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The secret to this location’s incredible angling action is in its name. It’s one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, and you’ll find plenty of Port Canaveral fishing charters dotted among the ocean liners and cargo ships! Located on an inlet that connects the Banana River with the mighty Atlantic, it offers access to prolific inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing grounds.
 
Port Canaveral’s location is perfect for deep sea fishing. A full day trip will give you the time to travel up to 40 miles offshore, where you’ll come face-to-gills with hard fighters such as Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Want to really test your strength and skills? Many captains offer extended day or multi-day trips that’ll take you to the 100-mile Gulf Stream “sweet spot,” where gigantic Yellowfin Tuna and Marlin lie in wait. If you'd rather hit nearshore waters, King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, and Groupers are a popular target.
 
If you’re a newer angler or want to spend less time on the water, fear not – Port Canaveral offers up plenty of exciting inshore and nearshore action, too. Explore mangrove-lined shorelines on a half day trip for anything from Bluefish and Tarpon, to Spotted Seatrout. September is a particularly prolific month for these waters – it’s when the huge Bull Redfish show up! Many captains offer full day trips for light tackle and fly enthusiasts who want to battle these beasts.
 
You’ll find a wealth of charters departing from the port itself, accessible from the city of Cape Canaveral. There’s something on offer for everyone, so come fish Port Canaveral your way!

Rules & Regulations

Hop aboard a Port Canaveral fishing charter, and your captain will provide your license for you, as well as all the necessary fishing gear. Seasonal restrictions and bag limits apply to some of the species here, and casting off alongside an experienced guide will ensure you’re fishing within the law.
 
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January

Come to Port Canaveral in January, and you'll understand why the Space Coast doesn't have a low season. Offshore, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi are biting. Windy? No problem. Hit inshore waters for some famous fish.

February

It’s colder than usual, but it’s also southeast Florida! Strong winds can make getting offshore a challenge, but if you make it out, you could catch anything from Tuna to Mahi Mahi.

March

The inshore action heats up as the weather transitions into spring. Target Trout, Redfish, and Snook. Nearshore, Cobia starts to arrive on its migration. Don’t miss the the Cobia Madness Tournament at Sunrise Marina!

April

Snook fishing is on fire in the Port Canaveral area in April. Target them around the docks and mangrove islands. Take a deep sea fishing charter, and you could be catching King Mackerel, Amberjack, and Mahi Mahi.

May

Things start to get really exciting in May, with lots to catch on a charter or in a competition. Test your skills and try for a cash prize at the May Dolphin Tournament or the Central Florida Offshore Anglers Tournament!

June

It’s peak season, and oh my, will you know it when you come to the docks. Look for Mahi, Amberjack, Kingfish, and Grouper. Get inspired at the Canaveral Mac Attack - this is the best time of year to take home a smoker!

July

It might be hot out, but that doesn’t stop the fish. This is peak season for Tarpon fishing, with big Kingfish also migrating along the beaches close to Port Canaveral. Up for a challenge? Look for Sailfish and Wahoo offshore.

August

Expect the beaches to be packed all along the Space Coast. Head out on the water first thing in the morning and catch your fill before the tourists even wake up. You'll get the best bite and beat the heat.

September

As the crowds disperse, fishing in Port Canaveral gets better than ever. The inshore fish are bigger than ever, with big Bull Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum all biting. Look for Cobia as it returns southwards from its migration.

October

If there is such a thing as a shoulder season in southeast Florida, this is it. Expect fewer crowds on the beaches and in the charter boats. Wahoo and Sailfish are found offshore, with Bull Redfish spawning inshore.

November

Make the most of the lull in the crowds and catch the biggest fish of your life on light tackle - we're talking big Bull Redfish. Expect choppy conditions offshore. If it's safe, head out to catch Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi!

December

Celebrate the festive season with smoked Mackerel! December means the Kingfish run, which makes for some of the best fun you can have on the water.

Port Canaveral Fishing Calendar

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3/4 Trip with CPT Tim
Joe B. fished with Get Down Fishing Charters on July 24, 2021
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I recommend fishing at Port Canaveral because there is plenty to do in the area and well suited for adults and kids. The people here are friendly and conveniently located close to cocoa beach
Shark trip
Caleb M. fished with Canaveral Kings – CKII on June 16, 2021
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Weather doesn’t permit all the time but a fair port to fish out of
Great day with Jason and Joe
Ron W. fished with Dirty Dolly Fish Company on May 4, 2021
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Charter with Dirty Dolly Fish Company. It's all you need to know.
March morning fishing trip
Randy D. fished with Reel Magic Adventures on March 11, 2021
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Wear some sunscreen if it's a sunny day!!!
trilling for spanish mac
John P. fished with Fair N' Square Charters on February 27, 2021
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watch the weather, as long as its warm fishing is good, but a cold snap can push the fish south for some time
Great fishing trip!
Michael H. fished with Fair N' Square Charters on January 17, 2021
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Great location. Only 40 minutes from Orlando and free parking. Very easy to find.
Afternoon Near Shore with Captain Pat
Dan S. fished with Fair N' Square Charters on June 29, 2020
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Be sure to get an experienced Captain like Cspysin Pat or you may not catch anything.
Full day trip with Captain Tony
Brett N. fished with Patriot Charters on June 23, 2020
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Be patient, ask questions, enjoy the day.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Port Canaveral

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

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

The best way to experience fishing in Port 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 Port Canaveral, Florida.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Port Canaveral are:

As the crowds disperse, fishing in Port Canaveral gets better than ever. The inshore fish are bigger than ever, with big Bull Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum all biting. Look for Cobia as it returns southwards from its migration. Check availability for local fishing charters in Port Canaveral.

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