Canaveral Charter 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 Ryan is there to put you on top of the hottest bite.

Ryan 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 Charter 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. Ryan 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 26’ 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 Okuma 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
    Focused Mahi Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    If you're interested in targeting Mahi Mahi, this is the trip for you! This adventure will typically take you to the edge of the Gulf Stream where you'll get a shot at catching Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Full day offshore aboard the No Excuses. You will troll the reef's edge for Kingfish, Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Cobia, and more! On this trip, you will have a higher chance of catching a variety of species. If time permits, you may also bottom fish.
  • 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. On this trip, you will usually troll the reef for Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna, and the occasional Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    This is a half day full of action-packed fishing offshore. On this trip, you will usually troll the reef for Kingfish, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna, and the occasional Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    Shark Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $400
    Experience the excitement of shark fishing off of Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral. Exciting trip with the Launch pads in the background. We catch a large variety of sharks year round from 20-400+lbs. We see Tiger Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, and many more. We also occasionally catch giant bull redfish and goliath grouper over 500lbs. Book a Trip!
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About the Captain

Ryan Spencer
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
127 Customer Reviews
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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) Goliath Grouper

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

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
26 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% 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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Great!!! Was the highlight of our trip!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on October 22, 2021
We came down from northern Indiana and were unsure what to expect.  From the get go, Captain Ryan was professional and very...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 25, 2021
Meet with Chris and Ryan early in the AM and left as soon as we got loaded up.  After a 20 mile ride out to the spot we had...
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8 Hour Offshore with Capt Ryan Spencer

VERIFIED   Focused Mahi Trip on August 5, 2021
Capt Ryan Spencer GETS FISH!!!  The trip was overall was a great experience and highly recommended. While other boats were...
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Marc L.
San Antonio, TX
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Capt. Ryan is the man!

VERIFIED   Shark Trip on August 1, 2021
I took my two sons on a shark fishing trip with Captain Ryan. Although our 4 hour trip was cut down to 3 hours, due to a rain...
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VERIFIED   Shark Trip on July 21, 2021
Captain Ryan was great at and stayed busy working to give us the best opportunity to catch fish, He was waiting on us...
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FAQs about Canaveral Charter Adventures

Canaveral Charter Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Focused Mahi Trip (8 hours)

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

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

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

Canaveral Charter 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 Charter Adventures include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tripletail