Saltire Fishing Charters offers the finest fishing on the Atlantic’s rich waters. Join Captain Herndo, the owner and operator of this charter, based in Port Canaveral. Decades of experience vouch for a great service, friendliness, and professionalism. Your guide is looking forward to taking you on his boat and showing you the beauties of the area, all while chasing the fish of your dreams.

The trip starts on a brand new 31’ Sportsman, built in 2020. This open center console is powered by twin 350 HP Yamaha engines and has enough space to accommodate up to 6 guests in comfort. This quick and dry riding vessel will get you to the fishing grounds in no time with a top speed of 61 mph and a cruise speed of 30 mph.

She comes with the latest technology including GPS, Radar, Autopilot, Optimus 360 controls, and twin 17’ Garmin fish finders. The boat is equipped with an overboard discharge head for emergency potty trips as well as a shower. All USCG-approved safety gear is on board as well as a dual live well for fresh bait and a casting platform that is roomy enough for everyone in your party to fish at the same time.

Captain Herndo welcomes families with children and all anglers from skilled to novice. He’ll supply you and your guests with top of the line rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Fresh bait for your trip and the fishing license will also be supplied on your trip.

You and your guests will have many trip options from split charters to 6 hours, 8, and 10 hours trips. You will be using many different fishing techniques to get you the fish of your dreams including bottom fishing, drift fishing, jigging, and deep-sea fishing. No matter what trip you choose you’re in for a great time with Captain Herndo. Ice and water are on board but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks for the day.

Book your trip today with Saltire Fishing Charters and Captain Herndo of Port Canaveral, Florida for a fishing trip that will have you coming back year after year!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    This is a full day trip. You will head to multiple offshore locations to deep drop in search of Golden Tile, Blueline Tile, Snowey, and Yelloweedge Grouper. The crew has electric reels or you can hand crank if you are feeling good! If the bite slows, you will troll for other species such as Mahi, Sailfish, and Blackfin Tuna! The benefit to the all day is that you can also fit in some bottom fishing to catch delicious Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Porgies, Red Snapper, and Amberjacks!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This trip is the most versatile option with enough time to visit multiple prime fishing spots. There is no limit to what you might catch on the 10-hour trip! Go after Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Wahoo offshore, or go bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    This trip offers a wider range of opportunities for catching pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Grouper, and Tuna as well as everything listed in the 6-hour package. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Barracuda, Cobia, Mackerel, Shark, Snapper, and Triggerfish. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Kids Trip – Experienced
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Feb 3 (Sat)
    $850
    Everything including the Intermediate trip, but you will venture even further in search of BIG fish! Still the same fun and educational element, but this trip is reserved for bigger kids that are well experienced in fishing. For this trip, the kids will be required to wear GPS locator wrist bands while onboard. Children under the age of 13 are required by law to wear a life jacket AT ALL TIMES at sea.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Kids Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Similar to the Beginner trip in that it's educational and you'll learn about the fish, but you will go a little further out into the ocean exploring reef and bottom fishing. Also, this will be a 5 hour trip compared to the 4 hour beginner option.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Kids Trip – Beginner
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Feb 3 (Sat)
    $650
    This is a unique trip for beginners where the captain will take time to introduce saltwater fishing. Species of fish will be different baitfish (Threadfin Herring, Spanish Sardine) as well as possibly Sharks and many other surprise species! You will visit a few spots nearshore and learn about the different species of fish we catch - fun and educational! It is required by law for all children under the age of 13 to wear life jackets, the captain also provides GPS locator wrist bands.
  • Private trip
    Eco Tour and Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Not a hardcore fisherman, no problem! Enjoy a nice relaxing day on the water! We will go inshore, nearshore, and offshore; based on what you want to do, sightseeing, light fishing, and touring the area. You will encounter dolphins, potentially whales, sharks, birds, and many types of species. The trip is a minimum of 3 hours at $200 per hour. You can go longer if you prefer and change the departure time base on your availability.
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About the Captain

Justin Hernandez
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
My faith and family are my first loves. I am husband to a wonderful wife and a father to 8 wonderful kids ages 13yo to 2yo! I've fished my whole life and consider it my passion, a passion that I like to share with friends and clients.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Grouper (Snowy) Grouper (Snowy)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tilefish Tilefish
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by 2 350HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
31 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
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

What a day!
What a day!
June 2, 2021
What a day is right! Trolling was super slow, but we gave it our all. Between dodging storms, seeing giant water spouts, and breaking rigs on giant ARS’s, overall it was a success!

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Terry F.
Vero Beach, Florida
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Day Trip With Captain Justin

8 Hour Trip on February 25, 2021
We started our morning early, and after catching some bait, we started to catch some fish. We caught mostly Red Snapper which...
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Orlando, Florida
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8 Hour Trip on February 27, 2021
Amazing fishing trip. Capt Justin had everything ready for us when we got on the boat. He was constantly baiting hooks and...
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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Kid's Fishing Trip on February 26, 2021
We went out last week with Capt. Herndo and had the best time! We booked the 4 hour kids tour and we all had such a blast!...
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Full Day Trip with Captain Justin

6 Hour Trip (Shared) on February 28, 2021
This was truly a great day on the water. Captain Justin was so helpful with bathing hooks getting us on the fish and overall...
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Merritt Island, Florida
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This captain never gave up.  He kept moving until we found fish, and then we couldn’t get them in the boat fast enough. ...
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FAQs about Saltire Fishing Charters

Saltire Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Kids Trip – Beginner (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Eco Tour and Fishing (3 hours)
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Kids Trip (5 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Kids Trip – Experienced (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Deep Dropping (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltire Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Can be added upon request)
  • Live Bait Well (Multiple live wells )
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Spearfishing Equipment (Can be added upon request)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Saltire Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Matthew the Mahi slayer)
  • Fishing License

Saltire Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Saltire Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Saltire Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tilefish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo