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.

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 t

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About this listing

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

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling 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 Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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.

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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Cocoa Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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We had a 3/4 day with Captain Chris and it was awesome! The fishing strarted slow but Captain Chris worked very hard to put us on the fish. Caught some skipjack to begin with, and my wife hooked a huge black drum but it broke the line before we got it in the boat, but finished up with 6 mangroves and 1 catfish for dinner. My wife caught the biggest fish! Great time! Look forward to coming back. Hope Irma misses you guys. You all are in our prayers. Thanks Captain Chris!

Fished September 5, 2017
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Captain Chris was great this was our family’s first charter fishing trip and it lived up to everything and then some. We caught over 30 fish!!! I would highly recommend Captain Chris to others and will definitely use him again.

Thanks Captain

Fished July 18, 2017
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Fished July 3, 2017
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