Indian River

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Indian River: 176 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(266 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Vero Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Cape Canaveral
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(157 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(30 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Cocoa Beach
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(110 reviews)
Port Canaveral
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trips from $850
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
Sebastian
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trips from $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(76 reviews)
Fort Pierce
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trips from $450

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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Indian River are: Full list of top fishing charters in Indian River

The average price for a private 4 hour Indian River fishing trip is $525, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $926 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Indian River that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Indian River provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Indian River are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $463
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $688
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $631
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $967
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $763
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,175

If you’re looking to experience some of the best inshore and backcountry angling action on the planet, hop aboard an Indian River fishing charter. A whole variety of world-famous species rule over this fishery, which is known as the lagoon fishing capital of the world. Come cast your line in these plentiful waters!
 
Lined with mangroves, grass flats, and underwater structure, the Indian River is the perfect habitat for some of the world’s most sought-after game fish, including hard-fighting Snook, the Tarpon, Spotted Seatrout, Flounder, and even Shark varieties. You can target popular “Bull Redfish” in the river’s northernmost parts – record-breaking varieties have been hooked here before, so bring plenty of fighting spirit!
 
Indian River fishing trips run anywhere from 4–8 hours. Newer anglers and families looking to soak up the Floridian sun will find that even a shorter trip provides plenty of angling action. A full day adventure will allow you to cover more ground and target a wider variety of fish. If you’ve always dreamed of battling Snook or “bowing down” to the “Silver King”, many captains offer species-specific trips that’ll suit you perfectly.
 
There are plenty of departure points dotted along the banks of the Indian River. Its starting point, Ponce Inlet, is the perfect location for anglers looking to explore the marshier waters for huge Redfish. Travel south along the river where Titusville, Port Canaveral, and Port Pierce boast an impressive variety of fishing charters. 
 
Whether you’re a brand new angler or a seasoned fisherman, you’ll be able to explore the Indian River your way!
 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re age 16 or above, you’ll need a valid fishing license to cast a line here. Fortunately, if you’re fishing aboard a charter, this will be covered for you. Many of the Indian River’s species have strict slot and bag limits, so casting off alongside a licensed captain will ensure you’re fishing legally.
Indian River
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25547 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The cold weather will be warmed up by explosive topwater action with Spotted Seatrout! You can also go after Pompano, Black Drum, and Sheepshead around ports. Snook cannot be harvested.

February

Cool nights and windy days may keep tourists indoors, but not the dedicated angler! Spotted Seatrout are hot around Fort Pierce. Monster Reds can be found around mangroves and shallow flats.

March

As the sun warms the water up fish start feeding quite a bit in the shallows. Trout continues to be one of the main targets, usually found deeper grass flats. Snook can be found around piers and structures.

April

Sheepshead, Jacks, Bluefish, and Snook action continues around bridges and piers. In the shallows, Redfish and Seatrout action is still red-hot on the flats. 

May

The winds die down in May and the calm summer weather sets in. Redfish are the main targets in May, followed closely by Snook. Tarpon start appearing around St. Lucie River.

June

Snook harvesting is forbidden from June 1st until the end of August. Kingfish start moving in closer to shore in the Atlantic. Tripletail, Jack Crevalle, and Shark fisheries are red-hot in June and Tarpon are getting better.

July

Coastal action is where it’s all at in July. Tarpon, Kingfish, Blacktip Shark, Jack Crevalle, and Snook all bite well. Redfish, Seatrout, and large Tarpon can be found in inlets.

August

This is the month to go sight fishing the lagoons! You can spot Redfish, Seatrout, and Tarpon in the calm morning water of the shallows from far away. Baitfish are plentiful and the fishing is amazing, both inshore and nearshore.

September

You can harvest Snook again, starting from September 1st. A mixed bag of Ladyfish, Tarpon, and Jacks stalk the edges of grass flats. The best action happens at low light with live bait – make sure to prepare ahead of time.

October

The fall mullet run is in full swing in October and the Redfish, Seatrout, and other species bite like crazy. Fishing with live bait is a must. Night fishing for Snook is a great way to test your angling skills.

