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
    3 Hour–Boat/Eco Tour (Beach, NASA)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This trip will allow you to head out into the port and coastline waters to see the area to include the space coast, Cocoa Beach Pier, and the marine life, including manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, and more. A perfect trip for kids! You'll be provided with bottled water. Of course, we’ll bring a fishing rod or two.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Boat Ride / Eco Tour
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $875
    This trip will allow you to head into the river on the crew's 31’ boat to see the area and take a relaxing tour of high-end homes by water and you’ll also see marine life, including manatees, dolphins, turtles, and more. Also includes a stop at the famous island nature reserve! Enjoy music and bring your drinks of choice. You'll be provided with bottled water. Of course, the crew will bring a couple of rods!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip–Nearshore Redfish/Snook
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    Great for all ages, this is a 5-hour fishing trip around the coastal waters of Port Canaveral. We will mainly target Redfish and Snook, but can also come across Tripletail, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and various species of Shark. The following is strictly prohibited: glass bottles, smoking, and spray sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,285
    Depending on conditions, we will either troll, bottom fish, or both! We run anywhere from 10-25 miles offshore. Our target species will be Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Barracuda, Cobia, King Mackerel, Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, and others. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. The following is strictly prohibited: glass bottles, smoking, and spray sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Island/Sandbar Adventure
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,285
    You'll head out at 9:00 a.m. on a comfortable 31' sportsman 312 open and spend the day on one of the many sandbar islands where you can cookout (or choose to eat at a restaurant on the water), snorkel (bring your own snorkels), and explore the sandbar and island woods! Kids love this trip. Come see dolphins and more! You'll be provided with all the necessary equipment and water. And of course, the crew will bring some rods!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,715
    In addition to bottom fishing, this 8-hour charter trip adds in trolling. This offers a wider range of opportunities for catching pelagic species such as Mahi, Sailfish, Grouper, and Tuna as well as everything listed in the 6-hour package. The following is strictly prohibited: glass bottles, smoking, and spray sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip–Offshore Jigging (SPJ)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,999
    This is a jigging-specific trip. Bring your own gear or use the crew's. No baits, just pitch jigs. Use your own poles/reels and jigs or use the crew's! Come get a workout and enjoy the day pitch jigging for Grouper, Snapper, Flounder, Tuna, Amberjack, and more!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip–Offshore Deep Dropping
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,145
    Want to get away from the other boats and catch something unique? We start by venturing to the edge of the Gulf Stream in excess of 600' of water and fish using electric reels, dropping 8-12 lbs lead weights. On this trip, we target Golden Tile, Snowy Grouper, and Yellow Edge Grouper for the deep drop portion. Once we limit out, we will troll for Dorado (Mahi-Mahi / Dolphin), Wahoo, and anything else we can get to swim up. On the way back we can stop for some bottom fishing action!
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About the Captain

Justin Hernandez
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
33 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tilefish Tilefish
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

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

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
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
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Bottom Fishing - 3/4 Day on October 21, 2021
What a great day on the water with Captain Justin and First Mate Matthew for our family. The day started with catching bait...
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Mount Dora, FL
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8 Hour Trip on July 10, 2021
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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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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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VERIFIED   3 Hour–Boat/Eco Tour (Beach, NASA) on October 26, 2021
Un sueño hecho realidad Como regalo de su cumpleaños # 76 decidí ir a cabo cañaberal para irnos de pesca gracias...
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FAQs about Saltire Fishing Charters

Saltire Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 3 Hour–Boat/Eco Tour (Beach, NASA) (3 hours)
  • $875 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Boat Ride / Eco Tour (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 5 Hour Trip–Nearshore Redfish/Snook (5 hours)
  • $1,285 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,285 per group - 8 Hour – Island/Sandbar Adventure (8 hours)
  • $1,715 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,999 per group - 8 Hour Trip–Offshore Jigging (SPJ) (8 hours)
  • $2,145 per group - 8 Hour Trip–Offshore Deep Dropping (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltire Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (#1 only, NO #2!)
  • 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 (Brand new top of the line equipment!)
  • Live Bait (We can may use live bait or use cut squid.)
  • Lures (We use lures for trolling.)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We can vacuum seal and ship your catch for a fee!)
  • Drinks (We always have extra water on the boat.)
  • First Mate (Matthew the Mahi slayer)
  • Fishing License (Fishing license included.)
  • Lunch (Add on a "snackle boxe" charcuterie board)

Saltire Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Book our Inlet/Beach Fishing trip!)
  • Offshore Fishing (Book our 3/4 or full day!)
  • Reef Fishing (book our half day, 3/4 or full day!)
  • Wreck Fishing (book our half day, 3/4 or full day!)

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

Top targeted fish species with Saltire Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tilefish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)