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Close Encounters Fishing Charters really has it all: lake, lagoon, river, and nearshore fishing – all with the same boat! Primarily operating out of Port Canaveral, Captain Xavier Groenendyk is in a prime location to offer you the best of all worlds. Having become a professional scuba diver at the age of 14, he’s experienced all aspects of fish lives, habits, and really knows the best way to reel them in.
If you’re in Orlando and want something a bit closer, fear not! Capt. Xavier runs his freshwater trips in the surrounding lakes. Get in touch with him to discuss a convenient spot to meet up and you could try your hand at catching Largemouth Bass, one of the most intelligent fish around – they’ll never be fooled twice by the same bait.
The 24’ Hurricane center console on which you’ll be travelling comes equipped with a fishfinder and is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, making sure that you can get to the hottest fishing spots as soon as possible. When fishing in skinny waters, the wireless trolling system will help you drift along quietly, allowing you to spot your prey before they scare.
Rods, reels, and tackle are provided for all types of fishing and Capt. Xavier will teach you all he knows. Spinning, jigging, popping, trolling, even fly fishing and kite fishing. You name it, it’s possible! Depending on the trip, live or artificial bait may be used, with the latter being more effective in the freshwater lakes. On the sea, you’ll get to target a range of species from Redfish or Spotted Seatrout, to the pelagic Tarpon and King Mackerel, and even sharks.
Prepare yourselves for an exciting trip, whether it be inshore, nearshore, or freshwater with Close Encounters Fishing Charters. You get to keep your catch and the captain will clean and fillet it for you so that you just have to go home and cook it. The options are endless here, so make the most of it.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Hurricane (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.
Types of Fishing
If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.