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.



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  • Private trip
    6 hour Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $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
ID & License verified
39 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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.

About this listing

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

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

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
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Experience
6 hour trip...so much fun!
6 hour trip...so much fun!
5 Hour
+15
Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Jennifer S.
Parker, CO
 5.00
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6 hour trip...so much fun!

VERIFIED   NEW  October 15, 2020
My family has never experienced this type of charter service so we came on board not sure what to expect.  Captain Ed...
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Russell C.
Lubbock, TX
 5.00
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6 Hour Trip with Captain Ed

VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
After reading SEVERAL reviews about Captain Ed and his charter, we decided it would be dumb not to choose this trip to book...
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Jasper H.
Davenport, FL
 5.00
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5hr adventure/fishing

VERIFIED   May 26, 2020
I had my parents come in from out of towm for their grandsons 5th birthday. We decided we would check out a charter trip that...
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Kelli S.
Cocoa Beach, Florida
 5.00
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6hr nature and fishing with Captain Ed

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
Had a great time. We saw baby dolphins, a baby manatee with his mama and numerous varieties of birds. Captain Ed was an awesome...
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Ryan L.
St. Cloud, FL
 4.67
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5 Hour

VERIFIED   August 22, 2020
Great trip. Captain was very knowledgeable on local area and was really good with keeping the attention of smaller kids. The...
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