November

The mainstay of Indian River fishing in November is Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, and Black Drum. Live bait works extremely well as the fish are feeding ahead of winter.

December

Snook harvesting is closed from December 15th until the end of January. The weather may not cooperate but when it’s calm expect crystal-clear waters and amazing sight fishing on the flats for Redfish and Spotted Seatrout.

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We caught a bunch of Spanish Makerel and a few blue fish. The captain knew when and where to catch them and stayed on them when we did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a bunch of Spanish Makerel and a few blue fish. The captain knew when and where to catch them and stayed on them when we did.
Kevin  L.
Kevin L. Ottawa, ON
Talk to the captain about expectations vs. what he thinks he can get you. They are very helpful and work together with other captains to see where they can go to make sure everyone is having fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain about expectations vs. what he thinks he can get you. They are very helpful and work together with other captains to see where they can go to make sure everyone is having fun.
Joe  F.
Joe F. Mount Laurel Township, NJ
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
Go with an experienced Captain who has the right equipment and boat and who has fished the waters in Stuart.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go with an experienced Captain who has the right equipment and boat and who has fished the waters in Stuart.
Frank  L.
Frank L. PRNC FREDERCK, MD
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
Waters can be a bit choppy. A bit better in April/May. But the fish still bite well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Waters can be a bit choppy. A bit better in April/May. But the fish still bite well.
Greg  M.
Greg M. Midland, MI
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
the capt. had his " spots " and kept us moving to new ones . cleaned the fish for us which was a plus
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the capt. had his " spots " and kept us moving to new ones . cleaned the fish for us which was a plus
Michel & Debbie  Dervaes
Michel & Debbie Dervaes Punta Gorda, FL
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
July isn't the best month, but Captain Eric made it an enjoyable half-day searching for signs of fish and learning about the area's eco issues and treasure-hunting history.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July isn't the best month, but Captain Eric made it an enjoyable half-day searching for signs of fish and learning about the area's eco issues and treasure-hunting history.
Jean  C.
Jean C. Melbourne, FL
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

Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Awesome day of fishing caught many different species, small medium and large captain and crew were very nice people easy to get along with and a lot of fun
Sam  A.
Sam A. Sebastian, Florida
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Had a great time with Ryan & caught a few big fish!! Saw dolphins during our trip too!!
Rynae  G.
Rynae G. Dickinson, ND
Reel Wicked Fishing Charters
Reel Wicked Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Sebastian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(40 reviews)
We enjoyed a great day of fishing with Mike Walsh, with lots of action catching multiple species of fish. Our party included a range of fishing experience and Mike was able to work with each of us, improving our technique and getting everyone into fish. Everyone had a great time and is looking forward to doing it again.
Patrick  G.
Patrick G. Danville, NH
Coastal Charter Company
Coastal Charter Company
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
It’s not just about catching fish, it’s about having a good time!! You’re likely to do both with Jake! We had an awesome day, boated some snook, saw some manatees, had some dolphins give us a look, and even hooked into a tarpon. A great day with a great dude!
Caleb  M.
Caleb M. Tulare, California
Coastal Charter Company
Coastal Charter Company
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Super nice guy. He was busy the whole time keeping us baited up. Caught at least 8 different kinds of fish. Thank you for a great time on the Indian River today. We have great stories about all the different fish we caught. The puffer was a great surprise. We will make up more stories about the huge Pompano that got away. Thank you for pointing out the manatee-dolphins and birds. You’re very knowledgeable. Thank you again👍 Bette. Ron. Gene.
Ron  P.
Ron P. Winter Haven, FL
D-n-T Charters
D-n-T Charters
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Great boat great crew all around a great trip boat is beautiful and can handle rough water. Highly recommend
Harry  J.
Harry J. Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Salty Foot Charters
Salty Foot Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Pierce
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Captain Randy took us out and put us right on the Fish and immediately started catching within 30 minutes on the boat. We caught a variety of fish and lots of them. Great time!
Kelly  D.
Kelly D. Dover, OH
Harrison’s Chew Charters – “Dirty 30”
Harrison’s Chew Charters – “Dirty 30”
Fishing charter in Jensen Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Captain and mate were excellent recommended them highly would do a trip with them anytime
Harry  J.
Harry J. Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Orlando Fishing & Port Canaveral Fishing Trip
Orlando Fishing & Port Canaveral Fishing Trip
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
The day was not looking ideal for fishing but the captain was optimistic and made every effort not to get skunked out. We explored the port all around for fest spots and even went over the time duration. In the end we caught 3 fish ! It was a good time all around !
Kelvin  K.
Kelvin K. Orlando, Florida
Capt Eric Olsen
Capt Eric Olsen
Fishing charter in Sebastian
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
It was just me and my son (8) we had a great time. Captain Eric was friendly, knowledgeable and helped us catch a bunch of fish. We also saw about 20 dolphins which was such a fun bonus. We will be back again!
Laura  D.
Laura D. Miami, Florida
Night Tide Charters
Night Tide Charters
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Wonderful experience with Captain Vinnie. He worked hard to spot fish for us. Would recommend
Jane  T.
Jane T. Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH
Lip’n Lees Charters
Lip’n Lees Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Pierce
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Even though it wasn’t the greatest weather, we were still able to pull it out with a wahoo with a couple bonitos. Captain and crew was very helpful and showed my son a good time.
Jose  L.
Jose L. Bradenton, FL
Fair N' Square Charters
Fair N' Square Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(157 reviews)
Did a half day outing with my brothers. Captain Matt and Ben did an absolutely awesome job...we caught fish, the fileted them and recommended a restaurant to have cook them. All and all a fantastic day
Wayne  V.
Wayne V. Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sure Thing Charters
Sure Thing Charters
Fishing charter in Stuart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Great day of fishing captain and first mate we’re awesome. Not only was it good fishing but very informational. Highly recommend them
Richard  A.
Richard A. Deep River, CT
All Points Guide Service – 26'
All Points Guide Service – 26'
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great day on the water, Captain Mike took care of us and we caught lots of fish.
Dan  C.
Dan C. Barnstable, MA
Checkmate Charters
Checkmate Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Awesome captain. Brought the whole family for an ocean fishing adventure for the first time. He was super patient and super helpful with my boys. (Ages 6-10-13).) the seas were pretty rough for trolling, so we bottom fished mostly. Probably boated 40-50 fish. Mostly red snapper and a plethora of other Seabass and bottom feeders. The boys real fish in until they were too tired to fish. Lol. Five stars, 10 out of 10, very family friendly.
Devin  D.
Devin D. Garrison, MT
Coastal Charter Company
Coastal Charter Company
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Six hours on the water and it went too fast! Jake's a real pro. Engaging, personable, and knowledgable. He found the fish! We caught at least 10 species of more than 50 fish. Hooked a couple of sizable sharks, and saw a big bull shark. Lots of rays and dolphins, too. We'll go again with Jake. He's the man!
Denis  B.
Denis B. Bettendorf, IA
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Had a great day on the river with Captain Ryan who has been fishing these waters since he was a kid. His intimate knowledge of the best spots together with a well maintained boat, excellent tackle and live bait resulted in plenty of fish on board. Add to that the fact that Ryan is a stand up guy and you have a winner. I highly recommend!
ZIV  B.  E.
ZIV B. E. Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv
Coastal Charter Company
Coastal Charter Company
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
My wife and I had a great trip out with Captain Jake! He was very friendly and knowledgeable about where to fish. We caught several different species fish. Jake was very good at positioning the boat so we both had ample opportunity to catch fish. Will definitely use again when in the area! Thank you again Jake for a great trip!
James  D.
James D. Canton, KY
Fair N' Square Charters
Fair N' Square Charters
Fishing charter in Port Canaveral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(157 reviews)
Had a awesome day with Capt Pat and Ben! Fishing was slow but still caught enough fish to make the day special. Would definitely book with him again!! Thank you!!
Dawn  W.
Dawn W. Oak Creek, WI