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 cabin will provide you shelter from the Florida sun. 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
    $1,000
    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
    $900
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $850
    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
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $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
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $475
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $475
    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)
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    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
    $475
    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
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
18 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
264 Customer Reviews
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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 18 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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Friendly captain
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95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
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Amazing Day Shark Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Sharks (Evening) on May 29, 2021
Captain Pat was awesome!!! We didn’t even get all the lines out before we started landing fish.  We landed about 30 croakers...
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4 hour afternoon trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Sharks (Evening) on April 6, 2021
This was our first trip down to the Cocoa Beach Area, and I wanted to take the family on a guided fishing trip. On...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Pat & Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM) on April 6, 2021
This was my husband and teen sons first fishing charter and they were completely impressed. First Captain Pat contacted us...
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Denise Marie

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on May 8, 2021
Capt. Pat and his first mate Chris worked super hard the whole three-quarter day of our fishing trip. Pat worked endlessly...
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Birthday fishing Trip with Pat and his first mate

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 12, 2021
This was my first time in a boat fishing. My Husband surprised me with a fishing trip and let me tell you these two, surpassed...
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FAQs about Denise Marie Charters

Denise Marie Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Sharks (PM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Sharks (Evening) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (7 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Denise Marie Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Fully enclosed private toilet with sink)
  • GPS (Three GPS chart-plotters)
  • Fishfinder (Two)
  • Flybridge (seats for 5)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Ice boxes with ice included)

Trips booked with Denise Marie Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • First Mate (20% gratuity is expected)
  • Fishing License

Denise Marie Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Mostly Sharks, Kingfish, Redfish, and bottom Rays)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Kingfish, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle)
  • Offshore Fishing (Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish)
  • Reef Fishing (Catch-and-release Red snappers, Mangrove Snappers.)
  • Wreck Fishing (Groupers, Snapper, Kingfish, Cobia)

Denise Marie Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning (Light and heavy spinning gear)
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing (We carry a variety of rods for deep sea fishing)

Top targeted fish species with Denise Marie Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Wahoo