Cape Canaveral

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Cape Canaveral Fishing Charters

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Cape Canaveral: 123 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
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trips from $850
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trips from $500
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(80 reviews)
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trips from $500
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4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
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(18 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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Port Canaveral
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Cape Canaveral

According to customer reviews, Patriot Charters, Canaveral Charter Adventures, and Fair N' Square Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Canaveral.

The average price for a private 4 hour Cape Canaveral fishing trip is $659, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,255 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Patriot Charters, Canaveral Charter Adventures, and Fair N' Square Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cape Canaveral.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Cobia, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle, and Spinning. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Head down to Florida’s Space Coast and hop aboard one of the many Cape Canaveral fishing charters for an angling adventure that’s out of this world! Perfectly positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River, you’ll get to cast your line with the Kennedy Space Center serving as an impressive backdrop.
 
If you’re fishing with family or want to spend less time on the water, a half day trip will let you explore waterways such as the Banana and Indian Rivers. These mangrove-lined fisheries are home to species such as Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and Snook. Want to go beachside instead? Cocoa Beach’s inshore waters are a short journey away, with Tarpon, Kingfish, and even Sharks up for grabs on trips lasting 4–8 hours.
 
If you’re interested in a real rod-bending adventure, there’s a whole host of famous hard-fighting fish awaiting you out in deeper waters! On a full day trip, you’ll head up to 40 miles out to test your skills against Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Amberjack, and Snapper species. These fish fight hard, so bring your best game face.
 
Cape Canaveral is a well-kept secret when it comes to Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin fishing. Opt for an extended day trip and head 60–100 miles out to waters that locals like to call the “other side.” If you’re a seasoned angler who wants to return home with a brag-worthy tale or two, this opportunity can’t be missed.
 
Deep sea fishing charters in Cape Canaveral tend to depart depart from Port Canaveral. Nearby Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island are popular spots to explore the Banana River from. Wherever you go, get ready to cast off on a trip that’s worlds apart from the rest!
 

Rules & Regulations

Explore Cape Canaveral's waters alongside a charter captain, and you won’t have to worry about your fishing license. Your captain will also make sure you’re following local bag limits and seasonal restrictions for certain species.
Cape Canaveral
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

There’s no such thing as winter blues in Cape Canaveral, at least if you’re an angler. Look out for Kingfish, Mahi, Sailfish, and Blackfin Tuna offshore (if the winds allow) or Black Drum and Sheepshead inshore.

February

Stay protected from rough waves inshore and fish for Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. When the weather allows, go offshore for great bites from King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, and maybe some early Cobia.

March

Everything is going on in March in Cape Canaveral. Inshore, you’ll find Snook joining Trout and Redfish, with Sheepshead over structure and Drum in the lagoon. Fish for Bluefish on the beaches or go offshore for Mahi.

April

Look for Snook around the mangrove islands and docks or go after Spotted Sea Trout in the evening. Offshore, Kingfish come closer to shore and Mahi Mahi and Amberjack are targeted further out.

May

It’s all kicking off nearshore. Tarpon, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and Kingfish are biting off the beaches. Offshore, look for Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Don't miss Port Canaveral’s CFOA tournament.

June

June means tournaments and peak fishing season in Cape Canaveral. Watch the pros at the Florida Sport Fishing Association Annual Offshore Slam or head to Port Canaveral for the Canaveral Mac Attack!

July

In July, you’ll find Tarpon and Kingfish swimming along the beaches, with Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and a lot more biting inshore. Take an offshore charter, and look for Sailfish, Wahoo, and Kingfish.

August

Everyone is out enjoying the sunshine. Savor some of the best fishing early in the morning. Look for Redfish, Trout, and Snook, with Tarpon joining the inshore crew. Offshore, you could find Kingfish, Mahi, Wahoo, and Cobia.

September

Get out on the water and look for Bull Reds in the North Indian River, or large Trout and Black Drum closer to home. Cobia is biting near the beaches, with offshore fishing being mostly Kingfish and Amberjack.

October

The weather begins to cool as the month progresses. This is great news for Wahoo and Sailfish, who prefer the cooler water temperatures. Mahi and Kingfish are still biting well, and inshore the Bull Reds are spawning.

November

There is a chance of wind, which can disrupt offshore charters. Don’t let that put you off, though - November is one of the best times to fish in Cape Canaveral. Just wait til you try catching a huge Bull Redfish with light tackle!

December

The big news in December is the Kingfish run. This usually starts off around Thanksgiving and is about the most fun you can have on light tackle. Inshore, look for Pompano and Black Drum near the beaches.

