Banana River

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Banana River: 49 fishing charters available

Fin Addict Il Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(195 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

Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(61 reviews)
Melbourne
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trips from $350

Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters

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

Reaper Fishing Charters Florida

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(34 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $700

Reel Magic Adventures

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

Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(115 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

Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(99 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $550

Pushing Limits Fishing Charters

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

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Banana River

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Banana River costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $539, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $909. 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 Banana River is 30 ft and the most common vessel type is a Offshore sport fishing.

According to customer reviews, Fin Addict Il Fishing, Patriot Charters, and Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Banana River. Full list of top fishing charters in Banana River.

Fin Addict Il Fishing, Patriot Charters, and Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Banana River.

The best way to experience fishing in Banana River 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 Banana River.

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

The weather is really heating up now, and the fishing more than matches it. The river’s early morning Trout bite is something that shouldn’t be missed, and you’ll also find some huge Bull Reds cruising the flats.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Banana River.

Launching right out of Florida’s Space Coast, it’s fair to say that a Banana River fishing experience is out of this world! This 31-mile-long lagoon is home to a whole host of world-famous fish. Come cast your line and discover this unique fishery for yourself!
 
If there’s one word to describe Banana River’s fishery, it’s “diverse.” Connected to the Indian River, this lagoon is made up of salt marshes, swamps, and tidal flats. This means you’ll get to encounter Floridian favorites such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Ladyfish, Tarpon, Black Drum, and Jack Crevalle, all in one place. 
 
Thanks to the river’s flat waters, you can cast your line for a variety of fish just minutes after departure. Banana River charters usually offer trips in four-, six-, and eight-hour chunks. Longer trips are an excellent option if you want to spend more time exploring these waters, or target a specific species like the mighty “Silver King” (Tarpon). If you or your kids are new to angling, a shorter trip is plenty of time for you to get acquainted with this fishery. 
 
When it comes to picking the perfect departure point for your adventure, there are a few locations that stand out. Cape Canaveral offers up a huge variety of charters suited to anglers of all skill levels, and there’s plenty of on-land action, too. Merritt Island is home to some of the area’s most stunning flora and fauna. Cocoa Beach provides direct access to the lagoon’s most “fishable” spots – as well as the Kennedy Space Center! 

Rules & Regulations

When fishing alongside a licensed Banana River charter operator, you don’t need to worry about purchasing a fishing license, as this will be covered for you. Your fishing gear will be included, too. Species such as Tarpon have strict catch-and-release regulations in this area, and your captain will be able to advise you more on this.
 
Banana River
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Start your year off with some top-quality fishing action! At the northern end of the Banana River, the Black Drum bite is especially hot. Redfish and Speckled Trout can also be found in the deeper “potholes” of the lagoon.
 
February

In February, the hottest bite comes from Black Drum, Redfish, and Speckled Trout! Start your day fishing the deeper sections of the flats, before moving to the shallowest parts of the river.

March

Spring has sprung, and with it comes a whole host of fish. Head to the lagoon’s flats during morning for the chance to hook Redfish and Speckled Trout. You can battle the first few feisty Jack Crevalle, too.

April

This is often considered one of the best times to fish the Space Coast, and Banana River is no exception! The Speckled Trout bite is hot throughout the lagoon, with many trophy-sized varieties to be found.

May

The weather is really heating up now, and the fishing more than matches it. The river’s early morning Trout bite is something that shouldn’t be missed, and you’ll also find some huge Bull Reds cruising the flats. 

June

Why not celebrate the start of summer vacation by taking your family on a day of top fishing action? The early morning and late evening Trout bite is spectacular, and the first hard-fighting Snook are starting to arrive.

July

The fishing remains as hot as the weather, and live bait fishing fanatics in particular will love casting a line during July. This type of fishing will see you coming up against Speckled Trout, Snook, and the "Silver King."

August

When it comes to experiencing August’s best fishing action, follow the phrase “The early bird catches the worm”! Head out as the sun rises to target Trout, Snook, and Tarpon, among others. You’ll beat the heat, too!

September

As the temperature starts to drop slightly, Speckled Trout head towards the shallowest flats, which makes for some great topwater fishing action. Redfish can be found circling the edges of the flats, too.

