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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
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Based on 23659 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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Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
Lori  S.
Lori S. St. Cloud, MN
Absolutely! Our team of anglers had a great time. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Absolutely! Our team of anglers had a great time. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Ken  P.
Ken P. UNIVERSITY PA, MD
It was pretty choppy and they had just had a tropical storm so the water was pretty murky and the fish were having a hard time seeing the line. Other than that, we had a good experience.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was pretty choppy and they had just had a tropical storm so the water was pretty murky and the fish were having a hard time seeing the line. Other than that, we had a good experience.
Jennie  K.
Jennie K. Cocoa Beach, Florida
Lots and lots of sunscreen! Long sleeve breathable shirt and a hat for sure!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Lots and lots of sunscreen! Long sleeve breathable shirt and a hat for sure!
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Palm Bay, FL
Look for a boat that is big enough to handle big water. Pat's boat was very comfortable and handles big water great. Fishing isn't always successful every time but Pat and Chris worked hard and kept moving to get us on some fish. Highly recommend.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Look for a boat that is big enough to handle big water. Pat's boat was very comfortable and handles big water great. Fishing isn't always successful every time but Pat and Chris worked hard and kept moving to get us on some fish. Highly recommend.
Josh  M.
Josh M. Lincoln, NE
As I fished this area for the first time on this occasion, O can’t say. However it appears that one should expect high seas during the month of April.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
As I fished this area for the first time on this occasion, O can’t say. However it appears that one should expect high seas during the month of April.
Michael  S.
Michael S. San Juan
Have an idea what kind of fishing you want to do, so your captain can tailor it to you.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Take Captain Justins boat! Its private so its just your group...no strangers...definately will be fishing with him again next time!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take Captain Justins boat! Its private so its just your group...no strangers...definately will be fishing with him again next time!!
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FishingBooker Member Detroit Lakes, MN
Listen to your Captain. They know these waters like the back of their hand and have spent their entire lives on these waters.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Listen to your Captain. They know these waters like the back of their hand and have spent their entire lives on these waters.
Zach  W.
Zach W. Orlando, FL
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Take an assortment of clothes because you don't know what the weather might do.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take an assortment of clothes because you don't know what the weather might do.
Andria  P.
Andria P. Lisbon, IA
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
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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
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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

Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 189 reviews
We had a great half day trip with Captain Pat and his first mate! Lots of spanish mackerel biting! Plenty of chances for all 3 of us to pull them in.
Michelle  S.
Michelle S. United States
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Went on a shark trip with Capt Ryan on thanksgiving weekend. Great trip, Capt was awesome with my son. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to go out.
John  R.
John R. Orlando, Florida
Saltire Fishing Charters
Saltire Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
The experience with Justin was incredible. His boat and gear is state of the art. He and his crew put us on some great fish. Thank you Justin
Christopher  S.
Christopher S. Buckhead, GA
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Was on the sharks right away caught a variety and had a great time ! Looking forward to booking again
Mike  D.
Mike D. Bowler, WI
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Conditions were tough but cpt Ryan did everything in his power to put us on fish. We managed to boat a shark and cpt Ryan filleted it up.
Austin  S.
Austin S. Vernon, WI
Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 189 reviews
Excellent experience! Pat and Chris took good care of us and we even reeled in a couple of sharks and some small catfish. Look forward to the next trip. Thanks Pat.
Shawn  C.
Shawn C. Oviedo, FL
Saltire Fishing Charters
Saltire Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
Un sueño hecho realidad Como regalo de su cumpleaños # 76 decidí ir a cabo cañaberal para irnos de pesca gracias a él capitán justin se nos cumplió el sueño de pescar un enorme tiburón Experiencia q nunca olvidáremos
Luis  N.
Luis N. United States
Saltire Fishing Charters
Saltire Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
What a great day, great captain, and good fishing.. got us on the fish quickly. We asked to fish for mahi and black fin. Got exactly what we asked for and more. Will definitely be booking another trip, hopefully soon..
Chris  E.
Chris E. United States
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
We came down from northern Indiana and were unsure what to expect. From the get go, Captain Ryan was professional and very patient with a couple newbies to deep sea fishing. With both of us catching (Hers was bigger), to recommending Grills Restaurant to cook part of our catch which he quickly fileted and cut up for us, Captain Ryan was the best. Big thank you to him and all for giving us a great adventure. Will definitely us them again next time we come to Florida!!!
Richard  W.
Richard W. Huntington, IN
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 34 reviews
We took a half day trip with Zach and Drew in late October 2021. Zach did a great job putting us on fish right away. Boat was good, plenty of rods, and nice variety of bait; Drew made sure we always had bait and lines were in the water. Best part was finishing the day with a 35lb Kingfish. If we were to book another trip, I would absolutely ask for Zach and Drew on the Starfish.
Brian  S.
Brian S. Orlando, Florida
Saltire Fishing Charters
Saltire Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
We had an awesome time! Would definitely book another trip with Captain Justin!
Brian  N.
Brian N. Wray, CO
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Capitan Ryan was very friendly and made the trip enjoyable. Caught a couple of nice fish. Also told us where we could get our catch cooked.
Chad  O.
Chad O. Benton, Wisconsin
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 34 reviews
Awesome trip. Keeper fish Cobia Yellowtail snapper Mangrove Trigger fish And hooked a few good sharks
John  A.
John A. Newberry, FL
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Capt Ryan Spencer was great, putting us on the fish and giving instruction. Ryan was especially good with my Grand son joking and such which made for a good trip.
Mark  L.
Mark L. Pekin, IL
Saltire Fishing Charters
Saltire Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 32 reviews
Right from the start it was the best experience you could have. Captain Justin and his mate were the best. If you want to do it right go with them. We will be back.
Michael  R.
Michael R. Marysvale, UT
Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 189 reviews
Had a fun day on the water. They did great helping my kids learn how to fish.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Menomonee Falls, WI
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Ryan really puts all effort into getting onto fish and is single minded in his approach. Great trip. Will be back.
Karl  A.
Karl A. Alafaya, FL
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Had a ride out about 30 miles which was awesome. Capt. Ryan was very good, took us right to the fish and got us on the rods within 20 minutes. Hooked and landed 5 great fish and got to learn a whole new way to fish than I’m used to. The girls loved the boat ride and did great catching their fish with Capt. Ryan giving amazing coaching and direction. If someone is up for no BS fishing with a patient Captain this is the trip for you. Will definitely do it again someday.
Silas  R.
Silas R. Bremerton, WA
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Canaveral Charter Adventures
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 121 reviews
Very nice very knowledgeable he put us on the fish and even got me hooked into what I was hoping to catch… minus the fact that I lost it. Overall a great trip and he did his best to accommodate us especially when my wife started to feel seasick. would and will definitely refer to friends and family and hope to go out on the water with him again
Justin  V.
Justin V. Winter Park, Florida
Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 189 reviews
Capt and first mate were very friendly and did everything they could to give us the best experience possible.
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. North Olmsted, OH

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cape Canaveral

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Cape Canaveral costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $583, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $961. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Cape Canaveral is 32 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Reaper Fishing Charters, Canaveral Charter Adventures, and Reel Magic Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Cape Canaveral.

Reaper Fishing Charters, Canaveral Charter Adventures, and Reel Magic Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cape Canaveral.

The best way to experience fishing in Cape Canaveral is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and trolling. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Cape Canaveral.

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