Cocoa Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Cocoa Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach: 54 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Port Canaveral
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Port Canaveral
Trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Port Canaveral
Trips from US $750
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Port Canaveral
Trips from US $750
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(123 reviews)
Cape Canaveral
Trips from US $400
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(158 reviews)
Port Canaveral
Trips from US $550
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(15 reviews)
Cape Canaveral
Trips from US $900
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(11 reviews)
Port Canaveral
Trips from US $550

Deep Sea Fishing in Cocoa Beach

If you’re eager to experience the Atlantic Ocean at its best, Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing will give you exactly that. Here, you can indulge in big game fishing all year long, as species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo take turns reaching their peak seasons offshore. Meanwhile, an ever-present supply of juicy bottom fish promises to surprise even the most seasoned angler. For some, fishing off the shore of Cocoa Beach is all about variety; for others, it’s about that one trophy fish. No matter what brings you here, prepare to be hooked from the start!

What to Expect while Deep Sea Fishing

Most local charter boats are docked at Port Canaveral, a few minutes away from Cocoa Beach. Setting sail just 5 miles up the road makes all the difference, because here you’ll have immediate access to the Atlantic Ocean.

A half day trip is the perfect chance to wet your feet in this deep sea fishery. Four to five hours on the water will take you up to 20 miles offshore, where you can catch Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, and King Mackerel, depending on the season.

To truly live up to deep sea fishing standards, however, you’ll need to spend at least 8 hours on board. A full day trip can take you anywhere from 20-40 miles from the coast, where the big game fishing really starts to intensify. Out here, you can add Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and massive Snapper and Grouper to your list.

For the ultimate Cocoa Beach deep sea fishing experience, book an extended day trip (10+ hours). An excursion of this sort will take you more than 60 miles offshore to the Gulf Stream, known around here as the “Other Side.” The long ride is worth it, because this is truly the big leagues. Yellowfin Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and plenty of other trophy fish are waiting for you here.

How to Fish

You can expect a lot of trolling and bottom fishing on your trip. Anglers the world over rely on these methods when it comes to deep sea fishing, and the captains in Cocoa Beach are no exception.

Trolling with a variety of baits and lures attracts surface feeders like Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Tuna. It’s also common to kite fish for Sailfish, depending on the season. Rubber skirts, live bait, and cut bait all prove effective, depending on the species.

Bottom fishing will bring you anything on the seafloor, including a wide variety of Snapper and Grouper species.

Cocoa Beach
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 28,999 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Cocoa Beach

Warm temps can make it difficult to get on a lot of fish. We were targeting trophy sized fish per our request and we definitely had plenty of chances.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Warm temps can make it difficult to get on a lot of fish. We were targeting trophy sized fish per our request and we definitely had plenty of chances.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Definitely lose your fresh water habits! We had an awesome time catching some monters the entire morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely lose your fresh water habits! We had an awesome time catching some monters the entire morning.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
It was helpful to hire a guide to show us spots where we’d have a better chance of catching fish. The guide’s local knowledge of the area was a game changer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was helpful to hire a guide to show us spots where we’d have a better chance of catching fish. The guide’s local knowledge of the area was a game changer
Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing
Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing
My trip happened when there was unseasonably cold weather and a string of storms the previous week that dropped the water temperatures. I would recommend that anglers not have unrealistic expectations that they will go out and catch dozens of big fish. If that happens consider yourself lucky. Focus on having a great time, learn from the guide and remember that sometimes the weather and fish don't cooperate, that's not the guide's fault.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My trip happened when there was unseasonably cold weather and a string of storms the previous week that dropped the water temperatures. I would recommend that anglers not have unrealistic expectations that they will go out and catch dozens of big fish. If that happens consider yourself lucky. Focus on having a great time, learn from the guide and remember that sometimes the weather and fish don't cooperate, that's not the guide's fault.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Water temperature didn’t allow other game fish, but very good for beginners to start fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water temperature didn’t allow other game fish, but very good for beginners to start fishing.
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
January, we were told, can be kind of hit and miss. It would be wise to be ready for the unknown.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
January, we were told, can be kind of hit and miss. It would be wise to be ready for the unknown.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
It was just wonderful, we caught fish on the first cast, the captain is simply a professional in his field, we highly recommend
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was just wonderful, we caught fish on the first cast, the captain is simply a professional in his field, we highly recommend
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
I wanted inshore. This trip delivered. A monster redfish the end of December.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I wanted inshore. This trip delivered. A monster redfish the end of December.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Do not hesitate, book with Rocket City if you want a good experience with someone willing to share their expertise and knowledge.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do not hesitate, book with Rocket City if you want a good experience with someone willing to share their expertise and knowledge.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
I would recommend a short 2 hr trip like captain Joseph offers to get a feel for fishing the local lagoon and rivers area since there are plenty of quality fish within a short distance. Once you experience that then you will be better prepared for longer fishing periods and off shore fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend a short 2 hr trip like captain Joseph offers to get a feel for fishing the local lagoon and rivers area since there are plenty of quality fish within a short distance. Once you experience that then you will be better prepared for longer fishing periods and off shore fishing.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
You can't go wrong with Alex. Especially if you are new to surf fishing he will provide all the equipment and knowledge you need to succeed! And he does it enthusiastically
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can't go wrong with Alex. Especially if you are new to surf fishing he will provide all the equipment and knowledge you need to succeed! And he does it enthusiastically
Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing
Cocoa Beach Surf Fishing
Just make sure you enjoy the experience. Catching fish is great but the memories from the experience as a whole is key!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just make sure you enjoy the experience. Catching fish is great but the memories from the experience as a whole is key!
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Use a guide. I do a lot of fishing back home but it’s a different demon. The spots were different and places I’d never consider. Plus good sight seeing opportunities with guides
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a guide. I do a lot of fishing back home but it’s a different demon. The spots were different and places I’d never consider. Plus good sight seeing opportunities with guides
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Hooknreel Fishing Charters
Weather conditions are unpredictable so rely on your captain and keep in touch prior to the trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather conditions are unpredictable so rely on your captain and keep in touch prior to the trip.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Don't forget a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. It gets pretty hot out there.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't forget a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. It gets pretty hot out there.
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Southern Mayhem Fishing Charters
Tell your captain ahead of time what specific fish you would like to try to catch,
Very good
4.0 / 5
Tell your captain ahead of time what specific fish you would like to try to catch,
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter Ellsworth, WI
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.
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter
Captain Ed's Family Fishing & Nature Charter Monticello, Indiana

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Cocoa Beach