October

October means the fall mullet run! This bait fish can be found swarming the river, closely followed by Snook, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. Head out for a spooky Snook nighttime adventure – it’s Halloween month, after all!

November

The temperature is dropping but a Florida winter is still plenty warm, especially for out-of-towners! As the waters cool, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum can be found, searching the shallows for an easy meal.

December

It may be winter, but the bite on Banana River is still hot, with Redfish and Black Drum all roaming these waters. Come hook yourself some tasty table fare – December is all about overindulging, after all!

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Just have a good time. The Captains will put you on fish. I wanted to catch Mahi Mahi and we did. The captain did a great job.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just have a good time. The Captains will put you on fish. I wanted to catch Mahi Mahi and we did. The captain did a great job.
Brian  R.
Brian R. Fredericksburg, VA
I hear that March is not the best time, but you still caught a lot of fish, just not the big ones unless you go out 150 miles or so.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I hear that March is not the best time, but you still caught a lot of fish, just not the big ones unless you go out 150 miles or so.
Robert  B.
Robert B. CANAVERAL AS, FL
I did not attend the trip - it was a surprise Birthday gift for my Brother. He and his friends said they had a great day although the waters were choppy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I did not attend the trip - it was a surprise Birthday gift for my Brother. He and his friends said they had a great day although the waters were choppy.
Michelle  J.
Michelle J. Windermere, Florida
Book Captain Joey, be flexible and listen to what the captains suggest. They know the waters and truly desire for you to enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Captain Joey, be flexible and listen to what the captains suggest. They know the waters and truly desire for you to enjoy your experience.
Joe  D.
Joe D. Roanoke, TX
It’s a great area to fish, you never know what is on the other end of your line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s a great area to fish, you never know what is on the other end of your line.
Clark  M.
Clark M. Marshall, MN
It was easy to find and park and a lot of stuff to see when you where out fishing like dolphins pelicans cruise ships
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was easy to find and park and a lot of stuff to see when you where out fishing like dolphins pelicans cruise ships
Marc  S.
Marc S. CEDAR E BETHL, MN
It’s best if you can find a calm day, but there are usually options if you can’t.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s best if you can find a calm day, but there are usually options if you can’t.
Adam  F.
Adam F. Carlisle, MN
We fished in choppy weathers due to high winds, but the shark fishing was excellent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished in choppy weathers due to high winds, but the shark fishing was excellent
Luke  N.
Luke N. Benton, AR
Captain definitely made the trip worth while. He made sure that we caught enough fish to satisfy our urge to reel
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain definitely made the trip worth while. He made sure that we caught enough fish to satisfy our urge to reel
Douglas  H.
Douglas H. Alachua, FL
Get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water. It's a very physical sport and you will need all the energy you can.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Absolutely! Our team of anglers had a great time. The crew was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Ken  P.
Ken P. UNIVERSITY PA, MD
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Joe  B.
Joe B. Woodlawn, TN
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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

Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Wow. Once we got to his “spot” the fish never stopped biting! I hauled in 50+ fish in a 4-hour charter. Top notch! I highly recommend Capt. Ed!!!
Rick  P.
Rick P. Alafaya, FL
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Melbourne
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
First time chartered fishing, flawless execution, captain Kyler was informative and assisted when needed. We recommend Captain Kyle's fishing trips!
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S. Windermere, FL
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
There is so many good things to say about this trip that I can't put it into words. If you are looking for a nice relaxing educational / sightseeing boat ride of the area this is the one for you. Captain Ed was amazing He was great with the kids he was knowledgeable he was patient. It was an all-around experience that I will never forget thank you again your new family from Ohio.
Deb  C.
Deb C. Jeromesville, OH
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Very good
4.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Shay and Drew were awesome. They put us on fish. The ocean was a little rough but all in all we had a great time!
Anthony  E.
Anthony E. The Bronx, New York
Fin Addict Il Fishing
Fin Addict Il Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(195 reviews)
This was our 2nd fishing trip with Mike and we definitely plan on more in the future. We got to see a rocket launch during our trip today and we had the best view. Mike is always nice and very knowledgeable. We always have fun and we will be back!
Carol  P.
Carol P. Belen, NM
Reel Magic Adventures
Reel Magic Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(173 reviews)
Captain Greg was more than accommodating; he described the different species to us, techniques of catching, took care of baiting our lines, removed the catches. He gave us a tour of the harbor, we saw a submarine head out to sea, a rocket capsule and booster in the port. He ensured that we were comfortable throughout the trip. I highly recommend this experience. We look forward to the next time out.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Vancouver, British Columbia
Fair N' Square Charters
Fair N' Square Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(131 reviews)
It was very windy out and while everyone else was anchoring and not catching anything Mike decided to troll to give us best chance to get some fish. We saw sea turtles, dolphin, sharks and of course we ended up catching a couple small sharks and a King! Took them home and grilled them up. Thanks guys
Jerry  H.
Jerry H. Orlando, Florida
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
The team did an awesome job trying to connect us with fish. Tough conditions out on the water, but once the tides turned out deep the fish started hitting on the bottom. Thanks guys!
Rikki  K.
Rikki K. Riverview, FL
Port Fishing Charters
Port Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Only had time for 2 hrs as we were flying back that night but Captain Ryan knew how to make the most of the two hours. First time deep sea fishing and we ended up catching a decent amount of fish. Captain Ryan really knew his spots. Wife and I learned a lot and we really enjoyed our trip. Will definitely book again next time I come down to Florida.
Fayaz  B.
Fayaz B. Toronto, ON
OFishal Business Charters III
OFishal Business Charters III
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
The captain and first mate were great.Very professional! We trolled in a couple hundred feet deep of water and caught 2 20+ lbs Mahi Mahi, 30 lbs. King Mackerel, a schooly mini Mahi but keepable and a few Cuda. 4 guys went home with bags of fish
Trevor  M.
Trevor M. Alafaya, FL
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
All Points Guide Service – 22'
All Points Guide Service – 22'
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
We had an awesome time on our half day trip. Captain Aiden was very knowledable of the area and got us on the fish early. We laughed and joked the whole time and he really made the trip an over the top experience for our first time Ocean fishing. I would highly recommend All Points Guide Service. He recommended a local restaurant for us to take our catch too and they cooked it all up for us just minutes from the pier. We would definitely go again.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S. Lamoine, ME
Patriot Charters
Patriot Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(97 reviews)
We had a full day with Tony he's a great guy, got us on the fish, we hooked in it some big fish and Tony was there to help all the way.
Tom  C.
Tom C. Orlando, Florida
Fair N' Square Charters
Fair N' Square Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(131 reviews)
Caught the biggest fish i ever caught,freindly helpful captain and deckhand.,Just good people
John  J.
John J. Parker, CO
All Points Guide Service – 22'
All Points Guide Service – 22'
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
What a blast! Captain Aiden had everything ready for us, and we were underway and at our fishing spot within minutes. We caught a lot of flounder and sheepshead, and Captain Aiden shared a lot of helpful knowledge about the fish in the area. Super cool guy, did everything he could to put us on as many fish as possible and it worked! He cleaned all of our fish for us, and even suggested a restaurant to take them to, which we did. It really was a fantastic trip, we'll be back!!
Jay  D.
Jay D. Rome, GA
Denise Marie Charters
Denise Marie Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(205 reviews)
Even though the conditions weren’t optimal Captain Pat was able to get us a few catches, we hooked 4 kingfish but lost one. He stayed out past our return time so we didn’t leave empty handed. Thanks Pat and Chris.
Sebastian  C.
Sebastian C. Palm Bay, FL
Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters
Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had a wonderful time me and my 3 family members we originally had booked a half day but he had let us know the mahi-mahi we’re running so we did a full day and had an absolute blast we caught 6 mahi-mahi and 2 Kobi
Evan  G.
Evan G. Nisland, SD
Patriot Charters
Patriot Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
Great experience for our first family fishing day!! Capitan takes time to tell us how to do it, and the result were exceptional!!
Jose  D.
Jose D. Winter Garden, FL
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Marine Mammal Tours – Starfish
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
Best time I've had puking on a boat. Serious psa though, take any motion sickness medicine BEFORE you get on the boat. Comedy aside, the whole group had an absolute blast on-board,, the crew was friendly and hospitable to the point where we didn't even care if we caught a fish We did though, a 40 pound king fish too! Everyone was hooting and hollering as the groom was reeling like crazy! Everyone had a lot of fun, and my best friend had the time of his life!
Luke  T.
Luke T. Orlando, Florida
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(115 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