Cocoa Beach

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Cocoa Beach Fishing Charters

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Cocoa Beach: 89 fishing charters available

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400

Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(113 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400

Fishing Devotion Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(43 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400

Fin Addict Il Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(194 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500

Patriot Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(97 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500

Reel Magic Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(172 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $295

Reaper Fishing Charters Florida

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $700

Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(98 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $550

Canaveral Charter Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(150 reviews)
Cape Canaveral
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trips from $500

Pushing Limits Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500

Cocoa Beach fishing charters hold the key to experiencing some of the best saltwater fishing this side of Florida. Located along the beautiful Space Coast, this beachside community is home to white sands, plenty of attractions, and a seriously diverse fishery. In fact, there are  so many waterways to choose from that only 5 of this city’s 15 square miles are on dry land! 
 
Want to experience excellent inshore fishing and stunning scenery at the same time? Head to the incredible Thousand Islands, accessible only by boat. This collection of mangrove islands is home to Snook, Trout, and Ladyfish, as well as manatees, dolphins, and a variety of birdlife. Half day trips are available, but a full day adventure will allow you to really escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
 
Cocoa Beach also backs onto the prolific Banana River, which is the perfect place for newer anglers to cast a line on a half day trip. You’ll encounter anything from Spotted Seatrout to  Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon in these marshy waters. 
 
For deep sea enthusiasts, the mighty Atlantic Ocean laps at the shoreline of Cocoa Beach. Travel a few minutes to Port Canaveral, and you'll find plenty of offshore fishing charters that’ll help you battle Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Opt for a full or extended full day trip to really test your strength and skills! Closer to shore, Black Drum, Cobia, and King Mackerel are particularly plentiful.
 
Whatever a Florida fishing trip means to you, chances are you’ll find it in Cocoa Beach. Charters can be found throughout the city, offering trips for anglers of all skill levels and preferences, so just hop aboard. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Casting off alongside a charter captain means that your fishing license will be covered for you, as well as your fishing gear. Some of Cocoa Beach’s species are subject to strict bag and season limits, and your captain will make sure you’re aware of these on your trip.
 
Cocoa Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Get the year off to a great start in January! Inshore, look for large schools of Black Drum in the local canals and creeks. Offshore, you can find Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, and more. 

February

Cocoa Beach fishing is as good as ever in February. Combine fishing for Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Redfish with visiting a local Mardi Gras festival. That's enough to dispel the winter blues!

March

Come to Cocoa Beach in March, and you'll find one word on the lips of all the local fisherfolk. That word is Cobia. Sight fish for them near the beaches as they swim northwards alongside giant Manta Rays. 

April

Things start to get really exciting. Cobia fishing is still at its peak, and these brown migratory fish start to be joined by a regal cohort: Tarpon, aka the "Silver King." This is also a good time to catch slot Redfish near Cocoa Beach.

May

Fish off the Space Coast's beaches in May, and you can add Jack Crevalle to your list of target species. These yellow and white fish may not be a good species for the table, but they will give you a fight to remember. 

June

June is peak season for fishing on the Space Coast, and it's no surprise. The biggest Tarpon start to arrive now. Try catching one of these 150+ lb monsters in shallow water! Offshore, the fishing is as good as it gets. 

July

Everyone is talking about Tarpon and King Mackerel on the beaches of the Space Coast. Fish for a full day offshore, and you might even be able to catch a Sailfish and Wahoo, too. 

August

Inshore fishing explodes at the end of August. The highlight is the amazing Snook bite along the beaches. As soon as the fall Mullet run begins, look for large schools of hungry Snook chasing these baitfish through the surf.

September

September is a great time to come fishing in Cocoa Beach. The crowds disperse at this time of year, just in time for the Bull Redfish run. Look for schools of up to 1,000 hungry Reds. This is a sight you won't forget!

October

Inshore fishing continues to give as good as it's got. The schools of Bull Redfish are still around, and are joined by an increased bite from big Spotted Seatrout. Offshore, Kingfish, Sailfish, and Wahoo are biting. 

November

Come to Cocoa Beach in late fall and you'll find quiet beaches and some of the best fishing of the year. The flats are thriving with Bull Reds and Gator Trout. There's certainly a lot to be thankful for this month!

December

As the waters cool, most of the game fish move into deeper holes and canals in the Cocoa Beach area. Large schools of Black Drum congregate on the flats. Don't miss the Cocoa Beach Boat Parade to get into the Christmas spirit.

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We are from Indiana. Fishing in Cocoa Beach was different. We are so used to filling a bite and yanking the line. That is not how you fish at Cocoa Beach.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We are from Indiana. Fishing in Cocoa Beach was different. We are so used to filling a bite and yanking the line. That is not how you fish at Cocoa Beach.
Jennifer  K.
Jennifer K. Monticello, Indiana
If you can't book Fishing Devotion, then hire one of the other local guides. We met a couple of them when we were fishing with Fishing Devotion, and they are all great guys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you can't book Fishing Devotion, then hire one of the other local guides. We met a couple of them when we were fishing with Fishing Devotion, and they are all great guys.
Mark  E.
Mark E. United States
Weather is a hit and a miss in January with rain and wind often on the forecast. But with the right charter and with someone that know the area , there are spots where you can still fish and have some great fishing even if the weather is not good.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is a hit and a miss in January with rain and wind often on the forecast. But with the right charter and with someone that know the area , there are spots where you can still fish and have some great fishing even if the weather is not good.
Jacobus  (.  G.
Jacobus (. G. Kanata, Ontario

