Central Florida Sport Fishing

Ramp Road
Cocoa Beach FL, United States

Captain Chris of Central Florida Sport Fishing 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 Sport Fishing’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 inshore trips for Mangrove Snapper and Redfish (this is your best option on a winter charter), nearshore trips for Shark and Tarpon, and all the way up to ten-hour bottom fishing and trolling trips that could take place up to 35 miles offshore in the summer months. 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.

Please note: Captain Chris requires payment the day before the trip date so he can make sure the boat is full of live bait ready for your trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore shore trip depending on what’s biting. On this trip we fish either the inlets at Sebastian or Cape Canaveral or in the lagoons of the Banana or Indian River or sometimes along the beach. We typically see Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove snapper, white trout, Atlantic Croakers, Sheepshead, Whiting and small sharks. We typically use live and artificial baits. This trip is great for experienced or novice anglers there is a mandatory 20% gratuity.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore shore trip depending on what’s biting. On this trip we fish either the inlets at Sebastian or Cape Canaveral or in the lagoons of the Banana or Indian River or sometimes along the beach. We typically see Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove snapper, white trout, Atlantic Croakers, Sheepshead, Whiting and small sharks. We typically use live and artificial baits. This trip is great for experienced or novice anglers there is a mandatory 20% gratuity.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore shore trip depending on what’s biting. On this trip we fish either the inlets at Sebastian or Cape Canaveral or in the lagoons of the Banana or Indian River or sometimes along the beach. We typically see Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Snook, Black Drum, Mangrove snapper, white trout, Atlantic Croakers, Sheepshead, Whiting and small sharks. We typically use live and artificial baits. This trip is great for experienced or novice anglers there is a mandatory 20% gratuity.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bluefish
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish
Redfish
Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon

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.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Chris Beckett
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
Member since June 2015
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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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Cocoa Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 32 reviews

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Fished June 22, 2018
Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 22, 2018

Thanx for the great review , hope to see you again

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First time salt water fishing with my 2 sons.
Chris was amazing and patient with all of us. We just about ran him out of shrimp as we caught around 60 fish in 3.5 hrs.
We loved every minute of the trip and awesome experience.

Fished June 21, 2018
Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 22, 2018

You guys were great. Really kept me on my toes. Hope to see you next year.

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Chris did a great job making a trip for my son and I we will never forget. First and foremost, he had 4 rods rigged for the two of us. That way, when ever we snapped our rig off, he just handed us a new baited rod. No waiting around. We had hooks in the water the whole trip. My son pulled out this huge Black Drum Fish. Chris was so helpful to keep the fish from getting away. Then he filleted our catch and we went to a local restaurant who cooked it up for us!

Will definitely book again on our next trip. Thanks Chris, it was great!!

Fished June 12, 2018
Chris Beckett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 19, 2018

Had fun hope to see you soon.

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