Cape Canaveral Fishing Calendar

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Good fishing but it's HOT! Head out early and pack enough ice, water, and sunscreen.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Good fishing but it's HOT! Head out early and pack enough ice, water, and sunscreen.
Danial  K.
Danial K. Durham, NC
Book with Jamie at Fin and Fly. Experienced fisherman that makes customers feel like a family member is taking them out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Jamie at Fin and Fly. Experienced fisherman that makes customers feel like a family member is taking them out.
Robert  S.
Robert S. Bear Lake, MI
Be prepared to catch all day, but lose a few to the sharks. Minor inconvenience for the quality of fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to catch all day, but lose a few to the sharks. Minor inconvenience for the quality of fishing.
Michael  S.
Michael S. Newport News, VA
I did not attend the trip - it was a surprise Birthday gift for my Brother. He and his friends said they had a great day although the waters were choppy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did not attend the trip - it was a surprise Birthday gift for my Brother. He and his friends said they had a great day although the waters were choppy.
Michelle  J.
Michelle J. Windermere, Florida
Lots and lots of sunscreen! Long sleeve breathable shirt and a hat for sure!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots and lots of sunscreen! Long sleeve breathable shirt and a hat for sure!
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Palm Bay, FL
Have an idea what kind of fishing you want to do, so your captain can tailor it to you.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Have an idea what kind of fishing you want to do, so your captain can tailor it to you.
Leon  P.
Leon P. Cocoa, FL
Offshore fishing for young first time fishermen, turns out the better option than deep sea.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Offshore fishing for young first time fishermen, turns out the better option than deep sea.
Mike  J.
Mike J. Cedarville, MI
Eat at one of the local restaurants after your trip. We heard good things about all of them but settled on Rusty's, and it was awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Eat at one of the local restaurants after your trip. We heard good things about all of them but settled on Rusty's, and it was awesome!
Mandi  G.
Mandi G. Atlanta, Georgia
Access to Port Canaveral is about as easy a location as you can find ... plenty of parking, and direct access to ocean and Banana river.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Access to Port Canaveral is about as easy a location as you can find ... plenty of parking, and direct access to ocean and Banana river.
Daron  P.
Daron P. Lee's Summit, MO
Do a little research to make sure your fish are running, and find out where you need to be to successfully give your self a chance to catch them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a little research to make sure your fish are running, and find out where you need to be to successfully give your self a chance to catch them.
Michael  T.
Michael T. San Juan
I would highly recommend the near shore wreck fishing experience for big, good fighting fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would highly recommend the near shore wreck fishing experience for big, good fighting fish.
Steve  E.
Steve E. Merritt Island, FL
Booking a charter with a recommended guide. I'd suggest Slightly Obsessed Fishing Chraters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booking a charter with a recommended guide. I'd suggest Slightly Obsessed Fishing Chraters.
Robert  W.
Robert W. Acworth, GA
Check to what is really in season with the captain, not by what the fishing booker website says.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check to what is really in season with the captain, not by what the fishing booker website says.
Philip  R.
Philip R. Naples, Florida
Plenty of potential. Check the weather forecast first. Was very choppy and windy the day we went and that hurt and fishing experience but no fault of a captain he did the best he could under the circumstances
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Plenty of potential. Check the weather forecast first. Was very choppy and windy the day we went and that hurt and fishing experience but no fault of a captain he did the best he could under the circumstances
Gregg  S.
Gregg S. United States
Be flexible and do near shore fishing if the weather / surf conditions are poor for off shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible and do near shore fishing if the weather / surf conditions are poor for off shore.
Nick  L.
Nick L. Needham, MA
If there is a chance of getting sea sick take the meds early and give the crew of the Crude Intentions a try!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If there is a chance of getting sea sick take the meds early and give the crew of the Crude Intentions a try!!!
Billy  G.
Billy G. Deltona, FL
We were afflicted with success and limited out on king mackerel, including a 40 pounder, by noon, so we did some shark fishing and caught a nice 5-6' shark in the afternoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were afflicted with success and limited out on king mackerel, including a 40 pounder, by noon, so we did some shark fishing and caught a nice 5-6' shark in the afternoon.
Mark  M.
Mark M. United States
If you are interested in fishing for red snapper you need to be aware the season is very short and you should look it up so you know what to expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are interested in fishing for red snapper you need to be aware the season is very short and you should look it up so you know what to expect.
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. Leander, TX
Be prepared for any weather, rain and blazing sun. Sometimes both at the same time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for any weather, rain and blazing sun. Sometimes both at the same time.
Gary  W.
Gary W. Miami, FL
Just go! Captain Tim does the work and you have the fun! Be sure and take water or something to drink.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go! Captain Tim does the work and you have the fun! Be sure and take water or something to drink.
Doris  B.
Doris B. Berryville, AR

Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Fantastic day of fishing with Captain Nate Brady! First time for our kids and me fishing in the ocean. We have a lot of fun! Very grateful to Captain Brady, he helped all of us to have a great memory! Very friendly and professional! Highly recommended! Hope to return next year.
Jose  D.
Jose D. Des Peres, MO
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 33'
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 33'
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
On a day when no other boats got a bite, captain Jackson new where to find the black tips for us. Hard working. Great for kids!
Kevin  K.
Kevin K. Brighton, MI
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
My family had a great time! Offshore storms had the waters a little rough but there wasn't a shortage of action.
William  G.
William G. Titusville, FL
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Had an amazing trip and learned a lot. Caught the right bait, hit the right spots and were very successful with putting fish in the boat. Capt. Rob and his Mate Andy were experienced and friendly. They treated us as proper clients and made sure all our expectations were met.The only concern we had was the head was unfortunately malfunctioning which was just not great for a full day trip. Overall would highly reccomend.
Scott  B.
Scott B. Houston, TX
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Started the day catching Kings and sharks. Then went on out and got put on some monster reds and triggers. My kids and I absolutely loved everything abt it. The capt and first mate were outstanding with my boys. 10/10 recommend.
Andrew  M.
Andrew M. Stroud, OK
Salty Hooks Fishing
Salty Hooks Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
Captain put us on the fish and we got our limit of red snappers and even had to throw some back. Great time on the water with 6 of us plus the captain and mate. Boat was clean and big enough to fit everyone. Just unfortunate the marina store didn't have drinking water for captain to buy in the morning but we made out with what we had and still had a great time out there. Tight lines!
Danial  K.
Danial K. Durham, NC
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
We had a blast! It was our first time out fishing with a charter. We had a wonderful time! Captain Nathan (Nate) was a fantastic, easy-going captain. We highly recommend!
Jennifer  E.
Jennifer E. Northport, AL
Slightly Obsessed Fishing Charters
Slightly Obsessed Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
This was our first time doing a nearshore fishing charter. The four of us had a blast!!! We are definitely looking forward to our next trip to Florida and will book another outing with Captain Eric Myers.
Jonathan  W.
Jonathan W. Jonesboro, GA
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain Nate found some great spots and we had plenty of fish for several meals.
Richard  C.
Richard C. St. Cloud, Florida
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(12 reviews)
These guys worked at getting us to the fish. Caught a few sharks, landed a once in a lifetime Monster B-Cuda and harvested an amazing Cobia. Lucked out and caught a rocket launch beach side and had an amazing experience with family and friends. Will definitely books again.
David  W.
David W. Maryville, TN
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Captain Nate did an amazing job. He is pleasant, knowledgeable, and kept looking for different fish to fit our experience! His boat is well kept and Has a really nice set up for families. You can relax or fish all at the same time and in the luxury of shade on hot sunny days. Fantastic set up, knowledge and personality. We would highly recommend him and will come fish with him again! Thank you Captain Nate!
Peter  H.
Peter H. Necedah, WI
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Odyssey Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great time and caught a LOT of fish. Captain Robert and Andy were super helpful and great with our adult and young children. In addition, the Restaurant that boat docks at cooks up your fresh caught fish. Great experience. We will be booking with them again.
Tanya  C.
Tanya C. Indianapolis, IN
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Great time captain very knowledgeable really goes out of way too make sure everyone has good time was really a good time
Ernesto  T.
Ernesto T. Frederick, MD
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 51'
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 51'
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Beau and Adam were great!! Beau put us right on the fish, and Adam was an awesome mate. Very knowledgeable and really work to get the fish in the boat. Highly recommend as an outstanding private charter experience!!
Phil  S.
Phil S.
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 33'
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 33'
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Both captain and mate were as good as I have seen taking many charters out. Was probably the cleanest I ever came off the water lol. They wore us out by fish after fish could not get pictures of all reds that were out of season and so many other that were not eaters. Great job and thanks to both job well done
Tommy  M.
Tommy M. Midland, TX
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
It was our first trip and we had a great time. Capt. Nate was an awesome host. My son was so excited to catch a shark.
Jeffrey  L.
Jeffrey L. Clermont, Florida
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 33'
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 33'
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Man, what an afternoon. Booked a last minute shark trip and captain Adam delivered! Hooked into an absolute beauty of a Black Tip and tossed him on the grill the same day! Adam was an incredible captain and his expertise lead to an awesome afternoon. Next time we’re in town, we’ll hands down being giving him a call to help us angle some more good times!
Dan  H.
Dan H. Cocoa Beach, Florida
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(80 reviews)
Nice trip. Besides the 6 king we caught 2 good sized Red snapper . My 2 young grandchildren really enjoyed it and captain nate was very helpful and knew where to catch fish.
James  E.
James E. Rockledge, FL
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 51'
Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 51'
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
It was a beautiful day. We chartered out after 10 days of bad weather, so the water was stirred up pretty bad. We snuck in the one day before the next storms/winds shut do the fishery. Over all we enjoyed the boat, captain and crew. The fishing in the other hand was not good but that wasn’t the crews fault. I’d book them again. Thank you for a great trip.
Deric  K.
Deric K. Crescent, MO
Salty Hooks Fishing
Salty Hooks Fishing
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Dach and Eric were very friendly and took care of us. Fishing was tough but we're able land some pretty nice fish. If I'm ever in the area again, I will definitely go out with them again! Thank y'all!
George  R.
George R.

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