Port Canaveral Sportfishing has been providing outstanding fishing trips in Florida for more than 30 years. If you are looking for some fine angling with a tournament-winning captain, you have found the right place. Many locals book their trips with Captain Brent way in advance and anglers all around the country brag about their catches months after their fishing trips.

If sportfishing in Port Canaveral sounds appealing, you would absolutely enjoy it aboard the 32’ “Obsession.” Whether it’s high speed trolling or energetic bottom fishing, the Obsession can handle any fishing task.

This beauty comes powered by a single 320 HP Caterpillar engine and can comfortably take up to 6 anglers. One of its many advantages is a Marlin tower, from which you could spot any action going on beneath the surface when sight fishing. You can hide from the sun inside a spacious cabin or make good use of the fighting chair.

The boat is docked by the Grill Tiki Bar & Restaurant. Being Port Canaveral’s longest active charter boat operation, the Obsession can take you on a fishing trip of a lifetime. Fish with live bait for reel sizzling King Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, and many more. Or troll in the blue ocean for Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish.

Chase Tarpon, go for Red Snapper when in the season, target Blacktip Shark and Jack Crevalle, land Amberjack. The opportunities abound and the captain knows all the hottest spots in the area.

All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, bait, and license. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted for you when you return to the shore. Take it home and have your weekly dinners sorted out!

Explore some of the most exciting fishing opportunities in Florida with Port Canaveral Sportfishing and have the time of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Spend your day checking the waters offshore. You'll be spending 7 hours out on the blue water targeting the likes of Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjack, Sailfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This package includes 5 hours on the waters of Florida. But don't let the length of the trip fool you! You'll be able to reel in a variety of species, including Tarpon, Cobia, Barracuda, Red Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and more.
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About the Captain

Brent Hancock
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
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40 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since May 2017
Brent Hancock is one of the most knowledgeable captains on the east coast of Florida. Having spent the last three decades mastering the waters of Port Canaveral, Brent has gained vast knowledge and an outstanding reputation. Starting from an early age, he would ask his aunt to launch his small boat out of Port Canaveral and fish all night. Brent grew up on Florida's west coast, fishing as often as he could. He is a patient angler with a deep love for the waters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Stuart Angler (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 1999. Powered by a 320HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Alex F.
Orlando, Florida
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2/3 day off shore trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 15, 2021
Captain Brent wasted no time to put us on Kings, hit limit shortly after our action packed event. Moved on to Cobia, was able...
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Leon P.
Cocoa, FL
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on April 17, 2021
Even though the weather and didn’t cooperate.  That isn’t anything Capt. Brent could control, the weather changed and...
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Francis O.
Snow Camp, NC
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Great tip with Capt. Brent

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 29, 2020
Capts boat was down for repair but he was able to arrange another for our trip. Capt Brent was excellent, friendly and helpfull.we...
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Carl M.
Fruitland Park, FL
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Hard working captain

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 19, 2020
Fishing this day was not the best, but the captain work hard to find the spots and was able to get a few.
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Matthew K.
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 27, 2020
Awesome day of fishing! Couldn’t ask for a better day out fishing thanks to Captain Brent!
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FAQs about Port Canaveral Sportfishing

Port Canaveral Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Port Canaveral Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge (Marlin Tower)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Port Canaveral Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Port Canaveral Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Port Canaveral Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Port Canaveral Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo