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 22’ Sea Pro, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and enough room for up to 4 anglers to fish comfortably. 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
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $600
    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 Nov 1 - Apr 15
    $400
    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 Nov 1 - Apr 15
    $400
    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 Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $400
    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 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 15
    $250
    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 Apr 15 - Nov 1
    $250
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 15
    $250
    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
58 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
65 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) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Bay boat) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Sharks,trout,sheephead and lots more
Sharks,trout,sheephead and lots more
January 15, 2022
We had 40-100 fish on every 4 hr charter in the pass teo months.15-25 on the 2 hr trips.Lots of sharks around to.

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
92%
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (Noon) on January 5, 2022
This is the second time I’ve fished with Captain John. We caught a bunch of fish both times. This last trip we caught between...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 15, 2022
We had an awesome time. Captain John new where the fish were and how to catch them. We didn’t waste any time. We caught over...
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Edgewater, FL
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VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (6 PM) on August 28, 2021
Captain John was ready for us at boat ramp. He did a great job talking with my son Jordan and I about the plan for trip. We...
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Wide variety of Fish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 26, 2021
Captain John is awesome. He’s the best in his specialized fishing charter. He knows where to find the fish. He does everything...
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VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (6 PM) on October 7, 2021
Captian John was very knowledgeable of the area with both the fishing species and best locations to fish. He was well prepared...
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FAQs about Port Fishing Charters

Port Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (1 PM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Afternoon (6 PM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Morning (10 AM) (2 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Noon) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Port Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Port Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (cooler)

Trips booked with Port Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (shimano reels, Quantum Optix, Hurricane rods)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Up to five fish.i only have 15 min.between trips)
  • Fishing License (the boat is covered.)

Port Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (3 miles or closer to the beach)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Port Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Port Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail