Canaveral Offshore Adventures offers a wide variety of fishing opportunity all year round. If you don’t think you can fit them into your busy vacation schedule, think again. Based only a short drive from Orlando and Disney, Captain Chris Hardy and his crew are there to put you on top of the hottest bite.

Chris is a true Floridian who has been an avid fisherman for over three decades. He has captained his own vessel on the east coast of Florida for over 10 years and has gained an extensive knowledge of the Canaveral area. His experience allows him to know where the finest species reside even 30 miles offshore.

Canaveral Offshore Adventures specializes in light and heavy tackle bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, fly fishing, jigging, popping, and drift fishing. You can expect to test your angling skills and battle Sailfish, Red Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Amberjack. Capt. Chris also offers fully customizable hourly charters so don’t hesitate to contact him if you don’t manage to find a package that suits you perfectly.

All of that magic happens aboard the “No Excuses”, a 25’ SeaVee center console. She is a brand-new fishing machine with a 315 HP Yanmar engine and plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. The No Excuses features a portable toilet, a GPS, a fish finder, outriggers, an ice box, and a live well loaded with bait. She is one of the fastest boats around. All aboard!

All trips come with the use of Penn gear and tackle, lures, bait, licenses, and a complimentary fish cleaning service. All you have to do is bring your own drinks and snacks.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This full-day trip will see you hopping onboard the No Excuses to venture up to 30 miles out. You will be targeting Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo to name a few.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is a half day full of action-packed fishing offshore. Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia are just some of the species targeted.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing the offshore waters for anything from Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $400
    4 hour nearshore shark trip. Great way to spend time on the water and watch the sunset. Very exciting and excellent trip for kids and families.
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About the Captain

Chris Hardy
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2015
I'm a true Florida native and have been fishing my entire life. I literally grew up fishing out of Port Canaveral and know these waters well. I have also dove most of our wrecks and have firsthand knowledge of exactly what I am fishing. When I am not running charters I am commercial fishing. This allows me to stay on the water and stay current with where the fish are. One of my favorite things to do on charters is put kids on fish. We are very family friendly and will ensure everyone has a great time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Snook Snook
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 315HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Mahi on the Troll.
Mahi on the Troll.
April 7, 2021
The mahi are starting to show. Book a trip!
Fists full of Fish!
Fists full of Fish!
March 29, 2021
Solid kingfish bite on this half day!

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Maggie S.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 15, 2021
We had a last minute vacation planned for Orlando last week for spring break. Deep sea fishing was on our 15yo son’s bucket...
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Mark I.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 17, 2021
This was a birthday gift for my son who just turned 12.  I was a little worried because of my only experience at the same...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 8, 2021
I booked a half day trip with captain Ryan and it was excellent! From the moment I arrived captain Ryan was helpful and ready...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 22, 2021
We had initially planned to go offshore to catch mahi mahi but due to water conditions we kept in shore. We had a half day...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 11, 2021
It was to windy to go out deep but we really appreciated the communication before the trip about the wind conditions. We are...
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FAQs about Canaveral Offshore Adventures

Canaveral Offshore Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Canaveral Offshore Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Canaveral Offshore Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (New Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Canaveral Offshore Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Canaveral Offshore Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Canaveral Offshore Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tripletail