Frequently Asked Questions

Fishing charter and boat tour FAQ

Our FAQ page contains a list of commonly asked questions from our guests. If you can't find the answer to your question here, please call or email for additional assistance.


What if I've never fished before and need help?

Our captain will teach you if you have little or no experience fishing on a boat. You'll learn how to bait hook and use tackle, rods, and reels. We will show you fishing techniques that work. We enjoy teaching beginners and seeing their reactions after catching their first fish. We've helped novices become steady anglers.

What is an angler?

An angler is a person who fishes with a rod and line.

What if I already know how to fish?

If you already know how to fish, we can take you to areas to catch the kinds of fish you want and fill up the fish box. We also help experienced anglers learn new techniques or adjust to fishing in Florida waters. Visit our Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters page for details about our lengthier trips that you may prefer.

What does “catch and release” mean?

Catch and release means that after catching a fish and taking a picture if you want, you release it unharmed back into the water. We’ll show you how to catch and release safely.

Which fish are catch and release only?

When you catch inshore fish with TAC Adventures, they are catch and release only. Still, our crew is conservative. Even if you can take a fish legally but will not eat it, we prefer you take a photo with your catch before safely releasing it into the ocean.

What does game qualities mean in fishing?

Game qualities include a fish species characteristics, food quality, status, speed, stamina, aerial acrobatics, size, or how unpredictably it may fight in attempts to catch it.

Which kinds of fish could I catch and eat later?

Visit our What You Might Catch page for information on the food quality of specific fish you may find and catch.

Can I bring my children?

We welcome children. Our owners have young children and understand concerns you may have for your child’s safety. Life jackets are onboard and required for kids under the age of 16. Consider your child’s age, interest, and stamina for a two-hour fishing trip. A fishing charter is not appropriate for young children in strollers.

Is a fishing charter safe?

TAC Adventures' boat and staff meet all U.S. Coast Guard requirements. Additionally, our captains are first aid, CPR, and AED certified. We have onboard a first aid kit, an automated external defibrillator, and an Advanced Life Support bag.

What if I get seasick?

If you often get seasick, TAC Adventures owner, Terence, recommends what he has been doing for 15 years. The night before your charter, take drowsy Dramamine. Then two hours before your charter, take non-drowsy Dramamine. He says you won’t feel seasick at all.


Other than fishing, what kind of tours do you offer?

TAC Adventures offers boat tours. Ask about customizing a private tour that may include:

  • Beach picnic
  • Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
  • Evening cruise
  • Indian River manatee and dolphin watching
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Private-island tours
  • Restaurant dining
  • Rocket launch viewing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunrise cruise
  • Tubing

Visit our Sightseeing Tours page for details.

Our Boat, The Current

Is there a toilet onboard?

No toilet onboard.

Trip Reservations, Payment, and Cancellation Policy

What does the cost include?

The cost is for chartering the boat with a maximum of six people in your group. The price is not per person. We supply all fishing gear, tackle, fishing licenses, bait, ice, bottled drinking water, and fish cleaning and filleting.

Does TAC Adventures require a deposit?

Yes, we require a $200 deposit to secure your reservation. The final payment is due on the day of the charter.

Do you offer any discounts?

TAC Adventures offers a 10% discount for fishing charters and boat tours to all civil service members as a small thank you for their work in protecting and serving our communities.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, personal checks (U.S. banks only), money orders, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Cash App, Venmo, and PayPal.

What is TAC Adventures trip Cancellation policy?

If you must cancel your trip, we require you to notify us at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure date and time. We will not refund your deposit if you do not cancel or are a no-show.

What happens if TAC Adventures cancels my trip?

If TAC Adventures cancels any trip due to weather or any other unavoidable event, such as boat mechanical problems, we can refund you or reschedule the charter. We will not charge you any fees. We will cancel the charter when rough seas of three to five feet or more are forecasted, or small craft advisories are in effect. Safety is our priority.

Should I tip the captain? How much?

Our captains prepare for your tour, then work four to eight hours to take you to active fishing areas, instruct you, clean and filet your fish, and return you safely. Your tips contribute to their salary. Please take care of them! You can give a customary 15%-20% tip to the boat captain.

Arriving for your fishing charter or sightseeing tour

Where should I park?

You may park at the dock: Rodney S Ketcham Boat Ramp, 998 Mullet Rd, Port Canaveral, FL 32920

What time is check-in?

Please plan to meet the captain 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time.


How should I dress for a day on the boat?

How you dress for a day on the boat depends on the season in Florida. Check the weather forecast and bring comfortable clothing that you can layer. Wear sturdy, non-slip shoes. Also, bring a hat, sunglasses, and an all-weather or rain jacket, depending on the forecast.

TAC Adventures
TAC Adventures’ Cape Canaveral private fishing charter creates an exciting venue for family fun, special occasions, parties, or team-building events. We are family owned and operated by members of civil service. Contact us to ask questions about our services or book a tour today.