Central Florida Sportfishing

599 Ramp Rd
Cocoa Beach FL, United States

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Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 280HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 46 knots.

26 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Indian River Lagoon
Nearshore Fishing
Up to 3 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Jack Crevalle


Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel


Captain Chris of Central Florida Sportfishing welcomes fishermen and women of all skill levels to come aboard his boat and experience the varied and exciting fishing Florida’s East Coast has to offer. Travel to and from the fishing grounds, from the backwater creeks to where oceans meet (and sometimes further) enjoying the pristine surroundings, and reel in your fish of a lifetime.

Central Florida Sportfishing’s boat is a meticulously maintained 26 ft Mako center console that is equally at home in 10 inches of water as she is 40 miles offshore. The boat has been designed with one thing in mind - fishability - and it shows. With a stable ride and 360 degree fishability, as well as ample fishing space and a foam filled hull, this boat offers charter guests all the comfort, spaciousness, and fishability that they could ask for.

Captain Chris runs a variety of trips to suit your preferences, ranging from nearshore Shark fishing trips to ten hour bottom fishing and trolling trips that could take place up to 35 miles offshore. He fishes with both live bait and a range of artificial lures, using good quality light conventional and spin fishing gear.

Children are especially welcome on board. Captain Chris especially enjoys introducing them to the thrills that fishing has to offer, while also instructing them in the proper angling techniques. He loves answering any questions you might have throughout your trip, and enjoys talking about central Florida’s delicate ecosystem and marine life.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Chris Beckett
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
Member since June 2015
Captain Chris has fished his entire life heck it's what he does on his days off! He loves to catch fish but more than that he loves to see other people catch fish especially newbies and children. Captain Chris likes to impart his love of saltwater to others in every way possible he is an avid fisherman, diver, boater and just an all out salt water enthusiast. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton master license with multiple endorsements and has fished in central America including Honduras, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico,and extensively on the Gulf of Mexico as well as the east coast of Florida. Having been a captain in the oil field he has operated in all kinds of weather from hurricanes and tropical storms to northeasters and even been run over by a few water spouts and struck by lightning. His experience makes him a very versatile captain and fisherman, truth is there ain't much out there he hasn't seen or been through. He was even published in the Florida Sportsman magazine at age 6.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cocoa Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Captain Chris was knowledgeable and an expert fisherman. He shared his skill and knowledge and made the day enjoyable. I booked the trip for my partner who is a very skilled fisherman and he got to just fish and enjoy because Captain Chris baited my hooks helped me cast under the docks and made sure I had fun, which is usually Jim’s job. So everyone had a good time.

Karen Stange • Fished January 2, 2017
Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 3, 2017

Great people, good fishermen easy to get along with. Definitely look foward to fishing with ya’ll again. Glad you had a good time.

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Kyle Wright • Fished December 30, 2016
Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 1, 2017

Glad you had a good time even though it was a slow day…unfortunately fish and weather dont always cooperate. But I will always work hard to do everything possible to catch something.

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  • 599 Ramp Rd, Cocoa Beach
    FL 32931, United States