Kraka Dawn Charters

4816 Pelican Boulevard
Cape Coral FL, United States

Kraka Dawn Charters is based in Cape Coral, Florida. A day out with its Captain David, a professional and knowledgeable guide, will lead you to the best playgrounds in the area.

You will be fishing aboard a 24 ft. Scout Bay 240 boat, which is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine. Its navigational gear include a GPS, a fish finder, and a VHF radio. The vessel has an ice-box and a fighting chair, as well as a live bait tank. Up to four guests are welcome aboard.

Kraka Dawn Charters offers half and full day trips. On your eight-hour trip, you will be able to choose whether you want to fish inshore, nearshore, offshore, the reefs, backcountry or go wreck fishing. Captain David uses a variety of fishing techniques, including light and heavy tackle, drift fishing, popping, spinning, fly fishing, bottom fishing, and jigging. Among your targeted species will be Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Tripletail, Snook, and Spotted Seatrout, as well as Mangrove Snapper and Blacktip Shark. What is more, you will have a chance to enjoy the local wildlife and the beautiful scenery!

During your trip, you will be provided with fly fishing equipment, rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, and fishing licenses. The Captain will offer snacks and water, so you can feel free to bring your own food if you want. Once caught, your fish will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home.

Captain David and Kraka Dawn Charters start the season in November and it continues through May. Book now!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 May
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is all about fishing for your saltwater favorites on the stunning waters of Cape Coral. From King Mackerel to Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and many more. You can feel free to bring your own beverages and food!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 May
    US$ 300
    up to 4 persons
    Early morning trip to hook up with the Silver King - Tarpon. Back to your calls by 10 noonish. The package is ideal for any angler, beginner to pro!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Scout Bay 240 (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cape Coral to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

David Koschara
Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
Captain David Koschara has over 25 years of fishing experience. Born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan, he has fished the laked and rivers in the area and gained a vast knowledge of the freshwater species. When he was in his early twenties, David had a chance to chase Tarpon in the Florida Keys and since then, his life was changed. He bought a house in Florida and has been spending his winter months there, fishing for the saltwater species.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cape Coral Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Captain Dave is a class act and a heck of a guide to boot! Although we didn’t officially hook up with any silver kings on our trip out he put us in the right spot and had all the other boats out there looking for them following us. I fully went into the day knowing that a hook up wasn’t guaranteed, Dave didn’t give up without trying everything in the books. The story of the day was the sharks stealing all our hooks and the highlight was the hammerhead shark that wasn’t expected. Captain Dave was very accommodating in picking us up close to where we were located and shared his expansive knowledge of the area and its fisheries to the fullest. We will definitely be back and I wouldn’t think twice about calling Dave again! Thanks again Dave for the memories out on the water!

Fished April 20, 2018
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Fished December 23, 2017
David Koschara (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 4, 2018

Was a great day.  Over 100 fish, 11 species.  We all had a blast.

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Dave was amazing, I had an amazing time, even though it was a little cold when we started.  I was hoping to catch fish we could eat, so was disappointed there, but thats my fault, I wasnt sure what to book.  That wasnt Daves fault at all, not the kind of fishing he does usually, I just didnt know that.  Had a great time, would 100% do it again.

Fished January 28, 2017
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