight fishing skills. All of that magic happens 14-30 miles offshore in the local honey holes and hottest fishing spots.

Your potential target will depend on the season and what’s biting. Think of all those Sharks, Seabass, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Cobia, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi… to name just a few!

Capt. Tony will take you out aboard the ‘Patriot’. She is a 36’ Harris and was built in the Northeast. The Patriot is a seaworthy vessel with plenty of fishing space and shade for up to 6 anglers.

She features a large covered deck to keep the sun and rain off (when needed, of course). A large flybridge will aid your search for the fish and the massive built-in coolers will have enough storage for your food, drinks, and the catch. The Patriot is also equipped with a private head, V-berths, and a freshwater shower.

With an amazing vessel that is fully rigged to catch fish, decades of local knowledge, and top-notch equipment, Patriot Charters is ready to get you hooked up. You will be provided with Daiwa gear, live bait, and fishing licenses. As well as that, all keeper fish will be cleaned at the end of the trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    A nine-hour trip allows you to head up to 30 miles out in search of Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Grouper, and many other species depending on the season. Everything will be provided for a productive fishing trip; you will only need to bring some food with you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water and get your hands on more exciting species. Target anything from Snapper (when in season) to Cobia, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, and many other species. Everything is provided but food. *7 & 1/2 Hour Trip*
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    This morning trip will take you fishing not too far from shore, targeting Kingfish, Seabass, Cobia, and other exciting species. This half-day trip is great for families and anglers fishing with kids.
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About the Captain

Tony Grillo
Port Canaveral, Florida, United States
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Member since March 2018
Captain Tony Grillo is a second-generation master angler and boatsman. With over 5 decades of fishing talent and experience, Tony knows how to find, catch, and bring in the best that the mighty Atlantic Ocean has to offer. Capt. Tony has a lot of repeat customers and caters to families, fishing buddies, beginners, and seasoned professionals alike.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Harris (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 375HP John Deer 375 Diesel engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
94%
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John D.
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Prefect Father & Sons Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 9, 2021
This was great fishing trip with my oldest two son that will be graduating in a few weeks from college. Captain Tony was great!....
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Full day fishing trip with the Patriot and Captain Tony

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 27, 2021
If you are looking to book a fishing trip in Port Canaveral then look no farther than the Patriot.  We had such an amazing...
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Half Day Trip With Captain Tony

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 30, 2020
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Brett N.
Melbourne, Florida
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Full day trip with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 23, 2020
This was a great trip. Some previous reviews complained about Tony’s “friendliness”, but I think you just need to ask...
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Half day adventure with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 22, 2021
Captain Tony was on time and helped us get settled for our trip. We didn’t have the lines in the water 30 seconds before...
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FAQs about Patriot Charters

Patriot Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Patriot Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Patriot Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Patriot Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (14-30 miles )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Patriot Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Patriot Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo