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 drop
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    This is a full day trip. We will head to multiple offshore locations to deep drop from 350ft to 1600ft of water in search of Golden Tile, Blueline Tile, Snowey, and Yellowedge Grouper. The crew has electric reels or you can hand crank if you are feeling good! If the bite slows, we will troll for other species such as Mahi, Sailfish, and Blackfin Tuna! We can also fit in some bottom fishing to catch delicious Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, Lane Snapper, Porgies, Snapper, and Amberjacks!
  • Private trip
    Full day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    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
    3/4 Day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,100
    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 5 hour package. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half day bottom fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $775
    On this half day trip, we will be fishing reefs and wrecks! Our target species will be Barracuda, Cobia, king Mackerel, Shark, lane Snapper, Vermillion snapper and Triggerfish. All fishing equipment and licenses are included in the price. Options are to book 7am-12pm OR 1pm-6pm
  • Private trip
    Port Canaveral Inlet/Beach Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    Great for all ages, this is a 5 hour fishing trip around the coastal waters of Port Canaveral. We target a variety of species including Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Jack Crevelle, Sheepshead, and various species of Shark. Options are to book 7am-12pm OR 1pm-6pm
  • Private trip
    Island Hop/River Exploration Cruise
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $575
    This trip is for those that like to wander and just enjoy the ride. We will carry a couple fishing rods to fish if you want, but mainly tour the area, see wildlife, and stop at fun hotspots to swim and enjoy the day on a fun eventful boat ride!
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About the Captain

Justin Hernandez
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 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

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

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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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 5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

 Bottom fishing on fire
Bottom fishing on fire
September 29, 2021
Todays charter was redhot! With the impending pressure front moving through soon, the seas started the day as a choppy 2-3 but as the day rolled on, They flattened out nicely to 2ft. Bottom fishing the wrecks and reefs were where the action was! Grouper and lanes were smoking it. Be on the lookout for sloppy conditions towards the end of the week and through the weekend!

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jason G.
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Full day with Captain Justin

8 Hour Trip on July 10, 2021
Long story short.  Had a trip planned Saturday with a friend.  He had to cancel the night before at 530.  I called Captain...
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Vero Beach, Florida
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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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Marion, IA
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VERIFIED   Eco Tour and Fishing on July 5, 2021
Family of four had a great afternoon om the water.  Capt. Justin and his first mate Matthew got us on fish and we were catching...
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Orlando, Florida
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Full day trip

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   NEW  6 Hour Trip on October 3, 2021
Right from the start it was the best experience you could have. Captain Justin and his mate were the best. If you want to do...
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FAQs about Saltire Fishing Charters

Saltire Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group - Island Hop/River Exploration Cruise (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Port Canaveral Inlet/Beach Fishing (5 hours)
  • $775 per group - Half day bottom fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day (8 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full day (10 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full day deep drop (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 (We fish with brand new high dollar equipment!)
  • Live Bait (We can stop for 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

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)