Canaveral Offshore Adventures

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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $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
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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

Family fun!!
Family fun!!
January 11, 2021
Great day on the water. Non stop kingfish, great bottom bite, and a nice shark!
Great Father and Son Trip
Great Father and Son Trip
January 9, 2021
Non stop action in this father and son trip! Doubled up on tuna!
Chrismas came early!
Chrismas came early!
December 24, 2020
Nice Christmas eve trip. Customer got what they were looking for.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
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Full Day offshore
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert J.
Pleasant View, TN
 5.00
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Full Day offshore

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on January 9, 2021
Had a great time. Best catch was the two blacking tuna. One for me and one for the kid. We also caught a couple of Bonita and...
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Scott M.
Clermont, FL
 5.00
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Great day

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on December 29, 2020
Captain Chris put us on the fish 15 min on reef it was a great day
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Brian P.
Cadet, MO
 5.00
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Half day with captain Ryan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on December 28, 2020
We had a great time. Thanks
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Michael V.
Winter Park, Florida
 4.67
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  Nearshore Hourly on January 1, 2021
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Nicholas C.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 24, 2018
There wasn’t a fifteen minute period that we went without having a fish on, and we all caught our limit of King Mackerel....
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