Port Fishing Charters

If you’re looking for a fun and productive day of fishing on the Space Coast, Port Fishing Charters might just be what the doctor ordered! With Capt. John to lead the way to some of the best fishing grounds around Cape Canaveral, there’s a good chance you’ll be coming home with a cooler full of fish and a story or two to tell.

Join your guide on his 18’ bay boat with a 90 HP Evinrude engine and enough room for up to 2 anglers to fish at the same time. The vessel sports reliable navigational electronics that will take you where the fish hide, a live bait well, and all the quality fishing gear you might need.

On your trip, you’ll mostly use live bait, but if you’ve got experience with lures, your guide will have them ready for your convenience. In these prolific inshore and nearshore waters, there’s an abundance of species that are both fun to catch and make for an excellent meal.

Depending on your preferences and how much time you’ve got on your hands, you can expect anything from Snook, Redfish, and Tripletail to King Mackerel and Cobia at the end of your line. The more time you have on the water, the greater the opportunity to catch something you’ll want to brag about to your fishing buddies.

Kids of all ages are always welcome to join the trip, and Capt. John can actually take out 2 kids with one adult and have life jackets for everyone. If you’re going on a longer expedition, make sure to have plenty of snacks and drinks, and leave everything else in captain’s capable hands.

Hit the bountiful Cape Canaveral waters with Port Fishing Charters and come back to shore richer for one great fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Port Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $499
    price breakdown
    $499
    A lot more time to catch a big one.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    If you'd like a bit more time on the water to catch the best of the morning bite, this 4-hour excursion will fit nicely into your plans. You'll cover more ground and have more opportunity to catch big fish up to 7 miles from the shore. On the menu are Cobia, Bluefish, Tripletail, Snook, and King Mackerel, among many others. Pack some snacks and drinks, and you're good to go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Noon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    One of the best things about fishing in Cape Canaveral is that you don't have to get up super early to find a good bite. Meet with Capt. John at noon and let him put you on the trail of massive fish. Anything from Redfish and Tripletail to Cobia and King Mackerel is in the cards. Remember to bring your favorite snacks and drinks for the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Apr 15
    $325
    price breakdown
    $325
    If you've never experienced late afternoon and early night fishing off of Cape Canaveral, this is your chance! This 4-hour trip allows you to catch the sunset and fish for Snook, Tripletail, Redfish, and even Flounder under the cover of darkness. This is a challenge for all your senses, but so fun!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (1 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    The fun never stops on the plentiful waters of Cape Canaveral and even if you spend a couple of hours fishing here, chances are, you'll hook something to your liking. You'll be using live bait to get the attention of Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, Redfish, Pompano, and more.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (6 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    Rise and shine and head out to hunt all the favorite inshore species in the abundant waters of Cape Canaveral! Your morning will start with prowling the jetties in search of Snook, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and that's just to name a few.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Morning (10 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - May 1
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    If you don't have a lot of time, but you'd still like to do some fishing, this short but sweet trip is the one for you. You'll use live shrimp and croakers around jetties to attract the likes of Tripletail, Snook, Redfish, Mackerel, among others.
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About the Captain

John Walters
Port Canaveral, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
38 Fishing Reports
34 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2019
I'm a third-generation fisherman on the Space Coast of Florida and have been fishing since the early '80s. We have been fishing these waters for decades. With this experience, I've won three Tripletail tournaments in a row and have also won a new boat. I've had great success on local Kingfish tournaments and have sold more Tripletail and Pompano then anyone in the area. I also specialize in fishing multiple species. My goal is to use my expertise and diverse approach to catch as many fish as possible to bring smiles to my clients' faces.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 90HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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2hr private inshore with Capt. John Walters
2hr private inshore with Capt. John Walters
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Mark I.
Orlando, FL
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Half Day Trip Morning Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 16, 2020
Ok, now I get all the 5 star responses because that is exactly what you are going to experience.  If you like to catch...
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Dylan S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Half-day nearshore trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 19, 2020
Had a great time with Captain John on our fishing trip! My wife isn’t much into fishing, but he was great at helping...
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Heathrow, FL
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Best Fishing Experience with Son Ever!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 7, 2019
Captain Mike was an utmost professional during our entire trip.  My son and I arrived a few minutes early but Mike already...
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Gary C.
Harriman, TN
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2 Hour Trip with Captain John

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (1 PM) on March 19, 2020
This was my wife and I’s first trip to Florida and we couldn’t have been happier with our trip. Our favorite part was fishing...
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2hr private inshore with Capt. John Walters

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (6 PM) on June 26, 2020
I booked this trip to test my 6yr old son’s interest in saltwater fishing. John made it all about Brennan & we both had...
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