Denise Marie Charters

114 reviews
In demand!

If you’re searching for a charter that can take your kid on their first trip, as well as cater to seasoned sea wolves looking for serious offshore action, you’re looking for Denise Marie Charters.

Join Captain Pat Maresca on board the “Denise Marie”. Denise Marie is a 34’ fully rigged sportfisherman. She has twin diesel engines, manufactured by Detroit, each with 300 HP. She can comfortably hold up to 6 anglers, without tangling lines. There’s a large tuna tower, with upper and lower controls. Livewells will keep your bait appetizing long after you’ve caught it. Outriggers and downriggers will greatly extend your reach when you troll.

Don’t worry about lacking comfort on this vessel, despite her serious fishing equipment you won’t be inconvenienced. A fully enclosed air-conditioned cabin will keep the Florida heat out. There’s also a private toilet, as well as a shower, to keep you fresh between exciting battles.

You’ll go after a wide range of exciting species like the Sailfish, Barracuda, Kingfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. If you’re a fan of bottom fishing, you can pick and choose from several species of Snappers to target. If you want a proper fight, you could go after Jack Crevalle. Many other species can be targeted as well!

Capt. Pat takes pride in teaching kids and beginners the fun of fishing and boating. Small children are OK on board, but customers should contact the captain to work out the details – kids aren’t recommended to go on longer trips. The captain will provide you with all PFDs required.

A first mate is on board to give you a hand with whatever you need and to clean and fillet your catch. A gratuity of 20% is greatly appreciated.

So whether you’re looking to reel in that dream Sailfish or just want to take your kids out for their first fishing trip ever, book a trip with Denise Marie Charters and get ready for an unforgettable fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This trip includes a wide variety of fishing techniques, targeting a wide variety of fish -- including trolling, jigging, and bottom fishing. This trip is for the serious fisherman. Consult with the captain to check which bite is better at the time. You will be provided with all required equipment by the charter.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    This trip will give you a little more time on the water, allowing you to fish for a wide variety of species, from Kingfish, Mahi-Mahi, Jacks, and Sailfish to bottom fish like Snappers, Groupers, Triggerfish, and many others.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This trip is a great way to experience offshore fishing if you're not keen on spending a full day on the water. You'll be fishing some 15 to 20 miles from the coast for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This trip is just like the morning half day trip, but you'll have the chance to sleep in. You will mostly troll on this trip for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish, and Cobia (10-20 miles offshore).
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    On this trip we target a wide variety of fish, including Jacks, Kingfish, Redfish, Rays, and Sharks. This trip is great for families and those who like to spend a little more time on the water without losing sight of shore.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sharks (Evening)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This evening trip is great way to beat the heat and enjoy a some time with your family! You'll target a variety of Sharks and fish like Redfish, Rays, Jacks, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Sharks (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This afternoon trip is great for kids and families. You'll fish the nearshore waters going for Sharks, Rays, and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This half day inshore trip is great for families or people who are not looking for the long offshore trips. We target several species of fish, from Sharks to large Redfish, Rays, Jacks, Kingfish, and more. You will use light and heavy tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This afternoon trip is kid friendly and very good for beginners to learn the basics of fishing. With this trip you can sleep in before heading out on the water for some inshore action! Target species include Redfish, Rays, Sharks, Bonito, Barracudas, and others you run into.
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About the Captain

Pat Maresca
Port Canaveral, Florida, United States
17 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
173 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Pat has a total of over 30 years of fishing experience. His fishing adventures have taken him from the shores of New Jersey all the way down to the beautiful Florida Keys. His experience in both recreational and commercial fishing has gained for him extensive knowledge in various fishing techniques. This lifelong passion for fishing keeps him out on the water ready to share his love of the sport with a future generation of anglers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992. Powered by 2 300HP Detroit's diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.68
out of 5 stars from 114 reviews
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September fishing trip four hour nearshore
Half Day Trip  with Capt Pat
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Kurt K.
Oviedo, FL
 5.00
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September fishing trip four hour nearshore

VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2020
Captain Pat worked hard to find where the kings were biting. He was great with my kids and answered their many questions about...
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Bob E.
Cocoa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Capt Pat

VERIFIED   July 29, 2020
Nice rig and very nice to have A/C in the cabin. Captain Pat was very nice and made the trip enjoyable. Got some shark and...
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Andrew S.
Amelia, OH
 5.00
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IT'S CALLED "FISHING" NOT "CATCHING"

VERIFIED   July 27, 2020
Captain Pat warned us a little before the trip that the fishing had been a little bit slow, a lot of grass and the water had...
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Chad L.
Apopka, FL
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Half day trip for family

VERIFIED   July 21, 2020
Captain Pat really cares about his guess in their experience. Unfortunately the day that we had booked was quite windy with...
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Fishing Reports

Happy labor day to everyone from Denise

September 06, 2020

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