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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.
 
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
He hadn’t guided in a few days so he went out the day before to find a hot spot. The finish weren’t there so we tried three more spots till he found them. My wife went along but doesn’t fish and she had a great time just being out and watching the dolphins and enjoying nature. Finished off the day by catching a 30” red. Great day!!!
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. United States
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
Captain ed we had and we went fishing and then we went to a island and we found a crab crawl and shells that you can’t find at the beach then we saw a lot of dolphins then we saw 2 manatees one of theme had a big cut on his tail after that we went fishing again we cot 14 fish 3 spicies of fish. 2 manatees a lot of birds more then a dozen dolphins I cot a crab and then we headed back to shore I loved it Thanks Captain. Tityn ((8 years old)) He wanted to leave his own review.
Ryan  R.
Ryan R. Aurora, NE
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
Super fun trip. We thought we should get to the launch early tobe sure we were there on time and Capt Cole was already there with the boat in the water! He put us on fish right away! We caught at least 10 redfish, a few catfish, and of course we lost a few. I would highly recommend Capt Cole and southern mayhem charters to anyone wanting to fish near Cocoa Beach, he is very knowledgeable of the area, the fish, and truly cares about fishing and making sure you have a good time. 5 STARS
David  R.
David R. Hoxeyville, MI
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
Great adventure and some fishing after!!! We saw dolphins, manatees and alligators!!! Great trip, Captain Ed!
Gregg  B.
Gregg B. Indianapolis, IN
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
What a great trip we had .Cole is a wonderful young man with a great future in front of him . The equipment and boat was perfect . Cole is very helpful and attentive especially if you are novice fishermen or fisherwoman like me and my wife were! Lol ..We did catch a few fish but they were not take home quality and Cole drove around quite a bit but oh well that happens! We still thoroughly enjoyed it Highly recommended !
William  G.
William G. Orlando, Florida
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
We had a great time catching several species around the area. Captain Cole got us into some interesting fish and some good fights. We caught Sea Trout, Reds, Tarpon, and what he called “kitties”. We will definitely be back to target the explosion of the Tarpon
Ben  C.
Ben C. United States
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
CAPTAIN ED WAS AWESOME! TOOK ME AND MY SISTER OUT AND WE CAUGHT SOME HUGE FISH. BEST CAPTAIN EVER - CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK OUT WITH HIM AGAIN.
Linda  D.
Linda D. Palm Bay, FL
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
Captain Ed was GREAT!!! We were extremely happy with our trip. Captain Ed made us very comfortable and took us out for an amazing adventure!!!
Holly  H.
Holly H. United States
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
We really enjoyed this fishing trip. The captain communicated with us very well before the trip. He always answered emails very promptly. We knew exactly what to expect. All we had to do was show up. He was just as helpful on the trip. He was very nice and worked very hard to help us catch fish. He took us to several fishing spots and even helped one of us cast. The boat was also great for fishing. We had a great time and would definitely use him again!
Greg  J.
Greg J. Jesup, Georgia
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
Capt. Cole did a great job with terrible conditions 15 to 20 out of the west.we caught reds I lost a couple upper slot snook in mangroves. Jumped tarpon and caught trout.most people would have canceled with conditions like this shallow water fishing.he just took it in stride.highly recommend
Keith  W.
Keith W. Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fishing Devotion Charters
Fishing Devotion Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 33 reviews
A great day of fishing..Captain David was attentive, patient and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended and would definitely book with him again.
Monica  M.  T.
Monica M. T. Schertz, TX
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
Amazing captain and experience. Cole was very informative and helpful. He knows his water and how to fish them. Will be back again, thanks Cole!
Tyler  G.
Tyler G. Fountain City, WI
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
Spent a very enjoyable and active half day with Captain Cole and my kids. He is knowledgeable about the area's fishing spots and how to approach them. The captain was also patient with us novices... giving us helpful guidance and then leaving us to learn and practice. The boat has plenty of room for our party of four. The equipment was easy to use, clean and effective. I don't have a bad word to say. Hope to fish with Cole again sometime in the future.
Justin  S.
Justin S. Pedricktown, NJ
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
Captain Cole, met us at the dock, and off we went. Within ten minutes we were casting below the mangroves and catching redfish. Although he is only 20, it sounds like he has been fishing since before he could walk. We discussed west coast v east coast fishing and he knew about fishing all over the state. We moved, caught more fish, and had a thoroughly enjoyable time!
David  R.
David R. Sarasota, FL
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
Didn’t fill the boat with fish but caught plenty to eat and had a lot of fun!
Bryan  R.
Bryan R. St. Louis, MO
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
Captain was ready to go at 8, had drinks available. We stopped at a very clean marina to use the restroom and grab snacks. We seen lots of birds, diffrent islands, dolphins and manatee. He was very knowledgeable, even provided recommendations on local fishing spots and resturants. If we come back to Florida will definitely do again. Overall we had a great trip, Thank you!
CRYSTAL  R.
CRYSTAL R. Killeen, TX
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
Was very good. 2 7 year olds, one 9 year old 3 Adults. We all had very good time. Captain Ed was great.
Robert  H.
Robert H. Melbourne, FL
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 85 reviews
We loved our trip seeing dolphins and birds, collecting seashells and catching fish! Great trip for families. The captain was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife, and we learned so much!
Lauren  S.
Lauren S. Fruitland Park, Florida
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
If you are looking for a fun filled day on the water catching various types of fish Cole is your Captain. Me and my son had a great time today and Cole treated us like family. He really does love his job and does his best to see you have a great time. We do appreciate you. Thanks.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Van, KY
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 60 reviews
My wife and I along with our 11 year old son fished with Cole for the first time and had a blast! Cole is extremely knowledgeable and patient. We caught a ton of fish and will definitely book with him again.
Tim  S.
Tim S. VLG O THE HLS, TX

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 $542. 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.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Cocoa Beach.

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