Checkmate Charters and Captain Nathan Brady welcome you on a fishing adventure out of Cape Canaveral, Florida! They currently specialize in near coastal fishing trips in the Atlantic Ocean as well as offshore deep sea fishing. They offer a range of trips for anyone from beginners to the well-seasoned fishermen. All the trips are private and can be personalized to suit your needs. Bring the whole family (up to 6 total) and children are welcome (no infants please, they must be able to fit into a life vest)  Your captain will work one-on-one with you to teach you about his style of fishing. For any questions or concerns, just message him before booking and he’ll respond as soon as possible. Welcome aboard and tight lines!

You’ll fish from a custom 34’ Stuart Angler offshore sport fishing boat restored in 2020. This comfortable boat is equipped for the way you’ll fish and includes all you need to get the job done. It can fit 6 anglers, runs on a 450 HP Cummins 6CTA engine to get you to the fishing grounds fast and in comfort, and has got a private toilet you can use if needed. Apart from modern navigation electronics, the boat’s equipped with a fly bridge with full controls, livewell, outriggers, downriggers, and an ice-box.

Nearshore, you can explore the Atlantic for sharks, Red Drum, Stingray, and many other species. If you travel offshore, you can deep sea fish for various pelagic species such as King Mackerel, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Tuna, Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, sharks, and much more!

You should only bring your food and drinks for the day, and a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses are recommended. You can keep your catch as well as bring kids on the trip. 15-20% gratuity is customary for the captain working for you that day.
We ask that no glass bottles, hard liquor, and spray sunscreen to be brought on the boat.

We will call between 5-8 pm the day before your trip to confirm everything is still good to go.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    This is a 4-hour charter which you fish along the coast in the Atlantic Ocean targeting whatever may be running at the time which may be primarily catch and release on a lot of these trips, but we can keep anything that is legal to keep if we catch it. Most year-round it will be sharks, Redfish, Stingrays, Whiting, Croakers, Trout, Bluefish, or Spanish Mackerel. A shorter run means more fishing time on these trips. Close to shore and customizable if need be.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    Enjoy 4 afternoon hours fishing along the coast in the Atlantic and chasing whatever comes your way. Year-round, it will usually be Shark, Stingray, Redfish, Trout, Whiting, Croaker, Bluefish, or Spanish Mackerel. On these trips, a shorter run gives you more time to fish. The trip runs close to shore and can be customized if requested.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    These trips can range from just off the beach up to 20 miles offshore depending on the time of year and what’s running. The main goal is to get on any action you can. Depending on the time of year and the bite, some fish you catch will be allowed to keep, but there will be times of the year where these trips will be a lot of catch and release due to the fishing. These trips are great for first-timers to experience fast action!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $900
    The distance on these trips can range from near the beach all the way up to 20 miles offshore, depending on the season and what’s running. The captain's main goal is to get into any action possible. Depending on the bite and season, you'll be allowed to keep some of the fish you catch, but there will be times when regulations will require you to release your catch. First-timers will have a great time!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    A 9-hour offshore fishing trip will give the best chances to catch a variety of offshore species and target fish that is in season, meaning you can take it home for dinner. Depending on the time of year, these trips range from just off the beach up to 40 miles offshore. A 9-hour fishing day will give the captain more time to make moves to find the best bite for the day and to target different species. The trip is recommended for anyone looking to have fish to bring back.
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About the Captain

Nathan Brady
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2022
Captain Nathan Brady grew up fishing with his family and stuck with it starting to work on fishing boats in high school. Now he runs pleasant and exciting fishing trips out of Cape Canaveral and is eager to see you fish with him.

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)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Stuart Angler (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 450HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
0-3 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean
Offshore Fishing
0-40 miles offshore depending on time of year
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When needed or available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (55)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Denise D.
Saint Augustine, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 hour offshore trip- highly recommend!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) on March 28, 2022
We had the best day of fishing with Captain Nathan! It was everything we hoped for in a half day trip. The kids wanted to catch...
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Anthony S.
Winter Park, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day trip with Captain Nate

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Shark (PM) on January 28, 2022
Man, what an experience, still trying to soak it in as I write this! Nate was super cool guy and very easy to get along with....
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Trevis S.
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good trip!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) on April 26, 2022
Well, it would have been a great trip but my grandson got seasick the minute we stopped to start fishing. It was his first...
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James S.
Petoskey, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Shark (AM) on March 4, 2022
I would like to start by saying this was a awesome experience the captain was really knew his stuff and was excellent with...
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Michelle J.
Windermere, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Surprise Birthday Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) on March 26, 2022
Great day with Captain Nathan.  I surprised my brother with a fishing trip - all guys said they had a fun day.  The waves...
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FAQs about Checkmate Charters

Checkmate Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $900 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Offshore (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Checkmate Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Checkmate Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When needed or available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Checkmate Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (0-3 miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean)
  • Offshore Fishing (0-40 miles offshore depending on time of year)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Checkmate Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)