Fishing Devotion Charters
Fishing Devotion Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Fun trip with two adults and two young teens, capt Dave works hard to catch you fish. Live baits and nice tackle.
Eric  L.
Eric L. Houston, Texas
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Ed was great! He plays good music and navigates wonderfully. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. He was very kind to our family and helped with our children. We went fishing and jumped off a rope swing! Definitely recommend!
Lisa  K.
Lisa K. Livingston, MT
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Caught a real nice day and a bunch of fish , The whole family enjoyed it.
Matt  S.
Matt S. Pueblo, CO
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Captain McDade's experience on the water, and patience with our 5 year old daughter was amazing. She caught her first fish, a tarpon! His knowledge of the area is unmatchable. Don't judge his calm attitude, and yound looks. Cpt. McDade is a fish stalker! We caught some nice fish, and missed a few. 10 out of 10 recommend! Can't wait to come back and fish with him again. Only regret is that we didn't book a full day.
Eric  C.
Eric C. Orlando, Florida
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Our adventure with Captain Ed was an exceptional experience. The five of us had an amazing time! Definitely should book!!!
Erin  B.
Erin B. Clarksville, TN
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
This trip was for my husband and three sons first fishing trip in Florida. They enjoyed the trip. Captain Cole was very knowledgeable about the area and the different fish. Pleasant personality and very helpful with the lines and fishing.
Bryan  G.
Bryan G. Orlando, Florida
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
My son and I scheduled a 6 hour trip. Had a great time. We were able to explore a variety of habitats, ( fish as human). I really enjoyed the variety of locations. Captain had an intimate knowledge of the locations we were fishing. He did his homework ahead of time to know what is hitting and where. Thanks for a memorable experience.
Patrick  G.
Patrick G. Orlando, Florida
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We had an absolutely fabulous time on our charter fishing experience with Captain Cole! He was very personable, friendly, knowledgable, and really catered to our specific requests and abilities. You can tell he loves what he does and that he wants everyone that he takes on a charter to have a positive and fun experience. We would definitely book a trip with him again!! Thanks, Captain Cole!!
Shannon  B.
Shannon B. Monona, WI
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Cole was amazing, every spot we hit we caught fish. We were all novice fisherman and hie had great patience with us all and always made sure our bait was fresh for the best results. We learned some great history about the area and experienced some beautiful scenery as well. When the catching would slow down he was always move to the next location to keep things moving. We Loved the trip and if we ever get back this way he is definitely on our list of things to do. Recommend 100%!!!
Sam  W.
Sam W. Carlsbad, NM
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Cole. We had two adults and two children and it was a great day. He was ready to go right on time and we jumped immediately into the trip. Great with kids and he knew exactly when to move on to a new spot. We landed plenty of fish and had a great day. I would definitely book another trip with him.
Joel  R.
Joel R. Denver, NC
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Eddie was awesome I highly recommend him he was very patient with my four kids we caught five different species of fish my kids loved riding around on the boat and seeing dolphins and manatees
Michael  R.
Michael R. North Massapequa, NY
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Party of four fit comfortably in the boat. Captain Cole knows the area well and despite pretty windy conditions, he put us on the fish. We cooked them up last night using his recommended cooking spices and method. It was nice meal to close out the day.
Dearl  N.
Dearl N. Camden, NC
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We had an awesome time with Captain Ed exploring the coastal waterways and fishing. We were able to see many dolphins, a few manatee, and tons of birds. The kids had a great time getting shells at the island he took us to as well. It wasn't the best fishing weather for us, but Captain Ed made the best of it for us. Highly recommend!
SCOT  W.
SCOT W. North Haven, CT
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
This was a great little family adventure. Ed was very gracious and accommodating. The kids loved his stories and knowledge of the area. Thanks Captain Ed, we’ll be back for sure!
Kaelen  G.
Kaelen G. South Jordan, UT
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We met Captain Cole early on Sunday morning for a half day trip. Started by going to net some bait fish…doesn’t get fresher than that! We then went a short way down Indian River to do some fishing in a cove area. Cole certainly put us on the fish and we did well catching a variety. He was knowledgeable in the area and what was seasonal. He was very friendly and would do great for novice or experienced anglers. Highly recommend contacting Captain Cole when you are in the area.
Amy  S.
Amy S. Aspers, PA
Fishing Devotion Charters
Fishing Devotion Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Captain Dave was a great captain. He knew where the fish were and we went home with a cooler of fish for dinner!!!
Joe  K.
Joe K. West Seneca, NY
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Had a great time on the water. We caught lots of fish and Cole was knowledgeable and great to fish with. Would definitely book again. Couldn’t ask for more!!
John  P.
John P. Winter Garden, Florida
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Ed, took us on a great trip! Checking out islands, looking for shells and hammering the catfish. We caught 5 species of fish in the first hour. Great job! Well recommended for families!
Douglas  K.  J.
Douglas K. J. Perry, NY
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We had beautiful weather and scenery. Saw dolphins and a manatee not far from the boat. Cole worked hard to get us into the fish and was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. We caught snook and jack. An overall enjoyable, relaxing day. I would definitely do it again.
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. Fayetteville, NY
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
The best we have ever been on!! The captain was very pleasant and a lot of fun!!!! Very fun day had a great great time. I highly highly recommend Captain ED!!!
Shaffer  L.
Shaffer L. Apopka, Florida

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Cocoa Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Cocoa Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $416, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $553. 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 Cocoa Beach is 26 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter, and Fishing Devotion Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Cocoa Beach.

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters, Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter, and Fishing Devotion Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Cocoa Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Cocoa Beach 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 Cocoa Beach, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and Barracuda (Great). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fish off the Space Coast's beaches in May, and you can add Jack Crevalle to your list of target species. These yellow and white fish may not be a good species for the table, but they will give you a fight to remember.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Cocoa Beach.

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