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Fishing charters in Cape Canaveral, FL

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Cape Canaveral fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Snook, Mangrove Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Cape Canaveral

Inshore fishing is one of Cape Canaveral's key attractions. Anglers favorite Cape Canaveral for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Snook, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Redfish, and Jack Crevalle can be your next trophy.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The most affordable rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Cape Canaveral.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Cape Canaveral and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Cape Canaveral are November, October and April.

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Offshore fishing charters in Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral is the perfect place to enjoy some of the best offshore fishing experiences. We have many charter companies to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for you.

Cape Canaveral fishing charters will put you on King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Sailfish, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Cape Canaveral found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Cape Canaveral and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Cape Canaveral.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Cape Canaveral are considered to be November, October and April.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. Help your children catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Your Captain will show you how to bait a hook and catch different species of fish.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. If an unexpected weather change comes along with inshore fishing, getting to safety is generally minutes away.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip if you are traveling with your family. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Cape Canaveral

A steady flow of warm water makes Cape Canaveral an attractive destination for shark fishing. Cape Canaveral shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

Depending on the season, Cape Canaveral shark fishing charters will help you to target Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Nurse Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in Florida and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks can be found in offshore and inshore waters. Juvenile sharks use estuaries and lagoon areas as nursery grounds, while adults could be found in deeper waters.

Sharks are caught using live bait. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

You can find about 13 fishing charters in Cape Canaveral and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Cape Canaveral.

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Best time for shark fishing in Cape Canaveral

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Cape Canaveral.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral attracts ambitious anglers looking to target Tarpon. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. Pinfish, mullet, and crabs are the go-to bait for Tarpon fishing.

Note: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Also, you can’t lift a 40+ inch Tarpon out of the water. So be delicate with your catch, take a memorable photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Cape Canaveral and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Cape Canaveral

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Cape Canaveral are spring and summer. September, August, and July are the ideal months.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Cape Canaveral?

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