Q&A

Do you charter every day?
Deep Water Charter runs seven days a week depending on bookings weather and boating conditions. Out of Cape Canaveral we fish all year round with different seasons bringing different species. Whoever books first on a date decides if the fishing trip on that day will be a half day, third day, full day, night, or cruising charter.

What happens if there is unsafe weather and boating conditions?
We require customers to confirm and leave a contact number so that Deep Water Charter can make sure the boating conditions will be safe and make contact if there is any change. If the charter is cancelled by Deep Water Charter due to unsafe boating conditions, the charter is transferred to another day or deposit is refunded.

Do you cater for individuals and groups?
Yes, we cater for both individual and group bookings. You do not need a minimum to book. Deep Water Charter can cater for up to 6 passengers; however we can arrange another boat to partner for groups with more than 6 anglers.

How far in advance to I need to book?
Our weekend bookings book out about 4-6 weeks in advance, 6-8 weeks in advance during winter. Our midweek bookings generally book out 2-3 days in advance. These are general estimates only. During December and Christmas holidays and School holiday periods you will need to book at least 7-10 days in advance for a midweek booking. At times we do have cancellations and availability for smaller groups or individuals within these periods so please call to check.
Where does the boat depart from?
The boat departs from Cape Marine in Port Canaveral across from the Cruise Terminals Directions and maps are on our Directions page.

What do I need to bring?
Fishing charters are all inclusive however we have a few hints of what to bring & wear. Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, camera, shoes, sensible clothing. There is a lot of water on the deck throughout the day so if decide to wear shoes, wear some you don’t mind getting wet. You can BYO alcohol if you wish ( cans only). If you have a long drive home you may want to bring a cooler to keep your fish in.  We cannot supply seasickness tablets or any other medications on board. We recommend all passengers take seasickness tablets in which you can purchase from a chemist over the counter at minimal cost.

Can we bring alcohol to drink on the charter?
Yes, You are quite welcome to bring some alcohol with you. We have a large icebox on deck in which you can store you drinks.
How long does it take to get to the fishing grounds?
It takes about cone hour to get to the fishing grounds, Usually we start fishing immediately after leaving Port Canaveral to target species like King mackerel, Triple Tail and Cobia.

Is there accommodation close to Cape Canaveral?
Yes, there are plenty of accommodations close to Cape Canaveral along A1A down to Cocoa Beach within 5 miles. We have a list of some hotels if you need to make arraignments. If you are considering staying in a hotel please bear in mind when booking these hotels that we are dependent on the weather and confirmation of the Fishing Charter departing takes place the night prior to your booking. If your intention to come to Cape Canaveral is based solely on fishing its best to wait until we have confirmed the weather to book your hotel.

Do I have to be experienced?
Absolutely not, we cater to both experienced fishermen and fisher women and novices alike. We assist you in learning techniques of fishing and experienced Mate can answer any of your questions and he is on hand to help you with all of your needs throughout your Cape Canaveral fishing charter.
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Can you take more than 6 passengers on your fishing charter boat?
Deep Water charter can take up to 6 passengers. If you need a fishing charter for more than 6 passengers Deep Water Charter can arrange more fishing charter boats at 6 per charter boat for your group.

Do we pay a deposit?
Yes, to secure a booking we require a $200 deposit. Payable by credit card number over the phone, cash, check, money order, direct deposit or cash. Credit card numbers by Visa, MasterCard and Bankcard are held without a charge in place of a Deposit. Check and money order payments can be made payable to Deep Water Charter. Our business address is 345 Captains Row Merritt Island Florida 32952. Please contact us for our direct deposit details. Fishing Charters can be made prior to deposit to secure your date. The balance can be paid on the day of the fishing charter by cash or check only.

Do I get to keep my catch?
Of course you get to keep your catch. All your fish get there picture taken with you and are cleaned, bagged and ice in your cooler for your trip home. Recreational bag limits do apply.

Do I need a Florida fishing license?
No, Deep Water Charter provides the fishing licenses.

Do you supply rods and reels?
Deep Water Fishing Charter supplies all your fishing equipment and bait.

Can seasickness tablets stop me from being sick and do you supply them?
In most cases seasickness tablets can prevent you from getting sick. We cannot supply seasickness tablets or any other medications on board. If you wish to take seasickness tablets to reduce the risk of being sick you will need to purchase these in advance of your fishing charter date. We recommend you to take one tablet the night before and another tablet 1 hour before boarding the boat. Please contact you physician to check if these tablets interfere with your other medications. Please notify the Captain of any medical needs or concerns prior to the fishing date, and if you or someone in your party have any special needs while on your Cape Canaveral Fishing Charter.



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