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Top Fishing Charters in Cape Canaveral

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.
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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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Afternoon Near Shore with Captain Pat
Dan S. fished with Fair N' Square Charters on June 29, 2020
Be sure to get an experienced Captain like Cspysin Pat or you may not catch anything.
Half Day Near Shore Fishing Trip
Elizabeth S. fished with Fair N' Square Charters on November 28, 2019
Easy to find, easy to park and very convenient location
Baracuda and mackerel on the submerged wreck
Steve E. fished with Slightly Obsessed Fishing Charters on July 13, 2019
I would highly recommend the near shore wreck fishing experience for big, good fighting fish.
Great fishing.
Robert W. fished with Slightly Obsessed Fishing Charters on July 4, 2019
Booking a charter with a recommended guide. I'd suggest Slightly Obsessed Fishing Chraters.
Fishing with Brent
Diane C. fished with Port Canaveral Sportfishing on June 12, 2019
Take Sunscreen and Drinks you want to stay hydrated.
Halfday of Kings
Billy G. fished with Cocoa Beach Sportfishing – 51' on April 16, 2019
If there is a chance of getting sea sick take the meds early and give the crew of the Crude Intentions a try!!!
7 he trip. Worth the long drive suggested by our captain
Richard B. fished with Port Canaveral Sportfishing on February 5, 2019
Talk to the captains and take their recommendations. Always worth it
Full day trip
Mark M. fished with Port Canaveral Sportfishing on August 16, 2018
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.

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