Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter

Captain Ed’s Family Fishing & Nature Charter is exactly what it says in the name. Setting out of Cocoa Beach, Florida, you’ll get to experience the incredible inshore fishing opportunities year-round, while you wonder at the outstanding nature in the preserves along the creeks and rivers. Captain Ed has been fishing these waters since the ‘70s, and can’t wait to welcome you aboard to provide a tailored trip.

Step aboard a 23’ Hurricane, powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. She has been deliberately designed to drift along the tops of the skinny waters. With the aid of a GPS and fishfinder, you’ll get to the sweetest spots with ease, and you can start to make the most of your day. While the boat can take up to 12 people, Captain Ed doesn’t do trips with more than 6 people because he wants to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible.

Fishing in this part of Florida is healthy all year, so don’t worry about waiting for the right time to book. Whether it’s chumming for Sharks, or just some traditional light tackle action for Redfish, Black Drum, or Jack Crevalle, you’re covered. You’ll get to use top of the range Penn and Shakespeare Ugly Stik rods and reels, along with terminal tackle, artificial lures, and ready-prepared live bait, so you’ll have the best chance of attracting a big one.

Upon returning to shore, the captain will clean your fish for you to take home for a well-earned meal. Just make sure to pack some food and drinks, and bring a pair of sunglasses. Free parking can be found near the dock, so you’re good to go. Capt. Ed promises do his best to make sure you and your family and friends have a fishing trip to remember, so come see for yourselves at Captain Ed’s Family Fishing & Nature Charter.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hour Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Same as 4 hour Adventure but even more time to explore and fish
  • Private trip
    5 hour Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Same as 4hr but more time on the water
  • Private trip
    4 hour Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    We start the Adventure looking for wildlife in our diverse ecosystem. First the Banana river, go to the Canaveral locks, explore the entire Barge Canal enter the Indian River go near Bird Island then to another island to explore and look for shells that you can't find at the. beach and then we go fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    On this trip, you are free to create your own adventure. Captain Ed can take you to Bird Island, where you can see a variety of birds and other wildlife, followed by a quick trek for dolphins. Then you would go to the island and go shelling. During this time, you can also fish for Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, and whatever is in the water at the time.
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About the Captain

Captain Ed
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
77 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2017
Captain Ed has been fishing this part of Florida since the '70s and has picked up a lot of tips and tricks that he's keen on sharing with his guests. His specialty is providing tailored trips for families going fishing together because he knows this can be a fantastic bonding experience for everyone.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Hurricane (Deck boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Deb R.
Winter Park, Florida
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Fishing Trip on August 19, 2021
Our experience with Captain Ed was amazing. We did the adventure and fishing trip and we saw dolphins, manatees, a baby alligator,...
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Orlando, Florida
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An amazing experience with Captain Ed

VERIFIED   5 hour Adventure on August 9, 2021
Me and my family are taking a trip to Florida and one activity we chose to do was a boat ride with Captain Ed.He was incredibly...
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Cameron, WI
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VERIFIED   4 hour Adventure on March 21, 2021
My family had a wonderful time on this charter.  We saw so many dolphins and they came very close to the boat. It was incredible....
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   4 hour Adventure on February 24, 2021
I took my family of four this this family adventure/fishing trip. My two sons are 10 and seven years old. We had an amazing...
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Killeen, TX
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8 AM Trip

VERIFIED   4 hour Adventure on August 2, 2021
Captain was ready to go at 8, had drinks available. We stopped at a very clean marina to use the restroom and grab snacks....
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FAQs about Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter

Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 4 hour Adventure (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Fishing Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 hour Adventure (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - 6 hour Adventure (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shakespeare Ugly Stiks)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Whiting